Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, is charged in Denver, Otero County and everywhere else in Colorado whenever a person obtains, retains, or exercises control over anything of value without authorization, intending to permanently deprive the other person of the item. It can also be charged if someone receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything that they know to be stolen. Theft is normally a petty offense, misdemeanor or felony depending on the value of the thing stolen. However, when Theft is committed against an at risk person in Colorado, consequences can become much harsher.
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At-Risk Persons in Arapahoe County, Colorado
In Arapahoe and Jefferson County, Colorado, an at-risk adult means any person who is seventy years of age or older or any person who is eighteen years of age or older and is a person with a disability. An at-risk elder is any person who is seventy years of age or older, while an at-risk juvenile is any person under the age of eighteen years and is a person with a disability. Since at-risk persons are considered more vulnerable, crimes committed against them are treated more harshly across Colorado.If you've been charged with Theft on an At-Risk Person, contact our Theft criminal defense attorneys today.
Theft on an At Risk Person in Adams County
In Brighton, Adams County and across Colorado, theft against an at-risk adult or an at-risk juvenile, or against an at-risk adult or at-risk juvenile while the actor is in a position of trust is a class 5 felony (if the value of the thing stolen is less than $500). If the value of the thing stolen is $500 or more, it is a class 3 felony. Consequences of Theft are harsher when Theft is committed against an at-risk person.Theft against an at-risk adult or at-risk juvenile by means other than the use of force, threat or intimidation is a class 4 felony, no matter what the value of the thing taken is. Further, theft against an at-risk elder, or theft against an at-risk elder while the actor is in a position of trust is a class 5 felony (if the value of the thing stolen is less than $500). It is also a class 5 felony if someone commits Theft against an at-risk elder knowing they're an at-risk elder. It is a class 3 felony if the value of the thing stolen is $500 or more. Theft from an at-risk elder by means other than the use of force, threat or intimidation is a class 4 felony, no matter what the value of the thing taken is.
Attorney in Douglas County for Theft against an At-Risk Adult, Juvenile or Elder
If you've been charged or accused of Theft against an At Risk Person in Douglas County, Castle Rock or anywhere else in Colorado, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. Theft against an at-risk adult, elder or juvenile can come with heightened consequences. In some cases, men and women charged with Theft against an at risk person don't realize there are heightened consequences because they weren't aware the person was “at-risk”. In every case, you need an advocate on your side that can fight for a better outcome for you. Call the O'Malley Law Office today and set up a free initial consultation.
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If you or a loved one has been charged with Theft against an At-Risk Adult, At-Risk Juvenile or At-Risk Elder in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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