This crime is charged more than you would think and often times the person charged may just be carrying some screwdrivers, some wire snips, or a crowbar. Am I saying that carrying those items is illegal? Well, according to Colorado law, if you are carrying a tool commonly used for facilitating a forcible entry into a premises, or forcible theft by a physical taking, then you can be charged with Possession of Burglary Tools.
Most often, it is not so much the fact that the tools are on your person (since almost anybody in construction, electric work, or repair of machinery would have these) rather it is the fact that you are somewhere you probably shouldn't be at the time of day where you may not have a very good excuse for being there. At Shazam Kianpour & Associates, our Denver Burglary lawyers have seen this crime charged most frequently in places like construction yards, junk yards, or gated lots where there are materials and resources like copper wiring, metals, or recyclable items.
Don't take a Possession of Burglary Tools charge in Colorado lightly, it is a class 5 felony (F5) and can carry serious consequences including a permanent felony record, and anywhere from one to three years of prison (DOC) with a mandatory parole term of two years. If you are charged with Burglary, or Possession of Burglary Tools, call the Criminal Defense Lawyers who have handled these types of case before.
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