(Denver, Colo.) May 7 - Firm founder Shazam Kianpour of the criminal defense law firm Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., located in Denver, Colo., spoke to three classes at Brighton High School in Brighton, Colo. on the dangers of fraud, ID theft and sexting.
The talks gave students a clear, important message: real-world crimes have real-world consequences.
Said Kianpour, "We want high school students to understand that in our society, people are responsible for their actions. My goal is to help students understand the law, appreciate their roles in society and understand how the criminal justice system works."
Attorney Kianpour talked to students about consequences of fraud, ID theft and sexting. Examples of fraud included taking permission parent's credit card and using it to make online purchases or in-store acquisitions.
Criminal defense attorney Kianpour also talked to the students about ID theft - a crime similar to credit card fraud. Identity theft is when someone uses another individual's personally identifying information such as name, Social Security number or credit card number to obtain a credit card or some other benefit in another's name.
In addition, Kianpour warned the students that sexting, a popular trend in high schools across the country. Sexting - the sending of graphic sexual images by cellphone or computer - can be prosecuted under child pornography laws if the sender or receiver is under 18 years of age or if the image is of someone under 18 years old.
Attorney Kianpour and his legal team defend clients accused of DUI-DWAI, drug crimes, federal crimes, fraud and identity theft, traffic violations, violent crimes, white collar crimes, burglary and theft, and juvenile crimes, among others.
Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C. includes attorneys Jeff Wolf, and Stephanie Rikeman.
Brighton High School is at 360 South Eighth Ave., Brighton, Colo.
For more information about Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., contact Kim Willey at 303-578-4036 or visit shazamlaw.com.