Defending You Against Municipal Crime Charges
Possibly the most underrepresented group of crimes in Colorado is municipal crimes. There are no felony-level municipal crimes. Almost all municipal crimes are misdemeanors, and the remaining crimes are petty offenses or traffic tickets.
At our Denver criminal defense law firm, we see so many clients exhale in relief when they realize they are charged with only a traffic charge in Denver or misdemeanor in Aurora. People relax and think, “Oh good, I don’t have to pay for a lawyer.” They go into court, take the first deal they get and are happy because they were not given a fine or jail time.
Six months later, they are sitting in a job interview and you are told that you won’t be eligible for the job because your background check shows a criminal record. Other times, at our law firm of Colorado traffic lawyers, we get calls where clients have had their driving privileges revoked and they are not sure why. They forgot about a speeding ticket or traffic ticket and the DMV has put a hold on their driver’s license. Crimes are crimes, and criminal records cannot be erased.
In today’s tough economy, it is hard enough to get the job you want without putting roadblocks and walls in your own way. Do it right the first time so you don’t live to regret your past choices and mistakes; don’t turn one bad decision into two bad decisions.
We are misdemeanor criminal lawyers in Denver, and we service the entire Front Range by representing our clients in all traffic and misdemeanor courts. Call us today at 303-578-4036 and discover why we are considered some of the best criminal and traffic attorneys in Colorado.
Municipal crimes are not always minor. These misdemeanor charges can have severe, long-term consequences, so put a fearless and aggressive criminal defense lawyer in your corner. Contact Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., for proven criminal defense in municipal matters.
Denver Municipal Crimes Defense Lawyers – Call 303-578-4036 Now
The Denver law firm of Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., provides effective defense against municipal crime and misdemeanor charges to clients in the Denver metro area and throughout Colorado’s Front Range. The firm routinely represents clients in municipal courts for misdemeanor charges such as:
- Driving violations, including speeding tickets, habitual driving offenses and hit and run
- Alcohol-related driving crimes, including drunk driving, multiple DUI offenses and DMV license revocation hearings
- Crimes involving violence, including domestic violence, assault and violations of restraining orders
- Trespassing and property crimes, including criminal trespass, robbery, burglary, criminal mischief and destruction of property
- Crimes involving stealing, including theft crimes, shoplifting, white collar crimes, fraud and identity theft
- Substance crimes, including possession, cultivation, distribution, trafficking and prescription drug crimes
- Youth crimes, including minor in possession, underage drinking, underage driving and juvenile delinquency
- Crimes involving illicit sexual activity, including prostitution and solicitation
Municipal crimes charges such as disturbing the peace, simple assault and shoplifting can involve more than just a ticket. Most municipal misdemeanors can carry up to one full year in jail or up to a $999 fine, or both. Most importantly, if you fail to defend yourself effectively, these crimes can remain on your permanent record and limit your career, financial situation and housing options.
Attorney Shazam Kianpour has experience in Colorado’s municipal courts, and he knows how to communicate with each city attorney. This knowledge can help you build a strong and effective defense, and the firm’s experience in these particular courtrooms can make the difference in your case.
I Got a Traffic Ticket in Municipal Court. Will My Colorado Traffic Offense Still Go On My Driving Record?
It does not matter whether you received a state or city traffic ticket – they all go on your traffic record. You are only allowed 11 points on your driver’s license in 12 months, and a total of only 17 points in 24 months. Accrue a single point more in either situation and you will have your driver’s license suspended. Now you are driving under suspension in Denver, driving under revocation in Jefferson County, or driving without a license in Arapahoe and you may not even realize it. Only when the police officer gives you a ticket, puts you under arrest and then impounds your car does the true meaning of all of this settle in.
Who is going to pick up your kids from school today? How are you going to get to work tomorrow? How much are you paying to impound your car? The questions are endless, and the answers aren’t worth it. Call Shazam Kianpour & Associates today at 303-578-4036 and we will be the beginning of your solution to getting safely back on the road today!
I Got a City Municipal Domestic Violence Charge and I Have to Go to Municipal Court. Will This Be a Big Deal?
Yes, municipal (or city) domestic violence charges in Colorado are treated like any other domestic violence charge in the larger state courts in Colorado. Federal law will require that you give up your right to bear arms for your entire life in the United States! You will have to get rid of your guns forever. You will have a restraining order against you that prevents you from going home to your family, and you will have a permanent domestic violence record if you are found guilty.
Don’t let the charm and the atmosphere of the small little courthouse fool you; the consequences are the same and the regrets will stay with you. In fact, our Greenwood Village criminal defense lawyers have seen some of the more serious consequences like long jail sentences, extended domestic violence probation and forfeiture of rights happen in the smaller city courts like Littleton, Lakewood, Lone Tree and Greenwood Village Municipal Court.
Contact Our Misdemeanors Charges Defense Lawyers in Colorado
At Shazam Kianpour & Associates, we understand that a small municipal charge is not small to you. It could mean the difference between you keeping your trucking job or nursing job and not making rent this month. We understand that a solicitation of prostitution charge in Denver General Sessions make be the difference between you staying married or getting divorced and having your child raised in a split household.
We are everyday, blue collar guys who happen to practice criminal defense, and we bring that blue collar work ethic to the table for you every day. Give us a call and you will see what sets us apart from the rest. Call us today at 303-578-4036 and we will get you in for a free consultation immediately. We mean it when we say when you need us, we are there for you! You can also contact us via e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.