Denver, Colorado Theft Crimes Lawyer
Denver Colorado Theft Crimes Attorney H. Michael Steinberg – The Responsible Choice for the Defense Of Colorado Theft Related Crimes…
A Denver, Colorado Theft Crimes Lawyer must have the kind of experience and background necessary to successfully defend these often complex cases
H. Michael Steinberg has created several websites on different areas of Colorado Criminal Law for at least two reasons. He believes in defending the rights of his clients around the clock and the websites assist his clients with that task. Secondly – it keeps him on top of all of the changes and nuances in Colorado criminal law cases.
This website addresses the complex area of Theft Related Crimes under Colorado law.
The 24/7 defense offered at the Colorado Theft Crimes Criminal Defense law firm includes a free phone based criminal case evaluation where you will benefit from H. Michael’s experience that is the result of successfully handling thousands of Colorado criminal cases – including thousands of sometimes very complex theft crime cases…not only basic theft based crimes – but the most complex of all white collar crimes.
If you have been accused of committing a theft crime, it is essential that you know where you can turn to receive trustworthy help. You need a Colorado Theft Crimes defense lawyer you can count on.
If you are searching for a theft crimes criminal defense lawyer in Colorado, you should look no further than the Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Firm.
A Denver, Colorado Theft Crimes Lawyer – For Today’s Colorado Criminal Courts
Time Is Clearly “Of The Essence”
The time immediately preceding the filing of a Colorado criminal charge of ANY type of theft crime – while it may be the most frightening, completely exhausting and most difficult time of your life – is critical. Our law firm is proactive and take charge of the matter right away.
Some theft related crimes require exhaustive research and preparation to accomplish the desired result. Time is often of the essence.
Hitting the ground with an effective and strong defense depends on moving as quickly as possible to investigate your case and establish the defense that will benefit you the most. H. Michael Steinberg is here to take charge of your case and to provide you with dedicated and knowledgeable legal counsel when you need it most.
Colorado Theft Crimes Include…
Theft crime cases include – but are not limited to shoplifting, bribery, burglary, felony, misdemeanor and petty theft, auto theft, and more. Theft crimes include fraud-related crime, such as accounting fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, investment fraud, credit card fraud, and forgery, as well as government fraud, wire fraud, mortgage fraud, and mail fraud. White collar crimes include crimes such as counterfeiting, embezzlement, extortion, insider trading, and money laundering.
The basic crime of theft is defined in the following law:
§ 18-4-401. Theft
(1) A person commits theft when he or she knowingly obtains, retains, or exercises control over anything of value of another without authorization or by threat or deception; or receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything of value or belonging to another that he or she knows or believes to have been stolen,
(a) Intends to deprive the other person permanently of the use or benefit of the thing of value;
(b) Knowingly uses, conceals, or abandons the thing of value in such manner as to deprive the other person permanently of its use or benefit;
(c) Uses, conceals, or abandons the thing of value intending that such use, concealment, or abandonment will deprive the other person permanently of its use or benefit;
(d) Demands any consideration to which he or she is not legally entitled as a condition of restoring the thing of value to the other person; or
(e) Knowingly retains the thing of value more than seventy-two hours after the agreed-upon time of return in any lease or hire agreement.
(1.5) For the purposes of this section, a thing of value is that of “another” if anyone other than the defendant has a possessory or proprietary interest therein.
(2) Theft is:…
(b) A class 1 petty offense if the value of the thing involved is less than fifty dollars;
(c) A class 3 misdemeanor if the value of the thing involved is fifty dollars or more but less than three hundred dollars;
(d) A class 2 misdemeanor if the value of the thing involved is three hundred dollars or more but less than seven hundred fifty dollars;
(e) A class 1 misdemeanor if the value of the thing involved is seven hundred fifty dollars or more but less than two thousand dollars;
(f) A class 6 felony if the value of the thing involved is two thousand dollars or more but less than five thousand dollars;
(g) A class 5 felony if the value of the thing involved is five thousand dollars or more but less than twenty thousand dollars;
(h) A class 4 felony if the value of the thing involved is twenty thousand dollars or more but less than one hundred thousand dollars;
(i) A class 3 felony if the value of the thing involved is one hundred thousand dollars or more but less than one million dollars;
(j) A class 2 felony if the value of the thing involved is one million dollars or more.
For A chart assigning the possible punishments for each of these crimes is found HERE (For Felonies) and HERE (For Misdemeanors and Petty Offenses).
“As a seasoned Colorado trial lawyer who has handled hundreds of Colorado criminal law cases over 30 plus years, I can provide the best possible results for your case.” H. Michael Steinberg
Any criminal record is potentially harmful…but a conviction for a theft crime sends a specific message to the world. A theft crime conviction impacts at several levels which include exclusions from certain types of employment and even professional licenses.
Shoplifting and many other theft crimes are considered “crimes of moral turpitude.” Crimes of moral turpitude can result – not only in the loss of employment opportunities, but deportation, and perhaps – even more important to you – the loss of your reputation for honesty and your good name for the remainder of your life.
Your Options and Alternatives If You Are Charged With Theft
You do have options when you are charged with theft. There are a number of alternatives that are available to prevent a conviction for theft. Not only can charges be negotiated, an adult diversion program or deferred judgment and sentence agreement may be available. One mistake does not define you. If you made a mistake, it should not define your life.
This web site is designed to empower criminal defendants by helping them understand every phase of the criminal justice process. It also addresses the different types of defenses and strategies that exist in the Colorado Criminal Justice System.
If you are charged with a crime and seek to understand the new world you have entered – you need to understand that criminal laws and procedures can be so complex that even judges can get them wrong.
Denver, Colorado Theft Crimes Lawyer
The Law Offices of H. Michael Steinberg, in Denver, Colorado, provide criminal defense clients with effective, efficient, intelligent and strong legal advocacy. We can educate you and help you navigate the stressful and complex legal process related to your criminal defense issue.
H. Michael Steinberg, is a Denver, Colorado criminal defense lawyer who will provide you with a free initial case consultation to evaluate your legal issues and to answer your questions with an honest assessment of your options.
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