Licensed Throughout the United States
and U.S. International Military Courts
Criminal Defense A Boutique Law Firm That Produces Results
Michael Song
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

TheColorado criminal defense lawyers at Cantafio & 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 criminal defense experience and an unyielding commitment to helping our clients secure the best possible outcomes.

Facing criminal charges in Colorado? Contact Cantafio & Song PLLC for a free review with our Colorado criminal defense lawyer.

Do You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Colorado?

Suppose you are facing charges with a criminal offense in Colorado. In that case, you are facing the possibility of having a criminal record for the rest of your life, the penalties of possible imprisonment, loss of employment, fines, loss of your reputation, and other harmful effects. Even if this is your first criminal 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 confident that the prosecution has a strong enough case even to 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 & Song PLLC?

With so much at stake in criminal defense cases throughout Colorado, it is crucial that you retain the services of a Colorado criminal defense attorney who is not only familiar with state and federal law but who has extensive experience handling these types of criminal cases. Any Colorado criminal defense lawyer in our firm has decades of combined experience handling a wide variety of criminal defense cases and has a reputation for achieving excellent results for our clients in Colorado.

  • 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 & 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 Colorado criminal law 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 criminal defense law 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. Our experienced criminal defense team can be your greatest ally during this challenging time.

Providing Effective Criminal Defense Strategies

If you have not yet faced charges, this is the perfect time to consult with a defense lawyer experienced in more than just negotiating plea bargains with prosecutors. Prosecutors in Colorado 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 during an ongoing investigation. Our involvement could result in lessening 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 other reasons.

Above all, do not give up any 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 hear your side, investigators are only interested in getting evidence to prove guilt, and prosecutors are only interested in gaining convictions. Many people in Colorado unwittingly convict themselves in an interview, and innocence alone will not protect you from being charged and tried. Only your criminal defense lawyer serving Colorado can be depended upon to ensure that evidence vital to your defense is gathered and preserved, should it be needed. Your Colorado criminal attorney can assess your case and decide whether going to trial or negotiating a plea bargain is your best interest. To discuss the specifics of your criminal case, turn to Cantafio & 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 the Denver county jail, or even imprisoned, depending on the severity of the crime charged. However, other penalties come after the courtroom. However, other penalties come after the Colorado courtroom. In addition, convictions can carry 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? 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 the 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 not easy to get them back. The best way to protect your rights, immediate and collateral, is hire a defense lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to ensure that your rights are being looked after.

Arrested for a crime? Get the defense you need by contacting the Colorado criminal defense attorneys at Cantafio & Song PLLC today!

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What to Expect When You Work with a Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney

At Cantafio & Song PLLC, our criminal defense team values close attorney-client relationships.

Each client who chooses to work with us can expect to receive:

  • Aggressive and persistent negotiations with prosecutors. We know that a lot is at stake when you are being accused of a crime. Our team strives for the best possible outcome that will minimize harm to your future.
  • Protection of constitutional rights. We work hard to defend your rights by making sure that law enforcement officials and prosecutors do not beyond what they are allowed to by law.
  • In-depth investigations & thorough analysis of evidence. We work quickly to investigate every detail in a case, including interviewing witnesses, reviewing police records, working with experts, and identifying potential holes in the prosecutor's case.
  • Open and honest two-way communication. Our team keeps you up to date through every step of the process by keeping you informed of any new developments and being available to answer any questions along the way.
  • Aggressive, relentless defense at trial. We are a team of experienced litigators who do not shy away from taking a case to court if necessary. We have former prosecutors and judges on our team who know how to effectively prepare a case in front of a judge and jury.

Throughout the years, our firm has helped numerous clients navigate their legal journeys, and we have fought tirelessly to have charges dismissed or reduced as much as possible. Because each client and his or her circumstances are unique, we always utilize a personal approach. When your freedom and future are on the line, you can trust our proven legal team to fight on your behalf.

Unparalleled Legal Representation for Law Enforcement

Cantafio & Song PLLC proudly represents those who work hard to protect the people of Colorado. We recognize the issues that affect members of law enforcement and are available to assist officers with their legal needs.

To thank you for all that you do, we offer reduced law enforcement rates. Contact our firm to get started!

We represent individuals who have been charged with crimes throughout all counties in Colorado and have multiple office locations. Learn more about how a Denver, CO criminal defense attorney from Cantafio & Song PLLC can assist with your case. Call us today at (888) 458-0991!

Why People Choose to Work With Our Firm

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  • 150 Years of Combined Experience