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John Gregory Scott

John Gregory Scott

Quality local representation for clients accused of criminal misconduct.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Colorado
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John Scott represents persons alleged to have committed crimes in Leadville and Lake, Summit, Eagle and Chaffee Counties.

John has been focusing almost exclusively on criminal law matters since 2005. He has successfully tried many criminal jury trials and negotiated results favorable to his clients in hundreds of criminal cases. John has tried jury trials in cases involving first degree murder, sexual assault, kidnapping, violent assaults, aggravated motor vehicle theft, aggravated robbery, habitual criminal counts, weapons charges, drug trafficking, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, domestic violence, and many other types of charges.

In 2010, John retired from the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. His most recent duty assignment was as appellate counsel assigned to the Navy and Marine Corps Appellate Review Activity in Washington, D.C. He is a veteran of the First Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) where he served as an artillery officer in the lead ground attack into Kuwait and of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as the Chief Prosecutor for the Marines in Iraq during 2004.

After practicing for many years in Denver and all of the front range counties, in 2015, John began to transition his practice to the mountains. John now lives in Leadville, Colorado and practices mostly in Lake, Summit, Eagle, Clear Creek and Chaffee Counties.

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
Honors: Top Student, Trial Practice Best Speaker, Moot Court Appellate Team
Activities: Moot Court Appellate Traveling Team Moot Court Trial Traveling Team
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University of Colorado - Boulder
B.A. (1987) | Spanish
Honors: Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship Battalion Executive Officer
Activities: Navy ROTC (Marine Option) Traveling Drill Team Traveling Rifle Team Physical Fitness Team
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Professional Experience
John Scott, Attorney at Law, LLC
- Current
Solo practitioner attorney focusing on criminal defense and impaired driving matters.
Government Appellate Counsel
Navy and Marine Corps Appellate Review Activity
Judge Advocate (Attorney)
United States Marine Corps
As a judge advocate, John served at the Deputy Director at the Joint Legal Assistance Office and as trial counsel (prosecutor) at Camp Pendleton, California from 1995-1998. John served in the Marine Corps Reserves from 2002 through 2010 as a Site Judge Advocate, as trial counsel while deployed to Iraq, and as government appellate counsel.
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserves, Retired
United States Marine Corps
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Marine Corps
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Three Awards)
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Combat Action Ribbon
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Best Speaker, Barrister's Cup Appellate Advocacy Competition
University of Denver College of Law
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
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National College for DUI Defense
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Continental Divide Bar Association
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Colorado Bar Association
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Colorado State Bar  # 25911
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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United States District Court for the District of Colorado
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  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation in Criminal and DUI cases. Payment plans may be available.
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Additional Practice Areas
  • Drug Crimes
  • Felony and Misdemeanor Crimes
  • Theft and Property Crimes
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can officers impound car and take things they didn't give a reciept for?
A: If a vehicle is impounded, there should be an inventory conducted prior to impound. The owner should receive a receipt for any items removed from the vehicle. If a vehicle is searched pursuant to a warrant or some other lawful search, items removed from the vehicle may be listed either on the owner's property list (if detained) or on a list of items seized for evidentiary purposes. Police departments should have policies and procedures associated with impounding vehicles that may be requested from the respective department.
Q. Do I have a case for self-defense?
A: Based upon the factual scenario you have described it sounds like self-defense is a viable argument. Self-defense is an affirmative defense and must be raised prior to trial. There must be some evidence presented at trial relating to the defense or else the judge will not provide the instruction to the jury.

If the affirmative defense of self-defense is presented at trial, the prosecution must prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that you were not acting in self-defense.
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John Scott, Attorney at Law, LLC
733 U.S. Hwy 24, Suite 107
P.O. Box 1501
Leadville, CO 80461
Toll-Free: (720) 308-1306
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Se Habla Espanol. After-hours and weekend appointments may be available upon request.