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Denver Criminal Impersonation Attorney & Crime Definition

Impersonation.jpgColorado Criminal Impersonation Lawyer in Denver - Faking and Pretending on Important Matters

You and I can be arrested and charged with Criminal Impersonation in Denver if we pretend to be someone else or a fake person and we do things which impact others who trust us and what we say. Can you imagine the person who pretends to be another person and in the fictitious capacity marries someone? For example, a man might have a long criminal history of trying to swindle women out of their money, so he assumes a fake name and sweet talks a woman into marriage. She thinks she is marrying a true love when in fact he is a swindler. That would be a traumatic event for the new spouse. Since matters like this have great importance to others and can have a huge impact on them, the crime of Criminal Impersonation is a class 6 felony.

Colorado Criminal Impersonation, C.R.S. 18-5-113

impersonation.jpgThis Colorado crime can only be charged when 1) someone pretends to be another person, and then 2) does something on a prohibited list, while in that "pretend" capacity. In its definition, Criminal Impersonation includes a list of all the prohibited things which cannot be done while pretending to be someone else. The list includes:

Criminal Impersonation vs. False Reporting in Colorado

Under C.R.S. 18-5-113, Criminal Impersonation is a felony offense in Colorado and requires the assistance of an experienced attorney to fight the charges in Boulder, Jefferson, and Arapahoe County. Criminal impersonation charges can arise in a variety of scenarios but most typically, it is charged when a person is accused of using a false identity to get a benefit. For example, if the police stop you for a traffic stop and you use another name because you know that there is a warrant for your arrest, the fact that you are evading arrest elevates the case from a simple traffic stop to a class 6 felony. In this scenario, the prosecutor will allege that your benefit is that you were able to remain at large by lying to the police.

Colorado Criminal Impersonation - Is That Me?

Are we all guilty of this crime once in a while? I can still remember the check which came to our house and I had promised my wife I would deposit it in our account. We had bills to pay and the check needed to be deposited. Since my wife had already left for the day, I just signed her name and put the check in the bank. She was glad I made the deposit and we never had any problem. Did I commit Criminal Impersonation?

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