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Philip M. Smith

Philip M. Smith

Former Judge and District Attorney. Dedicated to Your Defense.
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Traffic Tickets
  • Colorado, Wyoming
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I have been practicing law since 1979, including 16 years as a District Attorney. I am a Former Judge, and I also handled many military trials during my years of service with the Navy JAG Corps. I am a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.

Throughout my Criminal Defense law practice, I have successfully handled thousands of criminal law cases. As your criminal law attorney, I will work to quickly grasp the important issues so that together we can create an effective defense strategy. I am able to assist clients with nearly any criminal charge ranging from Domestic Violence, Assault, Sex Offenses and Forgery to DUI/DWAI, Traffic Tickets, and Drug Possession.

When you are dealing with a criminal investigation or arrest, choose an experienced advocate to protect your rights and fight for your freedom. Call today for a free consultation!

University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (1979) | Law
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University of Colorado - Denver
B.A. (1975) | Economics & Political Science
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Professional Experience
Phillip M. Smith, Attorney at Law
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Aurora Colorado Municipal Court
Assistant District Attorney
5th Judicial District Attorney's Office
Deputy District Attorney
18th Judicial District
General Partnership
Keene, Munsinger and Smith
Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Active Duty U.S. Navy
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Traffic Ticket in Denver Colorado
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Professional Associations
Arapahoe County Bar Association
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Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
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National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Denver Bar Association
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Colorado Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado Supreme Court
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Wyoming State Bar
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sealing Criminal Records
  • Expungement
  • Deregistration
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. In Colorado is an officer allowed to enter your vehicle after it's been locked after you've been taken to police station
A: Not without probable cause and some exigent circumstance, a search warrant, or consent.
Q. Can a person be charged with “eluding” if the officer never turned on his sirens, lights, or used any other method?
A: The answer is no.

The law says "knows or reasonably should know that he or she is being pursued" is the felony statutory language.

"...Who has received a visual or audible signal such as a red light or a siren from a police officer driving a marked vehicle showing the same to be an official police, sheriff, or Colorado state patrol car directing the operator to bring the operator’s vehicle to a stop, and who willfully increases his or her speed or extinguishes his or her lights in an attempt to elude such police officer, or willfully attempts in any other manner to elude the police officer, or does elude such police officer commits a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense" is the traffic offense of eluding. ... Read More
Q. Can I get a case closed by providing the DA info on a high priority cold case?
A: No DA will make a promise based on the vague information you are willing to share. You need to have a criminal defense attorney try to negotiate this for you. It may not be possible.
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Philip M. Smith Attorney at Law
1776 S. Jackson
Suite 610
Denver, CO 80210
Telephone: (303) 333-8900
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours