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Being charged with a crime puts your life in the hands of a judicial system that all too often does not care about the truth - the truth of who you are, the truth of what happened, the truth of what a conviction would mean for you and your loved ones. It is an experience that is terrifying and leaves you feeling lost, powerless, and unheard.
I've dedicated my life to being a voice for the accused, because the truth is no matter the situation, you also have a story to tell and deserve to be heard. Whether that means fighting at trial to show your innocence, litigating to protect your constitutional rights, or finding a way to present you and your life to a prosecutor to obtain a favorable plea deal, I have the skills and experience necessary to guide you through the system and make sure your truth is heard.
During my years as a public defender and in private practice, I have represented thousands of clients, on cases ranging from minor traffic offenses and DUI's to homicides and sexual assaults. I have won difficult cases with not guilty verdicts at jury trials, by winning hard-fought motions issues that force a dismissal, by convincing prosecutors to drop charges through investigation and mitigating, by challenging probable cause at preliminary hearings, and by successfully litigating for post-conviction relief.
For real-life examples of how I and the attorneys I work with have helped people when they needed it most, please read our case results at jurdem.com or Google reviews for Jurdem LLC.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, please give me a call for a free consultation.
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
- DUI & DWI
- Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
- White Collar Crime
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- Colorado Supreme Court
- ID Number: 46591
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- University of Colorado - Boulder
- J.D. (2013) | Law
- Activities: National Trial Competition Mock Trial Team
- John Brown University
- B.A. (2010) | History
- Honors: Presidential Honors, summa cum laude
- State Bar of Colorado  # 46591
- Boulder Criminal Defense Blog
- Q. How long does Colorado jeffco drug task force have to file charges after I was detained around Christmas 2020?
- A: The statute of limitations for a drug felony in Colorado is 3 years, meaning the DA has 3 years from the time of the offense to when they must file charges or the court loses jurisdiction. Note that this is filing charges, not the time for the case to be resolved. This can be tolled up to 5 years if the defendant is outside of the state of Colorado, and if there are COCCA (“Colorado Organized Crime Control Act") allegations, the period does not start running until the discovery of the predicate criminal act, as opposed to when the act occurred. How you would go about getting your property back will depend on if you are charged, and given the seriousness of a DF2 charged compared to the value of the property, you would be smart to consult with an attorney about the pros and cons of litigating that issue while the statute of limitations is running before taking any action.
- Q. Does a felony level matter based level on when you received it? How much to seal records?
- A: There have been a lot of recent and favorable changes in Colorado's sealing laws. The best way to determine if you're eligible to seal a conviction would be to research attorneys who handle sealing and call for a consultation. Having a copy of your record or other court documents with the official final disposition (including the specific charge of conviction) and dates of conviction and completion of any sentence will be helpful for someone to be able to at least give you an initial opinion if you appear eligible for sealing and estimate the cost to file the petition.
- Q. What does it mean when they transfer my criminal mischief case to county court
- A: What level of offense a criminal mischief charge is depends on the $ amount of damage allegedly caused - so it can range from the lowest misdemeanor to a relatively serious felony. Often the initial report isn't accurate or is just an estimate, and the DA will then amend the offense level when they do some follow-up investigation. It sounds like in your case they realized the amount of alleged damage was lower than initially thought, and that dropped it from a felony range to a misdemeanor range. Felony offenses are heard in District Court, while misdemeanors are in County Court. So, with when your charge was amended down to a misdemeanor, it was also moved into a courtroom that handles misdemeanor cases. There are attorneys that may be willing to work with you on a low pay or slow pay basis if you don't qualify for a public defender but also can't afford private counsel. When you appear in court you can judge if there is a low pay/slow pay list for your county. If this is your first offense, you should aim for a resolution that allows you to keep this off your record such as diversion, deferment, or dismissal.
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