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White collar crimes might not be violent in nature, but they are still serious offenses. Colorado law enforcement officials are diligent in investigating these matters, and prosecutors are poised to seek maximum penalties for anyone accused of them. Additionally, some violent crimes fall under the federal government's jurisdiction, and federal agents and prosecutors have substantial resources to investigate and try these cases. Defending yourself against allegations brought against you by the state or federal government can be intimidating, especially when there is a team of people working together to try to prove your guilt. That is why you need to level the playing field by hiring a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer.
At Jim Medley Defense Lawyer, our Denver white collar crimes attorney has 20 years of experience in the criminal justice field. Attorney Jim Medley first served as a police officer and is now a criminal lawyer with a hefty number of case wins under his belt. With our background in law enforcement and our education and training in criminal defense, we are a formidable opponent both in and out of the courtroom. When you hire us, we will provide the compassionate guidance you need while also fighting aggressively against prosecutors to protect your rights and future.
Examples of White Collar Crimes
Generally, white collar crimes take place in business or commercial settings. They typically involve the use of fraud or deceit for one's own financial gain.
Although white collar crimes are not violent, they can cause significant economic harm to businesses, the community, and the country. That is why state and federal governments take these offenses so seriously.
The Colorado Revised Statutes enumerates several offenses falling under the term "white collar crime." These include, but are not limited to:
- Theft of trade secrets (CRS § 18-4-408): This crime involves knowingly and unlawfully appropriating a trade secret, such as a design or confidential business information, for personal use. It is a class 1 misdemeanor.
- Forgery (CRS § 18-5-102): A person commits forgery if they create a fake written document, alter a written document, or pass off a forged document purporting that it is true. Forgery is a class 5 felony.
- Trademark counterfeiting (CRS § 18-5-110.5): This offense is committed when someone intentionally makes, advertises, sells, or distributes goods or services with a counterfeit trademark and without the permission of the owner. The crime is a class 2 misdemeanor.
- Money laundering (CRS § 18-5-309): Charges for this offense may arise when a person makes a financial transaction to further criminal conduct, conceal the source of ill-gotten gains, or avoid reporting requirements. Money laundering is a class 3 felony.
- Identity theft (CRS § 18-5-902): The various ways this offense can be committed include using another's personal identifying or financial information without permission; possessing another's personal or financial identifying information with the intent to use it; or falsely making or altering a written document or financial device with the intent to use it to defraud. Identity theft is a class 4 felony.
- Criminal possession of a financial device (CRS § 18-5-903): This crime occurs when someone possesses a financial device they know is lost or stolen. Depending on how many devices the individual has in their possession, the offense is either a class 1 misdemeanor, class 6 felony, or class 5 felony.
- Insurance fraud (CRS § 18-5-211): A person may be accused of this crime if they present or withhold material information when conducting transactions involving an insurance policy or claim. Depending on the circumstances, the offense is either a class 1 misdemeanor or class 5 felony.
- Electronic mail fraud (CRS § 18-5-308): This crime involves transmitting multiple commercial email messages or falsifying the header on multiple email messages. Electronic mail fraud is a class 2 misdemeanor.
Whatever white collar crime you have been charged with, it is imperative that you retain legal representation right away. These cases often involve multiple transactions and volumes of documents. At Jim Medley Defense Lawyer, our white collar crime attorney in Denver will pour through every bit of evidence and follow every trail to uncover the facts of the case.
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If you have been accused of a white collar crime, your reputation and career are on the line, as well as your rights and freedom. At Jim Medley Defense Lawyer, we recognize what is at stake and want to help protect your good name. We a prepared to do everything in our legal power to seek an optimal result on your behalf.