Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

5 Most Common White Collar Crimes in Colorado

Not all crime is violent. Some crimes, such as credit card fraud, forgery, and money laundering are not physically violent. In this post, Denver attorney, Jeff Weeden explains the five most common white collar crimes in Colorado.

Common Misconceptions About White Collar Crimes in Colorado

Federal agents coined the term “white collar crime” to describe these crimes in the 1930s. 

When a court charges you with a white collar crime, you may believe that because the crime is not violent, your punishment will be insignificant. This is [..]

Acts That Constitute White Collar Crimes in Colorado

Referring to crimes committed by persons of respectability and high social status through their occupation, one of the most influential criminologists of the 20th century, Edwin Sutherland, coined the phrase “white collar crime” in 1939. The name came from the fact that these criminals characteristically wore suits rather than the blue-collared shirts of industrial workers.

White-Collar Crime in Colorado Today

Today, white-collar crime is usually financially motivated, nonviolent, and committed by business and government professionals – but you don’t need to wear a suit or a [..]