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Criminal Impersonation in Denver | Criminal Defense

criminal-impersonation-in-denver-omalley-and-sawyer-llc.jpegPretending to be someone for benefit can lead to a criminal impersonation charge in Denver. Acts that defraud another by impersonation, lead to legal or financial penalties, or involve providing signatures on legally binding documents are prohibited throughout Colorado. Simply pretending to be another isn't a criminal offense, but taking steps to benefit yourself while acting as another can be costly. Consult a strategic, experienced criminal impersonation attorney today if you're facing an allegation of this nature in Denver, Aurora, or Lakewood.

The Specific Acts of Impersonation in Colorado

Criminal impersonation in the state of Colorado prohibits certain behaviors under the disguise of another. CRS 18-5-113 defines the specific violations. You commit criminal impersonation in Denver if, pretending to be another person, you:

  • marry (or pretend to do so) someone who isn't aware of the falseness,
  • post bail or surety for someone in a civil or criminal court action,
  • sign a legal document intending to submit the document as true,
  • take action that would subject the person you're pretending to be to legal or financial penalty,
  • perform acts intending to unlawfully gain benefit or to injure or defraud another

Using someone's ID that you look like to purchase something expensive or lying to someone you proposed to that you aren't married (when in fact you are) could be considered acts of criminal impersonation.

Is Impersonation Always a Felony in Denver?

A conviction of criminal impersonation is a class 6 felony in Denver, Lakewood, and Aurora. This means defendants can be sentenced to:

  • up to 18 months in DOC,
  • a minimum fine of $1k,
  • a year of parole

With felony impersonation on your record, other hurdles often present themselves. Many face issues passing background checks, finding adequate work, obtaining loans, and experience general distrust from society.

Denver Criminal Impersonation Lawyer

Just because allegations exist that you've committed criminal impersonation doesn't mean you're guilty. You have a right to form a robust defense to these damaging charges. Doing so with representation from an experienced defense attorney is essential. Perhaps impersonation didn't occur, there wasn't an underlying crime, or the impersonation wasn't criminal. That said, contact our law office today for a free consultation. We will thoroughly look over your unique case and suggest next steps in your defense. Our affordable fees and flexible payment plans make results-driven defense a reality in uncertain times.

If you or someone you know has been charged with criminal impersonation in Colorado, be smart. Contact the highly rated criminal lawyers at O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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