Milliken, Colorado Criminal Lawyers
A native of Colorado, Bill grew up in Denver and Boulder. In 1994, he attended college at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Political Science and History. He then attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, earning his Juris Doctorate law degree in 1999.
Bill began practicing law in the Denver area. Initially, he was an associate with the law firm of Ledbetter and Associates before becoming...
Greeley, CO 80631
Washburn University School of Law
Katie knows that good people make mistakes or can be falsely accused of crimes they didn't commit. While serving as a public defender, Katie represented hundreds of clients on many different types of criminal cases. Katie knows her way around a courtroom and can effectively argue before a judge and jury.
Katie has a vast amount of courtroom experience...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Loveland, CO 80538
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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.
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