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
- A 2018 Colorado Pardons Update – An Unexpected Change Of Heart By The Governor
14 May 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.