Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Colorado

Q: What do I do as am I being charged with a white collar crime? A guy offered to buy us drinks and gave me the card to pay

A guy offered to buy my friends and I drinks at a night club. When I ordered some drinks he handed me the card to pay for it then the bartender swiped it and left to get security. Next I was getting detained then arrested for theft and fraud.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You will need to contact a criminal law attorney. Depending on the severity of the charges and your income you may qualify for a public defender. At this point, you should cease talking to the police and work on finding a lawyer (or having a PD appointed). Lastly, an arrest does not mean that you will necessarily be formally charged by the DA or that you will be convicted.

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