While Colorado criminal law takes any type of burglary charge very seriously, incidents that allegedly involve an unlawful home invasion are especially egregious and can be met with serious felony charges and harsh possible sentences upon conviction. What can make matters worse is whether any of the following also play a role in the case:
The accused has a criminal record or prior Burglary convictions.
A deadly weapon was allegedly used in the commission of the crime.
Pharmaceutical drugs or controlled substances were allegedly stored in the home that had been broken into, and the accused was allegedly trying to steal them.
The accused is currently on parole or probation.
Another person, such as the resident of the house or a law enforcement official, was injured or killed as a result of the alleged incident.
At the Adams Law Firm, our Denver home invasion defense attorneys understand how severe these charges are, and we are strongly committed defending the rights of the accused at every stage of the legal process. Our trusted legal professionals know that sometimes misunderstandings or misinterpretations of the evidence can lead to false accusations, and our Denver home invasion lawyers are dedicated to upholding the ideal that the accused are innocent until proven guilty. While we will work tirelessly to try to get the charges against our Clients reduced or, if possible, dropped entirely, our skilled defense attorneys will also do whatever it takes to help our Clients resolve their cases as beneficially as possible.
Home Invasion Defense Cases
The exact nature of the defense strategies that our Denver home invasion defense lawyers will use will depend on the specifics of the case at hand, as we carefully tailor our defense arguments to ensure that each of our Clients has the strongest possible defense case. In general, however, some of the home invasion defense arguments that we have successfully mounted in the past have included that:
The accused has been wrongfully identified as the offender.
The prosecution does not have sufficient evidence to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offense.
The accused did, in fact, have permission to be on the property and/or take particular items from it.
Any harm caused to another party was done so in self-defense or unintentionally.
When facing any type of criminal charge, the accused will want to secure the strongest possible defense representation in order to reduce the chances of conviction, the possibility of having to submit to harsh sentences and the chances of having a permanent criminal record.
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