Mr.  H. Michael Steinberg

Mr. H. Michael Steinberg

The Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Office
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI...
  • Colorado
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Former Career Senior Deputy District Attorney - Prosecutor for Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, the largest jurisdiction in Colorado. 13 years as a Colorado Arapahoe - Douglas County Senior Career Trial District Attorney - the last 17 years as a Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer. Have specialized in Colorado Criminal Law for over 30 years.

I put that experience to work for my clients who are charged in the Colorado Criminal Courts... Please page me 24-7 at 303-543-4433 - or in emergencies - 720-220-2277... My cell...

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Constitutional Law
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Typically a flat fee based on Colorado averages for similar criminal defense - reasonable and fair fee structure.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
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The Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Office
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H. Michael Steinberg has been a Colorado criminal law specialist attorney for 30 years (as of 2012). For the first 13 years of his career, he was an Arapahoe - Douglas County District Attorney Senior prosecutor. In 1999 he formed his own law firm for the defense of Colorado criminal cases. In addition to handling tens of thousands of cases in the criminal trial courts of Colorado, he has written hundreds of articles regarding the practice of Colorado criminal law and frequently provides legal analysis on radio and television, appearing on the Fox News Channel, CNN and Various National and Local Newspapers and Radio Stations. Please call him at your convenience at 720-220-2277.
University of Oregon School of Law
J.D. / Law
Honors: Graduated Top 10% of the class
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Legal studies - Honors
Honors: Graduated With Honors - Cum Laude 3.75 GPA
Professional Associations
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Arapahoe County Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
Colorado State Bar # 12943
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Legal Answers
17 Questions Answered

Q. What is the process by which I can get a DWI conviction removed from my record?
A: I am sorry to say there is no method to remove a DUI conviction from your Colorado criminal - traffic history. Colorado law provides that traffic convictions cannot be sealed.. Here is link to the kinds of cases you are allowed to seal -
Q. In Colorado can I request the Court only apply my adult record when sentencing. Could determine either 3rd or 2nd DUI
A: Your entire driving history is included in the "look back" period. Any DUI or DWAI convictions are counted as part of the lifetime period.. A Judge must follow the law. Good Luck.
Q. Last night I had a run in with some police officers. They kept my lisence I want to know why?
A: It's very possible that they will charge you at a later point in time. There could be a dozen reasons for not filling out the ticket there and then - shift change - another more important call - exhaustion. If you obtained there names and or badge numbers - you could make inquiry at the police department..
Q. My girlfriend went to jail for a domestic dispute case for 14 days, leaving her dog.
A: This is not a legal advice website - so this answer is not advice - but the general rule is this - if someone abandons an animal and you adopt it - you do NOT have to return the animal if they later change their mind.. I would assume any Judge would refuse to return the animal to her - considering you the new owner for many reasons.
Q. My friend just got charged with burglary class 2 felony. The crime was 5 years ago January.
A: This is a complex area of the law - I will do my best to answer it given the limited facts of your question. - In Colorado the general rule for felony crimes is three years from the date of the discovery of the crime. If the warrant that issued was based on probable cause (including a request for DNA) - but - even without the DNA request - IF there was "PC" to arrest him.. and that warrant remained active - even if charges were not filed - there is no valid claim under the statute of limitations. . The law can be found at 16-5-401CRS An active warrant for an arrest - based on probable cause and signed by a judge "tolls" - that is - stops the running of the statute of limitations - whether the person is found and arrested on the warrant or not.. See also see Mr. Shultz's answer as to the addition of 5 years when the person is out of state.
Q. Is it ilegal to spy on somebody in their hotel room?
A: The answer is a categorical no! We all have a right to the privacy of our homes. It is accorded the highest form of constitutional protection. A hotel room has the same measure of protection.
Q. Can my best friends parents go to jail for something that i did?
A: This questions is impossible answer in the present form. It depends on the case facts - If someone is unjustly accused and you are responsible for the crimes they are charged with - you should contact a lawyer immediately for a confidential consultation to discuss your options - including - of course - your conscience.. H
Q. What is the definition of a crime spree in colorado?
A: There is no crime in Colorado that is called a "crime spree." A crime spree is a popular street term for a series of different crimes. Without knowing the acts that happened during the "spree" I cannot identify the individual crimes charged.. I am sorry.
Q. Is a police officer pointing a gun at someone a crime/excessive force
A: Generally no - however if the officer's pointing of the gun was in the context of a very minor crime - such as jay walking - a complaint to his superiors may be in order.. As asked however - there is no way to answer the question without additional facts.
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The Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Firm
5445 DTC Parkway
Penhouse 4
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Telephone: (303) 627-7777
Cell: (720) 220-2277