Denver Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer

There is no substitute for experience. For more than 30 years, I’ve successfully protected the rights of the accused.

Being accused or charged with committing a violent crime is a distressing event in any individual’s life. But, more importantly, being involved or implicated in a criminal investigation related to violent crime puts the accused at greater risk. Violent crimes like murder, sexual assault, or domestic abuse carry much harsher penalties than other crimes. Being convicted—or even accused—of a violent crime can have a detrimental impact in all areas of your life, including employment and reputation.

More importantly, violent crime cases can be more difficult to defend. Persuasive emotional and character evidence is often used to persuade judges, juries and the public. Contacting an attorney with knowledge and experience as soon as possible is in your best interest.

Colorado Violent Crime Attorney

The counsel of a seasoned and qualified defense attorney is essential to securing your rights and protecting your future. As a violent crime defense attorney, I began working as a public defender in Wyoming before establishing my practice in Englewood, Colorado. I have the expertise and knowledge of how best to help you defend yourself. Contact my office as soon as possible if you’ve been accused or charged with a violent crime in Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Adams, or Douglas counties.

What is a Violent Crime?

    • Both federal and state laws deal with

violent crimes

    , including:

  • Armed robbery, aggravated assault, and battery
  • Arson
  • Bank Robbery
  • Murder, homicide, and manslaughter
  • Carjacking
  • Domestic abuse, assault, violence
  • Firearms and gun offenses, assault weapons, sale and discharge
  • Hate crimes
  • Kidnapping and Stalking
  • Sexual Assault
  • Terrorist threats

Complexities in Defending Persons Accused of Crimes

Being charged with a federal crime is typically different from being charged with a state crime. Defending a crime in either system can be difficult, but in the federal system attorneys must have the skill and ability to maneuver through the complex procedural rules required by the court. In Federal Court, the time allowed to investigate the accusations is limited and cases move quickly to trial. Experience with the process—in both federal and state matters—is crucial to a successful defense.

As a criminal defense lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, I’ve defended individuals in federal and state court. I have also accepted appointments by the state of Colorado to defend individuals accused of violent crimes in capital punishment cases.

If you have been charged or accused of a violent crime in Colorado, contact my office. I serve clients in the Denver metropolitan area and throughout Colorado.

What is your approach to handling high-profile CO criminal cases?

From David’s interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on

View Transcript

high-profile case usually what that

means is there’s been a lot of media

attention to the case that can taint the

jury pool or just cause a lot of

emotional distress for a case my normal

approach to a case like that is to make

it not a high profile case anymore and

that is we don’t make statements to the

media I’ve gone so far as to reschedule

hearings so that the media doesn’t know

about them and we appear in court on a

day when the media isn’t there to cover

what happened I have many strategies for

avoiding media contact which is what

makes a case a high profile case and I

think it serves my clients better to not

have a lot of media attention about

their case

Get Help

Contact Our Firm

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.