Lone Tree Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Lone Tree Criminal Defense Attorney
If you're arrested near Lone Tree, finding the right legal representation for your case is critical. While you don't want to wait to retain counsel, you don't want to be hasty in your decision, either. Facing serious criminal charges on your own or hiring an inexperienced lawyer without a successful track record can be a mistake that can strip you of your freedom and have lifelong repercussions. Choosing the best criminal lawyer for your situation be the most important decision you'll ever make if you've been charged with a crime. From misdemeanors to felonies and all of the nuances in between, we will ensure that you receive the top Lone Tree legal representation in order to secure the best possible outcome for your case.
What Cases are Considered Felonies in Colorado?
All states divide crimes into two classes, felony, and misdemeanor. A felony crime is the most serious type of criminal offense in the state of Colorado. A felony crime is defined as punishable by a year or more in prison in addition to a significant fine. Felony crimes include fraud, murder, burglary, kidnapping, and arson. There are six classes of felony crimes, with class 1 felonies being the most serious with the longest prison sentences and highest fines, including life in prison or death penalty. There are also unclassified felonies, where penalties are set based on criminal statutes. If no statute has been set, the felony is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines. While some lesser felony charges may involve jail time over prison sentences, these are serious crimes and should be approached with experienced, skilled representation.
What is a Misdemeanor in Colorado?
Misdemeanors are less serious than felonies but more serious than petty offenses. Common misdemeanor crimes in Colorado include petty theft, reckless driving, certain types of assault, and vandalism. In the state of Colorado, a misdemeanor is punishable by probation, jail time up to 18 months, and up to $5,000 in fines. There are three classes of misdemeanors with associated sentencing guidelines. A class one misdemeanor is the most serious. Your attorney can help walk you through your options and help you understand your legal rights.
Can you List The Penalties if I am Convicted of Criminal Charges in Lone Tree?
In addition to the heavy penalties that can come with criminal charges in Lone Tree, there can also be a stigma attached to those convicted in criminal charges. Those convicted of criminal charges can also expect penalties to increase with subsequent offenses. Additionally, things like missed work, court fees, and jail or prison time can cause defendants to experience financial complications, interpersonal and family frustrations, and even job loss. Along with the following possible legal repercussions, the impacts of a criminal conviction can be lifelong.
High Fines and Court Costs
Mandatory Counseling or Treatment
Getting to the Law Office of Steven Rodemer from Lone Tree
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 Lone Tree and Douglas County as a whole, will not only get your case handled more quickly, but it is also more likely to have a favorable outcome. We are conveniently located and easy to reach from Lone Tree, just head south on I-25 - directions are available by clicking on the map below, or fill out the contact form on this page for a free case evaluation.
What Our Clients Have to Say!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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