Fraud, Embezzlement, White Collar Crimes Attorney Denver
The Iyer Law Office LLC, Denver, Colorado
Fraud, Embezzlement, White Collar Crimes
Fraud, Embezzlement, White Collar Crimes, like forgery and theft, are all crimes of dishonesty. Crimes of dishonesty are crimes of moral turpitude. If you are convicted of a crime of moral turpitude and you are not a United States citizen, you may face immigration problems, including deportation.
If you are being investigated or have been arrested for a white-collar crime such as fraud or embezzlement you should realize that a conviction can lead to serious consequences, including prison.
Fraud and Embezzlement White Collar Crime Attorney V Iyer uses his experience as a former deputy district attorney to defend you in Fraud and Embezzlement cases and get the best possible outcome.
Misdemeanor and Felony Forgery
Forgery in the first degree involves falsely and fraudulently creating, altering or passing official documents such as currency, stocks, wills, deeds or contracts. The document must purport to have legal efficacy that affects some right or status. For example, a fraudulent letter to the prosecutor’s office recanting the initial statement of events and purporting to contain the victim’s signature meets the statutory requirements of forgery because the prosecutor would likely rely on the forged letter in determining whether probable cause exists to move forward with the prosecution, which would affect the defendant’s legal status in the pending criminal matter.
Forgery also includes falsely and fraudulently creating, altering, or passing any part of any issue of money, stamps, securities, or other valuable instruments issued by a government or government agency, including United States Postal Service stamps, or United States Treasury bills.
Forgery also includes falsely and fraudulently creating, altering, or passing any part of any issue of stock, bonds, or other instruments representing interests in or claims against a corporate or other organization or its property. For example creating Share Certificate of Microsoft Corporation without the authority from Microsoft Corporation.
Forgery is a specific intent crime in that the person charged with forgery must have intent to defraud (“to cheat”).
The courts have held that the requisite intent to commit forgery can exist in a case where the defendant used a false written instrument prepared by another and prosecution is not required or obligated to prove defendant either mailed the false instrument or explicitly directed another to do so on his behalf. However, evidence of giving a forged resident alien card (“green card”) to a police officer was insufficient to support a charge of forgery with the intent to defraud the Immigration and Naturalization Service. (The evidence that was lacking is the proof that the defendant knew the resident alien card (“green card”) was a forged card).
Forgery involves fraudulent acts related to papers that are not specified in the first-degree forgery statute. There are also other offenses relating to forgery such as criminal possession of a forged instrument, criminal possession of forgery devices, criminal simulation, and obtaining a signature by deception. The statute provides a rebuttable (which can be shown to negate the non-existence of intent) presumption of intent to defraud when a person transfers, passes, or delivers, a forged document to a peace officer.
Forgery is a very complicated crime and it is in your best interest to have Fraud Embezzlement White Collar Crime Attorney V Iyer on your side. He will work to present a strong defense, always working to get a dismissal or a “not guilty” verdict from the jury.
White Collar Crimes
- Forgery in the first degree is a Class 5 felony, and forgery in the second degree is a Class 1 misdemeanor. * Forgery 18-5-102 covers listed documents such as money, stamps, securities, stocks or bonds, wills, codicils contracts, promissory notes, public record document, lottery tickets but does not include an academic record.
- Forgery in the second degree 18-5-104 covers any document or instrument that is not covered by Forgery 18-5-102 and is not an academic record. Use of forged academic record 18-104.5 is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. * Criminal possession of a forged instrument 18-5-105 is a class 6 Felony..
- Criminal possession of forgery devices 18-5-109 is a Class 6 Felony.
- Obtaining signature by deception 18-5-12 is a Class 2 Misdemeanor.
- Trademark counterfeiting 18-5-110.5 is under certain circumstances a Class 1 Misdemeanor and a Class 2 Misdemeanor under other circumstances.
- Criminal Impersonation 18-5-113 is a Class 6 Felony. Criminal Impersonation arises, for instance when you claim the identity of other or assumes a false or fictitious identity; claim to be marriage without the knowledge of the other partner in this claimed marriage.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, you will need Fraud Embezzlement White Collar Crime Attorney V Iyer and his team behind you. These are serious offenses and you will need a strong attorney on your side.
You can contact Attorney V Iyer here for a free consultation about your case.