Broomfield, Colorado Criminal Lawyers

Elaine Esther Lukic
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Former dv/sex crimes prosecutor with 22 years experience.

High rate of dismissals/acquittals ....Equal Justice Foundation. Free consultations 24/7. 22 years experience, highly recommended. Read More »
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Tanner J. Spracklen
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Colorado Criminal Law Lawyer

Mr. Spracklen is a dedicated and skilled criminal defense attorney, successfully defending Clients all across the State of Colorado against misdemeanor and felony charges. Whether you need a passionate advocate to... Read More »
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Brian J. Bagley
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Dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. Call for a free consultation!

I’m an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will help you through every step of your case. Read More »
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Mr.  H. Michael Steinberg
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Colorado Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience

Former Career Senior Deputy District Attorney - Prosecutor for Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, the largest jurisdiction in Colorado. 13 years as a Colorado Arapahoe - Douglas County Senior Career Trial District Attorney... Read More »
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Shazam Kianpour
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Colorado Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

My name is Shazam Kianpour and I am am Managing Partner and Owner of Shazam Kianpour & Associates PC in Denver. We are a traffic and criminal defense law firm servicing the metro denver area and ALL of Colorado from... Read More »
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Kyle Sawyer
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Westminster, 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...
Matthew Crowther
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Broomfield, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(303) 225-3310 8001 Arista Pl
Suite #415
Broomfield, CO 80021
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...
Loren Brown
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Broomfield, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(800) 746-3560 390 Interlocken Crescent #350
Broomfield, CO 80021
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Joshua Stoll
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Westminster, CO Criminal Law Attorney
(303) 475-2216 2000 W. 120th Ave., STE 4D
Westminster, CO 80234
Criminal
University of Utah
A former Deputy District Attorney who is now using his skills and experience to assist those who have been accused of criminal conduct.
Dawn Marie O'Neil
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Northglenn, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(303) 495-2205 11160 Huron Street
Suite 32
Northglenn, CO 80234
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
The University of Toledo College of Law
William Baker
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Broomfield, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(720) 370-3300
Ext. 103
390 Interlocken Crescent
Suite 350
Broomfield, CO 80021
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Denver
William C. Baker, Esq. joined Hampton & Pigott LLP as an associate in 2013. Mr. Baker is licensed to practice before all Colorado County and District courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Colorado Supreme Court. Mr. Baker’s practice focuses primarily on probate litigation, estate planning, and criminal defense. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association.

Prior to joining Hampton & Pigott LLP, Mr. Baker ran his own law office and consulting firm, which was dedicated to addressing a wide array of legal and business needs for his clients. Prior to opening his...
Gene Andrew Ciancio
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Broomfield, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(303) 451-0300 Suite #400
Broomfield, CO 80021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Legal Malpractice and Traffic Tickets
David Pigott
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Broomfield, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(720) 370-3300
Ext. 102
390 Interlocken Crescent
Suite 350
Broomfield, CO 80021
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Colorado - Boulder
David J. Pigott, Esq. is a Colorado lawyer. Mr. Pigott is licensed to practice before all Colorado county and district courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, United States District Court, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Pigott is a member of the Adams and Broomfield County Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Pigott and his firm maintains a diverse practice including personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and estate planning estate planning services.

Prior to forming Hampton & Pigott LLP, Mr. Pigott...
Broomfield, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(303) 465-4605 42 Garden Center
Broomfield, CO 80020
Criminal and DUI
Broomfield, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(303) 450-1665 11080 Circle Point Rd
Broomfield, CO 80020
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Kyle Sawyer
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Colorado Criminal Law Attorney

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... Read More »
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Monte J. Robbins
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Colorado Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Colorado, Supreme Court of Colorado and United States District Court for the District of Colorado
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Broomfield, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(303) 450-1665 11080 Circle Point Rd
Broomfield, CO 80020
Criminal and Personal Injury
Broomfield, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(303) 410-4240 11001 W 120th Ave
Broomfield, CO 80021
Criminal, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Tax
Denver, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(303) 460-8069 11679 Decatur Dr
Denver, CO 80234
Criminal and DUI
Broomfield, CO Criminal Law Lawyer
(303) 438-8477 26 Garden Center, Suite 3B
Broomfield, CO 80020
Criminal
Westminster, CO Criminal Law Lawyer
(303) 280-1070 1490 W. 121st Ave Suite 201-A
Westminster, CO 80234
Criminal
Sherri Murgallis
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Louisville, 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.
Jayme Moss
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Lafayette, CO Criminal Law Attorney
(303) 641-0773 1319 W. Baseline Road Suite 101C
Lafayette, CO 80026
Criminal
Nathaniel James Gilbert
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
6145 Broadway
Suite 23
Denver, CO 80216
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and Landlord Tenant
Nathaniel Gilbert follows his personal passion of the outdoors in building his practice working with hunters, guides, and outfitters. Representing sportsmen and women across the nation, Nathaniel serves as the last line of defense for hunting and firearm rights for many individuals and businesses. Whether an individual facing hunting violations or fishing offense charges in county court, to the outfitter in jeopardy of losing their business operating license, to those in federal court for migratory bird violations, Nathaniel Gilbert serves the hunting community.
Peter Loyd Weber
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(720) 863-7755 10650 Irma Drive
Unit 30
Northglenn, CO 80233
Northglenn, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
Criminal, Business, DUI and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christopher Cessna
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Arvada, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(303) 720-7280 7314 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO 80002
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Denver
Attorney Christopher Cessna brings more than 10 years of experience helping clients properly handle their criminal charges, such as drunk driving offenses. Every case that the firm takes on will be handled with personalized service and close attention to the needs of the client. The Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna has obtained countless dismissals on the behalf of its clients. Call the firm today to set up a consultation!
Wilbur Smith
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Boulder, 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.
Jack LeProwse
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Westminster, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(303) 428-8577 7390 Lowell Blvd
Westminster, CO 80030
Criminal, Civil Rights, Divorce and Family
Amy Travin
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Arvada, CO Criminal Law Attorney
(720) 525-2973 12650 W 64th Ave, Unit E #270
Arvada, CO 80004
Criminal
Kenneth Eichner
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(303) 837-9800 3773 Cherry Creek North Drive
West Tower, Suite 900
Denver, CO 80209
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Antioch School of Law
Kenneth F. Eichner, one of Colorado's premier criminal defense lawyers, has practiced in the county, state, and federal courts for more than 25 years. Ken has tried 140 jury trials to verdict, earning him recognition as one of the American Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Regardless of the severity of the charge from a DUI in county court to fraud in federal court, Ken provides the expertise his clients need to make the best choice in deciding whether to go to trial or make a deal. For Ken and his team of relentless investigators, determined legal researchers, and...
Shazam Kianpour
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(303) 825-1075 190 E. 9th Avenue
Suite 420
Denver, CO 80203
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
California Western School of Law
My name is Shazam Kianpour and I am am Managing Partner and Owner of Shazam Kianpour & Associates PC in Denver. We are a traffic and criminal defense law firm servicing the metro denver area and ALL of Colorado from corner to corner. We ONLY practice Criminal, DUI, and Traffic defense and we pride ourselves in not being distracted by other types of law. There are multiple attorneys and staff at the firm and while we all practice general criminal and traffic defense, each attorney specializes in certain areas so it helps our clients immensely when they need a...
Douglas T. Cohen
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(720) 445-9779 600 Grant St.
Ste. 206
Denver, CO 80203
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Missouri - Columbia
I am here to listen and help you with your criminal and family law issues.

I take pride in getting to know about my clients and their lives, so the prosecution and courts don't just treat them like a number. I don't shuffle my clients off to younger associates. I personally handle all my cases. I am a zealous and passionate advocate for all my clients, many of whom stay in contact with me after their cases are completed.

After graduating college, I worked as an investigative reporting covering police and courts, including major criminal and civil cases...
Michael Becker
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(303) 222-0330 4047 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Miami School of Law
Mike leads a 7-lawyer "dream team" that was awarded the gold medal for the LVRJ's "Best of Vegas" best criminal defense firm for 2017 and 2018. Known as one of the premier criminal and DUI defense lawyers in the nation, Mike has been helping clients fight--and beat--their criminal and DUI charges for 22 years.

Attorney Michael Becker has taken more than 90 criminal cases to trial, securing dozens of "not guilty" verdicts and hung juries. He has achieved acquittals and/or dismissals in numerous serious felony cases, including murder, child abuse, rape, drugs and prostitution.

Even the police turn to...
Jeffery Weeden
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(720) 310-2141 891 14th St. #2706
Denver, CO 80202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Ave Maria School of Law
As someone who has worked as a Colorado criminal defense attorney since 2005, Jeff Weeden has seen all of this and more. He understands the various ways that those accused of crimes get “squeezed” by the system and how easy it can be to find yourself railroaded.

His mission at WeedenLaw is to make sure this does not happen to you. How? By getting someone on your side who knows how to fight back using the law and is willing and able to do so – no matter who is on the other side or what you have been accused of...
Russell Hebets
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(303) 756-3231 1777 S. Harrison St., Ste. 310
Denver, CO 80210
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Russell graduated from the University of Michigan in 2000 with an undergraduate degree in economics. In 2000 Russell attended the Indiana University School of Law, graduating in 2003 with a Juris Doctrorate degree. Russell began his legal career working at the Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office in Michigan. Upon arriving in Colorado, he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with the Arapahoe County D.A.’s office. During his time with Arapahoe County, he handled DUIs, domestic violence cases, assaults, thefts, and a variety of misdemeanor trials. He left the D.A.’s office in 2001 to join the law firm of Fossum, Mastro, Barnes...
Tanner J. Spracklen
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(303) 222-0330 4047 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Mr. Spracklen is a dedicated and skilled criminal defense attorney, successfully defending Clients all across the State of Colorado against misdemeanor and felony charges. Whether you need a passionate advocate to present your side of the story to a jury, or a skilled negotiator to get an offer that you can live with, Tanner J. Spracklen will help. Schedule a FREE CONSULTATION. SE HABLA ESPANOL.
Brian J. Bagley
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(720) 730-9326 215 S Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80226
Free ConsultationLakewood, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Colorado - Boulder
Brian J. Bagley, J.D., M.B.A.,
Chief Executive Officer & Senior Counsel

Brian Bagley, founder of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC in Longmont and Lakewood, Colorado, is a family law, criminal defense, and personal injury attorney, an 8 year member of the Longmont City Council, and the Mayor of Longmont, Colorado. Brian Bagley is resourceful and aggressive, fluent in Spanish, and determined to win for his clients.

Prior to law, Brian Bagley was the senior analyst that assisted Jim Collins in writing the New York Times Bestseller, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t. Good to...
Andrew John Contiguglia
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(855) 976-3783 138 W 5th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and Entertainment & Sports
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
WHAT I DO: I counsel and advise small and medium sized businesses and influencers to gain legal advantages and protection by providing original, success-focused strategies and legal know-how. I help protect business owners from making legal mistakes by educating them with knowledge about the legal issues that affect them in business. Business that thrive include a lawyer as part of their success team.

WHO I WORK WITH: Since 1996 I have helped small, medium, and large businesses, local and online influencers navigate and avoid legal mistakes.

WHY IT WORKS: By providing original, success-focused strategies to help businesses grow, I educate business...
Tara Jorfald
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(303) 232-5160 215 Union Boulevard, Suite 305
Lakewood, CO 80228
Free ConsultationLakewood, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Criminal, Appeals and Juvenile
University of Denver
Tara has represented juveniles and adults in the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and district courts and county courts in the state of Colorado. She also provides advice and guidance to trial attorneys representing juveniles, and she recently argued a juvenile sentencing issue before the Colorado Supreme Court.

Tara has an expertise in litigation of cases involving children charged as adults. Tara is a member of the Colorado Graham and Miller litigation committee and is working on a number of cases involving the resentencing of juveniles originally sentenced to life without parole. Tara also works...
Paul Fisher
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(303) 779-5300 3900 E Mexico Ave Suite 950
Denver, CO 80210
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
I founded Fisher & Associates P.C. in order to provide the highest quality legal services to my community and ensure that everyone has access to justice. My practice includes all aspects of personal injury law, including car accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith. My job is to get victims compensated for their injuries, no matter how difficult the fight.I am passionate about victims’ rights, so I only represent plaintiffs. The vast majority of my clients are taken in on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless I recover a settlement or judgment in...
John Palmer Waters
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(303) 210-4556 Dominion Towers
600 17th Street, Suite 2800 South
Denver, CO 80202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Member of Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Juvenile Law Section and Criminal Law Section; Law Office of John Waters is rated "A+" by the Better Business Bureau. Mr. Waters is rated "Superb (9.4)" by Avvo in family law. Mr. Waters is one of top 100 trial lawyers in Colorado in criminal defense by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Waters is the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Daniel Gerash
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(303) 732-5048 1775 Sherman Street
Suite 1650
Denver, CO 80203
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
University of Colorado Law School
As the founder of Gerash Steiner, P.C., Denver attorney Daniel P. Gerash provides legal counsel on personal injury, medical malpractice and criminal cases. Since 1988, he has been practicing as a lawyer, and began his legal career as a public defender in Denver. Mr. Gerash was selected for the 2006 to 2012 editions of Best Lawyers in America, and he maintains a perfect 10.0 Avvo rating. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Colorado Bar Association. Contact his firm to get an evaluation of your case at no charge.
Dalia Labrador
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Golden, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(720) 530-0646 2801 Youngfield
Suite 300
Golden, CO 80401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Se habla español. Dalia Labrador devoted her time at Chicago-Kent College of Law to preparing for a career as a criminal defense attorney:

Ms. Labrador learned how prosecutors bring charges from her job at the Chicago Cook County State's Attorney's Office, which included time in both the Narcotics Unit and the First Municipal Branch. She learned how to craft defenses from her work at the Chicago-Kent Criminal Defense Clinic, where she did legal research in a diverse array of cases including racketeering, tax evasion, and homicide. And she learned how judges deliberate over cases from her externship with the Hon. Sidney...
Mark Thomas Savoy
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Denver, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(303) 222-0330 4047 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Kansas School of Law
Denver criminal defense attorney Mark Savoy had the best available training to fight criminal allegations: As a deputy district attorney with the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office, Mark learned firsthand how "the other side" thinks. Now he uses that insider information to stay one step ahead of prosecutors in his pursuit of reduced and dismissed criminal charges for his clients.

Mark earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law. While in Kansas, he gained invaluable experience by working at Legal Aid and the Legislative Research Department. He is licensed to practice law in both Colorado and Kansas.
Trista McElhaney
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(720) 738-4885 215 S Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80226
Free ConsultationLakewood, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Trista McElhaney, J.D.,
Senior Associate

Trista McElhaney is a senior associate of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Longmont, Colorado and a former senior associate of one of Denver's top law firms. Trista McElhaney is aggressive, efficient, and motivated to fight intelligently for her clients, making her one of Colorado’s top divorce lawyers. Trista McElhaney has been recognized state-wide for her legal services in divorce, child custody, family law, and business law.

Trista McElhaney graduated from the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Boulder Law School where she received several merit-based scholarships. Since practicing law, her awards and...
Melissa Garscin
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Golden, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(303) 205-8495 2801 Youngfield St. Ste. 300
Golden, CO 80401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Melissa Garscin is a criminal and DUI Attorney with more than 20 years of experience defending criminal cases in Colorado. Melissa Garscin is a Colorado native and a graduate of Colorado State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice. 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.

Melissa started her law career as a trial attorney with the Colorado State...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

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.