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Colorado Springs Theft Attorney

If you have been charged with theft in Colorado, you may be facing significant penalties, damage to your reputation, and an uncertain future. When facing such life-altering consequences, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your corner who can fight to protect your rights and your freedom. Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C. is ready to mount a strong defense on your behalf. Contact our office today to schedule a free and confidential case review.  

Types of Theft Charges in Colorado

In Colorado, there are different types of theft charges. Charges largely depend on the value of the property taken. Theft charges in Colorado are classified in the following categories:

Misdemeanor Theft (Larceny)

You can face misdemeanor theft charges if you are accused of taking property valued more than $50 but less than $2,000. Misdemeanor charges can be charged as any of the following:

  • Class 3 misdemeanor if the property is worth up to $300
  • Class 2 misdemeanor if the property is worth between $300 and $749
  • Class 1 misdemeanor if the property is worth between $750 and $1,999

Felony Theft

Felony theft charges apply when the property in question is valued at more than $2,000. The more valuable the property in question, the more serious crime you can be charged with, as follows:

  • Class 6 felony if the property is worth up to $4,999
  • Class 5 felony if the property is worth between $5,000 and $19,999
  • Class 4 felony if the property is worth between $20,000 and $99,999
  • Class 3 felony if the property is worth between $100,000 and $999,999
  • Class 2 felony if the property is worth $1,000,000 or more

Penalties for Theft in Colorado 

The penalties you face if charged with theft in Colorado Springs depends on the value of the property involved, which directly corresponds to the classification of the charge. The potential penalties for each type of misdemeanor or felony charge that you can be charged with include:

  • Class 3 misdemeanor: Up to six months in jail and a fine up to $750
  • Class 2 misdemeanor: Up to 12 months in jail and a fine up to $1,000
  • Class 1 misdemeanor: Up to 18 months in jail and a fine up to $5,000
  • Class 6 felony: Up to one and a half years in state prison, one year of mandatory parole, and a fine up to $100,000
  • Class 5 felony: Up to three years in prison, two years of mandatory parole, and a fine up to $100,000 
  • Class 4 felony: Up to six years in prison, three years of mandatory parole, and a fine up to $500,000 
  • Class 3 felony: Up to 12 years in prison, five years of mandatory parole, and a fine up to $750,000 
  • Class 2 felony: Up to 24 years in prison, five years of mandatory parole, and a fine up to $1,000,000 

Additionally, you can be required to pay restitution to pay back the alleged victim for the value of the property taken.

Contact Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C. Today

If you are facing serious theft charges, including robbery and burglary charges, turn to the dedicated legal team at Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C. We have more than 30 years of combined legal experience that we can immediately put to use to help protect your legal rights. Contact us today for a free consultation where we can explain your options and how we can help.