Colorado Criminal Impersonation Defense Lawyers

In Col­orado, a per­son com­mits “crim­i­nal imper­son­ation” if he or she assumes a false or fic­ti­tious iden­tity or capac­ity, and in that false iden­tity or capac­ity does any of the following:

  • Mar­ries, pre­tends to marry, or sus­tains the mar­riage rela­tion toward another with­out the other’s willingness;
  • Becomes bail or surety for a party in an action or pro­ceed­ing, civil or crim­i­nal, before a court or offi­cer autho­rized to take the bail or surety;
  • Con­fesses a judg­ment, or sub­scribes, ver­i­fies, pub­lishes, acknowl­edges, or proves a writ­ten instru­ment which by law may be recorded, with the intent that the same may be deliv­ered as true;
  • Per­forms an act that, if done by the per­son falsely imper­son­ated, might sub­ject such per­son to an action or spe­cial pro­ceed­ing, civil or crim­i­nal, or to lia­bil­ity, charge, for­fei­ture, or penalty; or
  • Per­forms any other act with intent to unlaw­fully gain a ben­e­fit or to injure or defraud another.

Crim­i­nal imper­son­ation is a class 6 felony that car­ries a pre­sump­tive min­i­mum sen­tence of one year of impris­on­ment and a pre­sump­tive max­i­mum sen­tence of eigh­teen months.  Under extra­or­di­nary aggra­vat­ing cir­cum­stances, a court may impose a sen­tence of more than eigh­teen months, and under extra­or­di­nary mit­i­gat­ing cir­cum­stances, a court may impose a sen­tence of less than one year.