Skip to Content
Your Premier Colorado Attorneys
Greeley Office (970) 352-8611
Erie Office (720) 614-5250
Top
Theft Crimes Your Premier Colorado Attorneys

Greeley Theft Crimes Lawyers

Being arrested and charged with theft is a serious matter in Colorado. Whether you are facing a shoplifting misdemeanor charge or a more severe theft-related felony, you are at risk of criminal penalties and the collateral consequences of having a theft conviction on your record. 

Aside from the criminal penalties, theft convictions are associated with dishonesty and untrustworthiness; the perception of these qualities can make future employment, professional licenses, and educational loans more difficult. Your criminal record can be accessed online by prospective employers, state licensing agencies, and anyone who cares to investigate your background.

Fighting back against theft charges is vital, and the most productive way to do that is with the help of an experienced legal professional. At Peek Goldstone, LLC, our criminal defense team puts years of practice in this field to work for you. We offer comprehensive guidance and aggressive representation designed to help you reach the best possible outcome.

Contact a Greeley theft crime attorney at (970) 352-8611 or via email to schedule a consultation today.

Overview of Colorado Theft Crimes

Under Colorado Revised Statute Section 18-4-401, theft crimes are classified according to the value of the property or services stolen. 

The types of theft crimes include:

  • Petty Theft (Class 1 Petty Offense): Property stolen with a value under $50 falls under this category. The penalties may include up to 6 months in jail and fines of up to $500.
  • Misdemeanor Theft: If the stolen property exceeds $50 but does not exceed $2,000, it is considered a misdemeanor. 
  • Felony Theft: Theft becomes a felony when the value of the stolen property is $2,000 or more. The consequences can be severe, including significant fines and potential imprisonment.

Theft involving property valued at $300 or above but less than $1,000 is prosecuted as a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by 120 days of jail time and/or a fine of up to $750 and restitution to the victim. Probation may be granted instead of jail time, depending on the circumstances. 

Theft involving property valued at $1,000 or above but less than $2,000 is prosecuted as a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days of jail time and/or a fine of up to $1,000 and victim restitution. 

Felony Theft in Colorado

Felony theft is also referred to as grand theft or grand larceny. It can include passing bad checks, embezzlement, shoplifting, and more. 

Colorado bases felony theft on the following property values:

  • Class 6 Felony: Property valued from $2,000 and more but less than $5,000 punishable by one to one and a half years in prison and/or fines ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000.
  • Class 5 Felony: Property valued from $5,000 or more but less than $20,000 punishable by one to three years in prison and/or fines of $1,000 up to $100,000.
  • Class 4 Felony: Property valued at $20,000 and more but less than $100,000 punishable by two to six years in prison and/or fines of $2,000 up to $500,000.
  • Class 3 Felony: Property valued at $100,000 or more but less than $1,000,000 punishable by four to 12 years in prison and/or fines ranging between $3,000 up to $750,000.
  • Class 2 Felony: Property valued at $1,000,000 or more is punishable by eight to 24 years in prison and/or fines ranging from $5,000 to $1,000,000. 

In all of the above cases, the court can order restitution to the victim. Increased penalties generally apply when theft is committed against “at-risk” people, such as people with disabilities or those aged 70 or older. 

Other Types of Colorado Theft

Other theft-related offenses include burglary, robbery, identity theft, and motor vehicle theft. These crimes are generally charged as felonies. 

In all cases of theft, however, how you are charged will be based on the circumstances of your case and your prior criminal history, if any. 

The Importance of Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Colorado

A theft crime conviction can have lasting repercussions on your future. It can affect your employment prospects, housing opportunities, professional licenses, and personal relationships. A criminal record may limit your options and create barriers to fulfilling your life. 

Navigating the legal system can be daunting, especially when facing theft crime charges. A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can provide invaluable support throughout the entire process. 

Our skilled defense lawyers at Peek Goldstone, LLC, understand the potential consequences and will work diligently to protect your reputation and minimize the impact on your future endeavors. We will thoroughly analyze the evidence, develop a strong defense strategy, negotiate with prosecutors, and ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.

Work with a proven legal team. Call us at (970) 352-8611 today. 

Contact Us Today

Peek Goldstone, LLC Is Ready to Help
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy

Hear From Our Happy Clients

Reviews & Testimonials
    "So glad to have met them both"
    Brian Klein and Brie Garhart were just outstanding with my case. Throughout the process they listened to my concerns and worked hard to get the outcome that was more than satisfactory for me. They were with me all the way calming my fears and at the end celebrating the outcome. So glad to have met them both and to have had the opportunity for them to work on my case and I call them friends.
    - Daniel A.
    "Amanda Peek and Scott Goldstone are the absolute best in Colorado!!!!"
    Amanda Peek and Scott Goldstone are the absolute best in Colorado!!!! I could not ask for better attorneys. Thank you everyone on the Peek Goldstone team for all of the hard work you do. You all are awesome! Mr. Scott Goldstone has been my attorney since 2015. During the storms I have had to go through in order to have a relationship with my son, Scott has flawlessly guided and advised me through it all. I had the chance to work with Amanda as well, and she is just as wonderful as Scott. I would not be where I am at today with my son if it wasn't for Scott and Amanda. Thank you both so much for everything you have done and are continuing to do for my son and I. I am very grateful to have the both of you in my life. A huge shout out to all of the paralegals and other staff members working for the law office of Peek Goldstone. Everytime I call the office, you are very professional and helpful! Anybody reading this review that is in need of a family lawyer, Scott and Amanda are the attorneys for you. The investment in their team is worth every penny.
    - Calvin A.
    "I highly recommend Brian Klein at Peek Goldstone"
    Having received poor advice from a different law office and attorney, I was feeling distressed due to the criminal charges made against me. Seeing an ad for Peek Goldstone in my local paper, I gave them a call. Right from the initial consultation I knew I had found the right person for the job! Brian Klein treated me with respect and was nothing short of brilliant in his ability to leave no stone unturned in order to represent me in the best possible light. Will you have to pay for his services? Yes. Will it be worth it? Yes! I highly recommend Brian Klein at Peek Goldstone for your criminal case.
    - Lori Ann J.
    "I appreciate his kindness"
    Mr. Goldstone represented me very well. I appreciate his kindness and legal expertise.
    - Wade H.
    "Brian Klein and Brie Garhart were just outstanding"
    Brian Klein and Brie Garhart were just outstanding with my case. Throughout the process they listened to my concerns and worked hard to get the outcome that was more than satisfactory for me. They were with me all the way calming my fears and at the end celebrating the outcome. So glad to have met them both and to have had the opportunity for them to work on my case and I now call them friends.
    - Dan A.
    "Amanda and her team are very professional"
    Amanda and her team are very professional and hard working. While they advocate strongly for their client, they also look at the big picture and always try to move their cases in a direction that is best for families.
    - Kristen N.
    "Would recommend"
    Very knowledgeable and fair. Would recommend.
    - Jessica C.
    "I recommend Peek Goldstone law firm to anyone who asks!"
    Amanda was the most knowledgeable, considerate, and professional lawyer I’ve ever met (along with Stan). We went through years of custody court and couldn’t be more pleased with her service! I recommend Peek law firm to anyone who asks!
    - Adam
What Our Clients Say
Our clients share their stories about what happened and how we helped.

Award Winning Law Firm

    Contact Us Today

    We’re Ready to Help

    A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.

    • Please enter your first name.
    • Please enter your last name.
    • Please enter your phone number.
      This isn't a valid phone number.
    • Please enter your email address.
      This isn't a valid email address.
    • Please make a selection.
    • Please enter a message.
    • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy

    Hear From Our Happy Clients

    At Peek Goldstone, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

      "Wonderful experience!"
      Laura helped us to get wills and power of attorney documents created. She made the process smooth, painless and explained it all really well! She is knowledgeable and kind!
      - Liz
      "Attentive to my concerns."
      Had a consultation meeting in two days. Always returned my phone calls. Kept me informed on my case. Was attentive to my concerns. Thank You Laura !
      - Jennifer
      "Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to."

      Throughout my divorce and custody proceedings Scott has offered excellent legal advice and ensured that I was well informed of my options and the next steps in the process. He has provided realistic expectations and treated myself, as well as my family, with respect and understanding.

      Scott is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I strongly recommend Scott to anyone in need of high- caliber legal representation.

      - Cindy
      "The entire staff were professional and courteous."
      Ms. Petrilli handled some of my estate planning by drawing up a “Will” and “Power of Attorney” for me. She did an excellent job of explaining everything up front to me at the initial consultation and interview as to the cost and how the process would be handled. She was very fast and efficient getting the final documents to me. The entire staff were professional and courteous.
      - James
      "Amanda Peek and Scott Goldstone are the absolute best in Colorado!!!!"
      Amanda Peek and Scott Goldstone are the absolute best in Colorado!!!! I could not ask for better attorneys. Thank you everyone on the Peek Goldstone team for all of the hard work you do. You all are awesome! Mr. Scott Goldstone has been my attorney since 2015. During the storms I have had to go through in order to have a relationship with my son, Scott has flawlessly guided and advised me through it all. I had the chance to work with Amanda as well, and she is just as wonderful as Scott. I would not be where I am at today with my son if it wasn't for Scott and Amanda. Thank you both so much for everything you have done and are continuing to do for my son and I. I am very grateful to have the both of you in my life. A huge shout out to all of the paralegals and other staff members working for the law office of Peek Goldstone. Everytime I call the office, you are very professional and helpful! Anybody reading this review that is in need of a family lawyer, Scott and Amanda are the attorneys for you. The investment in their team is worth every penny.
      - Calvin A.
      "Very professional and helped us every step of the way."
      Laura Petrilli was a pleasure to work with. Very professional and helped us every step of the way. Thank you, Laura!
      - Amy
      "One of the best in the business."
      I have quite a bit of experience with legal representation, having been involved in family court for over 8 years as the petitioner in divorce and custody proceedings. I have personally had 4 different attorneys. Scott Goldstone is, by far, the best counsel I have ever had. He is aggressive when needed, thorough, he explains everything to you in ways you can comprehend, and above all he is caring and compassionate, Scott truly cares.
      - Rhiannon
      "Amanda and her team are very professional"
      Amanda and her team are very professional and hard working. While they advocate strongly for their client, they also look at the big picture and always try to move their cases in a direction that is best for families.
      - Kristen N.