Expert Colorado Litigation for Burglary and Criminal Trespass
The elements of burglary in Colorado require the State to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person committed a knowing unlawful entry or unlawful remaining in dwelling or occupied structure with the intent to commit another offense. Sometimes in defense of such a charge, the accused at trial contends she committed a criminal trespass, not a burglary; sometimes the accused contends she did not have an intent to commit any other crime at the time of the unlawful entry or unlawful remaining. In any case, a conviction for burglary can be clouded by the circumstances of the alleged offense. Nevertheless, a resulting conviction for burglary offense is a serious felony conviction that can result in a lengthy prison sentence. As indicated, sometimes such cases can involve complex facts and circumstances that cloud whether a burglary or a less serious trespass or no offense occurred. The legal and constitutional issues involved in a burglary or criminal trespass case can be complex and substantial. Mr. Heher has been at the forefront of litigating legal and constitutional issues related to burglary offenses. He will provide the guiding hand of counsel in an appeal involving a burglary conviction under Colorado law.
Learn more about Andrew Heher Law LLC and Mr. Heher’s unsurpassed experience and skills appealing burglary and trespass cases by calling 720.660.6574 or contacting him at email@example.com.
Representative appellate cases in these areas include:
People v. Wartena, 296 P.2d 196 (Colo. App. 2012)
People v. Anderson, 991 P.2d 319 (Colo. App. 1999) (conviction for first degree criminal trespass reversed because trial court improperly prohibited the assertion of an intoxication defense)
People v. Geyer, 942 P.2d 1297 (Colo. App. 1997)
Esquibel v. Rice, 13 F.3d 1430 (10th Circuit 1994)
People v. Esquibel, 794 P.2d 1065 (Colo. App. 1990)