In Denver and throughout the State of Colorado, burglary is a serious felony offense that is prosecuted zealously by state prosecutors. There are many factors that will determine the severity of your charges and the penalties you will face if you are convicted. What you broke into and how you broke into it will likely determine your charges. If you used a weapon or firearm, you face enhanced charges and a longer prison sentence.
There are generally 3 classes of burglary in Denver
- Third Degree Burglary—this can either be a class 5 or a class 4 felony offense and is committed when someone breaks into a money machine or object, such as a vending machine, cash register, or locker.
- Second Degree Burglary—this is either a class 4 or class 3 felony offense and is committed when someone knowingly breaks into a building or occupied structure such as a house or pharmacy.
- First Degree Burglary—this is either a class 3 or class 2 felony offense and it is any burglary that is committed with a deadly weapon or if someone is assaulted in the process of committing the burglary.
It is important to know that if anyone in the group is carrying a deadly weapon, then all people arrested in the burglary will face the crime of first-degree burglary. Also, breaking into a pharmacy with the intent to steal controlled substances is a class 3 felony offense and will carry an extremely harsh sentence.
Penalties for Burglary in Denver
If you are convicted of burglary in Denver, you face serious consequences and lengthy prison time.
- Class 5 Felony Offense
· Up to 3 years in prison
· 2 years parole
· Fines of $1,000 to $100,000
- Class 4 Felony Offense
Up to 6 years in prison
3 years of parole
Fines of $2,000 to $500,000
- Class 3 Felony Offense
· Up to 12 years in prison
· 5 years of parole
Fines of $3,000 to $750,000
- Class 2 Felony Offense
· Up to 24 years in prison
· Fines $5,000 to $1,000,000
Denver criminal defense attorney Steven Louth has successfully represented individuals accused of burglary in Denver and throughout Colorado. He understands that your entire future and your freedom are at stake, and as such; he is always ready to fight the tough fight.
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If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Denver, Boulder, or anywhere in Colorado, call Steven Louth Law Offices at 303-442-2297 today for a free case evaluation. No matter how serious the charges are against you, there are ways to fight them. Call today!