Criminal tampering may seem like a minor crime — shouldn't you just plead guilty and get on with your life? No. These offenses can leave you with a permanent criminal record, which may make it more difficult for you if you are subjected to a background check for any reason, including for employment, a business opportunity, professional licensing, graduate school or even renting an apartment.
If you have been charged with criminal tampering in Colorado, take steps to protect yourself. Work with an experienced criminal defense attorney at Jurdem, LLC. Contact our Boulder firm for a free consultation.
We are committed to achieving the best possible result in your criminal tampering defense case. By working with Jurdem, LLC, you get the former Director of the Colorado Springs and Denver Public Defender Offices, Scott Jurdem, on your side.
What Is Criminal Tampering?
Criminal tampering involves tampering with the property of another with the intent to cause injury, inconvenience or annoyance to that person. Most often, criminal tampering is charged as a class two misdemeanor.
If the act occurs in relation to the property of a past or present intimate partner, however, the offense will be charged as a domestic violence offense. Upon conviction, an offender can face up to one year in the county jail and a requirement that he or she complete a treatment program and treatment evaluation conforming with the standards adopted by the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board.
Criminal tampering also may involve making an unauthorized connection to a utility such as public service, or a telephone or Internet provider. This is also a class 2 misdemeanor carrying up to one year in the county jail.
Experienced in Defending All Varieties of Criminal Tampering Charges
At Jurdem, LLC, our lawyers are experienced in successfully defending against criminal tampering charges arising on their own, or when enhanced in the context of a domestic violence offense. Our goal is always to obtain the best result and, where possible, seal any record of your contact with law enforcement or the courts.
To speak with us about the charges you face in a free consultation, please call 303-800-3509 or toll free at 877-761-7852. You can also contact us online. For our clients' convenience, we accept major credit cards.