Aurora, CO asked in Criminal Law for Colorado

Q: Is it a crime to tamper with a camera surveillance system by disconnecting several cameras in order to not be recorded.

To not be recorded for several minutes then reconnected in the wrong positions that's how we discovered the tampering

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John Kenneth Joyner
John Kenneth Joyner
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: 2nd degree criminal tampering is a class 2 misdemeanor in Colorado. The elements require a defendant:

- with intent,

- to cause injury, inconvenience, or annoyance to any person,

- tampered with property of another

So, if you call the police, they may find probable cause. However, you may be more concerned about what they were trying to hide by cutting the security feed. Good luck.

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