Denver Fraud Attorney
Accused of fraud?
Article 5 of the Colorado Criminal Code contains statutes that address a number of different types of fraud. These include check fraud, defrauding a secured creditor or debtor, fraud in effecting sales, electronic mail fraud and others. Closely related to fraud offenses if forgery, another type of white collar crime.
In some cases, an act of fraud will be charged as a federal crime, such as if it involves the use of interstate commerce or the postal service, or if it involves activity occurring in more than one state. However it occurs, fraud is a serious criminal offense, one that is punishable by harsh penalties that have the potential to impact your life for years into the future.
Unfortunately, many people who find themselves charged with fraud are entirely innocent of the allegations. For example, charges of fraud by check, covered by Colorado Revised Statutes §18-5-205, are based on the belief that the defendant wrote a check despite having knowledge that he or she did not have sufficient funds to cover it.
You could be prosecuted for this crime after making a simple and honest mistake in bookkeeping. The good news is that the burden of proof in a fraud case is on the prosecutor. Your Denver criminal defense attorney can seek to clear your name by pointing to a lack of evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the offense.
Let a Denver Criminal Lawyer Fight for You
Whether you were arrested for a single act of fraud and are facing misdemeanor charges or if you are being investigated for a major felony fraud involving large amounts of money and many parties, you can find the help you need at M. Trent Trani & Associates, P.C. Our founding attorney has 20 years of experience and formerly served as a public defender, during which time he received special training in criminal procedure that is not available to attorneys in private practice.