Mr. H. Michael Steinberg
About Mr. H. Michael SteinbergFormer Career Senior Deputy District Attorney - Prosecutor for Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, the largest jurisdiction in Colorado. 13 years as a Colorado Arapahoe - Douglas County Senior Career Trial District Attorney - the last 17 years as a Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer. Have specialized in Colorado Criminal Law for over 30 years.
I put that experience to work for my clients who are charged in the Colorado Criminal Courts... Please page me 24-7 at 303-543-4433 - or in emergencies - 720-220-2277... My cell...
- Appeals & Appellate
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- DUI & DWI
- Juvenile Law
- Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
- Constitutional Law
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Typically a flat fee based on Colorado averages for similar criminal defense - reasonable and fair fee structure.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Owner - Lawyer , The Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Office|
|H. Michael Steinberg has been a Colorado criminal law specialist attorney for 30 years (as of 2012). For the first 13 years of his career, he was an Arapahoe - Douglas County District Attorney Senior prosecutor. In 1999 he formed his own law firm for the defense of Colorado criminal cases. In addition to handling tens of thousands of cases in the criminal trial courts of Colorado, he has written hundreds of articles regarding the practice of Colorado criminal law and frequently provides legal analysis on radio and television, appearing on the Fox News Channel, CNN and Various National and Local Newspapers and Radio Stations. Please call him at your convenience at 720-220-2277.|
|University of Oregon School of Law - University of Oregon||J.D.||Law|
|Honors: Graduated Top 10% of the class|
|University of Massachusetts - Amherst||Legal studies - Honors|
|Honors: Graduated With Honors - Cum Laude 3.75 GPA|
|Member , Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association|
|Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers|
|Member, Arapahoe County Bar Association|
|Member, American Bar Association|
|Member, American Trial Lawyers Association|
|Member, Colorado State Bar|
- Overall: 13 Answers
Q. Can my best friends parents go to jail for something that i did?
A: This questions is impossible answer in the present form. It depends on the case facts - If someone is unjustly accused and you are responsible for the crimes they are charged with - you should contact a lawyer immediately for a confidential consultation to discuss your options - including - of course - your conscience.. H
Q. What is the definition of a crime spree in colorado?
A: There is no crime in Colorado that is called a "crime spree." A crime spree is a popular street term for a series of different crimes. Without knowing the acts that happened during the "spree" I cannot identify the individual crimes charged.. I am sorry.
Q. Is a police officer pointing a gun at someone a crime/excessive force
A: Generally no - however if the officer's pointing of the gun was in the context of a very minor crime - such as jay walking - a complaint to his superiors may be in order.. As asked however - there is no way to answer the question without additional facts.
Q. As HOME OWNER what rights do i have against an invader
A: Your case mady be governed by Colorado's "Make My Day Law." Here is the law -- it is self explanatory 18-1-704.5 Use of Physical Force Against an Intruder (Colorado's "Make My Day" law) (1) The general assembly hereby recognizes that citizens of Colorado have a right to expect absolute safety within their own homes. (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 18-1-704, any occupant of a dwelling is justified in using any degree of physical force, including deadly force, against another person when that other person has made an unlawful entry into the dwelling, and when the occupant has a reasonable believe that the other person has committed a crime in the dwelling in addition to the uninvited entry, or is committing or intends to commit a crime against a person or property in addition to the uninvited entry, and when the occupant reasonably believes that such other person might use any physical force, no matter how slight, against any occupant. (3) Any occupant of a dwelling using physical force, including deadly force, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of this section shall be immune from criminal prosecution for the use of such force. (4) Any occupant of a dwelling using physical force, including deadly physical force, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of this section shall be immune from civil liability for injuries or death resulting from the use of such force. Good Luck!
Q. Son being accused of hot UA's (for meth) he takes ADD meds which PO knows about. He is clean how can he prove it?
A: If he is the subject of a probation violation or a bail bond violation as a result of his hot UA's - he may need to retain an expert to counter the District Attorney's evidence of the HOT UA. The expert need only be a local chemist - trained in forensic chemistry. This person can explain the results of the UA -- the false positive call by your son's medication - or the problems in accuracy of the tests themselves. Good Luck!
Q. I am looking for the name of a Supreme Court decision that found that the government can not punish you for not doing...
A: FOR NOT DOING WHAT?
Q. What is the statue of limitations in Colorado, on fudiciary Embezzlement.
A: There is no such thing as the crime of "fiduciary" embezzlement. Nor tis there a crime known as embezzlement in Colorado .. the crime is Theft and the typical statute of limitations in Colorado for Theft is 3 years. If this is a so called "special victim" theft -- such as theft from the elderly - the punishment may be enhanced but the length of the statute of limitations remains the same if the crime is a felony.
Q. How do you get an extension for supervised probation? I thought I had more time to complete requirements.
A: Do NOY wait until the end of your period of probation. Contact your probation officer and make certain he - she understands the valid reasons for the extension. Make sure you have your ducks in a row -- make sure you can justify the extension..If you are on unsupervised probation -- write a letter to the judge explaining your situation and requesting a hearing on a forthwith (quick) basis - make certain a copy of the letter goes to the District Attorney. Good Luck
Q. Is Larceny/Theft Offenses-Theft from Building 23D considered a felony or misdemeanor?
A: Not sure what the reference to Building 23D means, however, the crime is usually called Second Degree Burglary. It is a class four felony which brings a potential sentence of 2 to 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. This is a felony. On the other hand -- if the crime of theft occurs during business hours - more in the nature of a shoplift - and the value of the items taken collectively total less than $1,000.00, then it is a misdemeanor 2 in Colorado and the possible sentence is one year or less in the county jail. H. Michael Steinberg
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog
Colorado's New Bail Bond Law Means More Fairness In Setting Bail Bonds and Bail Bond Conditions 2014 Colorado State Legislature Consolidates All Criminal Record Sealing Laws Confidentiality Of Lawyer - Colorado Attorney - Client Communications - Is It Safe To Talk To Your Lawyer From Jail? Colorado Criminal Lawyer Series - Will I Lose My Right To Vote If I A Convicted? 2014 New Colorado Law Codifies All Types Of Insurance Fraud SB 14-092 - § 18-5-211 Colorado Law Mandating Employer Leave For Domestic Violation Charges Encourages False Allegations 24-34-402.7 2014 Colorado Criminal Case Sets Standards For Continuance Of Trial For New Lawyer Colorado Department of Corrections - 2014 Crack Down On Colorado Parole Revocations A New 2014 Colorado Law Eases Restitution Based Revocations Of Deferred Judgments - 16-18.5-111
Colorado DUI - DWAI Study Predicts Re-offending Based On Blood Alcohol Level: A 2010 study commissioned by the ... http://bit.ly/UmjnQP— Mr. H. Michael Steinberg (@CrimDefenseCO) January 14, 2013
Colorado Supreme Court Takes DUI Sleeping In Car "Driving" To New and Absurd Level: by Colorado DUI - DWAI Crim... http://bit.ly/YrqAhP— Mr. H. Michael Steinberg (@CrimDefenseCO) December 28, 2012
Colorado Lawyers Threatening Criminal Prosecution to Gain an Advantage in a Civil Matter: by Colorado Criminal ... http://bit.ly/UzwCve— Mr. H. Michael Steinberg (@CrimDefenseCO) December 16, 2012
Plea Bargaining In The 21st Century - The High Cost Of Bad Advice From Criminal Defense Lawyers: In March of ... http://bit.ly/RoAPjN— Mr. H. Michael Steinberg (@CrimDefenseCO) October 30, 2012
Colorado False Information To A Pawnbroker Law Clarified - CRS Section 12-56-104(5),: In the Colorado Case of... http://bit.ly/RlDlrx— Mr. H. Michael Steinberg (@CrimDefenseCO) October 13, 2012
The 2012 Deferred Action Immigration Policy and The Criminal History Component: It is a wonderful policy that l... http://bit.ly/Vo4RdJ— Mr. H. Michael Steinberg (@CrimDefenseCO) October 4, 2012
Colorado Expungement Of Juvenile Sex Offender Crime Adjudications - Not Allowed: While state legislators in Co... http://bit.ly/V09yYs— Mr. H. Michael Steinberg (@CrimDefenseCO) September 16, 2012
Boulder Colorado Vehicular Assault Case May End Up With "Upped" Charges To Vehicular Homicide: The Boulder Diag... http://bit.ly/ONDJxH— Mr. H. Michael Steinberg (@CrimDefenseCO) September 3, 2012
Colorado DUI - DUID "Sobriety" Checkpoints On The Increase: The statewide "campaigns" known as sobriety DUI che... http://bit.ly/PUWzrZ— Mr. H. Michael Steinberg (@CrimDefenseCO) September 3, 2012
Colorado Lawmakers Take Steps To Protect Pregnant Women Placed Under Arrest: Quietly, and not long ago, the Co... http://bit.ly/R07UVw— Mr. H. Michael Steinberg (@CrimDefenseCO) August 5, 2012