Abuse of Public Office Defense Attorneys

Abuse of public office is a serious criminal charge. If you are facing charges of abuse of public office you should consult with a Denver criminal defense attorney immediately. Abuse of public office is covered by a single criminal statute with several different subsections; however, it generally covers crimes thought of as political corruption.

Contact a Colorado criminal defense lawyer representing clients in Denver, CO today to schedule your initial consultation.

A person can be charged with misuse of official information (CRS 18-8-402) when the government alleges they were:

  • A public servant, and
  • In contemplation of official action by themselves or by a governmental unit with which they were associated or in reliance on information to which they had access in their official capacity and which had not been made public,
    • Acquired a pecuniary interest in any property, transaction, or enterprise which might be affected by such information or official action or speculated or wagered
    • Speculated or wagered on the basis of such information or official action

A person can be charged with misuse of official information (CRS 18-8-402(1)(b)) when the government alleges they were:

  • A public servant, and
  • In contemplation of official action by themselves or by a governmental unit with which they were associated or in reliance on information to which they had access in their official capacity and which had not been made public,
  • With intent
  • To confer on any person a special pecuniary benefit,
  • Aided, advised, or encouraged another to acquire a pecuniary interest in any property, transaction, or enterprise which might be affected by such information or official action or aided, advised, or encouraged another to speculate or wager on the basis

If you would like to schedule an initial consultation, contact a Colorado criminal defense attorney, we represent clients in Denver, Colorado, and surrounding area. The Savela Law Firm, P.C. Give us a call at (720) 821-1001 or complete our inquiry form.

If you have been charged with abuse of public office an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer is essential. Get in touch with experienced Denver abuse of public office attorney Jason Savela by calling (720) 821-1001.