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Philip M Smith

Philip M Smith

Former Judge and district attorney. Dedicated to your defense.
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Traffic Tickets
  • Colorado
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I have been practicing law since 1979, including 16 years as a district attorney. I am a former judge, and I also handled many military trials during my years of service with the Navy JAG Corps. I am a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.

Throughout my criminal defense law practice, I have successfully handled thousands of criminal law cases. As your criminal law attorney, I will work to quickly grasp the important issues so that together we can create an effective defense strategy. I am able to assist clients with nearly any criminal charge ranging from domestic violence, assault, sex offenses and forgery to DUI/DWAI, traffic tickets, and drug possession.

When you are dealing with a criminal investigation or arrest, choose an experienced advocate to protect your rights and fight for your freedom. Call today for a free consultation!

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
    Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sealing Criminal Records
  • Expungement
  • Deregistration
  • Sex Offenses
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Phillip M. Smith, Attorney at Law
- Current
5th Judicial District
5th Judicial District
Deputy District Attorney
18th Judicial District
General Partnership
Keene, Munsinger and Smith
Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Active Duty U.S. Navy
University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (1979)
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University of Colorado - Denver
B.A. (1975) | Majors in Economics and Political Science
Honors: Academic scholarship
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Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association
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Arapahoe County Bar Association
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Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
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National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered
Q. In Colorado is an officer allowed to enter your vehicle after it's been locked after you've been taken to police station
A: Not without probable cause and some exigent circumstance, a search warrant, or consent.
Q. Can a person be charged with “eluding” if the officer never turned on his sirens, lights, or used any other method?
A: The answer is no. The law says "knows or reasonably should know that he or she is being pursued" is the felony statutory language. "...Who has received a visual or audible signal such as a red light or a siren from a police officer driving a marked vehicle showing the same to be an official police, sheriff, or Colorado state patrol car directing the operator to bring the operator’s vehicle to a stop, and who willfully increases his or her speed or extinguishes his or her lights in an attempt to elude such police officer, or willfully attempts in any other manner to elude the police officer, or does elude such police officer commits a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense" is the traffic offense of eluding.
Q. Can I get a case closed by providing the DA info on a high priority cold case?
A: No DA will make a promise based on the vague information you are willing to share. You need to have a criminal defense attorney try to negotiate this for you. It may not be possible.
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1776 S. Jackson
Suite 610
Denver, CO 80210
Telephone: (303) 333-8900
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