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
- 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
- Colorado Criminal Law – Am I In Custody? Understanding Your Miranda Rights
30 June 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
- Colorado Peeping Tom Privacy Laws 18-7-801 And Drones – Be Careful Out There
21 February 2017
- Why Isn’t My Lawyer Getting More Aggressive With The Judge?
26 June 2016
- Colorado Criminal Law – Understanding the Colorado Computer Crime Laws And Company Computers Under § 18-5.5-102 CRS
20 February 2016
- 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.
- Q. If the "victim" of a crime tries to make contact with the other party who's case was deferred, could that nullify the
- A: The answer is "it depends." If there is a no contact order that order does NOT bind the victim from trying to contact the Defendant. This is a dangerous situation - if the person on the deferred judgement receives the contact and then responds to it - THEY would bein violation of the no contact order and therefore in violation of the deferred judgement. The rule is this - never - ever - ever - have contact with a the victim if there is a no contact order that is a condition of sentence. It does not matter WHO initiates contact - the Defendant will always be held accountable. HMS
- Q. I am trying to move in with my boyfriend. He is 17 and I am 18. Can my parents still sue him or something for it?
- A: You are still a minor at 17. While he is legally an adult - you are subject to your parent's control. Your parents can contact the police (at least in Colorado) and he can be criminally charged with harboring a minor. Here is a link to an article about the law: https://www.denver-colorado-criminal-lawyer.com/confusing-colorado-criminal-laws-aiding-harboring-a-minor-child-18-6-601-and-violation-of-custody-orders-18-3-304
- 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 - https://www.courts.state.co.us/Self_Help/sealingrecords/
- 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.