Denver White Collar Crime Attorneys
White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes get their name from the fact that most involve some sort of fraudulent activity that does not resort to violence, such as a crime that someone might conduct while sitting behind an office desk and wearing a suit. Even though white collar crimes are nonviolent by definition, prosecutors in Colorado do not show any leniency to white collar crime defendants. In fact, prosecutors may be overzealous to land a conviction in a high-stakes or high-profile white collar crimes case.
To defend your rights, your reputation, and possibly your company from the consequences of a white collar crimes conviction, choose the representation of Springer & Steinberg, P.C. Our Denver white collar crimes attorneys are ready to stand up for you and your good name. We strongly believe in the importance of the presumption of innocence that demands the state prove you are guilty, not that you must prove you are innocent. Giving you strength and a voice in and out of court is our passion, just as it has been for years.
Common Examples of White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes in Colorado include but are not limited to:
- Embezzlement: The white collar crime of embezzlement involves using legally gained money for illegal personal gain. For example, a CEO who used company funds for a private purchase without authority from the board could be accused of embezzlement.
- Blackmail: Attempting to gain finances or private information from someone by threatening to release compromising information to the public is blackmail. If the threat of violence is involved, then blackmail could be charged as extortion instead.
- Tax evasion: There are legal ways to reduce how much you or your business pay in taxes each year. Reducing your taxes in any other way, like lying about the value of a piece of real property, could be tax evasion.
- Insider trading: Gaining an advantage in the stock market can only be done following regulated guidelines and information available to the public. Buying, selling, or trading stock using concealed information is insider trading, one of the most severe forms of white collar crimes.
Many white collar crimes are associated with business dealings and corporate practices. If you are charged with a white collar crime, then your business could be shadowed by the accusations as well, threatening its reputation and profits. To clear your company’s name, you have to be absolutely thorough in clearing own your name as well.
Federal Agencies Investigating Your Case
Certain white collar crimes may constitute a federal crime in addition to being an illegal act under Colorado’s state laws. As such, federal investigative agencies could be acutely interested in your case, how it is handled, and whether or not you get convicted.
Three prominent federal agencies that investigate white collar crimes are:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
When these agencies get involved with an investigation, the resources and manpower used against you will be greatly magnified. Although investigators are instructed to look for evidence for analysis and without any bias, it is common knowledge that federal investigations are geared to benefit the prosecution more than the defendant.
You need a powerful defense at-the-ready your white collar crime charges are being investigated by a federal agency. At Springer & Steinberg, P.C., our Denver white collar crimes lawyers have extensive legal experience and a “never back down” attitude. We cannot be intimidated by the opposition or a badge. Your rights are essential, and we will defend them as best we can.
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