Colorado petty offense

Colorado petty offense DEFAULT

2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 18 - Criminal Code
Article 1.3 - Sentencing in Criminal Cases
Part 5 - Misdemeanor and Petty Offense Sentencing
§ 18-1.3-503. Petty offenses classified - penalties

CO Rev Stat § 18-1.3-503 (2016) What's This?

(1) A violation of a statute of this state is a "petty offense" if specifically classified as a class 1 or class 2 petty offense. The penalty for commission of a class 1 petty offense, upon conviction, is a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisonment for not more than six months other than in state correctional facilities, or both. The penalty for commission of a class 2 petty offense is a fine specified in the section defining the offense. The penalty assessment procedure of section 16-2-201, C.R.S., is available for the payment of fines in class 2 petty offense cases.

(2) Every sentence entered under this section shall include consideration of restitution as required by part 6 of this article and by article 18.5 of title 16, C.R.S.

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Petty Offenses in Colorado Springs

The category of petty offenses represents the least serious of crime classifications in the state of Colorado.

As far as the various branches of the Colorado criminal justice system are concerned, all crimes are a serious matter. Nevertheless, different levels of crimes will be handled differently and incur the appropriate punishments.

In Colorado, there are two separate classes of petty offenses;

Class 1 Petty Offenses

Class 1 petty offenses are considered more serious than class 2 petty offenses. There are a variety of different criminal behaviors that are classified as Class 1 petty offenses. The category of of petty offenses in Colorado includes:

  • Violating public peace
  • Offenses involving gambling
  • Loitering.
  • Morality
  • Public indecency
  • Third-degree criminal trespass

Class 1 petty offenses are slightly more serious than class 2 petty offenses and will receive a more severe penalty. This may include fines of up to $500 and as much as 6 months in jail.

It will be the circumstances of the crime that decide the final outcome. In many cases, the defendant is eligible to have the crime sealed from their record. Despite the fact that these crimes are not especially serious, there is a chance that certain instances may be considered so because of moral turpitude and this can qualify as grounds for deportation.

For this reason, it is important to bear in mind that even smaller petty offenses can leave a non-citizen vulnerable to deportation.

Class 2 Petty Offenses

Class 2 petty offenses are different from class 1 petty offenses in as much as they are sentenced according to the charge, but the penalties will usually involve fines and possibly jail time.

Examples of Class 2 petty offenses include

  • Public indecency (first offense)
  • Littering
  • Air pollution violations.
  • Providing cigarettes to minors
  • Prostitute making display
  • Theft (if the property is valued at less than $50)
  • Theft by resale of a ski lift ticket or coupon
  • Third-degree criminal trespass (if the land has not been classified as agricultural)

As mentioned, the penalties incurred by class 2 petty offenses are judged by the situation and will not usually involve severe penalties, but there are other considerations.

Petty Offenses Are Not Trivial

Even though many think that a class 2 petty offense is a trivial matter, this can be a serious error in evaluating the gravity of the situation. The probability is that such an error will lead to a permanent criminal record that can be accessed by potential employers, licensing agencies, schools and the public in general.

For this reason it is rarely a prudent move to simply plead guilty to any criminal case, even one as seemingly innocuous as a class 2 petty offense, without a full understanding of the implications of such a decision.

This is where an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer can help to bring about a more positive resolution.

For example, if your attorney is not able to get the case dismissed entirely, they will work hard to ensure that the case against you does not end in a conviction and the subsequent blotch that will be placed on your spotless record.

Charged with a Petty Offense in Colorado Springs?

If you have found yourself entangled in a legal fight in Colorado Springs, do not hesitate to call the law offices of Jeremy Loew to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and the best plan for defense.

We will always work tirelessly to ensure the best results possible and will not hesitate to take the case before a jury. Our commitment is to keep you out of custody and leave with a spotless record.

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Criminal Charges

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We defend people accused of all criminal charges in Colorado, including the following:

In Colorado there are three categories of criminal charges: petty offenses, misdemeanor offenses, and felony offenses.

Petty Offenses in Colorado – Laws & Penalties

Petty offenses are the least serious of criminal charges, but still carry the potential for jail time and a mark on your criminal record.

Class 1 Petty offenses carry a potential sentence of 6 months in jail and fines up to $500.

Class 2 Petty offenses are sentenced according to the charge. This means that if you are charged with a Class 2 petty offense, the law concerning that particular offense will dictate your sentence. Maximum punishments are typically less than that of class 1 petty offenses.

Colorado Misdemeanor Offenses

Slightly more serious than petty offenses, misdemeanors bring longer jail terms and heftier fines.

Misdemeanor ClassificationsPenalties – FinesPenalties – Jail
Class 1 Misdemeanor$500- $5,0006- 18 months
Class 2 Misdemeanor$250- $1,0003 months- 1 year
Class 3 Misdemeanor$50Up to 6 months

Common misdemeanor offenses we defend include:

 

Colorado Felony Offenses

 

Felonies are the most serious of criminal offenses. Under Colorado law, felonies carry serious prison terms and fines

Felony ClassificationsPenalties – FinesPenalties – Imprisonment
Class 1 FelonyUp to $1 millionLife Sentence- Death Penalty
Class 2 Felony$5,000- $1 million8- 24 years
Class 3 Felony$3,000- $750,0004- 12 years
Class 4 Felony$2,000- $500,0002-6 years
Class 5 Felony$1,000- $100,0001-3 years
Class 6 Felony$1,000- $100,0001 year- 18 months

Ref: CRS 18-1.3

Aside from what the statutes recommend the judge will also take your criminal history and other factors about you into consideration. That information is compiled in a pre-sentence report.

Common felony offenses we defend include:

Colorado Criminal Sentencing

When the criminal process has run its course and you are ready for sentencing, you may be relieved to finally be getting some closure. However, depending on the charges you face, you may also be feeling apprehension about what comes next.

Several things are considered when determining your sentence. The judge will first look at the law and the offense you have been charged with. There are guidelines based on the class of the criminal offense – whether it is a petty offense, misdemeanor offense, or felony offense.

Presentence investigation and report

A probation officer employed by the state of Colorado will do an investigation on you, your past, and your offense and compile it for the judge. The presentence investigation will be completed through the use of interviews with you, your family and friends, and possibly even your victim.

The presentence report can include many things to aid in the sentencing decision. Some of those include:

  • Family history and support
  • Psychological evaluation or history
  • Connections in the community
  • Circumstances of the offense

One of the most vital pieces of information on the presentence report, however, is the officer’s recommendation. While the judge is not required to follow the recommendation there is no doubt that it will be considered.

This recommendation is based on the officer’s experience in supervising people within the community. The officer may recommend you serve probation rather than prison time.Needless to say, the information in the presentence report is very important.

An experienced defense attorney can help show the judge why your sentence should be more lenient. We can even increase the chance that you will serve probation rather than active jail or prison time. Call today to discuss what sentencing day will look like for you and how we can help make your outcome a more positive one.

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Colorado Misdemeanor And Petty Offense Charges

Colorado Misdemeanor And Petty Offense Charges are what are written onto the tickets (summons) that Colorado police officers hand you every day. The ticket – summons is required to describe the crimes that they are charging in words you can understand. The police can only charge misdemeanor or lower crimes in Colorado.

What follows is the law – the statutory citation and the standard descriptions the police use to write you a summons or to arrest and then charge you with a misdemeanor crime.

This list should be helpful at those times when you cannot read the summons or wish to know what – exactly your are charged with.. H 

By Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer – Attorney for Misdemeanor and Traffic Cases – H. Michael Steinberg

 

Colorado Misdemeanor And Petty Offense Penalties

A misdemeanor offense is handled in the COUNTY COURTS OF COLORADO and are punishable by a maximum penalty of incarceration in the county jail in which the county court is located. No misdemeanor sentence can exceed two (2) years in length.

The sentencing range for misdemeanor offenses in Colorado is as follows:

  • Class 1 Misdemeanor: 6-18 months in the county jail and/or a $500-$5,000 fine.

  • Class 1 Misdemeanor (Extraordinary Risk Crime): 6-24 months in the county jail and/or a $500-$5,000 fine.

  • Class 2 Misdemeanor: 3-12 months in the county jail and/or a $250-$1,000 fine.

  • Class 3 Misdemeanor: 0-6 months in the county jail and/or a $50-$750 fine.

  • Class 1 Traffic Infraction: 10 days to 1 year in the county jail and/or $100-$1,000 fine.

  • Class 2 Traffic Infraction: 10-90 days in the county jail and/or a $10- $300 fine.

  • Class A Traffic Infraction: $15-$100 fine.

  • Class B Traffic Infraction: $15-$100 fine.

 

 

 

Colorado Misdemeanor And Petty Offense Charges

The crimes are listed in alphabetical order. 

Colorado Misdemeanor And Petty Offense Charges

Colorado Misdemeanor And Petty Offense Charges


ABANDONMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE 18-4-512 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully abandon a motor vehicle upon a [(street) (highway) (right-of-way) (other public property)].

ABANDONMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE 18-4-512 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully abandon a motor vehicle upon private property without the express consent of (NAME OF PROPERTY OWNER), the owner and person in lawful charge of said property.

ABUSING TOXIC VAPORS 18-18-412 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), knowingly and unlawfully [(smelled) (inhaled the fumes of) (possessed) (bought) (used) (aided another person to use)] a toxic vapor, to wit: (NAME TOXIC VAPOR), for the purpose of causing a condition of [(euphoria) (excitement) (exhilaration) (stupefaction) (dulled senses of the nervous system)].

(DEFENDANT), knowingly and unlawfully aided (NAME OTHER PERSON) to use toxic vapors, to wit: (NAME SUBSTANCE(S)) for the purpose of causing a condition of [(euphoria) (excitement) (exhilaration) (stupefaction) (dulled senses of the nervous system)].

ACCESSORY TO CRIME 18-8-105 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), with intent to [(hinder) (delay) (prevent)] the [(discovery) (detection) (apprehension) (prosecution) (conviction) (punishment)] of (NAME), for the commission of (C.R.S. STATUTE NUMBER AND NAME), did unlawfully and knowingly render assistance to (NAME OF SUSPECT)

by [(warning him her of impending discovery and apprehension); (providing him/her with [(money) (transportation) (weapon) (disguise)]); [(harboring) (concealing) him/her]; and by [(concealing) (destroying) (altering) physical evidence that might aid in the (discovery) (detection) (apprehension) (prosecution) (conviction) (punishment) of him/her]; (using [(force) (threats) (intimidation) (deception)] to obstruct anyone in the performance of any act which might aid in his/her [(discovery) (apprehension) (prosecution) (punishment)]) and the defendant knew that (NAME OF SUSPECT) [(has committed) (was convicted of) (was charged with) (was suspected of and wanted for)] (NAME THE CRIME), a misdemeanor.

ADVERTISEMENT OF DRUG 18-18-430 (M-2) PARAPHERNALIA

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully placed an advertisement in a [(newspaper) (magazine) (handbill) (publication)]; to wit: (LIST PUBLICATION), and intended to thereby promote the sale in this state of [(equipment) (products) (materials)] intended for use as drug paraphernalia.

AGGRAVATED MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 18-4-409(4) (M-1) IN THE SECOND DEGREE (LESS THAN $1,000)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(obtain) (exercise control over)] the motor vehicle of (NAME OF VEHICLE OWNER) [(without authorization) (by threat or deception)] and the motor vehicle was valued at less than $1,000.00.

AIDING ESCAPE 18-8-201(1) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully and knowingly aided, abetted, and assisted another person; namely (NAME OF PERSON), [(to escape) (attempt to escape)] from custody and confinement at (NAME LOCATION); the said escapee having been [(charged with) (held for)( convicted of)] a [(misdemeanor) (petty offense)].

AIDING ESCAPE FROM CIVIL PROCESS 18-8-205 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully aided, abetted, and assisted the escape of (NAME), a person in legal custody under civil process.

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE – UNLAWFUL ACT 12-47-901(1)(a) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(sell) (serve) (give away) (dispose of) (deliver) [permit the (sale) (serving) (giving) (procuring)] of] any alcohol beverage (LIST BEVERAGE) to (NAME OF UNDERAGE PERSON), who is [(under twenty-one years of age) (visibly intoxicated) (a habitual drunkard)].

Also can be charged with 18-6-701, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (F-4), rather than liquor code.]

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE – UNLAWFUL ACT 12-47-901(1)(b) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(obtain) (attempt to obtain)] any alcohol beverage (LIST BEVERAGE) [(by misrepresentation of age) (list other method)], when (LIST DEFENDANT) was under 21 years of age.

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE – UNLAWFUL ACT 12-47-901(l)(c) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully possess any alcohol beverage (LIST BEVERAGE) in a [(store) (public place) (street) (alley) (road) (highway) (property owned by the state of Colorado or subdivision thereof)] [vehicle upon a (public street) (alley) (road) (highway)] while (LIST DEFENDANT) was under twenty-one years of age.

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE – UNLAWFUL ACT 12-47-901(l)(f) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully sell at retail [(malt) (vinous) (spirituous liquor)] in sealed containers without holding a retail [(liquor store) (liquor licensed drug store)] license.

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE – FERMENTED 12-47-901(5)(c) (P.O.-2) MALT BEVERAGE-UNDERAGE SALE

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully sell fermented malt beverages (LIST BEVERAGE) to a person under twenty-one years of age.

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE – FERMENTED 12-47-901(5)(c) (P.O.-2) MALT BEVERAGE – OFF-HOUR SALE

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully sell fermented malt beverages (LIST BEVERAGE) to between the hours of 12 midnight and 5 a.m.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – LIQUOR – 12-47-901(1)(c) (M-2) UNDERAGE POSSESSION

(DEFENDANT) being less than twenty-one years of age, did unlawfully possess [(malt) (vinous) (spirituous)] liquor in a public place, to wit: (NAME OF PUBLIC PLACE).

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – LIQUOR – 12-47-901(l)(b) (M-2) UNDERAGE PURCHASE

(DEFENDANT), being less than twenty-one years of age, did unlawfully [(obtain) (attempt to obtain)] [(malt) (vinous) (spirituous)] liquor by misrepresentation of age.

ALTERING ID NUMBER 18-5-305 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully obscure an identification number of (SPECIFY PROPERTY OF WHICH NUMBER IS THE IDENTIFICATION) with the intent that the identification of said property be hindered and prevented.

ALTERING ID NUMBER 18-5-305 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did in the course of business unlawfully [(sell) (offer for sale) (lease) (dispose of)] a (SPECIFY PROPERTY OF WHICH NUMBER IS THE IDENTIFICATION) with knowledge that the identification number thereon was obscured and with the intent that the identification of said property be hindered and prevented..

ASSAULT IN THE THIRD DEGREE 18-3-204 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and recklessly cause bodily injury to (VICTIM),

ASSAULT IN THE THIRD DEGREE 18-3-204 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did with criminal negligence cause bodily injury to (VICTIM) by means of a deadly weapon, (DESCRIBE WEAPON).

ASSAULT IN THE THIRD DEGREE 18-3-204(1)(b) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), with intent to [(infect) (injure) (harm) (harass) (annoy) (threaten) (alarm)] a person the defendant [(knew) (reasonably should have known)] to be a [(peace officer) (firefighter) (emergency medical technician)] caused such person to come into contact with [(blood) (seminal fluid) (urine) (feces) (saliva) (mucus) (vomit) (any toxic, caustic, hazardous material)] by [(throwing) (tossing) (expelling) (describe other method)] such fluid/material.

AT-RISK ADULT/JUVENILE – NEGLECT 18-6.5-103 (M-1) OF/ACTING IN INJURIOUS MANNER TOWARD

(DEFENDANT), knowingly and unlawfully [(neglected) (acted in a manner likely to be injurious to the  physical/mental welfare of)] (VICTIM), an at-risk [(adult) (juvenile)].

ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE 18-8-208.1(3) (M)

(DEFENDANT), being in custody and confined at (PLACE OF CONFINEMENT) following a conviction of a [(misdemeanor) (petty offense)]; to wit: (NAME MISDEMEANOR OR PETTY OFFENSE), did knowingly attempt to escape from said custody and confinement.

ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE 18-8-208.1(4) (P.O.)

(DEFENDANT), being in custody and confinement at (PLACE OF CONFINEMENT) and [(held for) (charged with)] but not convicted of a [(misdemeanor) (petty offense)], did unlawfully and knowingly attempt to escape from said custody and confinement.

BIAS-MOTIVATED CRIMES 18-9-121 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(intimidate) (harass)] (NAME OF VICTIM),because of that person’s perceived/actual [(race) (color) (religion) (ancestry) (national origin) (physical/mental disability) (sexual orientation)] by [(using words or actions that place said victim in fear of imminent lawless action against that person or that person’s property) (causing damage to the property of another) or (knowingly causing bodily injury to another person)], to wit: (VICTIM).

CARELESS HUNTING 33-6-122 (M)(20 PTS)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully hunt wildlife in a careless manner, endangering [(human life) (property)].

CARELESS DISCHARGE OF A 33-6-122 (M)(20 PTS) FIREARM/ARROW

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(discharge a firearm) (release an arrow)] in a careless manner, endangering human life and property.  

CHILD ABUSE (KNOWINGLY/ 18-6-401 RECKLESSLY) WITH INJURY (M-1) WITHOUT INJURY (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(knowingly) (recklessly)] [(cause injury to the life and health of (NAME OF CHILD), a child under 16 years of age) (permit (NAME OF CHILD), a child under 16 years of age to be placed in a situation which posed a threat of injury to this child’s life or health), and (which resulted in an injury to this child)].

CHILD ABUSE (CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE) 18-6-401 WITH INJURY (M-2) WITHOUT INJURY (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and with criminal negligence [(cause injury to the life and health of (NAME OF CHILD), a child under 16 years of age) (permit (NAME OF CHILD), a child under 16 years of age, to be unreasonably placed in a situation which posed a threat of injury to this child’s life or health), and (which resulted in an injury to this child)].

COMPOUNDING 18-8-108 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully [(accepted) (agreed to accept)] pecuniary benefit for refraining from [(seeking prosecution of an offender) (reporting the commission of a crime) (reporting information relating to a crime)].

COMPUTER CRIME 18-5.5-102(1)(a) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully and knowingly [(accessed without authorization) (exceeded authorized access to) (used without authorization or in excess of authorized access)] a [(computer) (computer network) (computer system or any part thereof)].

COMPUTER CRIME 18-5.5-102(1)(b,c,d) (M-1)(M-2)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully and knowingly accessed a [computer/computer network/computer system or any part thereof] [(for the purpose of devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud) (to obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, money; property; services; passwords or similar information through which a computer, computer network, or computer system or any part thereof may be accessed; or other thing of value) (to commit theft)] and the loss, damage, value of services, or thing of value taken, or cost of restoration or repair caused was [(less than $500) (between $500 and $1,000)].

COMPUTER CRIME 18-5.5-102(1)(e) (M-1)(M-2)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully and knowingly (without authorization) or (in excess of authorized access) [(altered) (damaged) (interrupted) or (caused the interruption or impairment of the proper functioning of) or (caused any damage to)] any [computer/computer network/computer system/computer software, program, application, documentation, or data contained in such computer, computer network/or computer system or any part thereof] and the loss, damage, value of services, or thing of value taken, or cost of restoration or repair caused was [(less than $500) (between $500 and $1,000)].

COMPUTER CRIME 18-5.5-102(1)(f) (M-1)(M-2)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully and knowingly caused the transmission of [(a computer  program / software / information / code/data/command)] by means of a [computer/computer network/computer system or any part thereof] [with the intent to (cause damage to) (cause the interruption or impairment of the proper functioning of)] [that actually caused (damage to) (the interruption or impairment of)] the proper functioning of any computer, computer network, computer system, or part thereof and the loss, damage, value of services, or thing of value taken, or costs of restoration or repair caused was [(less than $500) (between $500 and $1,000)].

CONCEALING DEATH 18-8-109 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully conceal the death of (NAME OF DECEASED/DESCRIPTION OF PERSON IF NAME UNKNOWN), thereby preventing the determination of the cause and circumstances of such death.

**Note: A fetus born dead is a deceased person for the purpose of this statute.

CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN A 12-47-901(1)(h) (M) PUBLIC PLACE

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully consume a [(malt) (vinous) (spirituous)] liquor in a public place.

**Note: This does not apply if the premises are licensed. A public place is defined as:

Public streets, alleys, roadways, or highways, and upon any property owned by the state or any political subdivision or in any vehicle in the above listed locations.

**See also “Possession/Consumption of Ethyl Alcohol by an Underage Person.”

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Distribution/manufacturing/dispensing/sale 18-18-405(2)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly (manufactured)(dispensed)(sold) (distributed) (possessed with intent to manufacture/dispense/sell/distribute)] a controlled substance; to wit: (LIST CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE), listed in schedule V of part 2 of the C.R.S Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 1992.

Possession of chemical/supplies/equipment to manufacture controlled substance (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly to possessed (LIST CHEMICAL/SUPPLY/ EQUIPMENT) with intent to manufacture a controlled substance; to wit: (LIST CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE), listed in schedule V of part 2 of the C.R.S Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 1992.

Possession of controlled substances 18-18-403.5 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly possessed a controlled substance; to wit: (LIST CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE), listed in schedule V of part 2 of the C.R.S Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 1992.

Use 18-18-404(1)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) unlawfully and knowingly used a controlled substance; to wit: (LIST CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE), listed in schedules I to V of part 2 of the C.R.S Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 1992.

CRIMINAL ATTEMPT 18-2-101 (M)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully attempt to commit the crime of (SPECIFY CRIME) as defined by C.R.S. (CITE STATUTE NUMBER) by engaging in conduct constituting a substantial step towards the commission of said offense.

CRIMINAL INVASION OF PRIVACY 18-7-801 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly [(observed)(photographed)] another person’s (NAME OF VICTIM) intimate parts without consent when the victim had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 18-4-501 (M-1)(M-2)

(DEFENDANT), in the course of a single criminal episode, did unlawfully and knowingly damage the real and personal property of (VICTIM), (of property owned jointly with another person; to wit (PERSON’S NAME), or (property in which another person; to wit (PERSON’S NAME) had a possessory/proprietary interest the aggregate damage being [($500 or more but less than $1,000) (less than $500)].

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF 2ND 18-5-107 (M-1) DEGREE FORGED INSTRUMENT

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully possess a forged instrument; to wit: (DESCRIBE INSTRUMENT) with the knowledge that said instrument was forged and with the intent to use said instrument to defraud another.

**Note: Must be written instrument as described in 18-5-103.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF FINANCIAL 18-5-903 (M-1) DEVICE (ONE DEVICE)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(possess) (control)] a financial device of (NAME OF OWNER), to wit: (DESCRIBE DEVICE) which he [(knew) (reasonably should have known)] to be [(lost) (stolen) (delivered under a mistake as to the identity and address of the account holder)].

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF 18-5-903.5 (M-1) IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT

(DEFENDANT) knowingly (possessed/controlled) another person’s actual [(driver’s license)(government-issued identification card)(social security card)(passport)] without [(permission)(actual authority)]

CRIMINAL SIMULATION 18.5-110(1)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), with intent to defraud another, did unlawfully [(make) (alter) (represent)] an object; namely (NAME OF OBJECT), in such a fashion that it appeared to have an [(antiquity) (rarity) (source or authorship) (ingredient or composition)] which it did not in fact have.

CRIMINAL SIMULATION 18-5-110(1)(b) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), with knowledge of its true character and with intent to use to defraud, did unlawfully [(utter) (misrepresent) (possess)] an object; to wit: (NAME OBJECT), made and altered in such a fashion that it appeared to have an [(antiquity) (rarity) (source or authorship) (ingredient), or (composition)] which it did not in fact have.,

CRIMINAL TAMPERING

– First Degree 18-4-505  (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) unlawfully tampered with property of (NAME OF VICTIM), [(a public utility)(an institution providing health/safety protection)] with intent to cause interruption/impairment of a service rendered to the public by the [(utility)(institution)]

– Second Degree – (Property of another) 18-4-506 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT) unlawfully tampered with property of (NAME OF VICTIM) with intent to cause [(injury)(inconvenience)(annoyance)] to [(victim)(another person)].

– (Connection to utility) 18-4-506  (M-2)

(DEFENDANT) unlawfully and knowingly made an unauthorized connection to the property of a utility, (NAME OF UTILITY).

[Also see heading for “TAMPERING WITH A UTILITY METER”]

CRIMINAL TRESPASS

– Second Degree – Enclosed/fenced premises 18-4-503(1)(a) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT) unlawfully entered/remained in or upon the premises of (ADDRESS OF PREMISES) [(owned by) (under the control of)] (NAME) which premises were [(enclosed in a manner designed to exclude intruders)(fenced)].

– Common areas of condo/hotel/apartment 18-4-503(1)(b) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly and unlawfully entered/remained in or upon the common areas of a [(condo)(hotel)(motel)(apartment building)]

– Motor vehicle 18-4-503(1)(c) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly and unlawfully entered/remained in a motor vehicle of another (NAME OF OWNER).

– Agricultural land 18-4-503(1)(a) &(2)(a) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT) did unlawfully enter and remain upon the  enclosed/fenced property (DESCRIBE PROPERTY AND LOCATION) owned/ leased by (NAME OF OWNER OR CURRENT LESSEE) which property has been classified by the assessor of (NAME OF COUNTY) county as agricultural land pursuant to CRS 39-1-102.

– Third Degree

– Premises (unenclosed/unfenced) 18-4-504(1) (P.O.-1) 

(DEFENDANT) unlawfully entered/remained in or upon the premises of (ADDRESS OF PREMISES) [(owned by) (under the control of)] (NAME).

– Agricultural land (unenclosed/unfenced) 18-4-504(1) & (2)(a) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT) did unlawfully enter and remain upon property (DESCRIBE PROPERTY AND LOCATION) owned/ leased by (NAME OF OWNER OR CURRENT LESSEE) which property has been classified by the assessor of (NAME OF COUNTY) county as agricultural land pursuant to CRS 39-1-102.

[See 18-4-504.5 for definition of “premises.”]

CRIMINAL USE OF A NOXIOUS 18-4-513 (M-3) SUBSTANCE

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully deposit [(on the land) (in the building) (in the vehicle)] of (NAME) without his consent, a [(stink bomb or device) (irritant) (offensive smelling substance)] with the intent to interfere with another’s use and enjoyment of said property.,

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS 18-9-202(1)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, [(knowingly) (with criminal negligence)] cause and procure the [(over-driving) (overloading) (overworking) (torturing) (tormenting) (deprivation of necessary sustenance) (unnecessary and cruel beating) (needless mutilation) (needless killing) (carrying in and upon a vehicle in a cruel manner)] and otherwise mistreat and neglect an animal; to wit: (DESCRIBE ANIMAL).

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS 18-9-202(1)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, [(knowingly) (with criminal negligence)] cause and procure the [(over-driving) (overloading) (overworking) (torturing) (tormenting) (deprivation of necessary sustenance) (unnecessary and cruel beating) (needless mutilation) (needless killing) (carrying in and upon a vehicle in a cruel manner)] [engage in sex act with] or otherwise mistreat and neglect an animal, or caused or procured it to be done; to wit: (DESCRIBE ANIMAL).

(CRUELTY) NEGLECT OF ANIMALS 18-9-202(1)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), having the charge and custody of an animal, to wit: (DESCRIBE ANIMAL), did unlawfully,  (knowingly) (with criminal negligence)], fail to provide said animal with [(proper food) (drink) or (protection from the weather)] or abandoned said animal.

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS 18-9-202(1)(b) (M-1) (ABANDONMENT OF DOG/CAT)

(DEFENDANT), intentionally abandoned a [(dog) (cat)].

DANGEROUS DOG (UNLAWFUL 18-9-204.5 OWNERSHIP) IF DAMAGES/DESTROYS PROPERTY OF ANOTHER (1PO)

IF BODILY INJURY TO PERSON (M-3)
IF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY TO PERSON (M-1)
IF INJURY/DEATH TO DOMESTIC ANIMAL (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully [(owned) (possessed) (harbored) (kept) (had a financial/property interest in) (had custody/control over)] a dangerous dog and said dog caused [(bodily injury to a person) (serious bodily injury to a person) (injury/death of a domestic animal)], [damage/destruction of property of another] to wit: (LIST PERSON OR ANIMAL OR PROPERTY).

DEALING IN UNLAWFULLY PACKAGED 18-4-604 (M-3) RECORDED ARTICLES

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(advertise) (offer for sale or resale) (sell or resell) (possess for purposes of advertising, offering for sale or resale, sells or resells)] a copyrighted [(phonograph record) (disk) (wire) (tape) (film) (other article)] on which sounds are recorded, when the outside [(cover) (box) (jacket)] of said article did not clearly and conspicuously disclose the actual name and address of the manufacturer and the name of the actual performer or group.

DEFACING A FIREARM 18-12-104 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), knowingly [(removed) (defaced) (covered) (altered)) [(the manufacturer’s serial number) (a distinguishing number) (an identification mark)] of a firearm.

DEFACING AND DESTROYING 18-4-508(1) (M-2) LANDMARKS

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(cut) (fell) (alter) (remove)] a [(certain boundary tree) (monument) (landmark)] to wit: (DESCRIBE), to the damage of (VICTIM).

DEFACING AND DESTROYING 18-4-508(1) (M-2) LANDMARKS

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and intentionally [(deface) (remove) (pull down) (injure) (destroy)] a [(legal land boundary) (monument)] to wit: (NAME OF MONUMENT) designating and intending to designate the [(location) (boundary)] and the name of a [(mining claim) (lode) (vein of mineral)], (NAME OF DISCOVERER THEREOF AND DATE OF DISCOVERY)

DEFACING AND DESTRUCTION OF 18-4-507 (M-1) WRITTEN INSTRUMENT

(DEFENDANT), with intent to defraud, did unlawfully deface and destroy a written instrument; to wit: (NAME OF INSTRUMENT) evidencing a property right.

DEFACING POSTED NOTICE 18-4-510 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(mar) (destroy) (remove)] a posted notice authorized by law.

DEFACING PROPERTY 18-4-509 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(deface) (cause) (aid in) (permit)] the defacing of the property of (OWNER), without the consent of said owner, by [(painting) (drawing) (writing) (otherwise marring the surface of the property)].

DEFACING PROPERTY 18-4-509 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(deface) (remove) (damage)] a historical monument; to wit: (NAME OF MONUMENT), by [(painting) (drawing) (writing) (otherwise marring the surface of the property)].

DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER 12-44-102 (M)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, and with intent to defraud, procure [(food) (accommodations)] in a public establishment, (NAME OF ESTABLISHMENT), without making payment therefore in accordance with his agreement with such public establishment, having a value of (VALUE).

**Note: Only if value is $1000.00 or less. More than $1000 is a Class 6 felony.

DEFRAUDING A SECURED CREDITOR 18-5-206 (M-1)(M-3) OR DEBTOR

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully, with intent to defraud (LIST INSTITUTION), a creditor, did by [(defeating) (impairing) (rendering worthless) (rendering unenforceable)] a security interest, to wit: (LIST), did [(sell) (assign) (transfer) (convey) (pledge) (encumber) (conceal) (destroy) (dispose of) collateral, to wit: (LIST), which is subject to a security interest and the value of the collateral is [(less than $500) (between $500 and $1,000)].

DESECRATION OF VENERATED OBJECT 18-9-113 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly desecrate (DESCRIBE DESECRATED OBJECT), an object of veneration by the public, in a public place; to wit: (DESCRIBE PLACE).

DESECRATION OF VENERATED OBJECT 18-9-113 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly desecrate a [(place of worship) (place of burial of human remains)], to wit: (DESCRIBE).

DETACHABLE OPENING DEVICES 18-13-113 (P.O.-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully sell and offer for sale a metallic beverage container with a detachable opening device.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL 16-15.7-104(2)(b) (M-1) CRIME STOPPER RECORD/INFORMATION

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and [(knowingly) (intentionally)] disclose confidential crime stopper [(records) (information)]; to wit: (DESCRIBE RECORDS/INFORMATION), to an unauthorized person; to wit: (LIST PERSON).

DISOBEDIENCE OF PUBLIC SAFETY 18-9-105 (M-3) ORDERS UNDER RIOT CONDITIONS

(DEFENDANT), [(during a riot) (when a riot was impending)], did unlawfully and knowingly disobey a reasonable public safety order to [(move) (disperse) (refrain)] from specified activities, to wit: (SPECIFY ACTIVITIES) in the immediate vicinity of a riot.

**Note: Does not apply to the media.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT 18-9-106(1)(a) (P.O.-1)**

(DEFENDANT), did [(intentionally) (knowingly) (recklessly)] make a coarse and obviously offensive [(utterance) (gesture) (display)] in a public place and the [(utterance) (gesture) (display)] tended to incite an immediate breach of the peace.

**Note: M-2 if intent to disrupt/impair/interfere with a funeral or cause severe emotional distress to a person attending a funeral.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT 18-9-106(1)(c) (P.O.-1)**

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(intentionally) (knowingly) (recklessly)] make unreasonable noise in [(a public place) (near a private residence)] that he had no right to occupy; to wit: (DESCRIBE RESIDENCE).

**Note: M-2 if intent to disrupt/impair/interfere with a funeral or cause severe emotional distress to a person attending a funeral.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT 18-9-106(1)(d) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(intentionally) (knowingly) (recklessly)] fight with (NAME OF COMBATANT) in a public place; to wit: (DESCRIBE PLACE).

DISORDERLY CONDUCT 18-9-106(1)(e) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), not being a peace officer, did unlawfully [(intentionally) (knowingly) (recklessly)] discharge a firearm; to wit: (DESCRIBE FIREARM) in a public place, to wit: (DESCRIBE PLACE), while not engaged in lawful [(target practice) (hunting)].

DISORDERLY CONDUCT 18-9-106(1)(f) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), not being a peace officer, did unlawfully [(intentionally) (knowingly) (recklessly)] in a manner calculated to alarm, display [(any article used or fashioned in a manner to cause a person to reasonably believe that the article is) (represented verbally or otherwise that defendant was armed with a)]; to wit:

(DESCRIBE WEAPON), in a public place; to wit: (DESCRIBE PLACE).

DISPENSING VIOLENT FILMS TO MINORS 18-7-601 (M)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(sell) (rent) (furnish)] violent [(videos) (movies)] to (LIST MINOR), who is a minor.,

DISRUPTING A LAWFUL ASSEMBLY 18-9-108 (M-3)**

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, by [(physical action) (verbal utterance) or (other means)], significantly [(obstruct) (interfere with)] a lawful meeting, procession, and gathering, with the intent to [(prevent) (disrupt)] said meeting, procession, and gathering.

**Note: M-2 if disrupts a funeral meeting/procession/gathering.

DISTRIBUTING ABORTIFACIENTS 18-6-105 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully [(distribute) (sell)] to or for any person other than a licensed [(medical doctor) (osteopathic physician)] any [(drug) (medicine) (instrument) (other substance)] which is in fact an abortifacient and which he knows to be an abortifacient and reasonably believes will be used as an abortifacient.

DOGS HARASSING WILDLIFE 33-6-128(2) (0 PTS, $200)

(DEFENDANT), did [(knowingly) (negligently)] [(allow) (direct) a dog which [(he/she owns) (is under his/her control)] to unlawfully harass wildlife; to wit: (LIST WILDLIFE).

DUTY TO REPORT USE OF FORCE BY 18-8-802 (M-1) PEACE OFFICERS

(DEFENDANT), a peace officer, did unlawfully fail to report the witnessed excessive use of force as outlined in 18-1-707, C.R.S., by (NAME OTHER PEACE OFFICER), also a peace officer, by reporting this use of force to the defendant’s immediate supervisor as prescribed in this section.

EAVESDROPPING 18-9-304 (M-1)

– Knowingly overhears/records conversation without consent  18-9-304(1)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), not being visible present, knowingly [(overheard/recorded) (attempted to overhear/record)] a conversation/discussion without consent of at least one of the principal parties to the conversation/discussion.

– Intentionally overhears/records conversation for purposes of unlawful act  18-9-304(1)(b) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), not being visible present, intentionally overheard/recorded a conversation/discussion for the purpose of [(committing)(aiding)(abetting)] the commission of an unlawful act.

– Use/disclosure knowing information was illegally obtained    18-9-304(1)(c) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly [(used for any purpose)(disclosed)(attempted to use/disclose)] to another person (NAME OF PERSON) the contents of a conversation/discussion while [(knowing)(having reason to know)] the information was obtained by unlawful eavesdropping.

– Aids/conspires with another person to commit eavesdropping 18-9-304(1)(d) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly [(aided) (authorized) (agreed with)(employed)(permitted)(conspired with)] any person to commit eavesdropping.

ELUDING AN OFFICER 33-6-114(4) (M)(10 PTS)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(elude) (attempt to elude)] (NAME OF OFFICER), a person identified as a Peace Officer..

**Note: This statute speaks to officer being eluded while enforcing wildlife statutes, and not criminal statutes under Title 18.

ENGAGING IN A RIOT 18-9-104 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully engage in a riot.

ESCAPE 18-8-208(4) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), while in custody and confinement at (PLACE OF

CONFINEMENT), under a sentence following a conviction of a [(misdemeanor) (petty offense) (violation of a municipal ordinance)]; to wit: (NAME OF MISDEMEANOR OR PETTY OFFENSE OR MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE), did unlawfully and knowingly escape from said place of custody and confinement.

ESCAPE 18-8-208(5) (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), while in custody and confinement at (PLACE OF CONFINEMENT), and held for a charged with but not convicted of a [(misdemeanor) (petty offense) (violation of a municipal ordinance)]; to wit: (NAME OF MISDEMEANOR OR PETTY OFFENSE OR MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE), did unlawfully and knowingly escape from said custody and confinement.

ESCAPE 18-8-206(6)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), while being confined at (PLACE OF CONFINEMENT) pursuant to a commitment under Article 8 of Title 16, C.R.S., and having been charged with a misdemeanor; to wit: (MISDEMEANOR), at the proceeding in which he was committed, did unlawfully and knowingly escape from the said confinement.

ESCAPE 18-8-208(6)(b) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), while being confined at (PLACE OF CONFINEMENT) pursuant to a commitment under Article 8 of Title 16, C.R.S., and having been charged with a felony; to wit: (FELONY), at the proceeding in which he was committed, did unlawfully and knowingly escape from the said confinement.

FAILURE TO ALLOW INSPECTION 18-8-106 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully refuse to produce and make available for inspection, property for inspection by (NAME OF PUBLIC SERVANT), a public servant, knowing that said public servant was authorized to inspect such property.

FAILURE TO ALLOW INSPECTION 33-6-125 (M)(15 PTS)($50)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully refuse to allow (NAME OF OFFICER), a peace officer acting under the authority granted under 33-6-101, to inspect the chamber of any [(shotgun) (rifle)] in a motor vehicle.

FAILURE TO LEAVE PREMISES ON 18-9-119(1) (M-3) REQUEST OF POLICE OFFICER

(DEFENDANT), did [(barricade the entry) (refuse police entry)] to the premises described as (LIST PREMISES), through the [(use of force) (threatened use of force)] and did knowingly refuse to leave said premises after being requested to do so by (NAME OF OFFICER) who had probable cause to believe the crime of (LIST CRIME) was occurring and that (DEFENDANT) is a danger to himself or others.

FAILURE TO LEAVE PREMISES ON 18-9-119(3) (M-2) REQUEST OF POLICE OFFICER

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly refuse to and failed to leave the premises of (ADDRESS) upon the request of (NAME OF OFFICER), identified as a peace officer, and did without proper legal authority [(hold hostage) (confine) (detain)] (NAME OF PERSON HELD) without that person’s consent.

FAILURE TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE 19-3-304 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), who was required to report child [(abuse) (neglect)] circumstances and conditions as specified in 19-3-304(2), did have reasonable cause to know and suspect that a child; to wit: (NAME OF CHILD), had been subjected to abuse or neglect or did observe the child being subjected to circumstances and conditions which would reasonably result in abuse and neglect, and did fail to immediately report and cause a report to be made of such fact to the county department and local law enforcement agency.

FALSE IMPRISONMENT 18-3-303 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly confine and detain (VICTIM), without [(his) (her)] consent and without proper legal authority.

FALSE REPORTING TO AUTHORITIES 18-8-111(1)(a) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), knowingly and unlawfully caused a false alarm of [(a fire) (an emergency)] to be transmitted [(to) (within)] (SPECIFY NAME OF FIRE DEPARTMENT, AMBULANCE SERVICE, OR OTHER OFFICIAL AGENCY), an agency dealing with emergencies involving danger to life or property.

FALSE REPORTING TO AUTHORITIES 18-8-111(1)(b) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully made a report and knowingly caused the transmission of a report to law enforcement authorities of a [(crime) (incident)] within their official concern, when said defendant knew that such [(crime) (incident)] did not occur.

FALSE REPORTING TO AUTHORITIES 18-8-111(1)(c) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully made a report and knowingly caused the transmission of a report to law enforcement authorities pretending to furnish information relating to an [(incident) (offense)] within their official concern, when said defendant knew that he had no such information and that such information was false.

FALSE REPORTING TO AUTHORITIES 18-8-111(1)(d) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully provide false identifying information to law enforcement authorities.

FALSE REPORTING OF CHILD 19-3-304(3.5) (M-3) ABUSE/NEGLECT

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully make a false report of child [(abuse) (neglect)] to a [(county department) (law enforcement agency)].

FIGHTING BY AGREEMENT 18-13-104(1) (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully fight by agreement in a public place with another person; namely, (NAME); said fight not constituting a sporting event authorized by law.

FIREARMS: HANDGUN SALES 12-26.5-105(1)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, willfully and knowingly provide [(false information) (false/fraudulent identification)] to (NAME OF TRANSFEROR) for the purchase of a handgun, to wit: (LIST THE HANDGUN).

FIREARMS: HANDGUN SALES 12-26.5-105(1)(b) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), a [(transferor) (employee/agent of a transferor)] of handguns, did unlawfully violate the provisions of the statewide instant criminal background check system; to wit: (LIST SECTION VIOLATED).

**Note: Refer to C.R.S. 12-26.5-101 et seq. for violation sec.

FIREARMS: HANDGUN SALES 12-26.5-105(1)(c) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly acquire a handgun; to wit: (LIST HANDGUN), for (NAME OF PERSON), a person prohibited from [(purchasing) (receiving) (possessing)] a handgun.

FIREARMS: HANDGUN SALES 12-26.5-105(1)(d) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), a transferor of handguns, did unlawfully [(request criminal history record information under false pretenses) (willfully and intentionally disseminate criminal history record information to a person other than the subject of such information, to wit: (NAME PERSON)].

FIRING WOODS AND PRAIRIE 18-13-109 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), [(knowingly and without lawful authority) (with criminal negligence)] permits a fire, set or caused to be set by defendant, to pass from his own grounds to the injury of another person.

FIRING WOODS AND PRAIRIE 18-13-109 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(knowingly and without lawful authority) (with criminal negligence)] set on fire and cause to be set on fire [(woods) (prairie) (grounds of any description)] other than his own; to wit: (DESCRIBE).

FOURTH DEGREE ARSON 18-4-105 (M-2)(M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, (knowingly) and (recklessly) [(start and maintain a fire) (cause an explosion)] on the property located at (LOCATION OF PROPERTY), and by doing so placed the (building) and (occupied structure) of (NAME OF VICTIM) in danger of damage, said damage of (building) and (occupied structure) being of a value of [(one hundred dollars or more) (less than one hundred dollars)].

FRAUD BY CHECK (UNDER $500) 18-5-205(3)(a) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, knowing that (he/she) had insufficient funds with the drawee (NAME FINANCIAL INSTITUTION), intend to defraud, by issuing a check for [(the payment of services) (wages) (salary) (commission) (labor) (rent) (money) (property) (other thing of value)], and the value of said check was less than $500.

FRAUD BY CHECK (BETWEEN $500 18-5-205(3)(b) (M-1) AND $1,000)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, knowing that (he/she) had insufficient funds with the drawee (NAME FINANCIAL INSTITUTION), intend to defraud, by issuing a check for [(the payment of services) (wages) (salary) (commission) (labor) (rent) (money) (property) (other thing of value)], and [(the value of said check was more than $500 but less than $1,000) or (the DEFENDANT has been convicted of fraud by check for issuing two or more checks within any 60-day period in the state of Colorado totaling more than $500 but less than $1,000 in the aggregate)]

FRAUD BY CHECK 18-5-205(5) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully opened a [(checking account) (negotiable order of withdrawal account) (share draft account)] using [false identification, to wit: (LIST) an assumed name, to wit: (LIST NAME)] for the purpose of issuing fraudulent checks.

FUEL PIRACY (VALUE LESS THAN $100) 18-4-418 (M-3)(*Mand $250 fine)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly left the premises of (NAME THE ESTABLISHMENT), an establishment that offered fuel for sale, after dispensing fuel valued at ($ VALUE OF FUEL) and knowingly failed to pay for such fuel.

FUEL PIRACY (VALUE $100 OR MORE) 18-4-418 (M-2)(*Mand $250 fine)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly left the premises of (NAME THE ESTABLISHMENT), an establishment that offered fuel for sale, after dispensing fuel valued at ($ VALUE OF FUEL) and knowingly failed to pay for such fuel.

FURNISHING TOBACCO PRODUCTS 18-13-121(1) (P.O.-2) To $100 TO MINORS

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully furnish to (NAME MINOR), who is under 18 years of age, by [(gift) (sale) (other means)] [(cigarettes) (tobacco products)], to wit: (LIST PRODUCT).

FURNISHING TOBACCO PRODUCTS 18-13-121(2) (P.O.-2) To $100 TO MINORS

(DEFENDANT), being under 18 years of age, did unlawfully purchase [(cigarettes) (tobacco products)], to wit: (LIST PRODUCT).

GAMBLING 18-10-103(1) (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully engage in gambling.

GAMBLING (PROFESSIONAL) 18-10-103(2) (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully engage in professional gambling.

GRAZING LIVESTOCK 35-46-105

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(cause) (permit)] livestock to [(run at large) (graze)] on a [(public highway) (road) (incorporated municipality) (unincorporated municipality) (lane)], if the same is separated from the land or range of such owner or person in charge by a fence or other barrier sufficient to keep livestock from reaching such municipality, lane, road, or public highway.

HARASSMENT 18-9-111(1)(a) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), with intent to [(harass) (annoy) (alarm)] (NAME OF VICTIM), did unlawfully [(strike) (shove) (kick) or (otherwise touch)] said victim or subject him to physical contact.,

HARASSMENT 18-9-111(1)(b) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), with intent to [(harass) (annoy) (alarm)] (NAME OF VICTIM), did unlawfully in a public place (direct obscene language) or (make an obscene gesture) to or at said victim..

HARASSMENT 18-9-111(1)(c) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), with intent to [(harass) (annoy) (alarm)] (NAME OF VICTIM), did unlawfully follow a person; namely, (NAME), in a public place.

HARASSMENT 18-9-111(1)(e) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), with intent to [(harass) (annoy) (alarm)] (NAME OF VICTIM), did unlawfully initiate communication by [(telephone) (telephone network) (data network) (text message) (instant message) (computer) (computer network/system)] with (NAME OF VICTIMS), anonymously or otherwise, [in a manner intended to (harass) (threaten bodily injury) (threaten property damage)] [and made a (comment) (suggestion) (proposal) which was obscene].

HARASSMENT 18-9-111(1)(f) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), with intent to [(harass) (annoy) (alarm)] (NAME OF VICTIM), did unlawfully [(make a phone call) (cause a telephone to ring repeatedly)] with no purpose or legitimate conversation.

HARASSMENT 18-9-111(1)(g) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), with intent to [(harass) (annoy) (alarm)] (NAME OF VICTIM), did unlawfully make repeated communications at inconvenient hours that invaded the privacy of another; to wit: (NAME OF VICTIM), and interfered with the use and enjoyment of (VICTIM’S) [(home) (private residence) (private property)].

HARASSMENT 18-9-111(1)(h) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), with intent to [(harass) (annoy) (alarm)] (NAME OF VICTIM), did unlawfully and repeatedly [(insult) (taunt) (challenge) (make communications in offensively coarse language to)] said victim in a manner likely to provoke a violent and disorderly response.

HARBORING A MINOR 18-6-601(1)(a)(I) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), knowingly and unlawfully provided shelter to a minor (LIST MINOR), without the consent of (LIST NAME), a [(parent) (guardian) (custodian)], and failed to release the minor to (LIST OFFICER), a law enforcement officer.

HARBORING A MINOR 18-6-601(1)(a)(II) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), knowingly and unlawfully provided shelter to a minor (LIST MINOR), without the consent of (LIST NAME), a [(parent) (guardian) (custodian)], and [(knowing) (having taken) (assisted said minor in reaching)], failed to disclose to (LIST OFFICER), a law enforcement officer.

HARBORING A MINOR 18-6-601(1)(a)(III) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), knowingly and unlawfully provided shelter to a minor (LIST MINOR), without the consent of (LIST NAME), a [(parent) (guardian) (custodian)], and obstructed (LIST OFFICER), a law enforcement officer, from taking (LIST MINOR) into custody.

HARBORING A MINOR 18-6-601(1)(a)(IV) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), knowingly and unlawfully provided shelter to a minor (LIST MINOR), without the consent of (LIST NAME), a [(parent) (guardian) (custodian)], and assisted (LIST MINOR) in [(avoiding) (attempting to avoid)] the custody of (LIST OFFICER), a law enforcement officer.

HARBORING A MINOR 18-6-601(1)(a)(V) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), knowingly and unlawfully provided shelter to a minor (LIST MINOR), without the consent of (LIST NAME), a [(parent) (guardian) (custodian)], and failed to notify the [(parent) (guardian) (custodian)] that (LIST MINOR) is being sheltered within 24 hours after shelter was provided.

HINDERING TRANSPORTATION 18-9-114 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, knowingly and without lawful authority, forcibly stop and hinder the operation of a vehicle used in providing transportation services to the public and to a person, association, or corporation.

HORSES AND MULES RUNNING 35-47-101 (M) AT LARGE

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully knowingly permit [(horses) (mules)] to run at large, [(within a distance of ten miles from any city having one hundred thousand or more population) (within a distance of five miles from any city having between five thousand and thirty thousand population) (within a distance of one mile of all cities or towns) (within a distance of one mile from the business area of any unincorporated town or village)].

HUNTING FROM VEHICLE 33-6-124 (W)(15 PTS)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(take) (harass)] wildlife [(from) (with)] a motor vehicle.

HUNTING IN CLOSED AREA 33-6-120 (M)(10 PTS)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully take wildlife, (DESCRIBE TYPE), in an area closed by rule and regulation.

HUNTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY 33-6-116 (M)(20 PTS) WITHOUT PERMISSION

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully enter and remain upon the [(privately owned land) (lands under the control of the state board of land commissioners)] located at (DESCRIBE LOCATION) to take wildlife by [(hunting) (fishing) (trapping)] without the permission of (NAME OF OWNER), the owner and person in charge of said land.

HUNTING OUT OF SEASON 33-6-120 (M)(10 PTS)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully take wildlife, (DESCRIBE TYPE), outside the season established by rule and regulation.

HUNTING UNDER THE INFLUENCE 33-6-123 (M)(20 PTS)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(take) (hunt)] wildlife while under the influence of [(an intoxicating liquor) (a controlled substance)].

IDENTIFYING INFORMATION 18-5-120 (M-1) (GATHERING BY DECEPTION)

(DEFENDANT) without [(permission) (lawful authority)] knowingly [(made) (conveyed)] a materially false statement over a [(computer) (computer network) (telephone) (other electronic medium)] with intent to [(obtain) (record) (access)] the personal identifying information of (NAME OF VICTIM).

IMITATION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES 18-18-422(3)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully placed an [(advertisement) (solicitation)] in a [(newspaper) (magazine) (handbill) (publication)]; to wit: (LIST PUBLICATION), knowing (he/she) would promote the distribution of imitation controlled substances.

IMPERSONATING A PUBLIC SERVANT 18-8-113(1) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), falsely and unlawfully pretended to be a public servant and performed an act in that pretended capacity.

INCITING RIOT 18-9-102(1) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(incite and urge a group of five and more persons to engage in a current or impending riot) (give commands, instructions, and signals to a group of five and more persons in furtherance of a riot)].

INDECENT EXPOSURE

– Exposure of genitals 18-7-302(1)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly exposed [(his)(her)] genitals to the view of  (VICTIM) with the intent to [(arouse)(satisfy)] the sexual desire of any person under circumstances likely to cause affront/alarm.

– Masturbation 18-7-302(1)(b) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly performed an act of masturbation in a manner which exposed the act to the view of a person (VICTIM) under circumstances where such conduct was likely to cause affront/alarm to that person.

[See also “PUBLIC INDECENCY” heading]

INTERFERENCE WITH A FUNERAL 18-9-125(1)(a) (M-2) (PRIVATE PROPERTY)

(DEFENDANT), knowing a funeral was being conducted, refused to leave private property within one hundred feet of the funeral site upon the request of the owner of the private property or the owner’s agent.

INTERFERENCE WITH A FUNERAL 18-9-125(1)(b) (M-2) (PUBLIC PROPERTY)

(DEFENDANT), knowing a funeral was being conducted, refused to leave any public property within one hundred feet of the funeral site upon the request of a [(public official with authority over the property)(peace officer)] who had reasonable grounds to believe the person was violating a [(rule or regulation applicable to that property)(statute)(local ordinance)].

INTERFERENCE WITH STAFF, FACULTY, 18-9-109(1) (M-3) OR STUDENTS OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

(DEFENDANT), did on and near the [(premises) (facilities)] of (NAME OF INSTITUTION), an educational institution, unlawfully and willfully deny to [(students) (school officials) (employees) (invitees)] [(the lawful freedom of movement on the premises of said institution) (the lawful use of the property and facilities of said institution) (the right of lawful ingress and egress to the physical facilities of said institution)].

INTERFERENCE WITH STAFF, FACULTY, 18-9-109(2) (M-3) OR STUDENTS OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

(DEFENDANT), through the use of [(restraint) (abduction) (coercion) (intimidation)] and [when force and violence were (present) (threatened)] on the premises of (NAME OF INSTITUTION), an educational institution, and at or in [(a building) (facility being used by said educational institution)] [did unlawfully and willfully impede the (staff) (faculty) of said institution in the lawful performance of their duties] and [impede a student of such institution in the lawful pursuit of his educational activities].

INTERFERENCE WITH STAFF, FACULTY, 18-9-109(3) (M-3) OR STUDENTS OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and willfully refuse and fail to leave [(the property of) (a building and facility used by)] (NAME OF INSTITUTION), an educational institution, upon being requested to do so by (NAME), [(the chief administrative officer) (a designee of the chief administrative officer) (a dean)] of said institution, when the defendant was [(committing) (threatening to commit) (inciting others to commit)] an act which would [(disrupt) (impair) (interfere with) or (obstruct)] the lawful [(missions) (processes) (procedures) (functions)] of said institution.

INTOXICATED PERSONS 12-47-901(1)(a) (M)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(sell) (serve) (give) (dispose of) (exchange) (deliver or permit the sale, serving, giving, or procuring of)] a [(malt) (vinous) (spirituous)] liquor to (NAME OF INTOXICATED PERSON), said person being [(visibly intoxicated) (a habitual drunkard)].

KEEPING A PLACE OF PROSTITUTION 18-7-204 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), while [(having) (exercising)] control over the use of a place; to wit: (DESCRIBE PLACE), which offered seclusion or shelter for the practice of prostitution, did unlawfully [and knowingly (grant and permit the use of such place for the purpose of prostitution) (permit the continued use of such place for the purpose of prostitution after becoming aware of facts and circumstances from which he should reasonably have known such place was being used for the purpose of prostitution)],

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICALS & 18-9-313 (M-1) IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS – PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET

(DEFENDANT) unlawfully and knowingly made available on the internet personal information about a [(law enforcement official) (law enforcement official’s immediate family member)] and the dissemination of the personal information posed an imminent and serious threat to that person’s safety and the defendant [(knew) (reasonably should have known)] of the imminent and serious threat.

LITTERING 18-4-511 (P.O.-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(deposit) (throw) (leave)] litter on [(public property (LIST) (the property of (NAME) (any waters)].

LOADED FIREARM IN MOTOR VEHICLE 33-6-125 (M)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(possess) (carry)] a firearm (LIST FIREARM) [(in) (on)] a motor vehicle, said firearm having shell in the chamber.

**Note: Except pistol or revolver, or unless authorized by law.

LOCATING PROTECTED PERSONS 18-13-126(1)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), accepted money or other form of compensation to assist a restrained person in discovering the location of a protected person when the defendant knew or reasonably should have known that the restrained person is subject to a court order prohibiting contact with the protected person.

LOITERING 18-9-112 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and with intent to [(interfere with) (disrupt)] a school program after being asked to leave by (LIST NAME), a [(school administrator) (school administrator’s representative) (peace officer)]. (DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and with intent to [(interfere with) (endanger)] school children, loiter [(in a school building) (on school grounds) (within one hundred feet of school grounds)] when persons under the age of 18 are present [(in the building) (on the grounds)], not having any [(legitimate reason for being there) (relationship involving custody of a pupil) (responsibility for a pupil)], after being asked to leave by (LIST NAME), a [(school administrator) (school administrator’s representative) (peace officer)].

MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA CONCENTRATE

Marijuana:

– Cultivation 18-18-406(7.5) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) [(cultivated)(grew)(produced)] six or fewer marijuana plants

– Open and Public Display/

Consumption/Use 18-18-406(3)(a)(I) (P.O.-2:to $100 & 15 days)

(DEFENDANT) openly and publicly [(displayed)(consumed)(used)]  two ounces or less of  marijuana

– Possession

– Two ounces or less 18-18-406(1) (P.O. – 2:to $100)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly possessed two ounces or less of marijuana.

– More than two ounces, but less than six ounces  18-18-406(4)(a) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT) possessed more than two ounces, but less than six ounces of marijuana, to wit: (LIST AMOUNT)

– More than six ounces, but less than twelve ounces 18-18-406(4)(b)(M-1)

(DEFENDANT) possessed more than six ounces, but less than twelve ounces of marijuana, to wit: (LIST AMOUNT)

Marijuana Concentrate:

– Open and Public Display/

Consumption/Use 18-18-406(3)(a)(II) (P.O.- 2 to $100 &  15 days)

(DEFENDANT) openly and publicly [(displayed)(consumed)(used)]  marijuana concentrate

– Possession 18-18-406(4)(b) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly possessed three ounces or less of marijuana concentrate; to wit: (LIST AMOUNT) Medical Marijuana Criminal Offenses:

– Fraudulent representation to obtain registry identification card 18-18-406.3(2)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) fraudulently represented a medical condition to a physician to unlawfully obtain a marijuana registry identification card .

– Fraudulent representation to law enforcement official for the purpose of avoiding arrest/ prosecution for a marijuana-related offense 18-18-406.3(2)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) ) fraudulently represented a medical condition to a law enforcement official for the purposes of avoiding arrest/prosecution for a marijuana-related offense.

– Fraudulent use of another’s marijuana registry identification card 18-18-406.3(3) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) fraudulently used the marijuana registry identification card of another person.

– Theft of another’s marijuana registry identification card  18-18-406.3(3) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) fraudulently [(obtained)(exercised control over)] the marijuana registry identification card of another person.

– Fraudulent production/counterfeiting / tampering with card 18-18-406.3(4) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT) fraudulently[(produced)(counterfeited)(tampered with)] one or more  marijuana registry identification cards.

– Knowingly permitting another person to use one’s registry identification card to unlawfully purchase medical marijuana 12-43.3-901(1)(b) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly permitting another person (NAME OF PERSON) to use defendant’s marijuana registry identification card to unlawfully purchase medical marijuana.

MASSAGE THERAPIST 12-35.5-115 (M-2) FAILURE TO REGISTER

(DEFENDANT) knowingly [(practiced) (offered or attempted to practice)] massage therapy without an active registration.

MENACING 18-3-206 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), by threat or physical action, did unlawfully and knowingly [(place) (attempt to place)] (VICTIM), in fear of imminent serious bodily injury..

MUTILATION, CONTEMPT OF FLAG 18-11-204(1)(b) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(mutilate) (deface) (defile) (trample upon) (burn) (cut) (tear)] any flag in public with intent to outrage the sensibilities of persons liable to observe or discover the action or its results.

METHAMPHETAMINE PRECURSOR DRUGS RETAIL SALE OF 18-18-412.8(2)(a) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), knowingly delivered in or from a store to the same individual during any twenty-four-hour period (more than three and six-tenths grams of a methamphetamine precursor drug)(a combination of two or more methamphetamine precursor drugs).

METHAMPHETAMINE PRECURSOR DRUGS RETAIL SALE OF 18-18-412.8(2)(b) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), purchased more than three and six-tenths grams of (a methamphetamine precursor drug)(a combination of two or more methamphetamine precursor drugs) during any twenty-four-hour period.

METHAMPHETAMINE PRECURSOR DRUGS RETAIL SALE OF 18-18-412.8(2)(c) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), offered a methamphetamine precursor drug for retail sale in or from a store in an area of the store to which the public is allowed access.

METHAMPHETAMINE PRECURSOR DRUGS RETAIL SALE OF 18-18-412.8(2.5)(a) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), delivered in a retail sale in or from a store a methamphetamine precursor drug to a minor under eighteen years of age.

MUTILATION, CONTEMPT OF FLAG 18-11-204(1)(c) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(mutilate) (deface) defile (trample upon) (burn) (cut) (tear)] any flag in a public place, with intent to cause a breach of the peace or incitement to riot.

MUTILATION, CONTEMPT OF FLAG 18-11-204(1)(d) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(mutilate) (deface) (defile) (trample upon) (burn) (cut) (tear)] a flag in public, under such circumstances that it might have caused a breach of the peace or incitement to riot.

OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENT 18-8-102(1) (M-3) OPERATIONS

(DEFENDANT), did intentionally and unlawfully [(obstruct) (hinder) (impair)] the performance of a governmental function by a public servant; namely, (NAME OF OFFICIAL), by [(using) (threatening to use) (violence) (force) (physical interference) (physical obstacle)].

OBSTRUCTING HIGHWAY OR 18-9-107(1)(a) (M-3)** PASSAGEWAY

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully without legal privilege [(knowingly) (intentionally) (recklessly)] obstruct [(a highway) (a street) (a sidewalk) (a waterway) (a building entrance) (an elevator) (an aisle) (a stairway) (a hallway) (a railway)] to which the public and a substantial group of the public has access.

**Note: M-2 if committed to obstruct a funeral or funeral procession.

OBSTRUCTING HIGHWAY OR 18-9-107(1)(a) (M-3)** PASSAGEWAY

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully without legal privilege [(intentionally) (knowingly) (recklessly)] obstruct a place used for passage of persons, vehicles, and conveyances. **Note: M-2 if committed to obstruct a funeral or funeral procession.

OBSTRUCTING HIGHWAY OR 18-9-107(1)(b) (M-3)** PASSAGEWAY

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully without legal privilege [(intentionally) (knowingly) (recklessly)] disobey a [(reasonable request) (order to move)] issued by a person he knew to be a [(peace officer) (fireman) (person with authority to control the use of the premises)] to [(prevent obstruction of a highway and passageway) (maintain public safety)] by dispersing those gathered in dangerous proximity to a [(fire) (riot)(SPECIFY OTHER HAZARD)]. **Note: M-2 if committed to obstruct a funeral or funeral procession.

OBSTRUCTING A PEACE OFFICER OR 18-8-104(1)(a) (M-2) FIREMAN

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly by [(using) (threatening to use)] [(violence) (force) (physical interference) (physical obstacle)] did [(obstruct) (impair) (hinder)] the [(enforcement of the penal law or the preservation of the peace by (NAME), a peace officer) (prevention, control, or abatement of fire by (NAME), a fireman)], acting under color of his/her official authority.

OBSTRUCTING A PEACE OFFICER OR 18-8-104(1)(b) (M-2) FIREMAN

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(use) (threaten to use)] [(violence) (force) (physical interference) (an obstacle)] to [(obstruct) (impair) (hinder)] any animal used in [(law enforcement) (fire prevention activities)].

OBSTRUCTING AN EMERGENCY 18-8-104(1)(a) (M-2) MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDER OR RESCUE SPECIALIST

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly by [(using) (threatening to use)] [(violence) (force) (physical interference) (physical obstacle)] did [(obstruct) (impair) (hinder)] the [(administration of medical treatment) (emergency assistance)] by (NAME), an [(emergency medical services provider) (rescue specialist)], acting under color of his/her official authority.

OBSTRUCTING AN EMERGENCY 18-8-104(1)(a) (M-2) VOLUNTEER

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly by [(using) (threatening to use)] [(violence) (force) (physical interference) (physical obstacle)] did [(obstruct) (impair) (hinder)] the administration of emergency [(care) (assistance)] by (NAME), a volunteer acting in good faith to render such [(care) (assistance)] without compensation at the place of the [(emergency) (accident)].

OBSTRUCTION OF TELEPHONE 18-9-306.5 (M-1) OR TELEGRAPH SERVICE

(DEFENDANT), knowingly prevented/obstructed/delayed the [(sending) (transmission) (conveyance) (delivery)] in this state of any message/communication/report by or through any telegraph or telephone line/wire/cable/or other facility/or any cordless, wireless, electronic, mechanical, or other device.

OBTAIN LIQUOR BY 12-47-901(1)(b) (M-2) MISREPRESENTATION OF AGE

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully obtain or attempt to obtain a [(malt) (vinous) (spirituous)] liquor by representation of age, when such person is under twenty-one years of age.

OBTAINING SIGNATURE BY DECEPTION 18-5-112 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), by deception and with the intent to defraud the victim, (NAME OF VICTIM), and to acquire a benefit for any person did unlawfully cause (NAME OF PERSON WHO SIGNED) to sign or execute a written instrument; to wit: (NAME INSTRUMENT).

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE OPERATION 33-14.5-108 (M) PROHIBITED ON STREETS, ROADS, HIGHWAYS

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully operate an off-highway vehicle on a [(public street) (road) (highway)], to wit: (LIST STREET, ETC.).

**Note: This statute shall not apply when the road, street, or highway has been designated open for off-highway vehicle use; or when crossing a street, road, or highway; or when traversing a bridge or culvert; or during special off-highway vehicle events, or during emergency conditions declared by a political subdivision; or when the designated subdivision has designated off-highway vehicle routes; or when used for agricultural purposes.

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE REQUIRED 33-14.5-109 (M) EQUIPMENT

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully operate an off-highway vehicle on public land which was not equipped with [(at least one lighted head lamp and one lighted tail lamp operating between sunset and sunrise) (brakes) (a muffler and spark arrester conforming to regulations of the Division of Wildlife)]. **Note: This section shall not apply if the off-highway vehicles are being used in a competitive event and the landowner, lessee, custodian, or the Division of Wildlife gives permission for the vehicles to be used without the specified equipment.

PANDERING 18-7-203(1)(b) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(for money) (for other thing of value)] knowingly [(arranged) (offered to arrange)] a situation in which a person, (NAME OF PERSON), could practice prostitution..

PATRONIZING A PROSTITUTE 18-7-205 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully engage in an act of [(sexual intercourse) (deviate sexual conduct)] with a prostitute; namely, (NAME OF PROSTITUTE), a person not the spouse of said defendant.

PATRONIZING A PROSTITUTE 18-7-205 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully enter and remain in a place of prostitution; to wit: (DESCRIBE PLACE), with the intent to engage in an act of [(sexual intercourse) (deviate sexual conduct)] with a person not the spouse of said defendant.

PEACE OFFICERS PERSONAL 18-9-313 (M-1) INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully and knowingly made available on the internet personal information about a peace officer, and the dissemination of the personal information posed an imminent and serious threat to the peace officer’s safety or the safety of the peace officer’s immediate family and the defendant knew or reasonably should have known of the imminent and serious threat.

PERMITTING DISCARDED AND 8-13-106 (P.O.-1) ABANDONED COMPARTMENT ITEM

(DEFENDANT), being the owner, lessee and manager of a place accessible to children, did unlawfully and knowingly permit an abandoned and discarded item; to wit: [(a chest) (a closet) (a piece of furniture) (a refrigerator) (an icebox) (a motor vehicle) (SPECIFY OTHER ARTICLE)] having a compartment of a capacity of (one and one-half cubic feet) (more than one and one-half cubic feet)], and having a door and lid which when closed could not be opened easily from the inside, to remain  in such a condition.

POSSESSION OF A DEFACED FIREARM 18-12-103 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly possess a defaced firearm; (NAME OR DESCRIPTION OF FIREARM), of which the manufacturer’s serial number and other distinguishing number and identification marks have been [(defaced) (removed) (altered) (destroyed)] except by normal wear and tear.

POSSESSION OR CONSUMPTION OF 18-13-122 (P.O.-2) ETHYL ALCOHOL BY AN UNDERAGE PERSON

(DEFENDANT), being under twenty-one years of age, did unlawfully [(possess) (consume)] ethyl alcohol within the state of Colorado.

**Note: Summons to county court per 19-2-102.
**Note: This is a strict liability offense.
**Note: Affirmative defenses include being on private property with the knowledge and consent of the owner; or consumed with the consent of the parent or legal guardian who was present at the time; or presence in the person’s body was due to the ingestion of confectionery. Other affirmative defenses exist–refer to the statute for more.

POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 18-18-428 (P.O.-2)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully possessed drug paraphernalia; to wit: (LIST), and [(knew) (should have known)] that the drug paraphernalia could have been used in violation of the laws of this state.

**Refer to 18-18-426 for the lengthy definition of drug paraphernalia.

POSSESSION OF AN ILLEGAL WEAPON 18-12-102 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly possess an illegal weapon.

POSSESSION OF LIQUOR IN PUBLIC 12-47-901(1)(c) (M-2) PLACE

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully possess a [(malt) (vinous) (spirituous)] liquor in a public place, (DESCRIBE PUBLIC PLACE), when such person is under twenty-one years of age.

**Note: Unless premises licensed.
**Note: See also “Possession/Consumption of Ethyl Alcohol by an Underage Person.”

POSSESSION OF LOADED WEAPON 33-6-122 (M)(20 pts) WHILE USING ARTIFICIAL LIGHT

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully possess a [(loaded firearm) (strung bow)] while projecting artificial light to hunt.

POSSESSION OF WEAPON BY A 18-12-108 (M-1) PREVIOUS OFFENDER

(DEFENDANT), knowingly and unlawfully [(possessed) (used) (carried)] a firearm subsequent to (DEFENDANT’S) conviction for a felony, to wit: (LIST FELONY).

PREVENTING PASSAGE TO AND 18-9-122 (M-3) FROM A HEALTH CARE FACILITY -ENGAGING IN PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES NEAR FACILITY

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(obstruct) (hinder) (impede) (block)] (NAME OF PERSON), [(entry to) (exit from)] a health care facility; to wit: (NAME OF FACILITY).

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly approach within eight feet of (NAME PERSON), who was [(entering) (exiting)] (NAME HEALTH CARE FACILITY), a health care facility, without that person’s consent, for the purpose of [(passing literature to) (displaying a sign to) (engaging in oral protest with) (educating) (counseling)] this person in a [(public walkway) (sidewalk)] within a radius of 100 feet from any entrance doors to the health care facility.

PROCURING LIQUOR FOR PERSON 12-47-901(1)(a.5)(1) (M to 90 UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE days/$500)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully procure a [(malt) (vinous) (spirituous)] liquor for (NAME OF UNDERAGE PERSON), being less than twenty- one years of age.

PROHIBITED USE OF WEAPONS 18-12-106(1)(a) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly aim a firearm, to wit: (NAME OR DESCRIPTION OF FIREARM), at another person; namely, (NAME OF PERSON).

PROHIBITED USE OF WEAPONS 18-12-106(1)(b) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, [(recklessly) (with criminal negligence)], [(discharge a firearm) (shoot a bow and arrow)]; to wit: (NAME OR DESCRIPTION OF WEAPON).

PROHIBITED USE OF WEAPONS 18-12-106(1)(c) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly set a [(loaded gun) (trap) (device designed to cause an explosion upon being tripped and approached)] and did leave it unattended by a competent person immediately present.

PROHIBITED USE OF WEAPONS 18-12-106(1)(d) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully have in his possession a firearm; to wit: (NAME OR DESCRIPTION OF FIREARM), while he was under the influence of [(intoxicating liquor) (a controlled substance)].

**Note: The principle firearms or weapons offense is a class five felony if the defendant has been previously convicted within five years of a violation under C.R.S. 18-12-106. A permit under 18-12-105.1 is no defense to 18-12-106(1)(D).

PROMOTING OBSCENE MATERIAL 18-7-102(2)(a)(I) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(promote) (possess with intent to promote)] obscene material.

(WHOLESALE) PROMOTION OF 18-7-102(1)(b) (M-2) OBSCENE MATERIAL

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully and knowingly engaged in wholesale promotion of obscene material.

PROMOTING AN OBSCENE 18-7-102(2)(a)(II) (M-2) PERFORMANCE

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(produce) (present) (direct)] an obscene performance.

PROMOTING SEXUAL IMMORALITY 18-7-208 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and for pecuniary gain [(furnish) (make available)] a facility to (PERSON), knowing the same was [(to be used for) (in aid of)] sexual intercourse between persons who are not husband and wife.

PROMOTING SEXUAL IMMORALITY 18-7-208 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and for pecuniary gain advertise that he was willing to [(furnish) (make available)] a facility, to be used for and in aid of sexual intercourse between persons who are not husband and wife.

PROSTITUTION 18-7-201 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(perform) (offer) (agree to perform)] an act of [(sexual intercourse) (fellatio) (cunnilingus) (masturbation) (anal intercourse)] with (NAME OF OTHER PARTY), a person not the defendant’s spouse, in exchange for money and other thing of value.

PROSTITUTE MAKING A DISPLAY 18-7-207 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), by [(word) (gesture) (action)] did unlawfully endeavor to further the practice of prostitution in [(a public place) (within public view)]; to wit: (LIST LOCATION).

PUBLIC INDECENCY

– Sexual intercourse 18-7-301(1)(a) (P.O.- 2)

(DEFENDANT) unlawfully engaged in a act of sexual intercourse in a public place where such conduct was reasonably expected to be viewed by members of the public.

– Lewd exposure of intimate part of body (non-genitals) 18-7-301(1)(c) (P.O.- 2)

(DEFENDANT) unlawfully and lewdly, with intent to {arouse)(satisfy)] the sexual desire of (PERSON’S NAME), exposed an intimate part (not genitals) of [(his)(her)] body in a public place where such conduct was reasonably expected to be viewed by members of the public.

– Lewd fondling/caress of body of another  18-7-301(1)(d) (P.O.- 2)

(DEFENDANT) lewdly [(fondled)(caressed)] the body of another in a public place where such conduct was reasonably expected to be viewed by members of the public.

– Knowing exposure of genitals likely to cause affront/alarm 18-7-301(1)(e) (P.O.- 2)

(DEFENDANT) knowingly exposed [(his)(her)] genitals to the view of a person  (PERSON’S NAME) under circumstances likely to cause affront/alarm to that person in a public place where such conduct was reasonably expected to be viewed by members of the public. [NOTE: Class 1 misdemeanor if prior conviction for this specific offense or similar out-of-state or muni offense.] [See also “INDECENT EXPOSURE” heading]

PURCHASE ON CREDIT TO DEFRAUD 18-5-207 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully purchased personal property on credit, to wit: (LIST PROPERTY), and thereafter, before paying for it [(sold) (hypothecated) (pledged) (disposed of)] it with intent to defraud the [(seller) (vendor)], (LIST).

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT 18-3-208 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did recklessly and unlawfully engage in conduct which created a substantial risk of serious bodily injury to another person, to wit: (NAME OF VICTIM).

REFUSAL TO AID A PEACE OFFICER 18-8-107 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), being a person eighteen years of age and older, unlawfully and unreasonably refused and failed to aid (NAME OF OFFICER), a person known to him to be a peace officer upon the command of that officer to assist him in [(effecting and securing an arrest) (preventing the commission of an offense)].

REFUSAL TO LEAVE PREMISES UPON 18-9-119(2) (M-3) REQUEST OF POLICE OFFICER

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully barricade and refuse entry by (OFFICER’S NAME), a person identified as a peace officer, to the premises located at (ADDRESS), by the use and threatened use of force, and knowingly refused to leave upon being requested to do so by a peace officer who has probable cause to believe a crime is occurring and that such a person constitutes a danger to [(himself) (herself) (others)].

REFUSAL TO LEAVE PREMISES UPON 18-9-119(3) (M-2) REQUEST OF POLICE OFFICER

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully barricade and refuse entry by (OFFICER’S NAME), a person identified as a peace officer, to the premises located at (ADDRESS), by the use and threatened use of force, and did without proper legal authority [(confine) (detain) (hold hostage)] (VICTIM) without [(his) (her)] consent without the use of a deadly weapon.

REFUSAL TO LEAVE PREMISES UPON 18-9-119(4) (M-1) REQUEST OF POLICE OFFICER

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully barricade and refuse entry by (OFFICER’S NAME), a person identified as a peace officer, to the premises located at (ADDRESS), by the use and threatened use of force, and did without proper legal authority [(confine) (detain) (hold hostage)] (VICTIM) without [(his) (her)] consent and [(knowingly) (recklessly)] causes a peace officer to believe that he possesses a deadly weapon.

REFUSAL TO YIELD PARTY LINE 18-9-307 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and willfully refuse to immediately yield and surrender the use of a party line when informed that the line was needed for an emergency call [(to a fire department) (to a police department) (to a sheriff’s office) (for medical aid) (for ambulance service)].

REFUSAL TO YIELD PARTY LINE 18-9-307(3) (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully request the use of a party line on the pretext that an emergency existed, knowing that an emergency did not in fact exist.

REMOVAL OF TIMBER FROM STATE LANDS 18-13-108 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully cut and remove timber from state land, to wit: (DESCRIBE LAND), without lawful authority.

RESIDENTIAL PICKETING

Stopping in designated zone: 18-9-108.5(3)(a) (M to $5000)

(DEFENDANT) did knowingly and unlawfully engage in targeted picketing in a residential area by stopping in a designated zone after having been previously ordered by a (peace officer)(law enforcement official) to (move)(disperse)(take appropriate action) to comply with the order.

Sign violations: 18-9-108.5(3)(b)(A) (M to $5000)

(DEFENDANT) did knowingly and unlawfully engage in targeted picketing in a residential area by [(holding)(carrying)(displaying on their person)] (a sign/placard that was greater than six square feet in size)(more than one sign/placard) after having been  previously ordered by a (peace officer)(law enforcement official) to take appropriate action to comply with the order.

Parking of vehicles/trailers: 18-9-108.5(4) (M to $5000)

(DEFENDANT) did knowingly and unlawfully engage in targeted picketing in a residential area by placing a (vehicle)(trailer) within (three residences)(three hundred feet) of the targeted residence and the (vehicle)(trailer) had signage affixed to it that contained content related to the targeted picketing.

RESISTING ARREST 18-8-103(1)(a) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully [(prevent) (attempt to prevent)] a peace officer; namely, (NAME OF PEACE OFFICER), acting under color of his official authority, from effecting the arrest of said defendant by [(using) (threatening to use)] physical force and violence against (THE PEACE OFFICER OR NAME OF ANY OTHER PERSON SO PLACED IN JEOPARDY).

RESISTING ARREST 18-8-103(1)(a) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully [(prevent) (attempt to prevent)] a peace officer; namely, (NAME OF PEACE OFFICER), acting under color of his official authority, from effecting the arrest of (NAME OF PERSON OTHER THAN DEFENDANT), by using and threatening to use physical force and violence against (THE PEACE OFFICER OR ANY OTHER PERSON SO PLACED IN JEOPARDY).

RESISTING ARREST 18-8-103(1)(b) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(prevent) (attempt to prevent)] a peace officer; namely, (NAME OF PEACE OFFICER), acting under color of his official authority, from effecting the arrest of (NAME OF ARRESTEE) by using means which created a substantial risk of causing bodily injury to (NAME OF PEACE OFFICER OR NAME OF ANY OTHER PERSON SO PLACED IN JEOPARDY).

SECOND DEGREE ARSON 18-4-103 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(set fire to) (burn) (cause to be burned) or (by the use of explosive)] [(damage) (destroy) (cause to be damaged and destroyed)] the property of (NAME OF VICTIM), located at (ADDRESS OF PROPERTY), without consent of said victim, the damage being less than $100.00.

**Note: Other than building or occupational structure.

SECOND DEGREE FORGERY 18-5-104 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and with the intent to defraud, [(make) (complete) (alter) (utter)] a written instrument, to wit: (DESCRIBE THE INSTRUMENT–it must be something other than those instruments described in 18-5-102).

SELL/SERVE/GIVE LIQUOR TO 12-47-901(1)(a.5)(I) (M-2) UNDERAGED PERSON (BY NON-LICENSEE)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(sell) (serve) [give a (malt) (vinous) (spirituous) liquor] to (NAME OF UNDERAGED) being less than twenty-one years of age.

SELL/SERVE/GIVE LIQUOR TO 12-47-901(5)(a)(I) (P.O.-2: UNDERAGED PERSON (BY LICENSEE) to $250)

(DEFENDANT), a person licensed to sell at retail, did unlawfully [(sell) (serve) give a (malt) (vinous) (spirituous) liquor] to (NAME OF UNDERAGED PERSON), being less than twenty-one years of age.

SEX OFFENDER – DUTY TO REGISTER 18-3-412.5 (M-1)

[NOTE: Only for person’s convicted/adjudicated of “misdemeanor” unlawful sexual behavior. It is a class 6 felony if underlying conviction was for “felony” unlawful sexual behavior.]

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [fail to register with the local law enforcement agency within five business days of becoming a (temporary) (permanent) resident of (NAME CITY OR COUNTY)] [fail to register annually on his/her birthday with the local law enforcement agency on the place of the person’s temporary or permanent residence] [submit a registration form containing false information].

**Note: Refer to statute for specific conviction requirements and statutory references.

SEXUAL ASSAULT 18-3-402(3) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), knowingly inflicted [(sexual intrusion) (sexual penetration)] on (VICTIM) and the victim was at least 15 years of age but less than 17 years of age and the defendant was at least 10 years older than the victim and was not the victim’s spouse.

SEXUAL CONTACT 18-3-404(1)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly subject (VICTIM) to sexual contact knowing that (VICTIM) did not consent.

SEXUAL CONTACT 18-3-404(1)(b) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly subject (VICTIM) to sexual contact knowing that (VICTIM) was incapable of appraising the nature of (VICTIM’S) conduct.

SEXUAL CONTACT 18-3-404(1)(c) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly subject (VICTIM) to sexual contact; said victim being physically helpless and defendant knew that the victim was physically helpless and did not consent.

SEXUAL CONTACT 18-3-404(1)(d) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly subject (VICTIM) to sexual contact having substantially impaired victim’s power to appraise and control [(his) (her)] conduct by employing, without victim’s consent a [(drug) (intoxicant) (other means)] for the purpose of causing submission.

SEXUAL CONTACT 18-3-404(1)(f) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly subject (VICTIM) to sexual contact while victim was [(in custody of law) (detained in a hospital) (other institution)] and defendant had supervisory and disciplinary authority over victim and used this position of authority to coerce victim to consent.

SEXUAL CONTACT 18-3-404(1.7) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), for the purpose of (DEFENDANT’S) own sexual gratification, knowingly [(observed) (photographed)] (VICTIM’S) intimate parts without (VICTIM’S) consent in a situation where (VICTIM) had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

SHOOTING FROM ROADWAY 33-6-126 (M)(5 PTS)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(discharge a firearm) (release an arrow)] [(from) (upon) (across)] a public road, to wit: (ROAD LOCATION).

SKIING IN CLOSED AREA 33-44-109(3) (P.O.-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully ski in an area posted as “Closed” pursuant to 33-44-107(2)(e) and (4).

SKIING WHILE UNDER THE 33-44-109(9) (P.O.-2) INFLUENCE OR ABILITY IMPAIRED

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(move uphill on a passenger tramway) (use a ski slope) (use a trail)] while [(his) (her)] ability was impaired by [(the use of alcohol) (use of any controlled substance)] as defined by 12-22-303, C.R.S.

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully move uphill on a passenger tramway) (use a ski slope) (use a trail)] while [(he) (she)] [(was under the influence of alcohol) (was under the influence of any controlled substance)] as defined by 12-22-303, C.R.S.

SKIING COLLISION WITH INJURIES 33-44-109(10) (P.O.-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully leave the vicinity of a collision with another skier, resulting in injuries without giving his name to [(an employee of the ski area operator) (a member of the ski patrol)].

SKIING ONTO CLOSED PUBLIC OR 33-44-109(11) (P.O.-2) PRIVATE LANDS

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly enter upon [(public) (private)] lands from an adjoining ski area when such land has been closed and posted by the [(owner) (ski area operator)] pursuant to 33-44-107, C.R.S.

SOLICITING FOR PROSTITUTION 18-7-202 (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(solicit (NAME) for the purpose of prostitution) (arrange or offer to arrange a meeting of persons; namely, (NAMES OF PERSONS), for the purpose of prostitution) (direct (NAME) to a place; to wit: (DESCRIBE PLACE), knowing such direction was for the purpose of prostitution)].

TAMPERING WITH A UTILITY METER 18-4-506.5(1) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully connect [(an instrument) (contrivance)] to a main, service pipe, or other medium supplying or conducting [(gas) (water) (electricity)] to a building located at (ADDRESS), without the knowledge and consent of (OWNER OF METER), said person being supplier of such service.

TAMPERING WITH A UTILITY METER 18-4-506.5(2) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(alter) (obstruct) (interfere with)] the action of a meter located at (ADDRESS), which provided for measuring and registering the quantity of [(gas) (water) (electricity)] passing through said meter, without the knowledge and consent of (OWNER OF METER), being the owner of said meter.

TELEPHONE RECORDS – SALE OR PURCHASE 18-13-125(1)(a) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), without lawful authorization, knowingly procured/attempted to procure a telephone record.

TELEPHONE RECORDS – SALE OR PURCHASE 18-13-125(1)(b) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), without lawful authorization, knowingly (sold)(bought)(offered to sell/buy) a telephone record.

TELEPHONE RECORDS – SALE OR PURCHASE 18-13-125(1)(c) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), without lawful authorization, possessed a telephone record with the intent to use such record, or information contained in such record, to harm another person.

TELEPHONE RECORDS – SALE OR PURCHASE 18-13-125(1)(d) (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), without lawful authorization, received a telephone record of a resident of Colorado knowing that such record was obtained (without lawful authorization)(by fraud or deception).

THEFT (BETWEEN $500 AND $1,000) 18-4-401(1)(a) (M-1)(M-2) (UNDER $500)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(obtain) (exercise control over)] a thing of value; to wit: (DESCRIBE PROPERTY), the property of (VICTIM) with a value of [($500.00 or more but less than 1,000.00) (less than $500.00)] [(without authorization) (by threat) or (deception)] and with the intent to permanently deprive said victim of the use and benefit of said thing of value.

THEFT (BETWEEN $500 AND $1,000) 18-4-401(1)(b) (M-1)(M-2) [OBTAIN/EXERCISE CONTROL OVER WITH INTENT TO DEPRIVE] (UNDER $100)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(obtain) (exercise control over)] a thing of value; to wit: (DESCRIBE PROPERTY), the property of (VICTIM) with a value of [($500.00 or more but less than 1,000.00) (less than $500.00)] [(without authorization) (by threat) or (deception)] and did knowingly [(use) (conceal) (abandon)] the thing of value in such manner as to deprive the owner permanently of its use and benefit.

*Note: Theft from the person by means other than the use of force, threat or intimidation is a Class 5 Felony regardless of value.

THEFT (BETWEEN $500 AND $1,000) 18-4-401(1)(c) (M-1)(M-2) [KNOWING USE/CONCEALMENT/ ABANDONMENT] (UNDER $500)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(obtain) (exercise control over)] a thing of value; to wit: (DESCRIBE PROPERTY), the property of (VICTIM) with a value of [($500.00 or more but less than $1,000.00) (less than $500.00)] [(without authorization) (by threat) or (deception)] and did [(use) (conceal) (abandon)] the thing of value intending that such use, concealment, and abandonment will deprive the owner permanently of its use and benefit.

THEFT (BETWEEN $500 AND $1,000) 18-4-401(1)(d) (M-1)(M-2) [USE/CONCEAL/ABANDON WITH INTENT TO DEPRIVE] (UNDER $500)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(obtain) (exercise control over)] a thing of value; to wit: (DESCRIBE PROPERTY), the property of (VICTIM) with a value of [($500.00 or more but less than $1,000.00) (less than $500.00)] [(without authorization) (by threat) or (deception)] and did demand any consideration to which he was not legally entitled as a condition of restoring the thing of value to the owner.

THEFT BY RECEIVING 18-4-410 (M-1)(M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(receive) (retain) (loan money by pawn) (pledge) (dispose of)] a thing of value to another to wit: (DESCRIBE PROPERTY) [(knowing) (believing)] said thing of value had been stolen and intending to deprive the lawful owner, (NAME OF OWNER) permanently of the use and benefit of said thing of value, the value of said item being [($500.00 or more but less than $1,000.00) (less than $500.00)].

THEFT BY RESALE OF A LIFT 18-4-416 (P.O.-2) TICKET/COUPON

(DEFENDANT), without authorization, and with intent to profit therefrom, did unlawfully [(resell) (offer to resell)] a [(ticket) (badge) (pin) (coupon) (other device)], to wit: (DESCRIBE ITEM), that entitled the bearer to the [(use) (benefit) (enjoyment)] of any [(skiing service) (skiing facility)].

THEFT OF CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES 18-4-701(2)(a) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully obtain cable television services from a cable television operator by (trick) (artifice) (deception) (use of an unauthorized device, decoder or other means) without the authorization [with intent to deprive] of the cable operator supplying said service.

THEFT OF CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES 18-4-701(1)(b) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully [(make) (maintain) (a) connection(s), (mechanically) (electrically) (acoustically)] [(attach) (maintain an attachment) of any device(s)] to any [(cable) (wire) (other component)] of a cable operator without authorization of such operator.

**Note: This shall not apply to the attachment of a wire or cable to extend service that has been paid for or authorized.

THEFT OF CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES 18-4-701(2)(C) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully [(make) (maintain)] a [(modification) (alteration)] to a device installed with the authorization of a [(licensed) (duly permitted)] cable television system.

THEFT OF CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES 18-4-701(1)(c) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully [(manufacture) (sell) (distribute) (offer for sale/rental/use)] [a (decoding) (descrambling) device] or [a (plan) (kit) for a (decoding) (descrambling) device] designed in whole or in part or facilitate the doing of any acts specified in paragraph [(a)(b)] of 18-4-701(1).

THEFT OF CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES 18-4-701(2)(A) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully possess without authority, and with intent to receive cable operator services without authorization from or payment to a cable operator, a [(device) (printed circuit board)] designed in whole or in part to perform any of the acts specified in paragraph [(a)(b)(c)] of 18-4-701(2).

THEFT OF CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES 18-4-701(2)(F) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), knowingly failed to [(return) (surrender)] equipment used to receive cable services and provided by a cable operator, after such service had been terminated.

THEFT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 18-4-802 (P.O. 2 to $100) SERVICES BY FARE EVASION

(DEFENDANT), unlawfully [(occupied) (rode in) (used)] a public transportation vehicle without paying the applicable fare.

THEFT OF RENTAL PROPERTY 18-4-402(1)(a) (M-1)(M-2)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully obtain the temporary use of (NAME OF PROPERTY), the personal property of (OWNER), which was available only for hire, said property being obtained by means of [(threat) (deception) (knowing that such use was without the consent of said victim)], said property with a value of [($100.00 or more but less than $1,000.00) (less than $500.00)].

THEFT OF RENTAL PROPERTY 18-4-402(1)(b) (M-1)(M-2)

(DEFENDANT), having lawfully obtained possession for temporary use of (NAME OF PROPERTY), the personal property of which property was available only for hire, did unlawfully and knowingly [(fail to reveal the whereabouts of) (return said property to said victim or his representative) (to the person from whom the defendant had received the property)] within 72 hours after the time the defendant agreed to return it, said property having a value of [($500.00 or more but less than $1,000.00) (less than $500.00)].

THIRD DEGREE FORGERY 18-5-104 (M-1)

(DEFENDANT), with the intent to defraud (VICTIM), did unlawfully [(falsely make) (complete) (alter) (utter)] a written instrument, to wit: (DESCRIBE INSTRUMENT). **Note: Attention to items not included in 18-5-102 and 103.

THROWING MISSILES AT VEHICLES 18-9-116 (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly project a missile; to wit: (DESCRIBE MISSILE), [(at) (against)] [(a vehicle) (equipment designed for the transportation of persons and property)].

TRESPASS AND INTERFERENCE AT 18-9-110(1) (M-2) PUBLIC BUILDINGS

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully so conduct himself at and in a public building [(owned by) (operated by) (controlled by)] [(the State of Colorado) (NAME OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISION), a political subdivision of the State of Colorado)] to willfully deny to (NAME), [(a public official) (a public employee) (an invitee on said premises)], his lawful rights to [(enter) (use the facilities of) (leave)] said public building.

TRESPASS AND INTERFERENCE AT 18-9-110(2) (M-2) PUBLIC BUILDINGS

(DEFENDANT), through the use of [(restraining) (abduction) (coercion) (intimidation) (force and violence) (threat)] did unlawfully and willfully impede (NAME), a [(public official) (public employee)] in the lawful performance of his duties and activities, at and in a public building owned, operated, and controlled by [(the State of Colorado) (NAME OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISION), a political subdivision of the State of Colorado)].

TRESPASS AND INTERFERENCE AT 18-9-110(3) (M-2) PUBLIC BUILDINGS

(DEFENDANT), [(having committed) (while committing) (threatening to commit) (inciting others to commit)] an act which did or would have if completed [(disrupt, impair, interfere with) (obstruct the lawful mission, processes, procedures or functions)] carried on in a public building owned, operated, and controlled by [(the State of Colorado) (NAME OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISION), a political subdivision of the State of Colorado)], did unlawfully and willfully refuse or fail to leave said building upon being requested to do so by (NAME), [(the chief administrative officer of said public building) (the designee of the chief administrative officer of said public building charged with maintaining order in said public building)].

TRESPASS AND INTERFERENCE AT 18-9-110(4) (M-2) PUBLIC BUILDINGS

(DEFENDANT), at a meeting or session conducted by [(a judicial legislative) (an administrative)] body or an official of said body; namely, (NAME), at and in a public building, did unlawfully and willfully [(impede) (disrupt) (hinder)] the normal proceedings of said meeting and session [(by an act of intrusion into the chamber and other areas designated for the use of the body and official of said body conducting said meeting or session) (by an act designed to intimidate, coerce, or hinder a member of said body and official engaged in the performance of duties at said meeting and session)].

TRESPASS AND INTERFERENCE AT 18-9-110(5) (M-2) PUBLIC BUILDINGS

(DEFENDANT), did by act of intrusion into the chamber and areas designated for the use of [(an executive body; to wit: (NAME OF BODY) (an executive official; namely, (NAME)] at and in a public building, willfully [(impede) (disrupt) (hinder)] the normal proceedings of said (BODY) (OFFICIAL).

TRESPASS AND INTERFERENCE AT 18-9-110(6) (M-2) PUBLIC BUILDINGS

(DEFENDANT), [(alone) (in concert with another)] did unlawfully picket inside a building, to wit: (BUILDING NAME), in which [(the chambers) (galleries) (offices of the general assembly, or a house thereof, are located) (the legislative office of a member of the general assembly is located) (a legislative hearing and meeting was being conducted) (a legislative hearing and meeting was to be conducted)].

UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF AN ANIMAL 18-9-206 (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), intentionally released an animal which was lawfully confined for [(scientific) (research) (commercial) (legal sporting) (educational)] purposes.

(DEFENDANT), intentionally released an animal which was lawfully confined for  public safety purposes because the animal [(has been determined to be dangerous to people) (has an infectious disease) (has been quarantined to determine whether or not it has an infectious disease)] without the consent of the [(owner) (custodian)] of the animal.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A FINANCIAL 18-5-702 (M-1) TRANSACTION DEVICE

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, knowingly, with intent to defraud and with notice that a financial transaction device had [(expired) (been revoked) (been cancelled)] and that his use was unauthorized by the issuer or account holder, use said device for the purpose of obtaining [(cash) (credit) property) (services) (making financial payment)] with the value being less than $1,000.00.

UNLAWFULLY CARRYING A CONCEALED 18-12-105 (M-2) WEAPON

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly carry a [(knife) (firearm)] concealed on or about his person.

UNLAWFUL CONDUCT 18-9-117 (M-3)**

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully enter and remain in [(a public building) (a public place)] contrary to posted notice.

**Note: M-2 if interferes with/impairs/disrupts a funeral or funeral procession.

UNLAWFUL CONDUCT 18-9-117 (M-3)**

(DEFENDANT), did [(enter) (remain) (conduct himself)] [(in a public building) (in a public place)] in violation of a lawful order and regulation.

**Note: M-2 if interferes with/impairs/disrupts a funeral or funeral procession.

UNLAWFULLY DISCARDING AND 18-13-106 (P.O.-1) ABANDONING ICEBOXES OR MOTOR VEHICLES

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(abandon) (discard) (having authority did allow)] in a [(public) (private)] place accessible to children, [(a chest) (a closet) (a piece of furniture) (a refrigerator) (an icebox) (a motor vehicle) (SPECIFY OTHER ARTICLE)], having a compartment with a capacity of one and one-half cubic feet or more, and having a door and lid which when closed could not be opened easily from the inside.

UNLAWFUL DISPLAY OF FLAG 18-11-205(1) (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully display a flag other than the flag of the United States of America or the flag of the State of Colorado or its subdivisions, agencies, and institutions, to wit: (DESCRIBE FLAG), upon a state, county, municipal, and other public building and adjacent grounds; namely, (NAME OF BUILDING OR GROUNDS).

UNLAWFUL DISPLAY OF FLAG 18-11-205(2) (P.O.-1)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully display a flag other than the flag of the United States of America or the flag of the State of Colorado and its subdivisions, agencies, and institutions, to wit: (DESCRIBE FLAG) in a place where it was likely to be viewed by the public and a substantial portion thereof, knowing that under the circumstances then existing such display was likely to cause a breach of peace.

UNLAWFUL DISTRIBUTION, 18-18-405(2)(d)(I) (M-1) MANUFACTURE, DISPENSING, SALE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully, knowingly [(manufacture) (dispense) (sell) (distribute) (possess)] or [possess with intent to (sell) (manufacture) (distribute) (dispense)] a controlled substance listed in Schedule V; to wit: (LIST SCHEDULE V SUBSTANCE), listed in part 2 of the C.R.S. Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 1992.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WEAPONS 18-12-105(1)(c) (M-2)

(DEFENDANT), without legal authority, did unlawfully [(carry) (bring) (have in his possession)] [(a firearm) (an explosive device) (SPECIFY OTHER DEVICE)], within a building, to wit: (NAME OF BUILDING), in which [(the chambers) (galleries) (offices of the general assembly, or either house thereof, are located) (a legislative hearing and meeting was being conducted) (a legislative hearing and meeting was to be conducted) (the official offices of any member, officer, and employee of the general assembly are located)].

UNLAWFUL TRAFFICKING IN 18-4-603 (M-3) UNLAWFULLY TRANSFERRED ARTICLE

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully and knowingly [(advertise) (offer for sale) (sell) (offer for resale) (resell) (distribute)] or [possess for the purpose of (advertising) (offering for sale or resale) (sell) (resell) (distribution)] any article which has been transferred without consent of its owner.

UNLAWFULLY USING SLUGS 18-5-111(1)(a) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), with intent to defraud (NAME OF VICTIM), the vendor of [(property) (a service)], sold by means of a coin machine, did unlawfully and knowingly [(insert) (deposit)] a slug in said machine and did cause said machine to be operated by an unauthorized means.

UNLAWFULLY USING SLUGS 18-5-111(1)(b) (M-3)

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully [(make) (possess) (dispose of)] a slug with the intent to enable any person to fraudulently use said slug in a coin machine.

USE OF COUNTERFEIT OR UNAPPROVED 18-20-109(1) (M-1) CHIPS OR TOKENS OR UNLAWFUL COINS OR DEVICES

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully use counterfeit chips in a limited gaming activity; to wit: (NAME ACTIVITY).

USE OF COUNTERFEIT OR UNAPPROVED 18-20-109(2)(a) (M-1) CHIPS OR TOKENS OR UNLAWFUL COINS OR DEVICES

(DEFENDANT), did knowingly and unlawfully use other than approved [(chips) (tokens)] or [(lawful coin) (legal tender of the United States)] in [(playing) (using a gaming device designed to receive or be operated by chips or tokens)].

USE OF COUNTERFEIT OR UNAPPROVED 18-20-109(5) (M-1) CHIPS OR TOKENS OR UNLAWFUL COINS OR DEVICES

(DEFENDANT), did unlawfully have [(on his/her person) (in his/her possession)] while on a licensed gaming establishment, to wit: (NAME OF ESTABLISHMENT), any [(key) (device)] known to have been designed for the purpose of [(opening) (entering) (affecting the operation) (removing money)] of any [(limited gaming activity) (drop box) (electronic device) (mechanical device)].

**Note: Misdemeanor provision of the above statutes does not apply to any licensee or employee or repeat gambling offender–check felony status of offense.

USE OF FORGED ACADEMIC RECORDS 18-5-104.5 (M-1)

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Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

 

As far as Colorado law officials and prosecutors are concerned, any type of criminal offense is a serious matter. However, different levels of criminal offenses are handled in different ways, and are subject to different penalties.

 

In Colorado, there are eleven different classes of criminal offenses: two classes of petty offenses, three classes of misdemeanors, and six classes of felonies. Typically, petty offenses are considered to be the least serious types of crimes, while felonies are the most serious, and misdemeanors fall somewhere in the middle.

 

To help you understand the different types of criminal charges, we’ve provided a guide to the 11 different classes of offenses in Colorado.

 

Petty Offenses in Colorado

 

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In Colorado, there are two classes of petty offenses, as outlined below.

 

Class 1 petty offenses. There are many different types of criminal behaviors that constitute class 1 petty offenses, including offenses involving gambling, morality, and public peace. Common examples include third-degree criminal trespass, public indecency, and loitering. The possible penalties for class 1 petty offenses include up to six months in jail and fines of up to $500.

 

Class 2 petty offenses. Unlike class 1, class 2 petty offenses are sentenced according to charge, but may include fines and jail time. Examples include theft by resale of a lift ticket or coupon, littering, providing cigarettes to minors, and air pollution violations.

 

Misdemeanors in Colorado

 

Misdemeanor charges deal with more serious types of criminal behaviors, and are typically handled in county court.

 

Class 1 misdemeanors. These are the most serious types of misdemeanor offenses. There are many different crimes that could be charged as class 1 misdemeanors, including third-degree assault, unlawful sexual contact, theft of a trade secret, and indecent exposure. Penalties for class 1 misdemeanors include six to 18 months in jail and fines of $500 to $5,000.

 

Class 2 misdemeanors. Common examples include theft of property more than $100 but less than $500, manufacture, sale, or delivery of drug paraphernalia, and illegal carrying a concealed weapon. Penalties include three to 12 months in jail and fines of $250 to $1,000.

 

Class 3 misdemeanors. This category of misdemeanors includes theft of property valued less than $100, third-degree criminal trespass, prostitution, and soliciting for prostitution. Class 3 misdemeanors are punishable by up to six months in jail and fines of $50 to $750.

 

Felonies in Colorado

 

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Felonies are considered to be the most serious types of crimes, and are punishable by prison sentences and heavy fines.

 

Class 1 felonies. The most serious type of felony, class 1 felonies include crimes such as first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, and assault during escape from a lawful place of confinement. Class 1 felonies are punishable by life-long prison sentences and the death penalty.

 

Class 2 felonies. Common examples of class 2 felonies include a second conviction for selling schedule I or II drugs, second-degree murder, and sexual assault. Class 2 felonies may be penalized by eight to 24 years in prison and fines of $5,000 to $1,000,000.

 

Class 3 felonies. Class 3 felonies include vehicular homicide, certain types of sexual assault, and first- or second-degree burglary. These types of felonies are punishable by four to 12 years in prison and fines of $750,000.

 

Class 4 felonies. Examples of class 4 felonies are manslaughter, enticement of a child, and robbery. Class 4 felonies may be penalized by two to six years in prison and fines of $2,000 to $500,000.

 

Class 5 felonies. Class 5 felonies may include criminal actions such as menacing, failure to register as a sex offender, and stalking. Under Colorado law, class 5 felonies are punishable by one to three years in prison and fines of $1,000 to $100,000.

 

Class 6 felonies. These are the least serious types of felonies in Colorado, and many include criminal behaviors such as possession of up to two grams of methamphetamine, sexual contact in a penal institution, and possession of a weapon on school, college, or university grounds. The penalty for a class six felony may include one year to 18 months in prison and fines of $1,000 to $100,000.

 

If you have been charged with any type of criminal offense, it’s in your best interests to contact a knowledgeable Denver criminal defense lawyer. Your attorney can help you understand the criminal charges facing you, and explore your options for the best ways to proceed. If it becomes necessary to take your case to trial, your lawyer will be your most valuable ally, working with you to build a defense strategy and fighting aggressively for your rights.

 

Even the most seemingly minor criminal charge can have long-term consequences to your freedom, finances, and reputation. Don’t gamble with your future—contact an experienced defense attorney to ensure the best result possible for your case.

 

About the Author:

 

Kimberly Diego is a criminal defense attorney in Denver practicing at The Law Office of Kimberly Diego. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree at the University of Colorado. She was named one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars of 2012” and “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado” for 2012 and 2013 by The National Trial Lawyers. Both honors are limited to a small percentage of practicing attorneys in each state.  She has also been recognized for her work in domestic violence cases.

 

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The Petty Offense Exception

Petty Offense

In Colorado, there are two classes of Petty Offenses. A Class 1 Petty Offense carries a possible penalty of six months in jail and a fine of five hundred dollars. A Class 2 Petty Offense is punishable by a fine only. The fine amount for a Class 2 Petty Offense is stated within the statute of the offense charged. In Colorado, a person may be arrested by a law enforcement officer when a crime occurs in the officer’s presence. This includes both Class 1 and Class 2 Petty Offenses. Although a person may construe a “petty offense” as something trivial, this error in evaluating the case can lead to a permanent criminal record that is easily accessible by potential employers, schools, licensing agencies, and the general public. Thus, it is never advisable to simply plead guilty to a Petty Offense, or any criminal offense, without considering all of the collateral consequences associated with the case. An experienced criminal lawyer may be able to get the case dismissed or achieve a resolution that will not result in a conviction. If the case does not result in a conviction, it may be eligible for a record seal.

It’s also important to note that there are many special rules and procedures for Petty Offenses. One of such rules indicates that a child under eighteen years of age is not entitled to a jury trial for a violation of a municipal ordinance or county ordinance for which imprisonment is not a possibility. An adult who wants a jury trial for her Petty Offense has to make a request in writing to the court within twenty-one days after entry of a plea of not guilty and pay a jury fee of twenty-five dollars. If she wants six jurors, rather than the minimum three, she must indicate this in her request.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a Petty Offense, contact Attorney Monte Robbins today for a free case evaluation at 303-355-5148 or 970-301-5541.

Sours: https://www.denver-attorney.us/petty-offense.html

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Types of Crimes

There are four different types of crimes—and they are prosecuted by different offices.

Felonies

Felonies are the most serious criminal violations of Colorado state laws (Colorado Revised Statutes), and include robbery, murder, rape, and possession of illegal drugs for sale.In Colorado, felonies are divided into six classes, with Class 6 being the lowest level of felony and Class 1 the most serious, with prison sentences ranging from 18 months to life in prison (or death penalty).Fines may also be imposed.

There are also four classes of drug felonies, with Class 4 being the lowest, and Class 1 the highest, with prison sentences ranging from six months to 32 years in prison.

The Denver District Attorney prosecutes felony crimes.


Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors are less serious criminal violations of Colorado state laws, punishable by a sentence of up to 18 months in county jail.A person convicted of a misdemeanor cannot be sentenced to state prison, unless the misdemeanor sentence is served simultaneously (concurrently) with a felony sentence. In Colorado, misdemeanor offenses are divided into three classes, with Class 3 being the lowest level of misdemeanor and Class 1 the most serious.

Misdemeanors cover a wide range of offenses, including serious traffic offenses, alcohol-related traffic offenses such as DUI and DWAI, careless driving resulting in injury or death, domestic violence, 3rd degree assault, 2nd degree forgery, indecent exposure, obstructing a police officer, theft less than $500, resisting arrest, criminal mischief with less than $500 damage, public fighting, prostitution and soliciting for prostitution, and underage drinking.

There are also two classes of drug misdemeanors, DM1 and DM2, where the maximum possible punishment is 18 months.

The Denver District Attorney prosecutes misdemeanor crimes.


Petty Offenses

Petty offenses are the least serious criminal violations of Colorado state laws. Examples of petty offenses are third degree criminal trespass and littering of public or private property. The maximum penalty for a Class 1 Petty Offense is a fine up to $500 and/or six months in jail. The penalty for a Class 2 Petty Offense is outlined in each statute, but the penalty is usually less than a Class 1 Petty Offense.

The Denver District Attorney prosecutes petty offenses, but many petty offenses are prosecuted under similar municipal ordinances by the City Attorney.


Municipal Ordinance Violations & Infractions

Municipal ordinances are city laws passed by City Council (Denver Revised Municipal Code) and include such offenses as defacing property, petty theft, shoplifting, resistance, interference of a peace officer, curfew violations, assault, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, trespass, open container violations, violating park curfews, and non-alcohol traffic violations.

Infractions relate only to very specific (not all) charges involving use and possession of marijuana and certain traffic violations under the Denver municipal code.Infractions may be paid without making a court appearance.

The Denver City Attorney prosecutes violations and infractions of Denver’s municipal ordinances. 

Sours: https://www.denverda.org/types-of-crimes/


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