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A Former Prosecutor — Who Knows How To Win

With 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system, I know how to get positive results for clients who have been charged with a criminal offense. With insider knowledge and a drive to win, I am the attorney defendants turn to when dismissal — and freedom — is their goal.

High Rate Of Dismissals And Acquittals

Recognized by the Equal Justice Foundation for my “high rate of
acquittals and dismissals” in domestic violence cases.

Former Domestic Violence/Sex Assault Prosecutor

With a background in criminal prosecution, I have the know-how and insight
to stand-up for your constitutional rights.

Domestic Violence Defense

Falsely accused? Misunderstood? Targeted by a spiteful significant other?
I can help.

Sexual Assault Defense

I don’t judge. I provide mitigating evidence to the
court to paint a complete, accurate picture.

2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
Criminal trail lawyers top 25
National premier NACDA top ten ranking 2016
Florida association of criminal defence lawyers
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
Avvo rating 10.0 superb top attorney criminal defence
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
Avvo clients choice 2015 criminal defence
The national top 100 trail lawyers
Avvo rating superb top attorney criminal defence
National women top 100 trail lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
Avvo clients choice 2015 criminal defence
Criminal trail lawyers top 25
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
The national top 100 trail lawyers
National premier NACDA top ten ranking 2016
Avvo rating 10.0 superb top attorney criminal defence
Avvo rating superb top attorney criminal defence
Florida association of criminal defence lawyers
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
National women top 100 trail lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation

What happens in a criminal case in Colorado?

Whether you have a close relative in trouble with the law or are facing charges yourself, you’re probably wondering, “What happens next?” After all, knowing what to expect can help you cope and come up with a plan.

While not every case is totally straightforward, here is what you can generally expect:

  1. The arrest: Some defendants are arrested when the police have “probable cause” to believe they’ve committed a crime. Others may be tracked down after a warrant for their arrest is issued following an investigation.
  2. The first advisement: This is usually the first time the defendant appears before a judge. The judge will explain what the defendant is suspected of doing, find out if the defendant has a defense attorney, explain the defendant’s rights (including the right to have a defense attorney provided) and set the defendant’s bond, if applicable.
  3. The second advisement: After criminal charges have been filed, the judge will explain the charges to the defendant. At this point, the judge may entertain arguments about why the defendant’s bond should be raised or lowered.
  4. The preliminary hearings and discovery: Sometimes a preliminary hearing is held so that the prosecution can address the charges and show that they have enough evidence to proceed. There may also be several additional hearings that involve the sharing of information between the defense and the prosecution. The defense and prosecution may also argue about what evidence should be permitted in court, make challenges to the way the investigation was handled and address procedural problems.

Unless the case is dismissed prior to this point, the defendant may then accept a plea or go to trial.

You never want to go through the criminal justice process without an experienced defense attorney by your side. If you’re facing charges, find out how to best protect your rights and your future.