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A Robust Criminal Defense Practice Serving The Denver Metro And Surrounding Areas

Innocent people are charged with crimes every day in our society. Others may have made mistakes but are charged with crimes that do not fit the facts. Defense counsel plays an important and significant role in protecting the rights of the accused, including those wrongly accused. In the words of Robert Wareham, managing attorney of our litigation practice, “There is a huge gap between the probable cause necessary for a law enforcement officer to make an arrest and the proof beyond a reasonable doubt necessary for conviction.”

The attorneys at The Law Center P.C. know how to put the spotlight on that gap and show prosecutors what does not add up. Based in Highlands Ranch, our criminal defense law firm includes attorneys with the skill and knowledge to investigate, devise and implement strategic criminal defense strategies on behalf of individuals throughout Colorado.

Defending Clients Against A Wide Range Of Charges In Colorado

Our criminal defense attorneys are here to safeguard clients’ rights and interests in cases involving the following:

  • Assault, sexual assault and domestic violence: Police tend to aggressively pursue arrests and assault charges when they believe domestic violence laws have been violated. Even if an alleged target of domestic violence recants or asks a prosecutor to drop the case against their significant other, violent crime charges will likely remain. Domestic violence charges may result in restraining orders that can put great limitations on the defendant’s ability to carry on with life as usual.
  • Theft offenses: Shoplifting, computer and internet crimes, and white collar crimes are all examples of theft crimes: If we defend you, we may challenge a law enforcement agent’s identification of you as the perpetrator. We will argue that if the prosecutor cannot prove the charges against you, you should not be convicted.
  • Drug offenses: The difference between a state or federal crime, or between a misdemeanor or felony, may be the alleged quantities of drugs involved in drug possession or distribution charges.
  • Juvenile offenses and crimes involving college students: Some offenses, such as underage drinking, are considered criminal because of someone’s age. Others involve actions that would also result in criminal charges against adults who might do the same things.
  • Probation and parole violations: Such charges carry potentially harsh penalties. A conviction will likely mean prison or jail time. When we investigate, we often find that allegations of violations came about through misunderstandings, such as misplaced mail notices or missed appointments with probation or parole officers.
  • Shootings, firearms and Second Amendment rights: We stand up for our clients’ constitutional rights and existing state and federal firearms laws, despite current winds of public opinion. Gun rights are a critical issue in almost any such criminal case.
  • Serious felonies, including sex offenses and murder: A successful defense strategy may take many different angles, such as questioning the credibility of witnesses, showing that the named offense should have been at the misdemeanor level or questioning the prosecutor’s alleged evidence.

Our clients rely on our ability to handle their criminal defense concurrently with other court and administrative procedures. We are a comprehensive resource for our clients facing complex cases, such as domestic assault with professional responsibility implications. We help clients whose government security clearances are on the line avoid steep penalties, including loss of their clearances.

Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs

DUI (driving under the influence) is a serious matter and must be treated accordingly. Since DUI is the only criminal offense that uses subjective evidence for convictions (e.g., roadside maneuvers and police officer testimony), it is essential to retain a skilled attorney who understands how to fight such charges.

If you are found guilty of a DUI, a DWAI (driving while ability impaired) or a DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) in Highlands Ranch or elsewhere, you face the possibility of severe penalties. Learn more administrative law aspects, criminal defense and DUI by visiting our page on DUI, DWAI and DUID. We are thoroughly knowledgeable about marijuana DUIs, ignition interlock devices and defenses that sometimes convert DUI cases to citations for less-stigmatizing traffic violations.

We will fight for the restoration of your driving privileges while developing your criminal defense. Helping you avoid jail time, expensive fines, court-ordered interlock device use requirements and above all, a criminal record, will be our goals when we represent you.

We Have A Wealth Of Experience In The Court Systems

At The Law Center P.C., we know the state, federal, criminal and juvenile court systems inside and out, thanks to our wealth of experience in this area of the law. We know which judges have high conviction rates and other useful information about each court.

Our attorneys know the importance of investigating every client’s arrest for any sign of police misconduct or negligence. We know what to say to prosecutors during plea bargain discussions. We know what works when bringing facts that support our client’s story before a judge and jury, and we can effectively advise clients when a plea agreement is in their best interests.

Demographics Of Our Clients

A significant percentage of the clients of our criminal defense firm are business professionals accused of domestic assault or drunk driving. We also represent many government employees and individuals who hold security clearances that may be lost if they are convicted of drug crimes or other crimes.

For most of our clients, this is their first encounter with the criminal defense system. Nearly every client in such a situation is a reasonable person who was in a bad place and made a bad decision or was falsely accused. We shepherd each client through the necessary legal processes while pursuing the best outcome in their criminal defense matters.

Will I Get A Better Plea Deal With An Attorney?

A common question among those considering an attorney is whether or not they will receive a better plea deal if they have an attorney. Often the first plea deal offered would be offered regardless of whether or not you have an attorney. However, it may not give you the favorable outcome you are looking for.

An experienced attorney would know whether the plea deal was a good choice for you, or if you might be able to get a better deal once more factors have come to light. Your experienced attorney would know if any testing done on blood alcohol content would be admissible, the laws on field sobriety tests. Your attorney can help you present yourself in a better light and actively seek rehabilitation programs that will help the prosecutor see you more favorably.

At The Law Center P.C., we feel that you should have your best chance of avoiding harsh penalties when you’re facing a prosecutor and a plea deal. Call our experienced attorneys today at 303-991-5200 and schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Let us help you get the best plea deal.

What Makes A Great Criminal Defense Lawyer?

The difference between a run-of-the-mill criminal lawyer and a good criminal defense attorney is the ability to provide the clients with options. We look at the details of criminal charges and related legal issues and provide our clients with a clear understanding of where we believe their cases will go.

In some cases, it may make sense to take remedial steps while the case is pending to position you for a favorable plea agreement. If our client is dealing with a substance abuse issue, we get them connected with treatment. Demonstrating acceptance and accountability can be a very effective tool.

The attorneys at our law firm are respected for their criminal defense experienced by prosecutors and judges in Douglas, Arapahoe, Elbert, Denver and Jefferson counties. This respect means that we are offered good plea bargains that are approved by judicial officers.

We Make A Difference Through Criminal Defense Litigation And Appeals

We understand how vital it is to protect our clients’ reputations and careers, and we strive to resolve every case with minimal collateral damage. Sometimes, early acceptance of accountability and engagement in remedial conduct or therapy is the ticket to a favorable plea bargain. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who know what prosecutors are looking for to favorably dispose of a case without a criminal trial.

Every person who is accused of a crime has an absolute right to force the state to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. If you are facing criminal charges along with court-ordered fines and other penalties in Pueblo, Fremont, Park, Boulder, Larimer, Adams, Morgan, El Paso, Eagle, Douglas, Arapahoe, Elbert, Denver or Jefferson counties, call our attorneys at 303-991-5280.

Call Our Criminal Defense Law Firm To Schedule A Confidential Consultation

From serious felonies to minor misdemeanors, you can depend on our full-service criminal defense advocates to aggressively protect your rights and keep you frequently updated on the progress of your case.

Serving Highlands Ranch and many other communities in the region, we aim to meet clients where they are while pursuing positive outcomes for them. Ask about our flexible attorney fee arrangements. Arrange an initial consultation at our convenient office location or via a video conference. Call 303-991-5280 or reach our law office by email.