Continuing from An Overview of Fraud Charges and Penalties (Part 1), in the following, we will take a closer look at some of the specific defense strategies that can be used to combat fraud charges and, as a result, may be effective in helping get the charges against the accused reduced or potentially even dropped altogether. It’s important to point out that the best defense for fraud charges will depend on a number of factors, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Whether the accused individual has a criminal record
- Whether the accused was on parole or probation at the time of the alleged act of fraud (as this could trigger additional criminal charges of parole or probation violations)
- The amount of money stolen as part of the alleged act of fraud
- Whether there was one or there were multiple alleged victims in the case.
Defending You Against Fraud Charges
The Denver fraud defense lawyers at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara have a proven track record of success when it comes to defending the accused against fraud charges. Some of the specific defense arguments that we have successfully mounted against fraud charges in the past have included arguments that:
- The evidence was obtained in violation of the accused individual’s Fourth Amendment rights (meaning that police illegally searched for and seized the evidence associated with the case).
- The accused was not read his Miranda rights upon arrest or prior to being questioned.
- The prosecution does not have sufficient evidence to get the accused convicted of the fraud charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Conflicting witness testimony does not implicate the accused in the alleged crime.
Denver Fraud Defense Lawyers
The authorities take allegations of fraud and other white collar crimes, particularly when they have allegedly been committed by individuals who have a criminal record or when they involve allegedly defrauding victims out of large sums of money, extremely seriously, and these charges – even if a person is ultimately acquitted of them – can have a devastating impact on a person’s personal and professional life. If you or a loved one has been accused of fraud or of any felony or misdemeanor crime in Denver, you will need an experienced defense attorney who is dedicated to defending your rights.
At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, our skilled Denver fraud and criminal defense lawyers are committed to providing the accused with the best possible defense and to working tirelessly to helping them resolve their case as favorably as possible. As soon as you start working with our trusted criminal defense lawyers, we will begin investigating your case, interviewing witnesses and compiling evidence to support your defense. We will also work diligently to get the prosecution’s evidence against you thrown out of court and, whenever possible, to get the charges against you reduced or potentially even dismissed entirely. To learn more about your legal rights and receive expert advice on how to proceed with your case, contact us at (720) 379-8262.