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Law Firm in Arvada, CO Vigorously Defending You Against Misdemeanor Charges

Limiting damaging consequences for minor crimes

Misdemeanors are generally considered less serious crimes and carry lighter penalties than felonies, but a conviction can still have serious consequences. Depending on the charges, you can be sentenced to time in jail, hefty fines or both. It is important to contact a lawyer at The Elliott Law Offices, P.C. to assist you. The quicker you get us involved, the more likely we can obtain a positive result for you.

How minor violations can affect you

Don’t take a misdemeanor too lightly. Petty crimes can wreak havoc on employment, eligibility for licensing and other important parts of your life, such as:

  • Child custody
  • Food stamps
  • Student loans
  • Healthcare
  • Public housing
  • Immigration

The Elliott Law Offices has extensive experience in this area of practice.

 

Misdemeanors must be taken seriously

The scary truth is that common misdemeanors may result in the same consequences as some felonies. You can go to jail for several months for shoplifting. This is why it’s crucial to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side to ensure that your rights are addressed and that due process is followed in your situation.

Statistically, the average jailed arrestee for small misdemeanors, such as theft, vandalism, convenience store/gas station robbery and other petty crimes, may spend up to two months in jail before the case is resolved. Misdemeanors are not something to take lightly. Let us walk you through the process and ensure that your best interests are protected each step of the way.

The overload of misdemeanors in the system

Misdemeanor charges cover a broad spectrum and are abundant. In fact, it is easy to be charged with a misdemeanor out of circumstance. One call to the cops and you may be faced with some kind of charge.

The natural inclination when facing a charge like that is to simply plead guilty — especially if you only have to pay a fine. Studies have revealed that many arrestees for misdemeanors often do not bother hiring lawyers. Inevitably, courts simply rush through those cases to clear out their dockets. The problem is that those charged now have a permanent blemish on their records — something that could have been prevented with the experience of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.

Contact a proficient criminal attorney for a free initial consultation

We all make mistakes. Schedule a free consultation to determine if the lawyers at The Elliott Law Offices, P.C. can help you avoid unreasonable sentencing and even an unnecessary criminal record. Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 4 pm. on Friday. Or contact us by calling 303-872-6274 or online. Our services are cost-effective, and we are always ready to help.

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Mark D. Elliott
Member

Since 1987, Mark D. Elliott has been a staple in the workers' compensation law community. As a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, he has the experience, passion and drive to succeed for any client in his respective fields of law.

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Alonit Katzman
Associate

Since joining the Elliott Law Offices in 2011, Alonit Katzman has provided client-focused advocacy in the areas of workers' compensation, social security, criminal defense, and personal injury law.

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James E. Elliott, Jr.
Of Counsel

Representing the pride of The Elliott Law Offices, Mr. James Elliott has had a truly adventurous history with the law and was admitted to the bar in 1962. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Robert H. McWilliams for the Supreme Court of Colorado and now serves as Of Counsel to…

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