White-Collar Crime in Colorado: Strategies for Defending Against Fraud and Other Charges

White-collar crimes are typically related to finances and are non-violent in nature. Money laundering, extortion, and bank fraud are all examples of white-collar crimes. The penalties and challenges surrounding these types of crimes can be harsh, and persons charged or investigated for financial wrongdoing need experienced counsel they can depend on. At The Law Offices of Steven T. Rodemer, LLC, our attorneys provide representation to professionals accused of white-collar crimes throughout the state of Colorado. We accomplish this by reviewing each case in detail and developing a strategy that best supports our client’s ability to receive the outcome they are seeking.

Common White Collar Crimes & Punishments

White-collar crimes are more complex than many other types of crimes. Because of this, it is important to have an attorney who can understand exactly what you are being accused of and the best way to defend against the charges you face.

Some of the more common white-collar crimes in Colorado include:

  • Fraud

  • Embezzlement

  • Money-Laundering

  • Securities Fraud

  • Tax Evasion

  • Bribery

  • Blackmail

  • Wire Fraud

  • Mail Fraud

  • Money Laundering

  • Counterfeiting

  • Political Corruption

  • Mortgage Fraud

White-collar crimes are typically tried in federal court and punishments can include:

  • Extensive prison sentences

  • Hefty monetary fines

  • Confinement to house on house arrest

  • Forfeiture of property

Common Defenses to White Collar Crimes

Following are some of the techniques we utilize in defending against white-collar crimes in Colorado. Keep in mind the techniques used will vary depending on the circumstances of each case.

Lack of Intent

In most cases where you are accused of a white-collar crime, the prosecution must show that there was an intent to commit the crime and to reach the result of financial gain. By preventing their ability to show this intent, you may be able to defeat the charge and avoid a conviction. Proving intent as well as showing a lack of intent both rely heavily upon the evidence, and having an attorney who understands the law regarding evidence is crucial.

Coercion and Duress

Duress, or coercion, is a defense that is best used when you only acted in a way that broke the law because of fear. This can include being physically forced to sign a document or being threatened with harm to yourself or others if you do not break the law. For this defense to be effective, you must be able to show that you did not have a reasonable opportunity to avoid the threatened behavior.

Counsel From An Experienced White-Collar Crime Lawyer At The Law Offices of Steven T. Rodemer, LLC

If you have been charged or are being investigated for a white-collar crime in Colorado, we are here to support you through the entire process. We know how stressful this period of time in your life is, and we are here to answer your questions and guide you along the way. We may be reached via our contact page.