Colorado Fraud Attorney
Facing Fraud charges in Colorado? Time is NOT on your side.
If you are under investigation, if law enforcement wants to speak with you, or if you have been charged with a criminal offense, a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your charges. Call Weber Law to discuss your circumstances. Weber Law has helped people facing assault crimes navigate their way to case resolution and reunification with family members.
Having guidance through and an understanding of the criminal process will alleviate stress and allow you to focus your attention on improving your life.
Fraud Crimes Defense in Colorado
The crime of fraud is detailed in Title 18 Article 5 of the Colorado Statutes. Offenses that involve fraud include:
Forgery, Simulation, Impersonation, and Related Offenses;
Fraud in Obtaining Property or Services;
Fraudulent and Deceptive Sales and Business Practices;
Bribery and Rigging of Contests;
Offenses Relating to the Uniform Commercial Code;
Offenses Relating to the Imitation Controlled Substances Act;
Financial Transaction Device Crime Act;
Equity Skimming and Related Offenses; and
Identity Theft and Related Offenses.
In general, one commits fraud in Colorado if one engages in a wrongful act with the intent to gain an unfair or undeserved benefit from the party being defrauded, and/or if one intentionally causes harm or loss to another person through such an act.
The punishments for fraud in Colorado range from class 1 petty offenses—which have a maximum possible penalty of six months in jail, a $500.00 fine, or both—to class 2 felonies—which can include penalties of 8 to 24 years in prison and a fine between $5,000.00 and $1,000,000.00. An example of a class 1 petty offense would be something like writing a fraudulent check for the sum of less than $50.00, whereas a class 2 felony would be something like the unauthorized use of a financial transaction device if the amount in controversy is of $1,000,000.00 or more.
Defenses for Fraud
Some defenses for fraud include:
Lack of intent. For example, if you write a bad check while legitimately thinking you had sufficient funds to cover it, this removes the element of intent from fraud crimes.
Entrapment. This is when the police lure you into committing a crime.
Mistaken identity. If your identity is mistaken for that of a person who committed fraud, that would be a defense against the crime(s) charged.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a fraud charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas.
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Our Fraud Defense Lawyers Are Here to Help
If you have been charged with a crime, do not hesitate to ask for legal help. At Weber Law Firm, we understand you’re scared and nervous about what is coming next. You may even be angry that you have been falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit. We are here to fight for an acquittal.
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