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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.

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

How can a disorderly conduct charge affect you in Colorado?

Being charged with disorderly conduct can be a shock, especially if you thought you were just exercising your right to free speech. Disorderly conduct charges do sometimes occur when they shouldn’t, which leads to people facing charges when the reality is that their rights were violated.

There are some significant differences between being disorderly and exercising your right to free speech. However, something as simple as being disrespectful to a police officer could lead to disorderly conduct charges.

What kinds of offenses fall under disorderly conduct charges?

The kinds of offenses that fall under the disorderly conduct charges include:

·       Loud noise

·       Using abusive language (extreme)

·       Disturbing the peace

·       Loitering

·       Nonviolence encounters with police

·       Public arguments

·       Physical altercations and fighting

·       Obstructing traffic

What’s surprising about this is that something as simple as asking a police officer a question about why you were stopped or why they’re asking you to leave an area could result in charges.

What kinds of penalties can you face for a disorderly conduct charge?

A disorderly conduct charge could lead to penalties such as:

·       Fines of up to $1,000 per instance

·       Imprisonment for up to 12 months

It’s important to know that other penalties are also possible, especially if additional charges are stacked with this one.

What should you do if you’re accused of disorderly conduct?

If you are accused of disorderly conduct, the first thing you need to do is to get in touch with your attorney. Remember not to try to explain yourself or talk your way out of trouble with the police, because you could be giving them more evidence against you.

Your attorney will review the case and what happened. They will make sure to defend your rights, such as your right to free speech thanks to the First Amendment. Strong defenses, such as showing that you weren’t in public or that your actions were in self-defense, may also help you eliminate any charges against you, so your attorney will work to put together a strong case. It is very important to get help with this kind of charge, because the penalties are significant.