Business owners try their best to maintain a positive reputation for themselves and their businesses. Sometimes, their business motives or transactions might be misunderstood. This can cause damage to their reputation, as well as possible criminal charges. On top of criminal charges, a Colorado business owner might not be able to sustain their business because of damage done by the charges. This could lead to difficulty recovering after a fair trial is conducted.
One Colorado funeral services owner was arrested after being accused of overcharging families and stealing thousands of dollars from senior citizens. The man closed his business in April, and has been accused of not refunding money that he guaranteed after customers pre-paid for services or were overcharged.
The accusations not only hurt the man's reputation, but they may have resulted in him needing to close his business. Sometimes people are not able to maintain the level of business they once could because of damage to their reputation. When someone faces multiple felony charges, as the man in this case does, it might be wise for a person to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help them form a rigorous criminal defense.
Sometimes after an arrest, authorities try to ask the person questions, or interrogate them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. Having an attorney with a person during their questioning might be able to help them understand their rights and possible avoid answering questions that might lead to a conviction or an admission of guilt.
Source: Denver Post, "Greeley funeral service owner arrested," Whitney Phillips, Dec. 11, 2012