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Theft Attorney in Denver | Man Steals Gumball Machine from Restaurant

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Nov 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ialways liked gumball machines when I was a kid, and I still do today. But, after reading a recent news story about gumball machines, I decided I probably don't like them as much as one man apparently does. According to the news story, a man liked or wanted a gumball machine so much he stole one from a restaurant. The man apparently told employees that he needed to take their gumball machine outside to be serviced. But, unexpectedly, he then hauled the machine into an unknown vehicle and drove off. In Denver and across Colorado, the man would likely face charges of Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401. If you are facing charges of Theft in Colorado, contact a Theft attorney at the O'Malley Law Office to defend you today.

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Theft Definition in Arapahoe and Adams County, Colorado

In Arapahoe County, Adams County and across Colorado, the definition of Theft is:

(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, and:

(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.

Because the man allegedly obtained, retained or exercised control over the gumball machine without consent, likely intending to deprive the restaurant permanently of the gumball machine's use or benefit, he would face charges of Theft. Depending on the value of the gumball machine, the man could face either petty offense, misdemeanor or felony Theft charges in Colorado.

Theft in Douglas County: Theft a Petty Offense, Misdemeanor or Felony

In Douglas County and across Colorado, Theft is a petty offense, misdemeanor or felony. Across Colorado, Theft is:

  1. A class 1 petty offense if the value of the thing involved is less than fifty dollars;
  2. A class 3 misdemeanor if the value of the thing involved is fifty dollars or more but less than three hundred dollars;
  3. A class 2 misdemeanor if the value of the thing involved is three hundred dollars or more but less than seven hundred fifty dollars;
  4. A class 1 misdemeanor if the value of the thing involved is seven hundred fifty dollars or more but less than two thousand dollars;
  5. A class 6 felony if the value of the thing involved is two thousand dollars or more but less than five thousand dollars;
  6. A class 5 felony if the value of the thing involved is five thousand dollars or more but less than twenty thousand dollars;
  7. A class 4 felony if the value of the thing involved is twenty thousand dollars or more but less than one hundred thousand dollars;
  8. A class 3 felony if the value of the thing involved is one hundred thousand dollars or more but less than one million dollars;
  9. A class 2 felony if the value of the thing involved is one million dollars or more.

Jefferson County Theft Attorney at the O'Malley Law Office: Call Today

In Jefferson County and across Colorado, the criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office have been defending hundreds of innocent people from Theft charges or accusations for more than 25 years. We know sometimes good people make mistakes in judgment. For this reason, we go out of our way to make sure our clients are cared for, which is why we offer free initial consultations and flexible payment plans. Don't put your future and reputation on the line by fighting Theft charges alone or with an inexperienced criminal defense lawyer. Instead, call a Theft attorney the O'Malley Law Office today and protect your future.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with Theft in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, contact a Theft attorney at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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