O'Malley Law Office, P.C. Free Initial Consultation
South Denver: 303-731-0719
North Denver: 303-916-9006
Toll free: 866-365-9351

Blog

Forgery in Colorado, C.R.S. 18-5-102

Last year in Grand Junction, Colorado (Mesa County), a parole officer was charged with Forgery, C.R.S. 18-5-102, and had a federal lawsuit brought against him. The Colorado Parole Officer was suspected on many counts to have forged the arrest dates of parole violators, in order to keep them in jail past the allotted 10 days, if the paperwork had not been filed. This was shocking because, as an official working within the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC), there was a high expectation that the officer could be trusted. It is essential that Coloradoans can trust the justice system and those whose job it is to run it in Adams and Douglas County. Without that trust, our judicial system can no longer be respected or believed to be effective.

Identity Theft is another form of fraud we see at our office, when perpetrators falsify anything from government-issued documents to checks to IDs. Conspirators from Denver, Colorado committed forgery last year when they tried to submit false tax return documents in hopes of profiting from the refund they would receive under the names of recently deceased individuals.

A person commits Forgery in Jefferson, Broomfield and Arapahoe County if, with intent to defraud, such person falsely makes, completes, alters, or utters a written instrument which is or purports to be, or which is calculated to become or to represent if completed things such as money, stamps, stock, bonds, a deed, will, contract, assignment, commercial instrument, check, or other instrument which does or may evidence, create, transfer, terminate, or otherwise affect a legal right, interest, obligation, or status, a public record or an instrument filed or required by law to be filed or legally fileable in or with a public office or public servant; or a written instrument officially issued or created by a public office, public servant, or government agency. (For a complete list, see C.R.S. 18-5-102). The conduct of the Parole Officer mentioned above would definitely fall within this definition.

It is also important to note that uttering a forged document to a peace officer shall create a presumption that the person intended to defraud such peace officer. This would include signing a misdemeanor summons or traffic ticket with a false name.

Forgery is a 5 class felony in all Colorado counties, such as Boulder, Larimer or Weld County. Prosecutors will prosecute people harshly for Forgery or Theft. They will do their best to convict you of a crime if a false document is in circulation as evidence. If you are accused of Forgery charges, contact an experienced attorney to represent you. Call us today at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Facing Charges? Get Help Now!

GET HELP NOW!

Tell us about your case and one of our experienced attorneys will get back to you promptly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Case Results:

  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Possession of Child Pornography. Acquittal from jury trial. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Arson of Nursing Home. Dismissed by Court on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Felony Drug Distribution. Acquittal from jury trial. Boulder County, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault charges involving divorce and child custody. Acquittal from jury trial. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Burglary and Felony Theft. Dismissed by District Attorney. Arapahoe County, Englewood, Colorado.
  • Theft of Drugs by Nurse. Dismissed by District Attorney. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust. Acquittal from Jury Trial. Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.
  • Domestic Violence. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Violation of Restraining Order. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock.

24 hour emergency service Same-day jail visits Free initial consultation Reasonable fees Flexible payment plans

Call Toll free: 866-365-9351 South Denver: 303-731-0719 North Denver: 303-916-9006 Email us

FindLaw Network

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.