White Collar and Theft, Forgery and Fraud Cases
Theft is a general legal term that is used as an over-arching description that includes crimes in which one person intentionally and/or fraudulently appropriates personal property of another person without express consent – of course the intent to retain the property for other uses is a big part of this crime. Many people commonly put theft, robbery and burglary all in the same category. While robbery and burglary are crimes involving removing property, they have special definitions that apply specifically to actions that the alleged perpetrator took during the commission of the crime.
Theft crimes in Colorado include the following:
- Identity theft
- Employee theft
- Joyriding (unlawful/unauthorized use of a motor vehicle)
- Theft by check
- Welfare fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Possession of stolen property
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime on the above list or if you are facing any other type of theft crime, you need to protect yourself. Prosecutors and law enforcement agents will work to make sure that you face consequences if you are believed to have committed any type of thievery. Even if this is a one-time offense, you could still face harsh penalties if you are convicted of a theft crime. With the help of a Colorado theft crimes attorney at our law firm, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected throughout your case.Charged with a theft crime in the Denver area?
The punishments you might incur if you are convicted of a theft crime are different depending upon several factors. The value of the stolen property is the main yardstick by which a court of law will judge a theft crime.
H. Michael Steinberg has decades of shared experience in the defense of serious criminal cases, including all types of theft offenses. There are frequently strong options to defend such cases, and H. Michael will immediately review and evaluate your situation to determine how to defend you. There are often cases of mistaken identity, or a case in which an individual inadvertently walked off with an item without paying for it. This is an error that can happen to anyone, and should be addressed carefully so that you don’t suffer the legal consequences of a criminal conviction.
In other more serious theft crimes, there could be errors in police procedure, failure to uphold your rights with regard to search and seizure, or other aspects of the case that can be exploited for the defense. It is vital that you act quickly as there could be evidence or witness statements that can become difficult to find, and you need the protection of our defense attorney during any questioning. If you discover you are under investigation, do not answer any questions, but politely tell investigators that you are going to contact your attorney for counsel. We will protect you throughout the process and aggressively pursue a not guilty verdict in court, or a dismissed charge, or in some cases negotiate with the prosecutor for a less serious charge.
The Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Firm provides Theft defense in the state of Colorado including Adams County, Arapahoe County, Boulder County, Broomfield County, Denver County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, El Paso County, Pueblo County, Larimer County, Gilpin County, Clear Creek County, Park County and Summit County. These areas include Denver, Englewood, Aurora, Littleton, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Golden, The Denver Tech Center, Lakewood, Englewood, Fort Collins, Arvada, Brighton, Westminster, Thornton, Superior, and across the Front Range. If you have been charged with a Theft Crime in the state of Colorado, contact the Steinberg Law Firm for a free and immediate consultation.