Denver White Collar Crime Defense Attorneys
“White collar” charges are those offenses that are associated with the nonviolent criminal acquisition of money. Very often, these cases involve the financial operations of complex organizations in which the calculation of assets and juggling of finances can be almost impossible. While someone may make a poor judgment call in these circumstances, that does not necessarily mean he or she is a criminal.
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What Makes a Crime White Collar?
Though it is nonviolent, white collar crime costs banks, corporations and ordinary people many billions of dollars every year. These losses occur both directly and through increased insurance premiums and bank fees.
The impact on consumers has led to stricter enforcement in Colorado. Examples of white collar crimes include:
- Real estate and mortgage fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Health care fraud
- Bank fraud
- Wire fraud and mail fraud
- Securities fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Check fraud
- HUD (Housing and Urban Development) and Medicare fraud
- Embezzlement, forgery, money laundering
It is important to note that many of the crimes listed above can be charged as felonies. Felony charges are very serious; your freedom is on the line. Make sure you hire an experienced, effective criminal defense law firm to defend your rights. Make sure you consider Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C.
How Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C., Can Help You
Unlike the process for many criminal matters, the process of investigating a “white collar” crime may be ongoing over a course of months or years. The result is that everyone involved in the matter, whether a target of the prosecution or not, lives under the shadow of a potential indictment. Even if you have not been charged, you should consult an experienced attorney the moment you find out that your name is involved in an investigation of this kind of crime. Acting without a lawyer means running the risk that you may say or do something that could later damage your case.
Denver white collar crime attorney Daniel Gerash will not only protect your rights during the investigation, but he will also keep you informed about all the developments in the case as a whole. This allows you to focus on your life and your family. He is also an experienced negotiator who can work with prosecutors and investigators to ensure that you are not the subject of undue scrutiny or false accusations.
Common Defenses Used Against White Collar Crime Accusations
When facing accusations of white-collar crimes in Colorado, defendants can employ various defenses to challenge the charges brought against them. It’s important to note that the availability and effectiveness of these defenses depend on the specific circumstances of each case. Here are a few examples of defenses commonly used against white-collar crime accusations in Colorado:
- Lack of Intent: Many white-collar crimes require proof of intent or knowledge to commit the offense. A defense strategy may involve demonstrating that the defendant did not have the necessary intent to engage in illegal activity. This could involve showing that the actions were unintentional, accidental, or based on a good faith belief in their legality.
- Lack of Evidence: Challenging the evidence presented by the prosecution is a common defense strategy. This may involve questioning the credibility or reliability of the evidence, highlighting inconsistencies or weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, or presenting alternative explanations for the alleged misconduct.
- Mistaken Identity: If the prosecution’s case relies on identifying the defendant as the perpetrator of the crime, a defense strategy may involve presenting evidence that the defendant was misidentified or mistaken for someone else. This can include alibi evidence, witness testimony, or surveillance footage that contradicts the prosecution’s claims.
- Insufficient Proof of Financial Harm: Some white-collar crimes require proof of financial harm or loss suffered by the alleged victims. A defense strategy may involve challenging the prosecution’s ability to establish the extent of the alleged harm, demonstrating that the losses were not directly caused by the defendant’s actions, or presenting evidence that disputes the valuation of the losses.
- Entrapment: In certain cases, a defense strategy of entrapment may be employed. This defense asserts that law enforcement induced or coerced the defendant into committing the crime they would not have otherwise committed. To use this defense successfully, the defendant must show that they were not predisposed to commit the offense and that law enforcement’s actions were the primary cause of the criminal conduct.
- Constitutional Violations: If the defendant’s constitutional rights were violated during the investigation or arrest, a defense strategy may involve challenging the admissibility of evidence obtained through illegal searches, seizures, or other violations of due process.
These are just a few examples of defenses used against white-collar crime accusations in Colorado. It’s crucial to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can evaluate the specific circumstances of your case and develop an appropriate defense strategy tailored to your situation.
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The punishments for crimes committed with a computer or pen are every bit as serious as those committed with a gun. Do not leave your legal defense to just anyone. Remember, once you have been arrested, you are on the clock. Act decisively to protect your rights.
Our experienced legal team also handles other types of criminal charges cases, including:
- Drug Charges
- DUI / DUID
- Felony Crimes
- Juvenile Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Domestic Violence
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