Colorado Welfare Fraud Attorney
Facing Welfare 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.
Welfare Fraud Crimes Defense
When you need help and apply for welfare benefits, the last thing you need is to be accused of welfare fraud. Being charged with welfare fraud could jeopardize the opportunity for you to receive any other state assistance and will go on your record. Let Weber Law help you get the benefits you need!
WHAT IS WELFARE FRAUD?
In the state of Colorado, welfare fraud can include filing a false claim for welfare, making a false statement such as underreporting income, failing to report all the people living in the home, or other assets and property owned. It can also mean taking another person’s welfare benefits without authorization or receiving welfare benefits in multiple states under multiple claims.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES?
There are a variety of penalties that a person found guilty of welfare fraud may face including being disqualified from participating in welfare programs.
Committing welfare fraud is considered theft and can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the severity of the fraud.
For example: welfare fraud that is committed for a monetary value of $50 or more but less than $300 is considered a class 3 misdemeanor and can have a penalty of $50 or more but less than $750 and up to 6 months in jail. Welfare fraud that is committed for a monetary value of $5,000 or more but less than $20,000 is considered a class 5 felony, with a punishment of 1 to 3 years in prison and a fine up to $100,000.
There are other crimes also associated with welfare fraud that a person could be charged with. These crimes include identity theft, and even forgery. Each of these charges carries a different penalty. So on top of a theft charge, you could potentially be facing another serious charge.
Forgery is a class 5 felony in Colorado and can be penalized by 1 to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000.
Identity theft is a class 4 felony in Colorado and can be penalized by 2 to 6 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $500,000.
HOW CAN YOU FIGHT A CHARGE OF WELFARE FRAUD?
If you have been charged with welfare fraud, Weber Law can help you defend yourself against this charge. Defenses for welfare fraud can include if you were a victim of identity theft, there was a typo, you did not intend to commit welfare fraud, and many others. Let Weber Law look at all the aspects of your case and come up with the best defense for you! We are comfortable and confident handling welfare fraud cases. We have experience winning these cases and getting you the benefits you need. If you or anyone you know has been charged with welfare fraud in the state of Colorado, call Weber Law today for a consultation.
- CRS 26-2-305 – Fraudulent acts- penalties
- CRS 18-5-102 – Forgery
- CRS 18-5-902- Identity Theft
- CRS 18-1.3-501- Misdemeanors classified
- CRS 18-1.3-401- Felonies classified-presumptive penalties
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a welfare fraud charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas.
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Our Welfare 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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