Criminal tampering can be a serious criminal charge. If you are facing charges of abuse of public records you should consult with a Golden criminal defense attorney immediately.

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The elements of first-degree criminal tampering are:

1.         That the defendant,

2.         in the State of Colorado, at or about the date and place charged,

3.         with intent,

4.         to cause interruption or impairment of a service rendered to the public by a utility or by an institution providing health or safety protection,

5.         tampered with property of a utility or institution, and

6.         his [or her] conduct did not constitute the crime of tampering with equipment associated with oil or gas gathering operations or the crime of tampering with a utility meter.

First-degree criminal tampering is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by not more than 18 months in jail and a fine of not more than $5,000.

The elements of second-degree criminal tampering (property of another) are:

1.         That the defendant,

2.         in the State of Colorado, at or about the date and place charged,

3.         with intent,

4.         to cause injury, inconvenience, or annoyance to any person,

5.         tampered with property of another, and

6.         his [or her] conduct did not constitute the offense of tampering with equipment associated with oil or gas gathering operations or the crime of tampering with a utility meter.

Second degree criminal tampering is a class 2 misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

If you would like to schedule an initial consultation, contact a Colorado criminal defense attorney, we represent clients in Golden, Colorado, and the surrounding area. The Savela Law Firm, P.C. Give us a call at (720) 821-1001 or complete our inquiry form.

If you have been charged with criminal tampering an experienced Golden criminal defense lawyer is essential. Get in touch with experienced Denver tampering defense attorney Jason Savela by calling (720) 821-1001.