Boulder Lawyer For White Collar Crimes Defense
Decades Of Experience In Colorado State And Federal Courts
The term “white collar” typically refers to an economic crime, as opposed to violent crimes that generally involve the use of force and various other offenses. Attorney Mark Langston has the specialized ability and experience to handle complex state and federal cases involving allegations of unlawful acts such as:
- Accounting fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud or securities fraud
- Embezzlement and other forms of theft from an employer, government agency or other party
- Identity theft and other computer crimes
- Conspiracy, money laundering and various COCCA/RICO crimes
- Unlawful drug manufacturing and distribution
In Colorado, fraud crimes are defined as those involving: (1) forgery and related offenses; (2) fraud in obtaining property or services; (3) fraudulent business practices; (4) bribery; (5) Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) offenses; (6) credit and debit card offenses and (7) equity skimming.
Fraud and other white collar criminal cases often involve complicated restitution issues. Some also create complex tax issues and asset forfeiture proceedings. The penalties that may be imposed are often directly related to the amount of money involved, the number of fraudulent transactions, and the amount of planning and preparation that went into the scheme. Mark Langston has more than two decades of experience representing clients accused of various types of fraud offenses.
Identity Theft And Other Financial Computer Crimes
A computer crime is committed when someone accesses a computer, network or system without authorization; causes damage, interruption or impairment of function; or accesses a computer, network or system to commit fraud or theft. The classification or seriousness of the offense is primarily determined by the value of the loss, damage, services or cost of repairs.
A person commits identity theft when he or she: (1) knowingly uses someone else’s personal identifying information, financial identifying information, or financial device without permission or authority in order to obtain cash, credit, property, services, or any other thing of value; (2) possesses this type of information or device with the intent to use it or aid or permit someone else to use it to obtain cash, credit, property, services, or any other thing of value; (3) falsely makes, completes, alters, transfers, passes, or delivers a written instrument or financial device containing any personal or financial identifying information of another with the intent to defraud; (4) knowingly possesses the personal or financial identifying information of another without permission or without lawful authority in order to apply for or complete an application for a financial device or other extension of credit; or (5) possesses this information with the intent to obtain a government-issued document.
Small-stakes gambling is legal in a small number of Colorado towns. However, gaming activities are tightly controlled and monitored by the state, and there is a complex set of rules governing the conduct of both patrons and business establishments. Boulder attorney Mark Langston is one of a very small number of lawyers in Colorado with experience in this highly specialized field. He successfully defended the first criminal prosecution of a corporation charged with a violation of Colorado’s gaming laws.
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If you or someone you care about has been arrested for any type of business-related theft or scam, computer crime or other financial offense, you need counsel from a lawyer with extensive experience defending against these allegations. If you are the target of an investigation, do not wait for your arrest. Contact experienced Boulder white collar defense attorney Mark Langston as soon as you possibly can for a consultation.