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Denver, Colorado Theft Attorney
Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Handling Colorado Theft & Robbery Cases
Being charged with a theft crime is a frightening experience. You face criminal penalties as well as a permanent record and immediate damage to your reputation for trustworthiness. The Denver criminal defense attorneys at Charles L. Fife & Associates, PC have specific experience defending clients charged with theft crimes, which we use to provide clients with high quality legal representation at every stage of legal proceedings.
Types of Theft Crimes in Colorado
Under Colorado law, a person commits theft when he or she knowingly obtains or takes control of another's property without authorization, or by threat or deception. The prosecution must show that a person accused of theft intended to take the property of another, or that he or she knowingly or intentionally used, concealed, or abandoned property so as to permanently deprive the owner of its use or benefit. A person may also be charged with theft if he or she demands consideration (usually money) for returning property to its owner. Types of theft crimes include:
- Shoplifting or retail theft
- Misdemeanor petty theft (theft of property valued less than $500)
- Class One misdemeanor theft (theft of property worth $500 or more, but less than $1,000)
- Class Four felony theft (theft of property worth $1,000 or more, but less than $20,000)
- Class Three felony theft (theft of property valued at $20,000 or more)
- Fraud offenses, including identity theft and other white collar crimes
Denver Auto Theft Lawyer Fighting for Clients' Rights & Freedom
Our criminal defense attorneys are qualified to handle even the most serious theft-related charges, including theft of a motor vehicle. Many factors can elevate a second degree aggravated theft of a motor vehicle charge to a first degree offense, such as altering the vehicle or causing property damage while using the vehicle. In many cases, the government can find reasons to heighten charges, but we know how to challenge evidence of aggravating factors, and obtain optimal results for our clients in court.
Seek Advice & Representation from an Experienced Denver Theft Defense Attorney
If you or a loved one has been charged with a theft crime in the Denver area or anywhere in Colorado, please contact Charles L. Fife & Associates, PC for a free initial consultation. We will fight for your rights, working to preserve your record and your good name. We provide defense representation based on a flat fee, which you can pay by major credit card.
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