Tyler Boebert finally has a lawyer in his theft case

    Tyler Boebert in his booking photo after his February 27 arrest.

    Garfield County Sheriff’s Office

    Rep. Lauren Boebert’s son, Tyler Boebert, has hired an attorney for his Colorado criminal case.The teen previously told a judge he was having trouble affording a lawyer. Tyler Boebert faces multiples charges in connection to car break-ins and thefts in Colorado. 

    Lauren Boebert’s teenage son, Tyler Boebert, has finally hired an attorney for his Colorado criminal theft case after months without any representation.

    Dressed in a dark-colored suit and tie, the 18-year-old son of the high-profile Republican congresswoman appeared in the Garfield County Courthouse Thursday with his newly hired attorney, William Trent Palmer.

    Tyler Boebert had been without an attorney during his last two court appearances, first telling the judge that he was having trouble affording a lawyer.

    The teen informed Ninth Judicial District Judge John Neiley during an April 11 appearance, “We are working to hire an attorney, but it’s just been kind of hard with the prices, but we are working on it.”

    At an appearance on May 9, he told Neiley that he only sent in the paperwork to sign up for a public defender days earlier, drawing disappointment from the judge.

    “I wish you’d turned in that application a little sooner,” Neiley told Tyler Boebert at the time.

    But Tyler Boebert did not go with a public defender, after all.

    Palmer runs his own private practice based in Carbondale, Colorado.

    On Thursday, Palmer asked the judge to continue Boebert’s case until July 25.

    The judge checked with Boebert if that date worked for him and the teenager confirmed it did.

    “We’re going to continue the case then so that you and Mr. Palmer can have some discussions and then continued discussions with the DA as well,” Neiley said.

    Police say Tyler Boebert was spotted in a Colorado store where a stolen credit card was used.

    Garfield Combined Courts

    Palmer did not immediately respond to a request for comment by Business Insider on Thursday.

    The courthouse clerk told BI that Palmer officially entered his appearance into Tyler Boebert’s case on May 26.

    Public records show Palmer works at the law firm WTP LAW.

    “Through experience, WTP | LAW has developed adept strategies to defend even the most serious allegations, including drugs and weapons charges, burglary and theft, domestic violence related offenses, and others,” the firm’s website says.

    Boebert was arrested by the Rifle Police Department in February in connection to a string of car break-ins and property thefts in Rifle, Colorado. He faces more than a dozen charges, including several felony charges for criminal possession of ID documents.

    According to an arrest affidavit, the teen is one of four people accused of breaking into four cars in the city of Rifle, Colorado, and stealing wallets to make purchases at businesses including McDonald’s, Starbucks, and gas stations.

    At the time of his arrest, Lauren Boebert said in a statement to BI that her son should be “held accountable for poor decisions just like any other citizen.”

    The congresswoman has not shown up for her son’s court appearances, but she did support former President Donald Trump at his recent criminal hush-money trial in New York City.

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