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White Collar Crimes Archives

An appropriate defense for white collar crime charges

Are you facing accusations or charges of fraud? If so, your legal situation is very serious, but a conviction is never your only option. Many in Colorado do not take their legal situation seriously when facing white collar crime charges, but you would be wise to take careful account of your situation and fight for your interests.

Why Did I Get Charged With a Crime?

Often we have clients confused how they are charged with a crime when they were not actively involved with the crime itself.  The answer, they are charged under the theory of complicity.  Colorado has enacted the statute of complicity stating, "A person is legally accountable as principal for the behavior of another constituting a criminal offense if, with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of the offense, he or she aids, abets, advises, or encourages the other person in the planning or committing the offense." C.R.S 18-1-603

Who can arrest the sheriff?

With all the recent investigation into the misuse of public funds surrounding the current El Paso County Sheriff, Terry Maketa, the question has come up, "who can arrest the sheriff if he does something illegal?"  It may surprise you that the person to perform the duties of the sheriff when the sheriff is a party to a case is the coroner. So if the sheriff becomes a defendant in the case the coroner would be the one to perform the duties of the sheriff and arrest him.     

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