Bankruptcy Fraud Charges in Denver
Call an Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Now
Bankruptcy fraud occurs when an individual who files for bankruptcy does
one of the following:
- Makes false statements
- Files a false claim
- Hides financial records
- Gives or takes a bribe
Bankruptcy fraud is a federal crime and can result in a prison sentence
and a hefty set of fines.
If you’re facing bankruptcy fraud charges, you need an experienced
Denver criminal defense lawyer. At the
Law Offices of David L. Owen, Jr., P.C., I can provide the aggressive and effective defense you need in this time
of crisis. Retaining my legal services is the first step in building a
defense that can safeguard your future.
Put 30 years of experience on your side. Call (883) 347-1101 today to see
how I can help.
Penalties for Bankruptcy Fraud
Bankruptcy fraud can be punished with either civil or criminal penalties.
The type of penalties that are imposed depends on what the court-appointed
bankruptcy trustee finds. If the trustee finds that you committed fraudulent
actions, the court will be asked to impose civil penalties. If the
fraud is serious, however, the case will be referred to federal prosecutors
who will investigate and file a criminal case.
Civil penalties for bankruptcy fraud can include:
- Forfeiture of discharge rights: The court may revoke your right to discharge
your debt. Without discharge rights, creditors can sue you, foreclose
your property or take any other collection actions the bankruptcy would
normally protect you from.
- Loss of exemptions: The court may deny any exemptions regarding property
that you typically would be able to keep, meaning the creditors may take
the property that would’ve been yours.
Criminal penalties for bankruptcy fraud can include:
- Up to 5 years in prison
- Up to $25,000 in fines
- 1-3 years of probation
Contact Me Today
As a Denver criminal defense lawyer, I have investigated fraud cases worldwide
and I understand how prosecutors operate. When you choose to retain my
services, I can put my decades of experience to work and make sure your
rights are defended every step of the way. Facing any type of criminal
allegation can make you feel as though you have no control of your life.
With me on your side, however, you can trust that my firm is prepared
to combat your charges.
I am available to make jail visits. Request your
free initial consultation today.