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Whether it is a petty offense, misdemeanor theft, or felony theft, having a stolen property charge on your record can be devastating. Being convicted can drastically affect your future. You could lose your ability to secure a job, obtain a school loan, possess a firearm, rent an apartment — or even vote.
A Colorado Springs theft lawyer at Right Law Group understands that everyone makes mistakes. One simple error or lapse of judgment should not destroy your future. You need an aggressive lawyer who will listen to your side of the story, one who will prepare methodically for your defense and guide you through the legal process.
If you or someone you know has been charged with theft, contact a theft attorney from Right Law Group in Colorado Springs. Call today to schedule a free case review.
Our law practice in Colorado Springs defends clients throughout Colorado with a broad range of criminal defense legal needs. Our aggressive and sharp criminal defense attorneys are committed to defending your rights in court. We will examine every detail of your case to build a comprehensive defense strategy. No matter the level of theft crime, we are here to protect your rights.
We aggressively defend against theft charges that include:
Our skilled criminal defenders ask important questions and examine every detail of the theft charge, ensuring that the police have probable cause. If possible, we will argue to get your criminal charges dismissed or reduced.
According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), one of the most important things you can do if you have been arrested for theft is to remember that you have rights and to protect those rights through your actions.
Maybe you stole out of necessity. Maybe you made a poor choice. Maybe you were wrongfully accused of stealing. No matter what your situation is, the theft lawyers at Right Law Group can help. We believe in second chances–no one’s life should be ruined due to a mistake they made.
When you work with one of our attorneys, we will review your case with diligence and help create a solid defense strategy for you. We will do whatever it takes to get your charges reduced or your case dropped. No matter what, we are here for you. We will guide you through every step of the legal process.
You don’t have to go through the criminal justice system alone. Right Law Group can help.
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The process begins with either an arrest or a summons. The accused is either arrested or served with paperwork summoning them to appear in court. During an arrest, Miranda rights may or may not be read to you. Officers are only required to recite your rights if they intend to question you about potentially incriminating things.
In most cases, you're entitled to have a reasonable bond set after you've been arrested. In situations involving domestic violence, the police will request input from the victim before setting a bond. Bonds are set to ensure that a person appears in court at their court dates. If they don’t show up, they forfeit the money that was paid for the bond.
Whether you are arrested or given a summons to appear, the court must make sure you understand what crimes you are being accused of committing. This is called advisement of charges. The District Attorney will detail the specific charges against you, and the Judge has to make sure you understand what possible penalties are associated with that charge in the state.
A preliminary hearing is a way for your defense attorney to challenge the District Attorney’s right to bring charges against you by making them prove that there is reason to believe you committed a crime. The Judge is not deciding your guilt or innocence, but rather whether or not there is probable cause to charge you with the crime in question.
This court date comes after your attorney has reviewed all of the reports and evidence in your case. Here’s where your attorney will engage in plea negotiations with the DA. If they can reach an agreement on the case, you may be able to take a plea bargain. If they cannot reach a resolution, your case will be set for an arraignment or trial date.
An arraignment is the final date for you to decide how you choose to plea. Guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, then the case is set for a sentencing date. If you plead not guilty, you and your attorney will then set the case for trial.
A motion hearing is when an attorney makes a request that requires a decision from the judge. For example, motions to suppress evidence or statements. These motions can limit the information that goes before a jury if it benefits your case, and there are legal grounds for doing so.
A pretrial readiness conference is held at some point before trial. It usually is held about a week to a month before the date trial is set to begin. This court date ensures everyone is ready to go to trial on the set date. It is also a time for lawyers to bring up any issues they may have to be addressed before the day of trial.
After a jury is selected for trial, the District Attorney’s responsibility is to present the case to the jury. The DA must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime. Otherwise, the jury must find you innocent. Your attorney will be able to cross-examine all of the witnesses, present evidence, and ultimately help you navigate this process.
At sentencing, the Judge must decide the appropriate legal penalty for the crime you plead guilty. The Judge’s decision is based on the listed penalties for the specific charge, recommendations from the presentence investigation, your criminal history, as well as statements made at the sentencing by the District Attorney, your attorney, you, and any named victims of the crime.
Under Colorado law, petty theft is when you intentionally steal property that’s worth less than $300. An example of petty theft is stealing an item from a store or failing to return a borrowed item within 72 hours of the promised return time. Petty theft is a petty offense, which is punishable by 10 days in jail and/or $300 in fines.
In Colorado, armed robbery is a type of aggravated robbery. Robbery becomes aggravated when you use a weapon to commit an act of theft. The penalty for aggravated robbery in Colorado is 4-16 years in prison (with five years of mandatory parole) and a maximum fine of up to $750,000.
If you’re innocent but you’re charged with theft, it’s essential that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. It’s your word against the prosecutor’s word, so there’s no guarantee that the judge or the jury will believe you. If anything, it’s the prosecutor’s goal to convict you, so you need a criminal defense lawyer on your side to prove your innocence.