Montrose County, Colorado Criminal Lawyers
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...
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...
Before opening his own law practice, Mr....
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...
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, University of Nebraska - Lincoln and Adams State College
Steve ran his...
I have handled tens of thousands of cases over the last three plus decades and I love what I do. Whether you need a heart surgeon,...
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...
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...
Over the years, I have handled a wide variety of cases, from 1st Degree Murder, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping, Vehicular Assault and Criminal Impersonation to misdemeanor Assault, Domestic Violence, Harassment, Disturbing the Peace, DUI, DUID, Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses and most everything in between.
While with the District Attorney's Office I was a member of the Critical Incident Team, responding to officer...
Montrose County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Northwest Colorado Legal Services
Uncompahgre Volunteer Legal Aid
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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