Summit County, Colorado Criminal Lawyers
Summit County, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
- (970) 668-3222
- Free Consultation
Frisco, CO 80443
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Listed in: Who’s Who in Top U.S. Criminal Defense Attorneys; Who’s Who in American Criminal Lawyers. Book award, Trial Workshop, (Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Dec. 1996); book award, Advanced Trial Workshop, (Thomas M. Cooley Law School, May 1997). Referenced by SEC in development of new regulations, “Money Laundering in the Securities Industry,”. Published dissertation Georgetown...
After graduating, Courtney worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Eagle, Colorado, prosecuting traffic, misdemeanor, and felony cases. During her time with the District Attorney’s Office, Courtney acted as the prosecutorial representative on the local Access to Justice Committee as well as the...
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...
Melissa started her law career as a trial attorney with the Colorado State...
I practice criminal defense because I deeply enjoy fighting for people who have been unfairly judged, marginalized, and swept up by our criminal justice system. The law is a...
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...
Mormon by genealogy, Roman Catholic by adoption, secular humanist...
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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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