Theft Definition in Larimer County
Theft, as defined by C.R.S 18-4-401, is taking something of value from another person. There must be the added elements that the alleged thief took the item:
- without that person’s permission and,
- with the intent of never allowing the owner to possess it again.
Sentences for Misdemeanor Theft
The sentence a convicted person might receive in Larimer, Boulder or Grand County depends on the value of the item stolen. The misdemeanor Theft classes are:
- A class 3 misdemeanor if the value of the item is between fifty and two hundred ninety nine dollars ($50-$299)
- A class 2 misdemeanor if the value of the item is between three hundred and seven hundred forty nine dollars ($300-$749)
- A class 1 misdemeanor if the value of the item is between seven hundred fifty and one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine dollars ($750-$1,999)
This type of crime is defensible. Our attorneys care about you and your circumstances and we will not rest until a solid defense is before your jury, or your case is dismissed.
If you plead or are found guilty by a jury of any of these misdemeanors, serving time in the Larimer County Jail could be a real possibility. Our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers will fight to get you probation and keep you out of the already overcrowded county jails if you are convicted.
Even if you get probation, an equally important concern should be your criminal record. It is a common practice for prospective employers to run a background check on any possible employee prior to hiring them. You don’t want a Misdemeanor Theft conviction to keep you from getting a good job. Our attorneys will fight the Larimer County District Attorneys to get your case dismissed, an acquittal at trial, a deferred judgment or a sealable offense to protect your future.
This type of crime is defensible.
Examples of Misdemeanor Theft
Often in our experience defending clients charged with Misdemeanor Theft, the accused is being falsely accused or overcharged. Alleged victims invent stories to punish their ‘ex’ after breaking up. We have seen cases where neighbors have a disagreement and one neighbor will call the police with a dishonest accusation to get revenge.
We have handled cases where an employee gave into temptation and stole some cash from his or her employer. While employer theft is seen as more serious than stranger theft because there is an element of trust in the relationship, our lawyers will fight to get you a sentence you are happy with.
Why You Need an Attorney for Your Theft Charges
No matter what the circumstance is surrounding your charges, you can rest assured knowing that our attorneys will evaluate all the evidence, send out experienced investigators to look deeper into the situation, and interview potential witnesses. Our team will work hard to defend you and get you the best outcome for your case.