Criminal Defense Law
YOU’VE BEEN ARRESTED AND/OR CHARGED, NOW WHAT?
Being accused of a crime, whether a traffic violation, DUI, misdemeanor, or felony, it is a serious dilemma. At Peter Loyd Weber & Associates, we are definitely not here to judge you; we are here to fight aggressively for your constitutional rights – foremost the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
At Peter Loyd Weber & Associates, LLC we are here for our clients during their times of need. We understand that when our clients are seeking our assistance for criminal defense, their lives are in a dramatic upheaval. However, during this upheaval, we can help our clients realize their desired legal goals.
Every case is different, and therefore, everyone’s goals in a criminal cases are different. Sometimes it is in a person’s best interest to plead to lesser charges. Sometimes it is in person’s best interest to take the case to trial. We have a police trained, highly capable private investigator ready to dig deep into the facts of your case. We can help to make your case as strong as possible. Additionally, there are many alternatives to jail time; not all convictions result in incarceration. At Peter Loyd Weber & Associates in Adams County,Colorado, we are experienced in all aspects of a criminal case and are here to put this experience to good use for you.
Whether you want to get your case done and over with as quickly as possible, or you want the full scope of representation to fight for your innocence, Peter Loyd Weber & Associates can and will help you. Contact us for a free phone consultation at (720) 863-7755 and find out how we can help you keep your life intact today. Please also look at our Criminal Defense Blog for recent updates on legal activity in Colorado.
CASES WE HANDLE
At Peter Loyd Weber & Associates, we handle a wide variety of criminal cases. These include, but are not limited to, the following. Call us for a free phone consultation on your criminal matter at (720) 863-7755. Read below for more information on your potential charges and possible penalties.
In Colorado, there are three different types of assault that you may be charged with. First and second degree assault are both felony charges. Third degree assault is a misdemeanor, but still carries a potential of up to two years in jail. There is also a charge of harassment, which is similar to assault, but a lesser misdemeanor criminal offense than assault. Please see our assault page for more information.
Being accused of child abuse can be heartbreaking, especially when you did nothing wrong. Under Colorado law, even leaving your child in your car unattended for thirty seconds can lead to charges of child abuse. Therefore, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect and defend your rights. See our page on child abuse charges for more information.
Domestic violence is not a charge in and of itself. Rather, domestic violence is tacked on to other criminal offenses, like: assault, harassment, menacing, prevention of use of telephone services, kidnapping, and many more. However, unlike these other criminal offenses, when the District Attorney accuses you of domestic violence, a protection order against you may be ordered, and you may even have to wear a GPS device on your ankle. This is all even before you are found guilty. Therefore, it is in your best interest to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. Please also see our page on domestic violence charges for more information.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI)
There are many things to consider when you have been charged with a DUI: your DMV hearing on revoking your license, insurance premiums increasing, potential penalties associated with habitual traffic offender status, probation, useful public service requirements, and alternatives to incarceration.
Drug and Marijuana Offenses
Unless you are living under a rock, you probably know that Colorado passed a constitutional amendment allowing the use, sale, and possession of marijuana in limited circumstances. However, there is another major change in drug offenses in Colorado most people may not know. Colorado has recently instituted major changes in drug crime sentencing. Please see our drug offenses page and our criminal defense blog to learn more about both of these significant changes to Colorado law.
Having a child charged with a criminal offense can be very upsetting to many individuals’ involved in the child’s life. All of these individuals should understand that any child under the age of 18 can be prosecuted as either a juvenile, or as an adult. The juvenile justice system takes a slightly different approach to prosecuting and “treating” the child, as opposed to the better known adult justice system. Please read our juvenile page to learn more about how Peter Loyd Weber & Associates can help you in this difficult matter.
If you have been found guilty of a crime in Colorado, it is very likely you are on probation or parole for some amount of time. If you do not comply with the probation or parole terms, your probation officer can “violate” you. This means you can be charged for one of two reasons: you either did something wrong, or you failed to do something on time. At Peter Loyd Weber & Associates, we have experience handling probation violation hearings. Please see our Probation Violation page for more information.
Being charged with a sex offense is a serious matter. Sex offenses are some of the most serious crimes in Colorado and therefore, you absolutely need to be considering hiring an attorney to defend you against aggressive legislation and overly aggressive district attorneys. There are multiple and potentially very severe consequences of a sex crime in Colorado, including lifetime registry as a sex offender. Please see our Sex Offenses page for more information.
Even minor traffic infractions can carry large penalties. You could possibly lose your driver’s license for a year. Therefore, you should consider hiring an experienced attorney for your traffic violation. Please see our Traffic Violations page for more information.
Weapons offenses in Colorado carry a slightly different meaning for our residents. Many Colorado residents heartily believe in the Second Amendment. However, this Constitutional right does not apply in every situation, especially if the person has every been convicted of a felony or a domestic violence charge. Please see our weapons offenses page for more information on these types of charges, or sentencing enhancements.
WHICH COURTS WE COVER
We have appeared in a wide variety of courts, all throughout the state of Colorado, including south and central Colorado, and even the Western slope.While we are based in north Denver, we appear frequently in various courts on the Front Range, including: Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer, and many others. We can also appear in the various municipal courts for traffic violations, including but not limited to: Northglenn, Brighton, Aurora, Lakewood, Castle Rock, and Fort Collins. Call us today for a free phone consultation on your case and where you have to appear in court. We can help you no matter where you are in Colorado. Call us at (720) 863-7755
DO I REALLY NEED A LAWYER?
The short answer: yes. The longer answer involves you thinking about the potential gravity you are facing. Even if you have not been charged yet, even if the police are just investigating a crime that you potentially were involved with, you still need a lawyer. A lawyer can and should advise you, that if you are contacted by the police do not make any statements, even if you want to tell them you did not do it. Do not talk to the police. Tell the law enforcement agency you do not want to speak with them, that you want to talk to your lawyer, and then immediately call an experienced criminal defense attorney. The sooner we can advise you, the better situated you will be in the future for defending against criminal charges.The saying goes that “you are innocent until proven guilty,” but in reality, that is not quite the truth. The whole justice system is set up against your favor as a defendant. There is the whole police force who want to find “criminals.” There are the district attorneys who want to fight their way up the ladder, and want to get the most out of your alleged criminal actions for their gain. All of these reasons are the longer answer. It is in your best interest to retain an attorney in these situations. An experienced Colorado criminal defense lawyer can stop the government from pushing you around the system. Call Peter Loyd Weber & Associates for a free phone consultation on how we can start protecting you today (720) 863-7755.