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Bankruptcy Fraud Charges in Denver

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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 and knowledgeable 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 (303) 622-3281 or contact me online 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.

Tough Defense Strategies for Tough Criminal Charges

  • Fight to reduce, dismiss, or acquit your charges.

  • Keep you informed of your case at all times.

  • Available for evening, weekend appointments and jail visits.

  • Former first assistant federal public defender.

  • Complimentary and confidential consultations.

  • Will travel to you to hear your side of the story