DD&G Obtains Dismissal In Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft Case
By Joe Galera on January 14, 2020
Joseph W. Galera recently obtained an outright dismissal for a client who was unjustly charged with Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft. The charge of Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft was charged as a class 5 Felony in Denver District Court. The presumptive penalty for a class 5 Felony in Colorado is imprisonment in the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) for between 1 to 3 years along with a possible fine of between $1,000 and $100,000. However, our client was also facing habitual criminal charges based upon his past criminal history which would have increased the penalty to a mandatory prison sentence of 12 years with no possibility of probation. Our client was adamant that he was not guilty and we believed him.
Our team of attorneys, investigators and staff worked tirelessly to investigate the case and were able to definitively prove that our client did not steal a car. Our client maintained his innocence from the day of his arrest when he explained the circumstances surrounding why he did not return the car to the owner after borrowing it. Our team was able to corroborate his recollection of events and convinced the District Attorney not to pursue charges further in the interests of justice. The District Attorney agreed with our analysis of the case and dismissed all charges.
If you face criminal charges, the steps you take to defend your freedom and reputation can have a significant effect on your future. Talking to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible is the best decision. Joseph W. Galera has practiced criminal law for more than 15 years and wants to help you with your case. Not every case needs to go to trial and, like our most recent dismissal, a good law firm that takes the time to investigate immediately may not only have positive result, but is an efficient use of your resources and money.
Our firm is committed to helping you understand the criminal charges against you and fighting for you so you can achieve your goals. Based on the details of your case, we can advise the best course of action. We have offices in Avon and Denver, CO. Your initial consultation is free. Call our Denver office at (303) 758-8981, or our Avon office at (970) 343-0023, to arrange your case review.
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