Michael Song, Managing Partner
Criminal Defense Practice Group Leader
"We assist clients facing unique and challenging legal problems to
achieve outstanding results through creative and personalized strategies
both in and out of court."
Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney
Defending the Accused in Denver
The Colorado criminal defense lawyers at Cantafio Nagel & Song PLLC
are seasoned trial attorneys devoted to defending the rights, freedoms,
and futures of individuals facing criminal charges.
Our legal team understands that being accused of a crime can be one of
the most difficult experiences a person can face, and we bring years of
experience and an unyielding commitment to helping our clients secure
the best possible outcomes.
Facing criminal charges in Colorado?
Contact Cantafio Nagel & Song PLLC for a free review with our Colorado criminal
Do You Need a Lawyer?
If you have been charged with an offense, you are facing the possibility
of having a criminal record for the rest of your life, along with the
penalties of possible imprisonment, loss of employment, fines, and loss
of your reputation along with other negative effects. Even if this is
your first offense and you plan to plead guilty in exchange for probation
or some other "good deal," do you fully understand the consequences
of entering a guilty plea and how this will affect your future? Are you
certain that the prosecution has a strong enough case to even take the
matter to court? Before you give up your constitutional right to mount
a defense, you should discuss your case with a Colorado criminal defense
attorney who can evaluate the prosecution's case and advise you on the
legal options that are open to you.
Why Choose Cantafio Nagel & Song PLLC?
With so much at stake in criminal defense cases, it is crucial that you
retain the services of an attorney who is not only familiar with state
and federal law but who has extensive experience handling these types
of cases. Our criminal defense lawyers in Colorado have decades of combined
experience handling a wide variety of criminal defense cases and have
a reputation for achieving excellent results for our clients.
- Our Team of Award-Winning Criminal Lawyers Is Comprised of:
- Former District Attorneys
- Former State & Federal Prosecutors
- Former Military Defense Attorneys & Prosecutors
- Former Judges
- Former Police Detective
- Former DEA Drug Task Force Commander
Cantafio Nagel & Song PLLC has been included in the
Super Lawyers® magazine and was voted one of the Ten Best in Client Satisfaction in 2015
by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys™. The firm also
maintains membership in the American Trial Lawyers Association.
Criminal Cases We Handle in Colorado
The practice of criminal defense is both an art and a science. With decades
of combined legal experience, our criminal defense attorneys in Colorado
handle the full range of cases, including:
Any Colorado criminal defense lawyer at our firm is prepared to begin working
on your case immediately, and we can help you understand the best strategy
to defend against the charges and penalties you face. We can be your greatest
ally during this challenging time.
Providing Effective Criminal Defense Strategies
If you have not yet been charged, this is the perfect time to consult a
lawyer experienced in more than just negotiating plea bargains with prosecutors.
Prosecutors only proceed with a prosecution they are convinced that they
can win. An established criminal defense attorney in Colorado with a formidable
reputation as a criminal trial attorney can intervene even while the investigation
in ongoing. Our involvement could result in a lessening of the charges
or the investigation being dropped altogether. This could be based upon
a violation of your constitutional rights, unreliable witness testimony,
weak evidence, or a variety of other reasons.
Above all, do not give up any of your constitutional rights by speaking
directly with an investigator without the advice of your legal counsel.
Even though they may say they want to help you or want to hear your side,
investigators are only interested in getting evidence to prove guilt,
and prosecutors are only interested in gaining convictions. Many people
unwittingly convict themselves in an interview, and innocence alone will
not protect you from being charged and tried. Only your Colorado criminal
defense lawyer can be depended upon to ensure that evidence vital to your
defense is gathered and preserved, should it be needed. Your attorney
can assess your case and decide whether going to trial or negotiating
a plea bargain is in your best interest. To discuss the specifics of your
case, turn to Cantafio Nagel & Song PLLC.
Collateral Effects of a Criminal Conviction in Colorado
When someone is convicted of a crime in Colorado they may be fined, placed
on probation, sent to county jail, or even imprisoned, depending on the
severity of the crime charged. However, there are other penalties that
come after the courtroom. However, there are other penalties that come
after the courtroom. Convictions can carry with them other collateral
consequences, that is, consequences not directly imposed by the State itself.
These collateral consequences can include penalties as severe as:
- Ineligibility for certain jobs
- The loss of the right to vote
- The loss of the right to bear arms
- The social stigma that accompanies a conviction
These consequences are not always immediately recognizable or even written
in the statutes of the crime charged and many of these collateral consequences
can create challenging hurdles for those burdened by them.
So if the text of the law itself does not tell you about the other penalties
outside of fines or imprisonment, how do you know what they are and if
you are in danger of them? How will you know how your life will be affected? In
Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court declared that the only collateral consequence
you have the right to know about is possible deportation of lawful permanent
alien residents of the United States.
Once your rights have been taken away by the courts or by collateral consequences,
it may be difficult or even impossible to get them back. The best way
to protect your rights, both immediate and collateral, is to hire an attorney
who has the experience and knowledge to ensure that your rights are being
Arrested for a crime? Get the defense you need by
contacting the Colorado criminal defense attorneys at Cantafio Nagel & Song PLLC today!