White Collar Crime Lawyer
Are you under investigation or facing charges of committing white collar crime?
The Dadvocates provide counsel and effective defense strategies to clients throughout the state of Colorado.
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As the only law firm in the state of Colorado specially focused on advocating for the rights of men and fathers, we understand the unique challenges you face. We are ready to create an effective criminal defense strategy to help you avoid the astronomical fines and jail time that can result from a white collar crime conviction.
Meanwhile, if your relationship with your kids is partially dictated by a child custody agreement, a white collar crime conviction will have an effect. The Dadvocates are ready to fight for what you hold dear as a professional, an individual, and a father.
If you have been accused of a crime, you can arrange to speak with a defense attorney at one of our offices, over the phone, or via video chat.
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Types of White Collar Crime
Securities FraudSecurities are tradable financial assets, and securities fraud (sometimes called investment fraud or stock fraud) involves a stock broker or other individual deceiving investors into making certain purchase or sale choices. Fraud of securities can include insider trading, Ponzi schemes, and pyramid schemes.
Insurance fraud generally involves deceiving the insurance process for monetary gain. Insurance fraud is committed when someone unlawfully falsifies an insurance claim to seek benefits they are not entitled to.
Bribery is when you offer, provide, or agree to provide any financial benefit to someone with the intent to influence their vote, opinion, or judgment in an official capacity.
Money laundering is a type of fraud that involves hiding the origin of money or attempting to elude the government’s ability to trace the money. It is basically taking "dirty" money (such as funds collected through an illegal activity like drug trafficking) and deceptively turning it into "clean" money to legitimize the source of income.
Embezzlement is the act of stealing or misappropriation of property entrusted to you. An embezzlement charge is treated similarly to theft and can be considered a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the value of the property stolen.
Forgery is the act of making or using falsified documents or instruments with an intent to defraud. Forgery is a type of fraud that often happens in conjunction with other white collar crimes.
Tax evasion is willfully avoiding paying taxes that you legally owe. In Colorado, evading state taxes can be prosecuted as a class 5 felony, which carries penalties of up to $100,000 in fines and up to three years in prison. Evading federal taxes can result in the same fine but up to five years in federal prison.
Identity theft is knowingly using or possessing another person's personal identifying information or financial identifying information with the intent of enriching oneself. Identity theft is illegal in Colorado under CRS 18-5-902, and it is also a federal crime under the Identity theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998.
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From offices throughout the state of Colorado, the defense attorneys of the Dadvocates offer dedicated, personalized legal counsel. To best serve our clients, we have offices in:
- Colorado Springs / El Paso County
- Crested Butte
- Glenwood Springs
- Grand Junction
- Steamboat Springs
If you are not able to meet in person, our white collar crime lawyers also offer virtual consultations and remote representation. To arrange for an initial case review with our team, please contact us online or call our Denver headquarters.
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Felonies vs. Misdemeanors
Colorado classifies white collar crimes as either felonies or misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious violations and involve more severe consequences. Usually, the classification of a white collar crime will be determined by the value of what was stolen. Defendants can sometimes negotiate with prosecutors to reduce felonies to misdemeanors.
State vs. Federal Crimes
If a white collar crime is committed in Colorado and only affects residents of Colorado, it will probably be prosecuted in state criminal courts. However, if the crime is committed in multiple states, or victimizes residents of another state, then that crime can be prosecuted at the federal level. Federal charges tend to involve harsher penalties.
The Penalties of White Collar Crime
|Severity||Maximum Fine||Maximum Prison Time|
|Securities Fraud||Class 3 Felony||$750,000||12 years|
|Insurance Fraud||Class 5 Felony||$100,000||3 years|
|Bribery||Class 3 Felony||$750,000||12 years|
|Money Laundering||Class 3 Felony||$750,000||12 years|
|Embezzlement||Class 1 Petty Offense to Class 5 Felony (depends on the value of what was embezzled)||$100,000||3 years|
|Forgery||Class 5 Felony||$100,000||3 years|
|Tax Evasion||Class 5 Felony||$100,000||3 years|
|Identity Theft||Class 4 Felony||$500,000||6 years|
Developing Your Criminal Defense Strategy
Absence of Intent
Your white collar crime lawyer will demonstrate a lack of intent to commit the crime, or that the action in question was not intentionally done for financial gain.
Entrapment occurs when the defendant did not have the intent to commit the white collar crime acting alone, but law enforcement officials coerced criminal activity.
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If you are under investigation for a white collar crime, it's vital that you enlist professional legal aid as soon as possible. Your prosecutor is already hard at work collecting evidence and building the case against you. The sooner you put our criminal defense attorneys to work for you, the better prepared we'll be for your legal proceedings.
The Dadvocates have white collar crime lawyers throughout the state of Colorado who are ready to protect your rights, your property, and your freedom. Get started today by contacting us online or by giving us a call.
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The Colorado Organized Crime Control Act
Certain white collar crimes, especially money laundering, bribery, or forgery, can invite prosecution under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA).
COCCA was passed to crack down on organized crime and prohibit racketeering (a broad term encompassing activities associated with organized crime). When a white collar offense is connected to a group suspected of racketeering, COCCA enables prosecutors in Colorado to seek much more significant penalties.
If your white collar charges become charges of racketeering, then you could be facing a class 2 felony, the penalties of which include up to 24 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines.
The criminal defense lawyers at the Dadvocates are familiar with COCCA and can work to have COCCA charges reduced or dropped. If you are facing these serious penalties, we are ready to help.
Colorado White Collar Crime FAQs
What if I broke the law by accident?
Colorado laws related to taxes, securities, and insurance are numerous and complicated. It's easy for everyday people to make some sort of clerical error that ends up misrepresenting some property's value or miscalculating income. Fortunately, if we can prove that you unintentionally violated one of these laws, you won't face criminal penalties. However, you will most likely be required to return any funds that you wrongly received.
Who prosecutes white collar crime in Colorado?
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) contains several branches that focus on white collar crime. These include the Division of Securities, the Division of Insurance, the Division of Banking, and more. These divisions all work collaboratively with the office of the Colorado Attorney General and local district attorneys to reveal and prosecute white collar offenses. Of course, federal agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will also get involved in certain circumstances.
Is it identity theft if I had the other person's permission?
If you used another person's personal information with their consent, then it should not be considered identity theft. This argument represents a valid defense strategy that our lawyers may explore when preparing for your identity theft case. If you had someone else's permission to use their personal information, you should work to secure evidence of that consent, and we can provide assistance.
Can my spouse accuse me of identity theft?
Yes. Even though you are married, you do not have the right to use your spouse's personal information without their consent. However, because spouses usually share property, bank accounts, and other financial information, these cases are usually more complicated than identity theft against a stranger. If your spouse is accusing you of identity theft in Colorado, you should contact a law firm like the Dadvocates with a dual focus on criminal and family law.
When should I speak with an attorney?
You should contact the criminal defense team at the Dadvocates as soon as you become aware that you are being investigated for white collar crime. If you wait too long to obtain legal advice, you may unintentionally compromise your chances of success. The more time our white collar crime lawyers have to work on your case, the stronger your defense will be.
The Prosecution Must Prove Intent
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The lawyers at the Dadvocates are able to provide effective representation to men facing charges of money laundering, tax evasion, insurance fraud, or other financial crimes. To set up an initial consultation, contact us online or call our main line.