Misdemeanor & Felony
Burglary and Criminal Trespass

Burglary and criminal trespass both involve unlawful entry on another’s property. 

Unlike trespass, burglary requires entering with the intent to commit another crime other than trespass, for instance, the intent to commit theft. Burglary may be in the first, second or third degree, and ranges from a Class 2 felony to a Class 5 felony, depending on the type of property entered, the presence of a deadly weapon, whether an assault occurred, and other such factors.  Convictions for first degree burglary are subject to mandatory enhanced sentencing because it is a violent crime.

Click below to read the official Colorado statutory definitions for these offenses:

First degree burglary (18-4-202)

Second degree burglary (18-4-203)

Third degree burglary (18-4-204)

Criminal trespass includes entry upon buildings, land, motor vehicles or other property, and generally does not require the intent to commit an additional crime. Criminal trespass, like burglary, may be in the first, second or third degree, and ranges from a Class 5 felony to a Class 1 petty offense.

Click below to read the official Colorado statutory definitions for these offenses:

First degree criminal trespass (18-4-502)

Second degree criminal trespass (18-4-503)

Third degree criminal trespass (18-4-504)

Alexander Garlin has experience in providing criminal defense of all degrees of burglary, all degrees of criminal trespass, and related criminal charges.  Whether you contact Garlin Driscoll, LLC, or other qualified attorneys, we recommend that you do so without delay so that you can better understand your circumstances, and thereby promote informed decision making that could significantly improve the ultimate outcome of your case.

The criminal defense attorneys at Garlin Driscoll, LLC, welcome your inquiry and do not charge for initial telephone, e-mail and/or office consultations.

 

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