A person commits the crime of burglary by entering or remaining unlawfully in or upon the property of another with the intent to commit a crime. Burglary charges carry lengthy prison sentences and large fines. If you have been charged with burglary in Colorado, seek the advice and representation of an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible.
At Jurdem, LLC, in Boulder, our burglary defense attorneys have decades of combined criminal trial experience that they use to protect individuals charged with crimes throughout Colorado. For a free consultation, please call 303-800-3509 or toll free at 877-761-7852.
Penalties for Burglary in Colorado
Entering a dwelling to commit a crime is a class three felony with a potential sentence of four to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Unlawfully entering or remaining in a building or occupied structure that is not a dwelling to commit a crime is a class four felony with a potential sentence of two to six years.
When a person enters property of a past or present intimate partner without permission, the offense will be charged as an act of domestic violence and, if convicted, the person will be ordered to complete a treatment program and treatment evaluation complying with the standards adopted by the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board.
There are also greater penalties if the burglary was committed with the intent to steal a controlled substance, or if the alleged burglar has been previously convicted of burglary.
Defending Against Burglary Charges
No matter how serious your burglary charges, our lawyers can help you get the best possible result in your case. Our goal is to seek an acquittal/case dismissal — if that is not an option in your case, we will work to reduce your charges and the consequences you face. Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to prove that you did not intend to commit the crime, that the police officers acted inappropriately or that there is a mistake of fact in your case.
Due to our experience, focused case strategy and dedication, we have a track record of successful resolutions. We are committed to providing that same level of quality representation to you in your burglary defense case. Learn more by contacting our law firm for a free consultation.