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People from all walks of life are charged with theft every year in Denver; the motivations for these crimes are diverse as well. Whatever the circumstances, individuals facing theft charges will need experienced representation to help them understand their rights and craft a defense.

Colorado courts take theft seriously, and offenders potentially face probation, fines, restricted access to locations, limits to Fourth Amendment rights, and jail time. Theft can span a wide range of municipal, misdemeanor, and felony level charges.

If you’ve been convicted of theft in Denver, you need Wolf Law. Call 720-479-8574 for a free case evaluation today.

Aggressive Representation for Denver Theft Offenders

If you’ve been charged with theft in Denver, there are several good reasons to work with an experienced theft defense attorney:

  • Accepting a guilty plea to avoid jail time or fines won’t end your trouble in Denver. Employment laws for convicted felons in Denver are complicated and can lead to ongoing employment struggles.
  • It may be hard to find a landlord who will rent property to a convicted felon. If you’re facing felony theft charges, landlords may not welcome your application to rent property. Convicted felons are not explicitly protected, for example, under the Fair Housing Act.
  • In addition to jail time and fines, you may also suffer personal restrictions. Offenders could also face probation; restricted accesses to certain places, locations, or stores; limited Fourth Amendment rights; and other personal restrictions that could negatively impact your quality of life.

Managing a Denver theft charge alone or with inexperienced counsel is never recommended. Even minor charges can carry significant consequences that could limit your future liberty.

At Wolf Law, our theft defense attorneys are here to give you the information you need to make the best decision, and we’ll work hard to get your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed.

Call 720-479-8574 today to go over the facts of your case; or tell us what happened online to get started now.

Denver Theft Charges and Penalties Explained

Most people understand theft as taking another’s property without permission, but Denver theft charges encompass a broad range of actions that are often accompanied by other crimes such as fraud and burglary.

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Theft charges can be accompanied by life-changing consequences. The Denver criminal defense attorneys at Wolf Law can help you understand and protect your rights.

Theft crimes occur when a person obtains anything of value without the owner’s consent. This definition, however, isn’t limited to traditional notions of theft, like when someone takes a person’s purse or wallet.

For example, theft charges can result from fraudulent returns to a store (i.e., property taken illegally and returned for a profit). Theft charges can also be incurred by a person who deceives others into giving away property under false pretenses.

Moreover, “property” in many cases doesn’t have to mean money; it can include services, labor, etc.

Theft charges in Denver cover a range of different types of theft:

  • Employee theft: When an employee takes money or property from an employer
  • Theft by receiving: When a person receives, retains, or disposes of stolen property
  • ID or internet theft: The unlawful impersonation of another for financial gain
  • Embezzlement: Misappropriation or theft of funds placed in one’s trust by an employer
  • Shoplifting: Unlawfully taking property from a store while pretending to be a customer
  • Aggravated motor vehicle theft (grand theft auto): Includes all vehicles propelled or powered by any method other than muscular force; in Colorado, there are two types of vehicle theft:
    • Second-degree motor vehicle theft: A person knowingly obtains possession of a vehicle without the true owner’s permission
    • First-degree motor vehicle theft: Same as above but with aggravating factors including attempts to change, alter, or disguise the vehicle; removal of the vehicle identification number (VIN); or injuries to a person while taking possession of the vehicle
  • Credit card theft: Unauthorized possession and/or use of someone else’s credit card, debit card, checks, etc.
  • Mail theft: When someone takes, steals, or deceives to obtain any letter, package, bag, or mail left for collection in or near the true owner’s collection box or private property
  • Theft of rental property: Occurs when rented property (tools, cars, furniture) is not returned before the end of the rental agreement or contract

Generally speaking, Colorado theft charges are based on the value of what has been stolen.

Use the chart below to compare charges and penalties:

theft charges and penalties chart

Aggravating theft charges, such as a use of force or violence in an effort to obtain stolen property, or if several offenses occur in a short period of time, can enhance penalty minimums.

Ultimately, facts of the case will determine the degree of charge and how an effective defense can be shaped. Wolf Law is your theft defense resource for criminal charges in the greater Denver area.

Call 720-479-8574 today to go over the facts of your case; or tell us what happened online.

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I highly recommend his services. If you are need of his services you will get more than what you pay for.

— Steven L.

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When I was arrested for DUI/careless driving, I was overcome with a profound sense of hopelessness – I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, and I thought my life (including my career) was ruined. Making the decision to call Mr. Wolf for a consultation was the best decision I could have made. His immediate response set my mind at ease and gave me a the peace of mind that I so desperately needed.

Upon meeting him in person, I was thoroughly impressed by his experience and expertise, but what really struck me was his personable demeanor and genuine interest in helping me. He was very patient in explaining the legal process and made sure I was well prepared for every step of the way.

There is no doubt that his representation and advocacy, as well as the advice he had given me in order to prepare for court, resulted in an outcome that was more positive than I had dared hoped for (a DWAI with license intact and a reduced probation sentence), allowing me to move forward with my life. Mr. Wolf far exceeded my expectations, and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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If one were to Google all the attributes that you want in legal representation, Wolf Law would check off each box. His entire staff is helpful and professional. As for Mr. Wolf himself, his expertise and straight-talk are exactly what you want and need in an attorney. The outcome of my case matched my most optimistic goal. I thoroughly endorse Wolf Law.

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I had multiple charges stacked against me by the CSP office for a questionable “hit and run” in my office parking lot. Jeff reviewed the video evidence and was able to get the charges reduced from 26 points against my driver’s license down to 4. He was also able to get the fines reduced to the minimum amount! Jeff was extremely knowledgeable and helped ease my fears each time we spoke and explained the whole process and what to expect along the way. Thank you, Jeff!

— Jim M.

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My name is Matt and I was ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years. I ended up registering for 15 because the courts make it near impossible to get off the list. I tried on my own more than once and the paperwork for one county alone is enough to discourage someone, let alone four counties. I felt hopeless.

I decided to call Wolf Law and get an estimate. I ended up meeting with Colleen Kelley and she was very helpful. Told me the price, which was very reasonable, and I paid to get started. She warned me that it can take up to a year to get a court date and she was right. For me it took nine months, but when the time came, she represented me well and I finally got off the registry.

Life is so much more comfortable now and less embarrassing. The S.O. title is one of the worst badges of shame one can wear and thanks to Colleen Kelley and Wolf Law I no longer carry that weight. I’m thrilled to feel like a normal guy again.

— Matt S.

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I’ve had the privilege of getting Jeff Wolf to represent me in my 1st DUI case. He did a great job explaining the case, the possible outcomes and overall getting good results. I highly recommend his services to anyone who has any moving violation infraction perhaps more and want to have the best results in court. Thank you Jeff.

— Marco

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— Jeremy

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After a referral from a friend, I was lucky enough to have Jeff represent me in a domestic violence case. I found Jeff to be extremely professional and experienced in his field. This being my first experience with the court system, he took the time to explain the process and my options in terms I could understand. I never felt like he was forcing me to take one option over another, he clearly explained each one and, while giving his recommendation, left it up to me as to which decision I felt would be the best for me and my family.

I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and would highly recommend Jeff to anyone in this situation.

— Melissa

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Jeff was with me from Day 1 after getting pulled over for an accused DUI charge. Jeff’s knowledge of the process and responsiveness to my questions, concerns were impressive. His professionalism to me and in court was excellent. Jeff truly made this stressful and emotionally taxing situation 100 times better. I am grateful he was referred to me. I would definitely recommend Jeff if ever faced with a driving-related charge. Jeff will be my first call in the future for any legal counsel (which hopefully, is never again).

— Scott

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Mr. Wolf is an incredible attorney to work with. My father and I have spent some time over the past 10 years with him, and have always seen fantastic results from different types of situations. He is very intelligent, honest, and diligent about any work brought his way.

I highly recommend Mr. Wolf and will call him first, anytime I need legal advice or representation!

Thank you Jeff!

— Greg