Gambling at the casinos in Blackhawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek is supposed to be a fun pastime, however, for some, it ends up being a giant headache as they end up with criminal charges for Fraudulent Acts. Often, these charges come as a complete surprise because the criminal action, doesn't seem criminal at all. For example, did you know that if you sit down at a slot machine that has a $1 credit, you can get charged with Fraudulent Acts for playing that $1? If you found a dollar laying on the sidewalk outside, you would pick it up and think it was your lucky day. But in a casino, picking it up or using it is a crime. This is exactly the point one of our attorneys made when Fox31 met with him looking for an expert legal opinion on these types of cases.
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Central City and Cripple Creek Purpose of Casino Fraudulent Acts Law – C.R.S. 12-47.1-823
The purpose of C.R.S. 12-47.1-823 – Fraudulent Acts – is to ensure that all gaming is fair in Colorado casinos. The Colorado Division of Gaming is notified when a potential fraudulent act has occurred, and an arrest is made or summons is issued. Often, it is for a violation under subsection (c):
“To claim, collect, or take, or attempt to claim, collect, or take, money or anything of value in or from a limited gaming activity with intent to defraud and without having made a wager contingent thereon, or to claim, collect, or take an amount greater than the amount won.”
This can include taking a chip off the floor that another patron dropped, attempting to take back a bet after it was wagered, or playing a credit left on the slot machine you randomly sat down at. Gaming investigators and casino security watch the security camera like a hawk for these types of simple violations that most people don't even know is against the law.
Sentence for Fraudulent Acts Law Violation in Gilpin County
As a class 1 misdemeanor in Gilpin and Teller County, a Fraudulent Acts violation is punishable by up to 18 months in the Gilpin County Jail and up to $5,000 in fines. However, if the person charged has a previous offense of this nature or if the person is an employee of the casino, then a felony charge often applies.
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If you or a loved one has been charged with a Fraudulent Acts violation, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from Sawyer Legal Group at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future. Request a Free Consultation
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