I received a summons for injury to property as a result of a person blocking my garage and preventing me from leaving my home. My only offenses prior to this summons was three traffic tickets given over a 20 year period. If found guilty will i have a record and can i face jail time.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Colorado
I scheduled to go to court next month
Hi, thanks for your inquiry! I have been practicing law for 17+ years and have specific experience with issues similar to yours. That being said...Can your provide me:The full name of the court, with division or part?The offense statute you are charged with?The name of the party AGAINST you (you need not give YOUR name in the caption - I prefer you remain anonymous here).Thanks!------Please note that I have not yet answered your question. That is because this is one of those times where additional information is necessary or prudent. I have requested this additional information from you in order that a most thorough and accurate answer may be provided and I look forward to your response. In the meantime, I will be researching any related issues as necessary for that thorough answer, to ensure that there are no recent legal changes that could effect my answer, as well as drafting portions of the answer for you. Thus, if you don't see my response right away, after you provide your reply, please don't be concerned. Once I respond, you should be getting an email notification (or other) so you can come back and receive that answer. Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX look forward to assisting you.Repeat reminder: Due to rules of our states, nothing herein is intended as legal advice, only intended as general information in order that you may have a starting point for helping yourself and and better pursuing the details you need.
Aurora Colorado municipal court, sec# XXXXX name of the party against me? Not sure what you mean?
,Aurora Colorado municipal court, sec# XXXXX name of the party against me? Not sure what you mean?
Ah, OK, so it is it State of Colorado v. You?
Are you sure you gave me the whole CHARGE #?
That's correct...sec# XXXXX injury to property
OK, sorry to beat a dead horse here, but who is AGAINST you? What name is XXXXX XXXXX of the "__________ v. You"
The People of the State of Colorado vs me
Municipal court in and for th ecity of aurora, the state of colorado, the citity of aurora by and on behalf of the the people of the state of colorado
,did you recieve the following edits:sorry...it is:Municipal court in and for the city of aurora, the state of colorado, the city of aurora by and on behalf of the the people of the state of colorado
OK, let's look at this. And thank you for your patience in trying to determine the actually charge.I have been a stage 4 (highest) professional lawyer with the Company for nearly 4 years, and enjoy giving top knotch answers to all of my customers. I am happy to share with you my decades of experience as I donate my time here. Please remember to only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied with my diligence and effort in accordance with your chosen transaction. Until then, please stop and REPLY to me via the CONTINUE CONVERSATION button with the question concern you may still have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.That all being said, since it is People of Co. v. YOU, so we know we are dealing with a State charge (not a local ordinance); however, your code section does not appear in CO's Penal Code, so I believe we are missing something there. But, below I post the charge where injury to property as a crime is located. I also post the penalties, that depend on the value of the damage:With regard to your question:
I received a summons for injury to property as a result of a person blocking my garage and preventing me from leaving my home. My only offenses prior to this summons was three traffic tickets given over a 20 year period. If found guilty will i have a record and can i face jail time.Yes, you will have a record and YES, you can face jail time. See below:
OK, I see your newer post. Don't worry, I know it is confusing. I am going to try to see if I can access Aurora's code, to see if they have a separate one for injury to property.I'll be back!
Sec. 94-73. - Injury to property. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly or recklessly damage the real or personal property owned by another, in whole or in part, where the damage to the property is less than $1,000.00. And note here:
Sec. 94-73. - Injury to property.
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly or recklessly damage the real or personal property owned by another, in whole or in part, where the damage to the property is less than $1,000.00.
And note here:
"AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND ENACTING A NEW CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF AURORA, COLORADO; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF AMENDING SUCH CODE; AND PROVIDING WHEN SUCH CODE AND THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE
Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Aurora, Colorado:
Section 1. The Code entitled "City Code of the City of Aurora, Colorado" published by Municipal Code Corporation consisting of Chapters 1 through 146, each inclusive, is adopted.
Section 2. All ordinances of a general and permanent nature approved on or before July 1, 1996, and not included in the Code or recognized and continued in force by reference therein, are repealed.
Section 3. The repeal provided for in section 2 hereof shall not be construed to revive any ordinance or part thereof that has been repealed by a subsequent ordinance that is repealed by this ordinance.
Section 4. Unless another penalty is expressly provided, every person convicted of a violation of any provision of the Code or any ordinance, rule, or regulation adopted or issued in pursuance thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000.00, imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both such fine and imprisonment. With respect to violations that are continuous with respect to time, each day upon which any such violation shall occur shall constitute a separate offense. The penalty provided by this section, unless another penalty is expressly provided, shall apply to the amendment of any Code section whether or not such penalty is reenacted in the amendatory ordinance. In addition to the penalty prescribed above, the city may pursue other remedies such as Abatement of nuisances, injunctive relief, and revocation of licenses or permits.
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