Boulder County, Colorado Criminal Lawyers

Timothy D. Edstrom
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Tim Edstrom is a senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm. While his current focus is in criminal defense and family law, he has extensive experience in a wide variety of legal fields that include workers' compensation,... Read More »
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Lauren Shepherd
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney

Before joining the Bagley Law Firm as an associate attorney, Lauren served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Andrew MacDonald in Colorado’s 20th Judicial District in Boulder, Colorado where she garnered expertise... Read More »
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Skyler A. Archer
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer

Skyler Archer is an associate attorney with the Bagley Law Firm, LLC. She joined the firm shortly after graduating from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law where she was one of the few students to be... Read More »
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Brian J. Bagley
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(303) 384-9588 630 15th Ave.
Suite 300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationBoulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Colorado - Boulder
For all of your family law, criminal defense, and personal injury needs, contact Brian today at (303) 684-9588.

The founder and chief counsel of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC, Brian provides legal representation to businesses, families, and individuals. In addition to the practice of law, Brian currently serves as the Mayor of Longmont, CO. Brian's other community activities include teaching at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a professor for the university's prestigious Presidents Leadership Class, teaching upper-level courses on business, management, and leadership. Brian himself is a CU...
James E Merson
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(303) 776-3511 636 Coffman, Suite 200
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Gonzaga University School of Law
Mr. Merson is a criminal defense attorney practicing in Longmont, CO. James Merson was a public defender in Greeley from 2005 to 2019, and was awarded "Attorney of the Year" in 2010. Mr. Merson provides criminal defense representation to clients throughout Northern Colorado. His areas of practice include felony charges, misdemeanor charges, sex offense charges, DUI's and DWAI's, drug charges, and domestic violence. James Merson believes providing the best possible defense to each of his clients is his top priority. If you need the services and legal representation of an experienced defense attorney, contact James Merson at Merson Law Office,...
Matt James
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(303) 578-0595 4845 Pearl East Circle #101
Boulder, CO 80306
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Military
University of Iowa
I offer over a decade of trial law experience to serve the men and women of Colorado and the United States military. Upon my graduation from law school with honors in 2001, I spent over five years as an attorney at the Kane County State's Attorney's Office where I handled thousands of criminal cases. In 2006, I joined the Air Force JAG Corps. I received high marks as a prosecuting attorney. The Judge Advocate General of the Air Force then chose me to become a military defense attorney. Despite glowing reviews and a promotion to Major, I decided to leave...
Todd Stoneman
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(720) 340-4017 353 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of Denver
I’ve been very fortunate to have lived a life full of rich experiences. I’ve been through a lot and turned out pretty well (at least this is what my wife, mom, and therapist tell me).

The way I operate my practice is that if I believe I can assist you – with the deserved level of competence required – I will, and if not, I have a short list of other like-minded attorneys I am comfortable referring good folks to.

Since first deciding to pursue a career in law, I wanted to do it my way, as a solo practitioner. Giving back...
Lauren Shepherd
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(303) 684-9588 630 15th Ave.
Suite 300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationBoulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Colorado Law School
Before joining the Bagley Law Firm as an associate attorney, Lauren served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Andrew MacDonald in Colorado’s 20th Judicial District in Boulder, Colorado where she garnered expertise as to the inner-workings of Colorado’s criminal and civil judicial systems.

As part of her professional endeavors, Lauren served with the Denver District Attorney’s Office in the Family Violence Unit, as well as the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office, strongly advocating for victims of domestic violence and against those who would do their partners and children harm. Lauren has also volunteered with the...
Jennifer C Watkins
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(303) 507-1324 4450 Arapahoe Ave
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80303
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Ms Watkins has been litigating criminal defense cases for more than 17 years. She graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1999 and subsequently began her career in criminal defense at the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office where she effectively handled more than two hundred and fifty criminal cases at a time on a regular basis. For most of her career, Jennifer has been in private practice, where she is able to dedicate the necessary time, resources and attention to detail to give each client’s case the scrutiny, insight, analysis and zealous advocacy that is often...
Knicky Van Slyke
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(303) 684-9588 630 15th Ave.
Suite 300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationBoulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Denver
Knicky Van Slyke is an Supervising Senior Associate attorney at the Bagley Law Firm whose practice focuses on family law and criminal defense. Passionate , her fervent advocacy is a product of her experience as a seasoned courtroom litigator.

Prior to joining the Bagley Law Firm, Knicky had extensive exposure to complicated misdemeanor and felony cases while working for the Colorado State Public Defender’s office. Knicky’s enormous caseload and daily court appearances provided her the opportunity to cut her teeth on complex legal issues while defending her clients from the harshest of consequences.

While attending University of Denver Law School,...
Scott T. Melin
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(303) 684-9588 630 15th Ave.
Suite 300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationBoulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
University of Colorado Law School
A senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm, LLC, Scott’s practice focuses on high-conflict family law matters, to which he brings years of family law experience and a true expertise in domestic violence issues, including spousal and child abuse. In addition to family law, Scott also represents clients in personal injury, civil rights issues, and other matters which may require complex litigation.

Born and raised on the Colorado Front Range, Scott attended Colorado State University, where he studied philosophy and English. Scott was the only man in his graduating class to earn the distinction of graduating with a certificate...
David Harrison
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(303) 449-2830 2305 Broadway St
Boulder, CO 80304
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
University of Colorado - Boulder
Dave Harrison has been practicing law in Boulder for over 25 years, primarily defending people charged with various offenses from DUI to Drug Possession or Sale, to Assault cases, Domestic Violence allegations, traffic matters and all other offenses. He prides himself on the individualized attention he provides to each client, to meet their individual needs and concerns.
Sherri Murgallis
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(303) 444-4353 945 Front St
Louisville, CO 80027
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
We are an experienced and knowledgeable team of legal professionals dedicated to effective and aggressive representation of your rights. Whatever your legal challenge my present, you can be assured that justice for our clients is our priority. We have handled hundreds of cases, small to large, and have extensive trial experience in family, civil, criminal and personal injury matters. We are small enough to give you personalized service but strong enough to get the job done right.
Trista McElhaney
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(303) 684-9588 630 15th Ave.
Suite 300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationBoulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
A senior associate of the Bagley Law Firm, Trista is a former managing senior associate of one of Denver's most prestigious and successful law firms. Her practice area focuses almost exclusively on divorce, child custody, and family law matters, making her highly proficient and effective in her specialized skill set.

Whether it be district court litigation, or appellate court matters, Trista has extensive legal experience in and out of the court room. She is recognized state-wide for her expertise in the areas of high-asset divorce cases which involve business valuations, trusts, and other complex business issues.

Her awards and recognitions...
Timothy D. Edstrom
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(303) 684-9588 630 15th Ave.
Suite 300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationBoulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Denver
Tim Edstrom is a senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm. While his current focus is in criminal defense and family law, he has extensive experience in a wide variety of legal fields that include workers' compensation, immigration, Social Security, civil litigation for personal injury, business disputes, civil rights violations, sexual harassment, and securities regulation.

When looking into Tim's legal background, one will find that Tim has litigated some of the most high-profile civil rights cases in Colorado history, including the contentious and highly-publicized Michael DeHerrera and Juan Vasquez police brutality lawsuits.

Alone or as lead counsel, he has conducted approximately...
David Eric Moorhead
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(303) 447-1400 1650 38th Street
Suite 201E
Boulder, CO 80301
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Southern Methodist University
David Moorhead has provided criminal defense representation in the Boulder area and throughout Colorado for over 29 years. He has a graduate degree from Southern Methodist University Law School and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 1989 David began his legal career as Deputy District Attorney in Grand Junction. In 1992 he started his private practice focusing solely on criminal defense work and has been the Attorney of Record in over 4000 cases, in counties all over Colorado. If you have been accused of a crime, hiring an seasoned criminal defense...
Alison L. Kilmer
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(720) 443-5581 1440 28th Street
Suite 4
Boulder, CO 80303
Criminal, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
Alison Kilmer is a former judicial law clerk and prosecutor with a strong business background. She combines both her legal background and business experience in a practice that centers on providing individualized services for each of her clients based on their specific situation.

Ms. Kilmer focuses on each case individually and strategically analyzes the underlying facts of the case to determine the best possible outcome for her clients. A strong advocate for her clients, Ms. Kilmer seeks to resolve matters through collaboration to the extent possible, but relies on her experience as both a former prosecutor...
Matthew Crowther
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(720) 809-8310 900 South Main Street
Suite 100
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Backed by years of experience, Attorney Matthew A. Crowther is dedicated to standing by the sides of those facing serious legal matters, including those associated with personal injury law, civil litigation, and criminal defense. Because he is passionate about helping those in serious need of aggressive representation, Mr. Crawthford has tried more than 50 cases to verdict. In every case, he fights to see that his clients obtain the best results possible in the shortest amount of time. Before joining Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., Mr. Crowther attended the University of Wisconsin where he earned a Bachelor of...
Steven Louth
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(303) 442-2297 507 Canyon Blvd
Suite 105
Boulder, CO 80302
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Denver
Steven Louth is a criminal litigation attorney in Boulder, Colorado where he has practiced law for over 16 years. He is a graduate of Drake University (B.A. in Journalism) and University of Denver College of Law (JD, Order of Saint Ives). Mr. Louth is a former Deputy Boulder County District Attorney (1988 to 1996). He began his private practice in Boulder in 1996 specializing in the area of criminal litigation where he was able to utilize his trial experience to benefit the accused. Steven Louth is known for his dedication to his clients’ interests and his...
Skyler A. Archer
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(303) 684-9588 630 15th Ave.
Suite 300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationBoulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Skyler Archer is an associate attorney with the Bagley Law Firm, LLC. She joined the firm shortly after graduating from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law where she was one of the few students to be offered a position as a teaching assistant as a result of her outstanding law-school performance. Prior to this, Skyler graduated Magna Cum Laude from Miami’s Florida International University. In short, Skyler is wicked smart.

Although a young attorney, Skyler’s experience has already ear-marked her for success both in – and out – of the courtroom. Skyler began her legal...
Mark Blechman
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(720) 515-5725 4845 Pearl East Circle
Suite 101
Boulder, CO 80301
Criminal
University of Denver
I am a criminal defense attorney and proud owner of Blechman Law. Since the beginning of my legal career I have been a fierce and fearless advocate for individuals accused of crime. I have represented thousands of clients charged with everything from Driving Under the Influence to First Degree Murder, throughout many different parts of beautiful Colorado. On behalf of clients, I have passionately and vigorously taken more than 40 cases to trial. Firm senses of empathy, compassion, and fairness were instilled in me at a young age. These fundamental notions were first given a strong voice through the...
B. Douglas Cook
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(303) 546-7978 4450 Arapahoe Ave.
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80303
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Baylor Law School
Following three years practicing civil litigation in Dallas, Texas, I served as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the United States Air Force, with a heavy focus on criminal law. I defended numerous clients facing courts martial, including felony level charges. In recognition for my achievements as an attorney and advocate, I was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for each of my years in the Air Force. After my service in the Air Force, I moved to Colorado with my family to enjoy outdoor activities. I take great pride in providing effective, yet affordable representation...
Barry C.H. Lancaster
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(303) 569-8410 1942 Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Mr. Barrett Weisz
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(303) 575-9390 900 Arapahoe Avenue
Sutie 102
Boulder, CO 80302
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Denver
Barrett Weisz specializes in criminal defense in State and Federal courts and maintains offices in Boulder, Colorado and Denver Colorado. Mr. Weisz is an expert in jury trials having tried over 80 jury trials in Federal, State and Municipal courts.

Mr. Weisz represents individuals under investigation or charged with State and Federal crimes including white collar crimes, sexual assaults, drug possession and conspiracy, domestic violence and driving under the influence. Mr. Weisz has argued criminal appeals before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Weisz...
Eric Sims
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(720) 726-8210 1434 Spruce Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80302
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
I went to law school to work as a public defender. As I saw it, poor folks needed great representation, and I dedicated most of my life to the Colorado Public Defender's Office. During my work, I litigated complicated cases where I achieved great results. After almost 18 years, I decided to leave and apply my honed skills as a litigator to private practice. Since going private in 2013, I continued defending many people accused of DUI to homicide. However, litigation skills apply to any hearing, conference, or trial. Thus, I expanded my practice and litigated in a whole host...
Jonathan Greenlee
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(303) 402-6717 820 Pearl St Suite H
Boulder, CO 80302
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Colorado - Boulder
Jonathan Greenlee is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has represented clients in cases ranging from minor traffic offenses and DUIs to homicides and sexual assaults. He as obtained favorable results at trial and through litigation and mitigation.
Larry Mertes
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(303) 440-0123 2235 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
University of Denver
Larry started his law career in 1983 as a deputy district attorney in the Boulder County (Colorado) District Attorney’s Office leaving in 1990 to found Mertes Law, a law practice based in Boulder, Colorado that remains to this day dedicated to providing a strong, creative and competent defense to those accused of a criminal offense, fighting to save driving privileges and defend those charged with DUI and Domestic Violence crimes and as an advocate for anyone whose life has been disrupted by personal injury and pain or whose loved one has been taken by the negligent operation of a truck...
John Paul Prentiss
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(303) 990-5308 2760 29th Street, Suite 1E
Boulder, CO 80301
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Family
University of Denver
JP is a Partner in the Burnham Law Firm based out of the Boulder office. He has undergraduate degrees in History and Theatre from Southwestern University and earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

After graduating from law school, JP was sworn in as a Deputy District Attorney for Denver where he handled hundreds of cases ranging from traffic and misdemeanor matters to first-degree murder. Working in the Denver DA’s office in the juvenile division, he developed a passion for helping children navigate the criminal justice system.

This passion has naturally focused his practice on parental responsibility...
Bruce Whitney Sarbaugh
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(303) 442-4155 3223 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80303
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Colorado Law School
Mark Ellis Biddison
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(303) 443-6690 250 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Amy Okubo
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(303) 834-9699 255 Weaver Park Road
Suite 200
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Boston College Law School and University of Colorado Law School
As a former Chief Deputy District attorney for 18 years in the Boulder County District Attorney Office I know the strategies and tactics of prosecutors. My experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney leaves me uniquely able to provide excellent legal defense services. I focus 100% of my work in the area of criminal defense because I love the work and take great satisfaction in helping “good people in bad situations.”
Lisa Polansky
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(303) 415-2583 4999 Pearl East Circle
Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80301
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Juvenile and Military
Wilbur Smith
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(303) 996-4200 5353 Manhattan Circle
Suite 202
Boulder, CO 80303
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Oregon School of Law
A trial lawyer representing clients in criminal defense and related civil litigation in state and federal court in Colorado. Previously practiced in the State of Oregon from 1981 until 1998. Member of the Federal Criminal Defense Panel for the United States District Court of Colorado.
Mark Clevenger
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(303) 772-1799 410 Main St
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Matthew Connell
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney
1942 Broadway Street Suite 314
Boulder, CO 80302
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
David Duane Wymore
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(303) 946-3397 1113 Spruce St
Boulder, CO 80302
Criminal
Jayme Moss
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney
(303) 641-0773 1319 W. Baseline Road Suite 101C
Lafayette, CO 80026
Criminal
Jason William Savela
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Boulder County, CO Criminal Law Attorney
250 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 301
Boulder, CO 80302
Criminal
Gene Andrew Ciancio
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Jefferson County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(303) 451-0300 Suite #400
Broomfield, CO 80021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Legal Malpractice and Traffic Tickets
James F. Stanley
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Jefferson County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(720) 360-0529 12600 W. Colfax Ave., Suite C-400
Lakewood, CO 80215
Free ConsultationCriminal
Arizona State University
James Stanley has over 30 years experience practicing criminal and DUI law. He has handled thousands of criminal and DUI cases and has conducted over 150 jury trials. Mr. Stanley is a former Colorado Senior Deputy District Attorney. He knows how to evaluate the merits of a criminal case, detect defects in police investigations, recognize when an individual's constitutional rights have been violated, discover procedural errors and make the right decisions on how to handle the case. These skills come from evaluating thousands of police investigations and preparing criminal and DUI cases for trial. If the police...
Christopher Light
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Jefferson County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(720) 330-2848 14143 Denver West Parkway
Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401
Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Christopher Light has dedicated his life to helping people and defending their rights and interests, often times, in cases where no one else would. Widely revered for his trial advocacy, Mr. Light has quickly established himself as one of Colorado’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Selected by his peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor that is limited to 2.5% of attorneys in Colorado, Mr. Light has also been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 40 Under 40” trial attorney and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has selected him to their prestigious “10...
Kyle Sawyer
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Adams County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(303) 916-9006 1490 W. 121st. Ave., Ste. 201
Westminster, CO 80234
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Denver
The Constitutional protections that exist in our country are not to be taken lightly. Every day, it seems the government is trying to remove another freedom that you hold. These freedoms and protections are valuable and that is exactly the reason that I will fight hard for you and your rights because I value my clients and their individual circumstances.

I graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Political Science. I then attended and graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. While in school I was asked to join the Sturm College of Law’s premier...
Melissa Garscin
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Jefferson County, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(303) 205-8495 2801 Youngfield St. Ste. 300
Golden, CO 80401
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
One of Colorado's premier criminal defense attorneys, Melissa has spent 2 decades helping clients fight -- and win -- criminal cases. She has great relations with DAs, but can be a bulldog when she needs to be.

In 1998 she earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, College of Law. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the Colorado State and the U.S. District Courts.

She was a trial attorney with Colorado State Public Defender's Office. She is an experienced litigator and trial...
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Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.