Colorado White Collar Crime Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Colorado on
Answered on Feb 11, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
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.

Q: If I sold a house and gave the buyer information I thought was true which turned out not to be but I have no proof

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 11, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Talk to a real estate attorney. This type of question is very fact specific, so there is no automatic "yes" or "no" answer. As a general rule, the larger financial impact the non-disclosure, the higher likelihood of litigation and the better chances of the buyer winning. Also be aware the knowledge requirement is "knew" or "reasonably should have known" (i.e. would an average "reasonable" person have been aware of the defect and disclosed the problem?).

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