Boulder Property Crimes Lawyer
Theft crimes can have serious consequences. Theft is a crime of dishonesty and as such can have a devastating effect on your record. Few employers would want to hire someone who has a theft conviction on his or her record.
I am lawyer Marc Milavitz. From my law office in Boulder, I defend people throughout Colorado who are charged with all types of theft crimes, including:
- Theft and shoplifting
- Possession of burglary tools
- Theft by receiving
- Criminal trespass
- Home invasion
- Auto theft
- Criminal Mischief
Theft of property valued at $1,000 or more is a felony in Colorado, while theft of property valued at less than $1,000 is a misdemeanor. The same valuation applies for criminal mischief. Burglary is considered a crime against property and is always charged as a felony.
Defenses in Theft Cases
There are defenses in theft crimes. One is that you thought you had a right to the item you are accused of taking. Police must prove that you intended to commit a crime, and in some cases that can be difficult to do.
I represented a client who was charged with theft by receiving when she was arrested driving a stolen car. I successfully argued that my client had been given the car by her boyfriend and did not know it was stolen.
Many Colorado counties offer diversion programs for first-time offenders, which would allow you to resolve the charges without a criminal conviction. I also help people with prior theft convictions clear their criminal records whenever that is possible. While I am located in Boulder, I represent people throughout Colorado.
Burglary and Theft Defense Attorney Serving Longmont and Other Colorado Communities
For more information or to schedule an initial consultation with me, Boulder property crimes attorney Marc Milavitz, call 303-442-2166 or send me an e-mail through this website. I do offer a free initial telephone interview to determine whether or not I can help you.