What is First Degree Criminal Tampering?
First Degree Criminal Tampering – C.R.S. 18-4-505 – is defined as:
This charge would apply in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park opened up a utility meter and changed the usage numbers to lower his electric or gas bill.
First Degree Criminal Tampering is a class 1 misdemeanor. This level misdemeanor carries a possible Larimer County Jail sentence of 6 to 18 months and up to $5,000 in fines.
What is Second Degree Criminal Tampering?
C.R.S. 18-4-506 – Second Degree Criminal Tampering – is defined by Colorado law as:
In Larimer, Boulder and Grand County, splitting a neighbor’s cable in order to get free cable TV in your house would be considered an ‘unauthorized connection’ and could result in a Second Degree Tampering charge. Or, if a person, in an act of revenge, cuts down a neighbor’s tree without permission and leaves the tree in the neighbor’s yard, causing an annoyance and inconvenience, this would be Second Degree Tampering.This is similar to Criminal Mischief – causing damage to someone’s property.
This class 2 misdemeanor has a potential jail sentence of 3 to 12 months and up to $1,000 in fines.
Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Tampering Charges in Fort Collins
Facing criminal charges can be a scary situation.
Facing criminal charges can be a scary situation. Our attorneys care for you and your circumstances. We will not rest until a solid defense is before your jury. In many cases, we can arrange a probation sentence for our clients if the case does not look good for trial.