When you face serious burglary or home invasion charges in Colorado Springs, Pueblo or anywhere in the Pikes Peak region, the skilled criminal defense lawyers you want on your side are at The Foley Law Firm.
As your attorney, we use our backgrounds as prosecutors to frustrate opposing counsel who would convict and punish you. We know prosecution strategies and can counter them with tactics of our own, which will work to your advantage when the stakes are at their highest.
At The Foley Law Firm, we excel at thorough investigation and case preparation, negotiation and plea bargaining, and aggressive litigation that holds the state to its burden of proof.
In Colorado, a burglary offense is usually defined as an unlawful entry of a home or business with the intent to commit a crime. How serious your burglary charges are will depend on the nature of the place where the offense occurred and whether a weapon was used.
First-degree burglary, a Class 3 felony, occurs when a person unlawfully enters a building, whether or not it is occupied, intending to commit a crime, and assaults or menaces others, or is armed with a deadly weapon.
In second-degree burglary, or breaking and entering, a Class 4 felony, a person breaks an entrance into, and stays inside a building with the intent to commit a crime, but lacking the assault or deadly weapon present in first-degree burglary. Burglary in this manner that involves theft of controlled substances is a Class 3 felony.
Third-degree burglary, a Class 5 felony, consists of breaking or entering into any safe, vault, coin box or vending machine in order to commit a theft.
When charges of a crime against property threaten your freedom, contact The Foley Law Firm immediately, so we can discuss the details of your case. For a consultation with a skilled Colorado Springs burglary lawyer, call today at 719-757-1182. You can also email us.