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Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer

Facing a criminal charge is terrifying and can have a devastating impact on your future. If you or someone you love has recently been arrested or is facing a criminal charge here in Denver, you must speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

One minor mistake in the handling of your case can have detrimental repercussions. Don’t put your freedom at risk. Contact us online or call 1-800-ATTORNEY to schedule a free consultation today.

Why Hire Our Denver Defense Lawyers?

When your liberty and fundamental constitutional rights are on the line, you need an experienced team behind you to help level the playing field.

  • We have more than 25 years of legal experience successfully defending people in Denver.
  • We are trial-tested and will fight for you every step of the way.
  • We care about our clients’ needs and have the knowledge, skills, and resources to analyze each case and develop the best defense strategy for the most favorable outcome.

Types of Crimes We Defend


Colorado felony assault can be charged as first-degree, second-degree, or third-degree assault and involves the intentional, knowing, or reckless infliction of bodily harm to another person. The degree will depend on the seriousness of the injury if a weapon was used, and whether the victim is in a special class (e.g., elderly or disabled).

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a sentencing enhancement in Colorado, often charged in conjunction with spousal abuse, child abuse, stalking, assault, or menacing. You will be subject to a mandatory protective order once you are suspected of domestic violence and before you are tried. A protective order prohibits you from contact with the alleged victim and from consuming alcohol.

Drug Crimes

We defend against any drug criminal offenses, such as drug possession, sales and distribution, trafficking, and federal drug crime charges. A drug conviction can affect many areas of your life, including your employment.


Colorado takes DWI/DUI very seriously. Penalties include not only jail time and hefty fines but also license suspension. A first-time DUI conviction can cost you more than $10,000.


Individuals charged with theft potentially face probation, severe fines, restricted access to locations, limits to Fourth Amendment rights, and jail time. Theft can span a wide range of municipal, misdemeanor, and felony-level charges.

Weapons Charges

If you unlawfully carry or possess any type of weapon or use that weapon to harm another, you may be subject to a criminal weapons charge.

Murder Defense

A murder charge is perhaps the most serious charge you can face in Colorado. It can be reduced to a lesser charge, ruled justifiable, or be returned with a “not guilty” verdict, but it’s crucial to begin building your defense as soon as possible.


Expungement refers to removing a record from public access, although it does not permanently destroy your record. Depending on the circumstances and your conviction, you may qualify to have your criminal record expunged in Denver. State agencies, such as law enforcement, can still access your record, but employers or potential landlords can’t view it.

Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Denver

Trying to handle your defense or accepting a plea bargain may cause you to lose your rights and even your freedom. Even if you are facing a seemingly minor misdemeanor charge or you know you did not do anything wrong, failing to hire a criminal defense lawyer can backfire.

A Denver criminal defense attorney will serve as your advocate and help you navigate the criminal law system by creating a solid legal strategy, preventing you from inadvertently harming your case, and seeking to have your charges dismissed or reduced. An experienced attorney will immediately begin reviewing your case to find any holes in the investigation. Did the police officer follow the proper protocol when arresting you? Was evidence collected during an illegal search of your property? An attorney will be able to identify these types of flaws right away and use them as an advantage, while moving your case forward.

Speak to an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Denver Today

We stand apart in our commitment to seek real justice for our clients by uncovering all of the facts and pursuing every detail in your case. When you are facing criminal charges, contact the Bendinelli Law Firm. We can discuss your case in a free consultation; call 1-800-ATTORNEY today.