Theft is a crime under Colorado statute. Probable cause is the legal standard for law enforcement to justify an arrest, conduct a search, or receive a warrant. If these actions were taken without probable cause before your arrest for theft, at the very least, the evidence against you should be suppressed and not used at trial. Depending on the circumstances, your charges should be dismissed by the court.
What is Theft?
Under Colorado law, theft happens when you knowingly obtain, retain, or exercise control over anything of value owned by another without authorization by threat or deception. It also includes receiving or disposing of anything of value owned by another that you know or believe was stolen or loaning money by pawn, and you: