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if some one gets drunk in englewood colorado and is stupid enofe to try to burn somthing in a bath tub no one is hurt but some smoke damage maybe 150 to500 dolars in damage and it is a town house no one there but them .police come not related to the fire but related to a phone call from a girl friends employer that heard the girll friend arguing on the phone with this person and the police discoverd the stuff in the bath tub 7 purses but no one is home at that time. the police want to speak with this person who isint shure what he was doing should he speak to the police or go visit his grand mother in another state witch he has had tickets for over a week and have his attonery talk to them or just ignore it sence they havent charged him with anything but threatend to get a warrent if he dosent talk to them .be cause he dont even remember what happened for shure.what will the charges be or could they be.what sentenc could they carry
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I am sorry to say, if you burned your girlfriend's purses this is going to fall under the Domestic Violence law and it can come under the Arson law (felony punishable up to 5 years in prison) or criminal damage to property (which is a misdemeanor if the value was less than $1000, which carries a sentence of up to 1 year in jail and a felony for over $1000 carrying a sentence of 2-6 years in prison), it is up to the DA as to which charge to take. The problem is that voluntary intoxication and not remembering what happened is no defense to these charges. The person needs to deal with this issue as ignoring the police will do nothing but cause them to get a warrant and you will have to face the court.

The person needs to get an attorney in CO immediately to speak to the police and negotiate with them on the matter or at the least inform the police that the person will not give a statement as is their constitutional right. Then if the police get a warrant the attorney will arrange for the surrender of the person to the court and bail and will represent them in court.


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