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...
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- DUI & DWI
- Juvenile Law
- White Collar Crime
- Constitutional Law
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Typically a flat fee based on Colorado averages for similar criminal defense - reasonable and fair fee structure.
- Owner - Lawyer
- The Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Office
- - Current
- 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
- 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
- - Current
- Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog
- 2018 – Colorado Enacts New False Reporting Law To Stop “Swatting” – 18-8-111
3 July 2018
- Colorado Criminal Law – Damn It – Never, Ever, Ever Talk to the Police – There Is No Upside
18 November 2017
- Colorado Criminal Law – Post Verdict Bail Now Denied In Certain Domestic Violence Cases
20 September 2017
- Helping Colorado Judges Understand The Opioid Crisis – How Defendants Get Hooked
7 September 2017
- Colorado Criminal Law – When The “Victim” Lures You Into Violating A Colorado Restraining – Protection Order
3 August 2017
- New Law – 2017 Judges Must Allow Medical Marijuana Use While On Colorado Bail
16 May 2017
- Colorado Criminal Law – Should I Testify At My Trial? The Research Will Surprise You
28 April 2017
- Why Isn’t My Lawyer Getting More Aggressive With The Judge?
26 June 2016
- Colorado Criminal Law – Tricks Police Use To Get You To Confess – The Interview Room
14 January 2016
- Q. Can I answer "no" on a college application if I had a misdemeanor and had that case sealed?
- A: The short answer is yes. Once a case is sealed under Colorado Law you are legally permitted to state the lie that it never existed. It is a unique and compassionate way of giving you a second chance. HMS
- Q. When restitution is part of sentence and you discharge the sentence can the courts come after you 10 years later
- A: The straight answer is “yes”. Restitution is always waiting if ordered and while it may be off the screen for many years - it is a lifetime obligation and cannot be discharged by time or personal bankruptcy. The law is clear. Sorry.
- Q. An acquaintance let me borrow a car. While in my possession it was towed. Now says she'll report it stolen. Am I trouble
- A: It is possible the police will go with her story and come after you. My recommendation is to retain a lawyer and get ahead of this before you leave the state. Many will bury their heads in the sand and make th assumption it will all just go away. But her report that you took her are without permission is enough to file charges.
- Q. 20yo got a 16yo pregnant. Can we press charges?
- A: Unless the sexual act that led to the pregnancy or other sexual assaults occurred - the answer is no unfortunately. The age of consent in Colorado is 15 unless one of the parties is 10 or more years older than the other.
- Q. Could my ex boyfriend be charged with attempted murder?
- A: The facts you describe could lead to a charge of Attempted Second Degree Murder in Colorado. At a minimum they appear to support a charge of Attempted Second Degree Assault. I believe, at Third Degree Assault - a misdemeanor - the case is undercharged. HMS
- Q. If I'm on pretrial at 17 years old and go on the run till I'm 18 will I still go back to jail when I'm 18
- A: Brian is correct of course. I would only add that as an adult your arrest will land you in adult jail where you will be held on the juvenile warrant.
- Q. if misdemeanor DV charges are dismissed, would a PPO be lifted than as well?
- A: Your question crosses over from criminal to civil law. The answer to the first questions is - yes - if the DV misdemeanor case was completely dismissed - it is sealable. The criminal case restraining order is lifted when the case is dismissed. The second question regards - I am assuming - a civil permanent protection order- PPO. The civil PPO is not lifted just because the criminal case is dismissed. It IS permanent unless steps are taken to try to have it removed under the statute (possible to try after two years.)
- Q. If a 16 year old punches a 17 year old, what are the legal consequences that could happen?
- A: The case will be filed in Juvenile Court - and most likely - if the injuries were not serious - the juvenile will be offered a diversion program which is a kind of probation that ends with a dismissal of the case following anger management classes etc.
- Q. If my husband is on probation for domestic violence and I need to get a restraining order who do I go through his p.o.
- A: You have two options - (1) seek a civil restraining order on your own using Colorado's civil restraining order system. (2) Request the DA - usually through your victim advocate (in the DA's office) to request the DA to file a Motion for a no contact order. Again - this is automatic in most cases from the inception in Colorado unless it was lifted by agreement of the parties and the judge earlier in the case.