Understanding Different Types of Fraud in Colorado from a Fraud Crimes Defense Lawyer
Fraud is an umbrella legal term that can refer to a wide range of different crimes. Typically, fraud refers to white-collar offenses that are non-violent and involve deception or abuse of power for personal financial gain. For example, if someone stole your credit card and pretended to be you, this would be credit card fraud. Being accused of a crime of this nature is quite serious and requires representation from a Fraud Crimes Defense Lawyer.
Depending on the circumstances of the alleged offense, fraud crimes can be charged by state or federal agencies. These charges should not be taken lightly, no matter how severe the offense seems. Fraud charges should be fought with tough, dedicated advocacy from an attorney who understands these types of complex charges.
A few examples of fraud charges include:
- Insurance fraud
- Real estate fraud
- Rental property fraud
- Ponzi schemes
- Credit card fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Mail fraud
- Wire fraud
- Identity theft / ID Theft
Mr. Solomon is a Fraud Crimes Defense Lawyer who has handled many of these crimes. He has worked with DHS on “fraud for benefit” cases involving food stamps and health benefits for children. He has worked with the Colorado Department of Labor on unemployment fraud cases. He has worked with district attorneys on credit card fraud, identity theft, and forgery cases. He has worked with the Colorado Attorney General’s office on insurance fraud cases. Mr. Solomon has a wealth of experience as a Fraud Crimes Defense Lawyer.
What is the Difference Between Colorado State & Federal Fraud Crimes?
In the state of Colorado, fraud crimes are covered under CRS Title 18 Article 5. Given the wide range of fraud crimes, the penalties you could face for each vary notably. Some fraud crimes may be charged by the state as misdemeanors and result in a small fine, while others can be charged as more severe federal or felony offenses.
If federal agencies get involved—such as if the U.S. Postal Service was used to engage in fraud—they may investigate for months before making an arrest. From securities to insurance fraud prosecuted by the attorney general, Solomon Criminal Defense can defend all types of crimes.