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There are many Colorado criminal charges that are not discussed within this website. Please note, however, that Kevin Churchill accepts all felony and misdemeanor cases in Colorado. It is important to know that the job for your criminal defense lawyer in Fort Collins is the same regardless of what your charge is. That is because the defense of every case involves trying to defeat the District Attorney’s case, by defeating his / her ability to prove some or all of the elements of the crime.

Every Colorado criminal charge is made up of "elements." If your case were to go to trial, the District Attorney would have to prove each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.

For example, let’s say you are charged with theft. The elements the District Attorney must prove are:

  • That you (not someone else)
  • In the County of (Denver for example), State of Colorado
  • Obtained or controlled a thing of value
  • That belongs to another
  • Without authorization
  • With the intent to permanently deprive the owner of it

Your Fort Collins defense lawyer can defeat this charge at trial by defeating any single one of these elements. For example, your lawyer may be able to prove to the jury that you had joint ownership rights with the other person, and this may defeat element 4 above. If the other person knew you possessed the item, your lawyer can show that element 5 is not met, since the other person’s knowledge that you had the item – with no complaint or objection from the person – may imply that they gave you the authorization to have it. If you simply borrowed the item, and a misunderstanding resulted, then element 6 is not met, since you intended to return the item.

Other criminal charges simply substitute different elements that the District Attorney must prove. If you are charged with crime "XYZ," then the elements might be:

  • That you (not someone else)
  • In the County of (Denver for example), State of Colorado
  • Did XYZ

This obviously over-simplifies the picture, since there is different case law, and rules of evidence, that come into play for different criminal charges. However, an experienced criminal defense attorney in Fort Collins will understand how to confront the case against you.

Get the assistance you need by calling (970) 238-2982 or filling out the online contact form today. The Law Office of Kevin R. Churchill is here to help however possible.

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