Longmont, Colorado Criminal Lawyers

Lauren Shepherd
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Longmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney

Lauren Shepherd, J.D., Senior Associate Lauren Shepherd is a senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Longmont, Colorado and is one of the firm’s top family law attorneys and divorce lawyers. Hardworking,... Read More »
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Timothy D. Edstrom
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Longmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Timothy Edstrom, J.D., Senior Associate Timothy Edstrom, senior associate of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Longmont, Colorado and state resident for over 25 years is the top criminal defense attorney in Colorado. Being... Read More »
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Skyler A. Archer
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Colorado. I will fight for you and your rights and help you through every step of your case. Read More »
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Tim Johnson
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Longmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney

University of Colorado Law SchoolColorado
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Brian J. Bagley
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(720) 730-9326 630 15th Ave
#300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationLongmont, 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...
Timothy D. Edstrom
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(720) 727-6648 630 15th Ave
#300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationLongmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Denver
Timothy Edstrom, J.D.,
Senior Associate

Timothy Edstrom, senior associate of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Longmont, Colorado and state resident for over 25 years is the top criminal defense attorney in Colorado. Being diligent and service-oriented, Timothy Edstrom has had success litigating some of the most high-profile civil rights cases in Colorado history, including the Michael DeHerrera and Juan Vasquez police brutality lawsuits. Furthermore, Timothy Edstrom has conducted approximately 60 jury trials for cases such as criminal defense for first degree murder and million dollar lawsuits. Additionally, he is experienced with workers’ compensation, immigration, Social Security, personal injury, business...
James E Merson
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Longmont, 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,...
Skyler A. Archer
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(720) 594-5899 630 15th Ave
#300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationLongmont, CO Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Skyler Archer, J.D.,
Associate

Skyler Archer, a member of the Colorado Bar Association, is an associate attorney with the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Longmont, Colorado. Skyler Archer uses her determination, confidence, and honesty to provide the best legal services in the areas of family law, divorce, and estate planning law, and elder law (i.e., guardianships and conservatorships). Furthermore, her teaching experience in the areas of criminal law, and qualification as a legal research scholar, make her a powerful advocate for clients navigating the criminal justice system.

Skyler Archer joined the firm shortly after graduating from the University of Denver’s...
Trista McElhaney
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(720) 738-4885 630 15th Ave
#300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationLongmont, 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...
Matthew Crowther
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Longmont, 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...
Tim Johnson
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Longmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney
(720) 815-4824 630 15th Ave
#300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Family
University of Colorado Law School
Todd Stoneman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Longmont, 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
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
(720) 738-4911 630 15th Ave
#300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationLongmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Colorado Law School
Lauren Shepherd, J.D.,
Senior Associate

Lauren Shepherd is a senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Longmont, Colorado and is one of the firm’s top family law attorneys and divorce lawyers. Hardworking, relatable, and experienced, Lauren Shepherd has advocated for victims of domestic violence, for Denver’s District Attorney’s Office and the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office. Furthermore, Lauren Shepherd served as a law clerk in Colorado’s 20th Judicial District in Boulder, Colorado gaining expertise in Colorado’s criminal and civil judicial systems.

Lauren Shepherd received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder...
Scott T. Melin
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(720) 594-5573 630 15th Ave
#300
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationLongmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
University of Colorado Law School
Scott Melin, J.D., M.A.,
Senior Associate

Senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Lakewood, Colorado, Scott Melin, is an honest, aggressive, and detail-oriented attorney who focuses on high-value cases related to personal injury, appeals, civil rights issues, business disputes, family law, and complex litigation matters. Scott Melin has had years of experience in family law and is an expert in handling domestic violence cases, including spousal and child abuse. Scott Melin has had impressive accomplishments, including a $1.58 million and a $1.2 million recovery for his clients.

Native to Colorado, Scott Melin graduated from Colorado State University and...
Mark Clevenger
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Longmont, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(303) 772-1799 410 Main St
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Amy Okubo
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Longmont, 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.”
Longmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(303) 772-8900 728 Coffman St
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal, Business and Employment
Longmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(303) 776-3310 16 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal, Administrative and Municipal
Longmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(303) 774-0509 385 Main St
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal, Collections, Divorce and Family
Longmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(303) 772-3939 301 S Main St
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
Longmont, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(720) 809-8310 900 S. Main Street, Suite 100
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal and Family
Longmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(303) 776-4400 630 15th Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Longmont, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(303) 776-7718 412 Terry St
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal and DUI
Longmont, CO Criminal Law Lawyer
(303) 684-9588 630 15th Avenue
STE 300
Longmont, CO 80501
Criminal
Matthew Connell
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Boulder, CO Criminal Law Attorney
1942 Broadway Street Suite 314
Boulder, CO 80302
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
Matt James
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Boulder, 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...
Jennifer C Watkins
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Boulder, 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...
David Eric Moorhead
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Boulder, 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...
David Harrison
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Boulder, 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.
Mark Blechman
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Boulder, 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...
Alison L. Kilmer
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Boulder, 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...
Steven Louth
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Boulder, 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...
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...
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
Mr. Barrett Weisz
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Boulder, 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...
Sarah Schielke Esq.
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Loveland, CO Criminal Law Lawyer
(970) 493-1980 1209 Cleveland Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Domestic Violence
Boston University School of Law
Sarah Schielke was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She attended Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont where she received a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in Psychology and graduated magna cum laude.

Sarah then went on to law school at the Boston University School of Law on a full academic merit scholarship. There, Sarah was the Managing Editor of the Boston University Law Review. While in law school, Sarah studied under the tutelage of famed race & criminal law professor Tracey Maclin, who opened Sarah’s eyes to the truly broken state of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights in our...
David Pigott
Claimed Lawyer ProfileResponsive Law
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...
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...
Jonathan Greenlee
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Boulder, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(303) 402-6717 820 Pearl St Suite H
Boulder, CO 80302
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence 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.
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.
Larry Mertes
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Boulder, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(303) 440-0123 2235 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
Free ConsultationCriminal, Education 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...
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.
Barry C.H. Lancaster
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Boulder, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(303) 569-8410 1942 Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Bruce Whitney Sarbaugh
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Boulder, 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
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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.