H. Michael Steinberg has over 32 years experience practicing Colorado criminal law. Mr. Steinberg strives to stay current with the ever changing aspects of criminal law issues and updates resulting in his extensive knowledge of successful criminal defense as well as appellate work. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association, and the Colorado and Arapahoe Bar Associations.
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2011 Colorado Law Increases Penalty for Tagging, Graffiti, Criminal Mischief, and Defacing Property

A new law allows the police to “group” smaller instances of “tagging” together to reachhigher penalties Here is the law:

Summary of Legislation
The 2011 bill changes the manner in which multiple offenses for defacing property and causing more than $500 in damage may be treated. Specifically, it allows damages from two or more offenses committed within six months to be aggregated and charged as a single class 1 misdemeanor.

Offenses charged in this manner continue to be subject to a mandatory minimum of fine of $750 upon conviction.

The law also grants the court discretion to impose alternatives in sentencing, including restorative justice, and to suspend all or part of the fine for successful completion of the alternative sentence.