Theft crimes in Colorado range from simple misdemeanors to life changing felony events.
A misdemeanor theft charge such as shoplifting can be filed in the Municipal Court and involve potential penalties to include jail, public service, restitution and probation.
A felony theft charge results when the dollar amount involves $1,000.00 or more. Felony penalties range from a potential deferred sentence (which means your case will be dismissed over time) to the unfortunate penalty of a prison term.
Colorado Theft Crimes include:
- Credit Card Theft
- Automobile Theft
- Identity Theft
- Theft from an At-Risk Adult
- Theft by Receiving
- Possession of Stolen Property
- Bank Fraud
- Welfare Fraud
- Burglary Charges
- Theft of Employment Benefits
- Theft by Check/Insufficient Funds
It is important you do not make statements to any law enforcement agency about an allegation of theft. The best approach is to be polite to a police officer and invoke your right to remain silent.
Regardless of the outcome of your case, theft charges can affect your ability to get a job, to get an apartment, and subjects you to background checks that affect every aspect of your career.
Call Mike Moran immediately at 719-447-1923 for a free consultation regarding your theft charge to learn how he can protect your rights.