Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Tax Evasion Penalties

Tax fraud punishment is no joke. The government incarcerates thousands of people every year for tax crimes. Do you know the IRS’s tax fraud punishments?

Frequently, tax fraud punishment is no more than a civil penalty. But, rare cases exist in which the taxpayer can experience criminal charges–when an IRS auditor hands your case over to the IRS Criminal Investigation Unit.  

Jeff Weeden is a Denver attorney with extensive experience in white-collar crime. Tax fraud is a category of white-collar crime that encompasses anything from tax [..]

What is Check Fraud in Colorado?

Check fraud, or writing a bad check to pay for goods or services, is a serious offense in Colorado. Depending on the amount of money in question, penalties may include felony or misdemeanor charges.

Colorado Revised Statute 18.5.205 is the Colorado statute that defines the crime of check fraud. This statute makes it unlawful to issue a check with the intention of defrauding someone for payment of goods and services. 

Jeffrey Weeden is an experienced white-collar crime attorney serving the Denver area. Mr. Weeden understands fraud penalties [..]

Petty Theft and Shoplifter Punishment in Colorado

People will often dismiss petty theft and shoplifting as insignificant crimes. It’s easy to understand why: by definition, petty theft involves taking objects of very little value. But the consequences of petty theft in Colorado can be significant.

Jeffrey Weeden is a criminal defense attorney serving the Denver area. In this post, Mr. Weeden will explain Colorado’s petty theft and shoplifting laws, as well as the potential consequences of petty theft charges. Mr. Weeden will also explain the difference between petty theft and shoplifting in Colorado. Though [..]

Can Criminal Mischief Charges Be Dropped?

Criminal mischief in Colorado is the act of knowingly damaging another person’s real or personal property. The law also refers to this crime as the crime of vandalism. Criminal mischief can be either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the extent of the damage. Convictions range all the way from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 2 felony. Can Criminal Mischief Charges Be Dropped? Jeffrey Weeden answers this question and more in the following post.

How Did I Catch a Criminal Mischief Charge?

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Probation Violation in Colorado. Can I Get Jail Time for VOP?

There are four steps to the probation violation in Colorado:

    Initial arrestFirst appearances and bondA violation of probation hearingSentencing

In many ways, the violation process in Colorado is like that of your initial charge. But, when you violate your probation, you don’t have the same rights and protections you did before. This is even if it’s your first time violating probation.

Attorney Jeff Weeden answers “how much time can you get for violating probation?” in this post.

Probation Violation: The Initial Arrest

Your P.O. will submit an [..]