Sentencing Alternatives for Theft Crimes in Denver

The bustling city of Denver, Colorado, known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, is unfortunately not immune to the challenges posed by theft crimes. Understanding the sentencing alternatives available becomes paramount if you find yourself charged with a theft offense.

Denver’s legal system offers several avenues for individuals accused of theft to navigate, each with its own implications. In this guide, we will explore key sentencing alternatives, including diversion programs, probation, and plea bargains, shedding light on the importance [...]

Shoplifting in CO This Holiday Season? Think Again

The holidays can be tempting for many reasons. Maybe you’re tempted to eat too many mincemeat pies or have yet another slice of your grandpa’s famous fruit cake. Maybe you’re overindulging in beverages at your holiday office party. Or perhaps you end up in a crowded store with merchandise everywhere and think how easy it’d be to slip something into your pocket and walk out with it.

Temptations are all around, especially during the holiday season. During this season, there [...]

Steal a Car in CO? It May Not Matter What It’s Worth

Colorado sees a lot of car thefts in a year – and the numbers continue to climb.

This has led lawmakers to reconsider how car theft is penalized here. Currently, how much a car is worth will inform the penalty for the crime upon conviction.

However, lawmakers are now fighting to change the sentencing structure for this crime. They want to enhance the penalties related to car theft that don’t take the vehicle’s value into account. Their reasoning? This property [...]

Your Boss Just Accused You of Theft in Colorado — What Now?

There are all kinds of theft crimes. Shoplifting. Package theft. Identity theft. Stealing motor vehicles.

Some kinds of theft many people don’t really even think of as a crime – like using your friend’s Netflix account. What may surprise you more, though, is that the more common theft crimes don’t involve people walking into stores to take items they didn’t pay for. Instead, it’s employees who steal from their employers.

It can be tempting to take something from the workplace [...]

Police May Be Overzealous as Denver Auto Thefts Surge

In the United States, control of the property you own is seen as a fundamental right. Colorado adheres to that principle, which is why the state takes theft very seriously.

It’s been reported recently that, in the first quarter of 2021, vehicle theft in Denver increased by 114 percent compared to the same time period in the previous year. This has resulted in police keeping a sharper eye out for auto theft than ever before – since the economic impact [...]