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Criminal Defense Lawyer Near Denver County

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 Criminal Defense Lawyer Near Denver County

In addition to being incredibly stressful and overwhelming, a felony conviction can permanently alter the course of your life. Everything from personal relationships to your professional trajectory is affected when you are arrested on felony charges. In fact, oftentimes you will find that long after your sentence is served and your fees are paid, the repercussions of a criminal conviction can follow you for a very long time. Our team will work to get you the justice you deserve when facing criminal charges to help you get back on track and get back to your everyday life. Ensuring that you're armed with experienced, effective legal representation is critical, not only to the outcome of your case but also to your future.

What Constitutes a Felony in Colorado?

A felony is the most serious type of crime in the state of Colorado, with consequences far more serious than those for misdemeanors and petty offenses. Felonies are punishable by a year or more in prison, significant fines, and probation. Colorado felony crimes are separated into six classes in addition to unclassified felonies. Class one felonies are considered the most serious crimes, and class six are the least. These felonies have predetermined sentencing ranges. Unclassified felonies can vary by state and consequences are based on statute. Examples of felonies in the state of Colorado include:

A variety of factors contribute to determining felony punishments in and around Denver County. Prior offenses and convictions, the seriousness of the crime, and how many crimes have been charged all factor into sentencing and fines. Punishments can include a combination of fines, probation, and prison time. Some offenses may also include loss of driver's license, revocation of professional licensing, and additional secondary consequences. Oftentimes, secondary consequences such as reputation damage, the loss of the right to vote, problems with personal relationships, loss of employment, and difficulty securing loans or financing can be more problematic than court-ordered punishments. Our office is committed to assisting you in keeping your freedom and minimizing both convictions and consequences associated with criminal charges.

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What Do I Do if I Am Arrested on Felony Charges Near Denver County?

If you are arrested in Denver, the first and one of the most important things you can do is stay quiet and remain calm. Always speak with your attorney before making any statements or speaking with anyone. Never make any statements or respond to inquiries from law enforcement or anyone else before speaking with your attorney.

If you want to reduce stress and frustration when charged with a felony in Denver, we recommend the following:

  • Immediately and before anything else, exercise your right to remain silent

  • Retain legal counsel immediately - this is not the time to attempt to represent yourself or rely on a public defender for your defense

  • Do not ever agree to, admit, or sign anything without speaking to your attorney

  • Document everything - Store documentation in a safe place and do not share it with anyone other than your legal team

Felony Conviction Penalties in Denver County

People often find themselves facing a potentially lifelong stigma associated with facing criminal charges. Defendants often experience secondary consequences such as loss of employment, alienation from friends and family, and sometimes lifelong financial problems. Facing these issues in addition to the following legal ramifications can be frustrating and overwhelming. Choosing the right legal representation is critical, not only to the outcome of your case but for your future peace and success as well.

Felony conviction penalties include:

Jail Time or Prison Sentences

High Fines

Loss of Custody


Loss of Public Assistance

Mandatory Protection Orders

CPS/DHS Involvement

Dishonorable Discharge From Military

Loss of Military Benefits

Loss of Second Amendment Rights

Inability to Qualify For Student Loans

Professional License Revocation

Loss of Voting Rights

Loss of Hunting Privileges

Difficulty Obtaining Housing

...And More

Getting to the law office of Steven Rodemer from Denver County

Choosing a local attorney who knows the legal system not only in the state of Colorado, but who is familiar with nuances and processes specific to the Denver County area will not only get your case handled more quickly and efficiently, but it will also be more likely to have a favorable outcome. We are conveniently located and easy to reach from Denver County, just head south on I-25 to Colorado Springs - directions are available by clicking on the map below, or fill out the contact form on this page for a free case evaluation.

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What Our Clients Have to Say!

Steve Put Me At Ease Right Away

Highly recommended. I was scared out of my mind, Steve put me at ease right away. The outcome of my case was better than I thought it would be. He kept me I the loop the whole time and always returned my calls. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this firm.

- Robin, A DUI Client

You Can Trust This Firm

I hired this firm on a recommendation of a friend I met in alcohol classes. He told me that these guys were great attorneys and really well known in town. I worked with Josh and Steve and they were both great. They were both DAs before they were defense attorneys and that experience really showed in how they dealt with the prosecutors and handled my case. You can trust this firm to do a nice job on your case.

- Gabby, A DUI Client

First Attorney I Dealt With To Actually Listen To Me

First attorney I dealt with to actually listen to me and give honest advice. It seemed like he cared about me and my case much more than other attorneys I've met with.

- A Personal Injury Client

Steve Rodemer Saved My Future

Steven Rodemer is no doubt the best way to go. He actually cares about who he represents and goes way out of his way to assure that clients are happy. I was worried about what was going to happen to my name and my future until I hired Steven. After talking to him on our first meeting I was completely at ease. You CANNOT go wrong hiring him, if you're in a situation that you need legal help, the smart move would be to hire Steven. I assure you that you will be thankful you did. He saved my name and my future! Steven went way out of his way to buy me a home surveillance system because of the issues I was having with an ex. What attorney do you know that is as professional as Steven and actually cares so much about his clients to do something like this?…. Exactly. Even a year down the road after everything blew over, Steven contacted me to make sure I was okay and everything was going smoothly for me. What a guy, such a great guy. Thanks Steven, thank you so much.

- Shelby, a Domestic Violence client 

I Just Can't Recommend Them Enough!!

Steven and James where amazing. Our son was arrested and charged with a drug offence, a felony 1. He was looking at a mandtory 8 year minnium sentence. We where very scared and didn't know what to do. He was a drug addict, but he needed help. He wasn't a criminal and it was his first offence. I can't express how panicked we where when we called Steve. He calmed us down over the phone and brought us is for a meeting. Steve and James took all the time we needed and explained all the possible outcomes. Then explained what was most likely. James was very patient with us and was always accessible. It was such a relief to have someone on our side. In the end they got our son in a drug program and probation. He has been clean and sober for 6 months and planning for a very bright future. I think this is exactly what he needed. Steve and James have both contacted us multiple times to check up on our son and see how he's been doing. I think that shows that they really care. Thinking back to that first day we learned what he was charged with I am so thankful we called Steve. I just can't recommend them enough!!

- Sean, a Criminal Defense Client

He Is The Man!

Steve explained the legal aspects of my case in terms I could understand. He was thorough and displayed excellent knowledge of the law. In addition, he was knowledgeable about the local ins and outs…he kept me in the know which minimized my concerns. If you want a fair shake, he is the man to get it for you.

- Dick, A Criminal Defense Client

I've Finally Found An Attorney We Can Use

I hired Mr. Rodemer for my son's felony cases. Unfortunately, my son has been in trouble a number of times, and I have had to use several attorneys in town, a total of 5 before Steve. I never got the impression that any of them were doing anything for us, and yet we were paying them a ton. My son is not a bad person, but he has some mental health issues that often create problems and he finds himself in trouble. Steve was compassionate and kind, without judging my son. But what impressed me most was that he actually did what he said he was going to. If we talked over the phone and he said he was going to file something, three days later, I would get a copy of what he filed in the mail. With the other attorneys it would always be the same response - 'I changed my mind and decided that was something we wanted to file.' The outcome on his case was better than it was the first time he was in trouble (which was much less serious). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mr. Rodemer, I've finally found an attorney we can use.

- Debbie, A Criminal Defense Client

... Every Step Of The Way, He Fought

I would highly recommend Steve. I had a complicated car accident case that another firm in town initially took, then 'fired' me, because the insurance company denied liability and they realized they were going to have to do some work. Steve immediately filed a lawsuit, worked on the case, and three days before trial the insurance company offered the whole policy. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him, as every step of the way he fought to get me the best recovery he could.

- Michelle, A Car Accident Client

Would Emphatically Recommend

I would emphatically recommend Steve. My case came out so much better than I ever would have guessed. On my first meeting with him, prior to having my alcohol level, he laid out various scenarios about what we would do in differing situations. Sure enough, he did exactly what he said he would, only better. He lived up to every expectation. What really solidified my opinion was one morning in Court. I arrived about 30 minutes early and watched what was happening in to every other case. It seemed like everyone got the same deal regardless of the attorney, even other attorneys I had interviewed were just parading their clients up to the front and pleading guilty. Steve got to court and the Judge promptly called my case. Steve commanded the courtroom, explaining for the prosecutor why my DUI case was being pled down to a simple speeding ticket. The Judge didn't bat an eye and accepted the plea (which I found out later is not normally allowed). After we were done as we were walking away, the Judge asked Steve about his baby, it was very clear to me that Steve is well liked and very well respected by everyone at the courthouse. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who would listen.

- Kourtney, a DUI client