Fort Collins First Degree Criminal Tampering Attorney
Using a Whip to Cut the Power

A man was charged with First Degree Criminal Tampering after using an erotic whip to jam a breaker box and cut the power to a store.

Utilities and utility boxes are protected under Colorado law and interfering with them will result in criminal charges of Criminal Tampering. A Longmont man was recently arrested and charged with First Degree Criminal Tampering for using an erotic whip to tamper with an electric breaker box of a business. According to the Denver Post, the man had been caught removing the windshield wipers and hub caps from a business van and police were called. The man attempted to assault the employee and escaped before police arrived. Not long after, the man was caught after using an erotic whip he took from the first business and jamming it into the breaker box of a nearby auto parts store. The man’s charges include First Degree Criminal Tampering, Menacing, and Criminal Mischief.

Larimer County First Degree Criminal Tampering Lawyer: Definition of 1st Degree Criminal Tampering

The Larimer, Boulder, and Grand County, Colorado law definition of First Degree Criminal Tampering – C.R.S. 18-4-505 – is:

Except as provided in sections 18-4-506.3 and 18-4-506.5, a person commits the crime of first degree criminal tampering if, with intent to cause interruption or impairment of a service rendered to the public by a utility or by an institution providing health or safety protection, he tampers with property of a utility or institution.

Because the man messed with a breaker box impairing the public electricity service to the business, he is charged with this misdemeanor crime.

Sentence for Criminal Tampering in Fort Collins and Loveland

As a class 1 misdemeanor in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park, First Degree Criminal Tampering is punishable by 6 to 18 months in the Larimer County Jail and up to $5,000 in fines.

If you or someone you love has been charged with First Degree Criminal Tampering, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best Fort Collins criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-658-0007 today to schedule your free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.

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