Damascus Road Law Group obtained a dismissal of a Class 5 felony theft charge and Class 6 felony for providing false information to a pawn broker on behalf of their client. This most recent successful dismissal is just another notch in their belts, adding to their courtroom experience and demonstrating their ability to obtain positive outcomes for clients.
What is considered theft?
In Colorado, theft is any intentional taking or exercising control over property without the owner's permission. A Class 5 felony is for taking property, without force or intimidation, valued at up to $1,000 and carries a prison sentence of up to three years including at least two years of parole.
It may be possible to preserve your innocence if charged with theft by disputing ownership of the property in question. You may also be able to demonstrate that the charges were unjustly made against you or that evidence was found through an illegal search and seizure. There are countless possible defenses a skilled representative could use.
Fighting False Information Charges
Customers who knowingly provide false information to a pawn broker can face a Class 6 felony. A pawn broker in this case is anyone who advances money to a customer on the delivery of tangible personal property on condition that the customer repay the price within a certain period of time.
To obtain a conviction, the prosecution must prove the following:
- You pledged or sold goods to the property in question to a broker
- You knowingly gave false information concerning the ownership of the goods or false identification
- You received money in exchange for the goods
Class 6 felonies are less serious and carry between 12 and 18 months in prison and up to $100,000 in fines. With a lawyer's help, it may be possible to obtain a deferred sentence in which the charge is not reported as a conviction if you are not charged with another crime for a certain period of time and complete community service.
No matter the type of criminal charge you are faced with, call an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney from Damascus Road Law Group right away to protect your rights and fight for a dismissal.