Accused of Burglary in Colorado?
Retain a Proven Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney
Burglary has a number of different definitions under Colorado law and is
usually associated with breaking and entering or trespassing crimes. In
the case of burglary, however, the intent to steal property that is not
yours must be proven by the prosecution. Other circumstances of the incident,
such as the type of structure being broken into and the potential for
any violence, have great bearing on the classification and severity of
the charges and potential penalties for this crime.
If you've been accused of burglary, it's critical that you seek
competent and emphatic representation as soon as possible. Damascus Road
Law Group knows that simple trespassing charges can be unfairly presented
as burglary charges in court, which is why they provide relentless defense.
Attorney Berry is prepared to offer both insight and advocacy for your
If you've been accused of burglary, call the firm to schedule a
free consultation today.
Common Types of Burglary Charges
Colorado statutes categorize the crime of burglary into three different
degrees. They are organized by level of severity in the eyes of the court
and carry increasing penalties.
Burglary charges can include:
First degree burglary: Involves weapons, threats, and/or assault
Second degree burglary: Involves illegally entering a building for theft
Third degree burglary: Involves unlawful access to safes, vaults, cash registers, etc.
The penalties for these crimes may vary, but they are all considered felonies.
First degree burglary, the most serious of these crimes, can result in
up to 12 years in prison and $750,000 in fines. For more specific information
on penalties for burglary, call the Damascus Law Group today.
Get a Dedicated Advocate on Your Side
In burglary cases, the burden of proving guilt is on the prosecution, but
even if some of evidence is ambiguous, related charges like trespassing,
attempted theft, or destruction of property may also occur. This is why
it is so important that your defense knows how to navigate and counter
these types of charges.
Don't waste another moment!
Call us at the Damascus Road Law group to speak with a knowledgeable and passionate
Colorado Springs criminal lawyer today.