I understand that there are consequences to criminal charges that extend beyond the courtroom. I learn the complete life circumstances of each of my clients in order to address professional and educational consequences, family issues, and immigration concerns. My advocacy beyond the courtroom, frequently representing:
CU students in University of Colorado disciplinary proceedings. http://www.colorado.edu/osc/ These frequently arise when a CU student is charged with a crime. I challenge the university’s understanding of the factual allegations, and work to avoid suspension and expulsion of students charged with serious felonies.
Drivers who suffer either a DUI arrest or an allegation of excessive driver’s license points. In each DUI case where a driver’s license suspension is possible, I challenge the loss of driving privilege through the DMV hearing process.
Professionals whose licensures, such as medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, are endangered as a result of arrest and accusation. I work with DORA, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, to avoid or minimize professional consequences that flow from criminal charges or conviction.
Immigrants whose status or future hopes are threatened by criminal charges. I am knowledgeable regarding the kinds of charges that lead to immigration penalties, and work with immigration lawyers to make informed as to resolutions that avoid these outcomes.
Pre-charging investigation those clients whom are being investigated by the police and asked for interviews and cooperation. I help people navigate the investigation of an incident and counsel them to avoid the pitfalls which can come from cooperating with the police. It has never been more true to talk to a lawyer before talking to the police.
Victims who feel that their voice is not heard during the often cold criminal process. I represent victims to help advocate for their wishes to be heard during a criminal case or investigation.