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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)
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
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Lawyers of Distinction 2018
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"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation

Could you face charges over a secondhand purchase or a gift?

You won’t obtain everything that you own directly from a retail store or buy it brand-new. Sometimes, you will receive valuable items as gifts from your loved ones, including on holidays and your birthday. Other times, you might purchase something that someone else already used to save money.

Unfortunately, while gifts and second-hand purchasing can be a great way to expand your personal holdings with less financial investment, these methods of acquisition have certain risks as well. Specifically, you may not know the real origins of the used items that you receive as gifts or buy from a stranger. That lack of background information could lead to you facing criminal charges.

Colorado has laws against possessing or selling stolen property

It is not just illegal to physically steal an asset from someone else or from a business. It is also illegal for you to possess property that someone stole from another person or a company. Possessing or reselling stolen goods can lead to criminal charges that carry penalties much like actual theft charges.

If that phone that you purchased off of a popular second-hand app or the designer watch that you received from your usually broke brother for Christmas turns out to be someone else’s stolen property, you could face criminal charges even though you didn’t steal the item.

If prosecutors can claim that you should have reasonably known the item was stolen from someone else, they can charge you with a crime without ever proving that you played a role in its theft. 

The charges you face are in addition to losing the stolen property

Colorado law allows those who lose their property through theft to recover those assets from someone else. In other words, if you get caught possessing something that technically belongs to another person, Colorado law requires that you return that property to the real owner, even if you paid for it.

You could also then find yourself facing more losses related to criminal charges and the impact those charges might have on your professional life. Understanding when you might be at risk of charges over the possession of stolen goods can help you defend yourself or make better purchasing decisions.