Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Petty Theft and Shoplifter Punishment in Colorado

People will often dismiss petty theft and shoplifting as insignificant crimes. It’s easy to understand why: by definition, petty theft involves taking objects of very little value. But the consequences of petty theft in Colorado can be significant.

Jeffrey Weeden is a criminal defense attorney serving the Denver area. In this post, Mr. Weeden will explain Colorado’s petty theft and shoplifting laws, as well as the potential consequences of petty theft charges. Mr. Weeden will also explain the difference between petty theft and shoplifting in Colorado. Though [..]

How Coloradans Can Battle Back against Robbery Charges in Denver

Coloradans have seen their fair share of news about robbery recently.

It wasn’t long ago that police arrested a man in Colorado Springs for robbing 17 different establishments throughout the area. An 82-year old man who allegedly committed a robbery in Colorado and three other states was arrested in Arizona. And people are still pointing fingers and laughing at the attempted robber in Colorado who dropped his pants during the crime.

While it may be difficult not to laugh at that video, though, Colorado robbery charges are [..]

“Shoplifting” in Colorado Covers More Than Simply Stealing from a Store

Holiday shopping can be extremely stressful, and no one wants their shopping experience to be any more chaotic than it needs to be. Especially if that “chaos” involves being accused of shoplifting.

Not only is it embarrassing and frustrating to be pulled aside by security or store employees and accused, it can be utterly confusing if you don’t understand what you’re supposed to have done wrong.

Shoplifting in Colorado

Worse, if you are convicted of shoplifting – regardless of your actual guilt – the penalties can tack [..]

How Colorado Shoplifting Can Easily Lead to Serious Charges

Did you know that more and more often individual shoplifting incidents are being combined into a single charge? Did you know if those incidents are combined, the value of items stolen on individual trips can be added into one grand total which will increase the charges and penalties you face?

This article explains why retail theft is under a microscope today, provides a breakdown of charges and a link to penalties, and points out how shoplifting in Colorado can easily lead to you needing to contact a [..]

Strategies Colorado Prosecutors Use to Prove Intent in Burglary Cases

The crime of burglary involves unlawful or unauthorized entry into a building or structure with the intent to commit a crime after gaining access.

Although burglary is typically associated with theft, it is sometimes done with the intent to commit other crimes. For example, assault, vandalism, or a sex crime.

Burglary Intention in Colorado

If you commit a crime or attempt to do so, the case for burglary is fairly clear-cut, and you will likely face additional charges for these crimes. However, you need not [..]