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Serving all counties in Colorado, with offices in Denver, Steamboat Springs, Vail / Avon, and Boulder

The Criminal Defense Attorneys at Feldmann Nagel are seasoned trial attorneys who are devoted to defending the rights of those accused by the government of committing a crime. We hire experienced criminal defense attorneys who have honed their trial and negotiation skills over many years as prosecutors or public defenders. We take on a select number of cases so that our attorneys are able to devote the necessary time and attention to detail on each and every case.

Our criminal defense attorneys understand that being accused of a crime is extremely stressful and each case and situation is unique. We will ensure that each step in the process is explained thoroughly so that you are always comfortable when making difficult decisions. Whether your goal is to proceed to trial or to work out a plea bargain or dismissal, we will aggressively advocate for you to meet your specific needs. We pride ourselves in not taking "no" for an answer and arriving at the best disposition possible.

Are you facing criminal allegations?

Do I need a lawyer? This is a common question that is asked by those who have been accused of a crime. To help you answer this important question, we have provided the following information for you to better understand your criminal charges and the penalties that you may face if you are convicted. It is our mission to help you avoid these penalties, and the first step in constructing a defense is to understand what you are up against and myths to avoid.

Generally speaking, assault involves threatening physical violence towards another human being. Different from battery, the label "assault" does not necessitate the occurrence of any physical contact or violence between the victim and perpetrator. In the United States, common law defines assault as attempted battery. Battery, on the other hand, involves actual physical contact.

In Colorado, batter is considered a very serious criminal offense. Often confused with assault, batter involves unlawful physical contact between two individuals. Batter is committed when one individual uses force against another. Batter is considered a common law misdemeanor, and is often charged with assault because the two crimes are closely related, although different.

Domestic Violence
Whether you realize it or not, domestic violence is not limited to spousal relationships. In fact, domestic violence can be committed by husbands, wives, children, dating partners – even roommates. Additionally domestic violence is not limited to physical violence. Domestic violence include emotional, physical, and psychological abuse, too.

Drug Crimes
In the United States, drug crimes are taken extremely seriously. Drug trafficking and drug distribution are two of the most serious drug crime allegations you can face. Drug distribution involves selling controlled substances illegally, whereas drug possession typically involves individuals carrying illicit drugs for personal use. This distinction is important because drug possession is considered a much lesser crime in the U.S.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is never okay. At the firm, we understand that not everyone who is accused of DUI is guilty. A DUI charge may carry heavy consequences, including exorbitant fines, incarceration, vehicle impoundment, and license suspension or revocation. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the DUI arrest, a DUI may be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor.

Federal Crimes
A federal crime is any crime made illegal my United States legislation. Federal crimes may be prosecuted at the federal or state level, but a federal crime is always prosecuted under United States federal law – not state law. Many federal crimes fall under the category of "white collar crimes," and includes offenses like money laundering and embezzlement.

Hunting, Fishing & Wildlife Violation
Wildlife violations can be hard to understand. In Colorado, fishing or hunting without a license, poaching, trapping, trespassing, and other activities are illegal. In some situations, you may be charged with a wildlife violation if you practice archer, hike, cycle, or ski in the wrong area. Additionally, you may be charged with a wildlife violation if you transport, import, export or release wildlife.

Internet Crimes
Internet crimes (also known as cybercrimes) are a serious criminal offense. As our technological horizons expand, so does the potential for new criminal activity. Internet crimes can include online scams, internet sex crimes, pornography charges and other online offenses. If you have been accused of an internet crime, we urge you to speak to an attorney from our firm immediately.

Distinct from other forms of murder, manslaughter involves the unlawful killing of a human being. In the state of Colorado, manslaughter is a class 4 felony crime. Generally speaking, manslaughter convictions carry heavy incarceration penalties – usually prison sentences between 2 and 6 years long. Manslaughter convictions rely heavily on the perpetrator's intention behind the crime.

Military Justice
Military legal code is a separate set of laws that apply to military personnel. Because of their extensive training, military officers are held to a high standard of legal professionalism. Facing any disciplinary action in a military court is intimidating and full of uncertainty, but an attorney from our firm may be able to help you get a favorable case outcome.

Murder involves the unlawful killing of human being coupled with malicious aforethought. In most states, murder is distinct from other forms of homicide, such as manslaughter. Murder allegations are extremely serious. A murder conviction can change your life forever – even resulting in a life-long prison sentence.

Presidential Pardons for Wildlife Violations
Every year, the President receives innumerable petitions for presidential pardons. Some of these pardons are granted. If you have been convicted of a wildlife infraction, you may be eligible for a Presidential pardon. A presidential pardon will not erase your criminal record, but it will allow you to re-apply for a new hunting or fishing license.

Sealing Criminal Records
Have you been accused or convicted of a serious crime? If so, you probably understand the damage that criminal record can do to your future and your reputation. With a criminal record, you may have difficulty escaping the stigma of a conviction, influencing the way people think about your your career, and your quality of life.

Sex Crimes
"Sex crime" is a generic term that refers to a variety of criminal offense. Child pornography is one of the most serious c sex crimes you can face in the United States. Other sex crimes include: rape, internet sex crimes, child abuse, and solicitation. In the United States, a sex crime conviction can destroy your reputation almost instantly. If you have been accused of any sex crime, we urge you to seek legal assistance from our firm as quickly as possible.

Theft Crimes
Theft refers to the unlawful removal of someone else's property from premises. If convicted of a theft crime, you may face serious penalties including extensive fines and an substantial prison sentence. Burglary, robbery and shoplifting are all considered theft crimes. Generally speaking, burglary and robbery are considered more serious offenses than shoplifting because they may involve the use of weapons or the infliction of physical harm on someone else.

Violent Crimes
a violent crime is a blanket term that may refer to assault, batter, rape, murder, or other offenses. Violent crimes carry heavy penalties, including exorbitant bail amounts and extended prison sentences. A violent crime conviction may be extremely detrimental to your reputation, career and social life. Many violent crime cases are extremely complicated and involve forensic analysis, witness testimony and circumstantial evidence.

White Collar Crimes
Many white collar crimes are considered federal offenses. Common white collar crimes include fraud, tax evasion, tax fraud, extortion, embezzlement, and other non-violent crimes. Even though white collar crimes are not violent, they carry heave penalties and a conviction could easily ruin your career. If you have been accused of a white collar crime, we urge you to speak to a Colorado criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.