Over 10,000 Criminal Cases Handled in the Denver Area

Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer – The Aggressive Lawyer You Need

“Innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.”

This is one of the bedrock principles of our free society. It is not up to you to prove that you are innocent – the burden is on the prosecution to prove that you are guilty beyond all reasonable doubt.

At Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., we fight for this principle every day, defending good people against criminal charges that threaten their livelihood, their reputation, their family and their freedom.

We have a proven record of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients, including people facing misdemeanor and felony charges in Denver and throughout Colorado.

An Award Winning Criminal Defense Law Firm Serving Denver

Understanding The Criminal Law Process In Colorado

Basic criminal defense law principles are easy enough to understand. You’ve been accused of a crime. Prosecutors will try to prove your guilt. A plea bargain or trial will determine legal consequences. But what about all the other stuff, like Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment constitutional analysis, confessions, Miranda rights, search and seizure, grand jury investigations, arraignments, motions, pretrial investigations, and all the other legal terms that are thrown around in court?

There is no reason for your criminal case and criminal process to be confusing or to come with unpleasant surprises. At the Denver law firm of Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., we can explain the criminal law process and answer your questions thoroughly so that you have a full grasp of what is happening and why.

In your free initial consultation, we can describe the likely elements of your criminal defense case. These may involve:

  • Pre-arrest/pre-filing investigations: What happens even before you are arrested and charged can be the most important part of your case.
  • Illegal search and seizure: Understand your rights.
  • Juvenile charges: Our lawyers can protect your child in the juvenile justice system.
  • Probation violations: Charges involving the violation of your probation conditions can have lasting implications.
  • Municipal crimes and misdemeanorsAlthough these might not seem as critical as felonies, misdemeanors and municipal crimes carry heavy consequences.
  • Federal crimesThe procedures and laws are different in federal courts. Our attorneys have experience defending clients in the federal system.
  • Sealing criminal records/sex offender discontinuation: Many clients want to know how to get off of the sex offender registry or seal/expunge their criminal records. We can help.
  • Preliminary hearings
  • First appearances following an arrest
  • The filing of charges
  • First arraignment
  • Second arraignment
  • The advisability of pleading guilty or not guilty
  • Disposition dates
  • Motions and hearings
  • Trial and litigation
  • Suppression of evidence
  • Jury trials
  • Jury selection
  • Discovery review (including the interviewing of witnesses and the gathering of police reports)

The average criminal case involves anywhere from two to ten (or even more) court appearances. You can’t just “appear” at hearings and expect a successful outcome. Each step of the criminal defense process requires careful preparation. We have served for years both as criminal defense lawyers and as government lawyers. Let us share our in-depth knowledge with you.

There Is Never A Bad Time To Contact A Denver Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney

A denver criminal defense attorney from our firm can help you at any point in the legal process. The earlier the better, but you should seek the help of a lawyer anytime you:

  • Are accused of committing a crime
  • Have reason to believe you are under investigation
  • Arrested
  • Charged with a crime

Whether you are being charged with drunk driving, a traffic violation, a violent crime or criminal offense, now is not the time to sit back and let the legal process play out; now is the time to mount an aggressive defense.

Our Lawyers Handle All Types Of Criminal Defense Cases In Denver Colorado

There is no such thing as a non-serious criminal offense. Our denver criminal defense lawyers can help regardless of the charges you may be facing. In fact, we have the experience to handle a wide range of criminal charges in Colorado, including those related to:

What A Defense Lawyer Can Do Against A Contempt Of Court Charge

Judges have wide latitude when charging someone in their court with contempt. If you have been charged with contempt of court, it is likely that something you said or something you did or did not do angered the judge. Bluntly, the judge does not want to listen to you explain yourself any further.

On the other hand, our denver criminal defense attorneys regularly appear before judges across the region. We can present your situation to the judge in the best possible light and explain any potential reasons for your actions. Our goal in contempt cases is to prevent the situation from escalating any further.

Can Criminal Records Be Expunged In Colorado?

The process of clearing a criminal record differs from state to state. Terms related to clearing a record also vary. In Colorado, only juveniles can have a criminal record expunged, according to the Colorado Legislative Council. Adults can have records sealed.

There are exceptions for who qualifies to have records sealed. Vehicle related cases and sexual related cases cannot be sealed nor can cases that still have unpaid fines and court costs or other money is still owed on them. Having a record sealed can be done by anyone who has an arrest record even without actual charges having been filed, had a case against them dismissed or in some circumstances by people who have been convicted of a crime.

It is important to note that sealing a record does not mean it goes completely away. That would be what happens in expungement, which is only open to minors. Sealing a record still makes it accessible to law enforcement, courts and any agency that is required by law to conduct a criminal background check.

In most cases, a person must wait until ten years after he or she has completed the court sanctioned requirements, such as probation or jail time, or after the case has been dismissed before being eligible to have his or her record sealed. In addition, the person must have a clean criminal record since then. The ten-year waiting period may not apply to some drug charges.

Steps To Take

A person who wants to seal his or her criminal record must first file a petition with the court, along with any required fees, according to the Colorado Judicial Branch. This must be done in the county in which the criminal conviction, arrest or situation occurred in. The filing and court process may differ for those who have an actual conviction on their record.

Trying to clear a criminal record of any type can be difficult. The law is very specific, making the process somewhat confusing at times. If you need assistance, you might want to contact Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C.

Representation When You Are Facing A Grand Jury

If you have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, or if you have received a “target letter” from the government, understand that you have legal rights. In order to protect these rights, you need to enlist the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. If you are appearing before a grand jury, it is either because the government believes you are a witness to criminal activities or because the government is trying to gather evidence to prosecute you.

At this stage, there may be much that you can do to avoid the filing of criminal charges against you. Contact Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., to discuss your situation today.

Why Choose Shazam?

Over 10,000 Criminal Cases Handled In The Denver Area

With over 10,000 criminal defense cases handled in the Denver area and over 20 years of experience, our firm has established itself as a premier criminal defense firm in Denver (Link to Criminal Law page on website). As a former government public defender, our partner, Shazam Kianpour, knows the local court process inside and out. We see the prosecutors and detectives on a daily basis. We know how they operate, how they think and how to get charges dropped or reduced for our clients.

Know The Rules. Know The Players. Know The Game. 

Your attorney should have contacts and relationships in the legal process, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with prosecutors and judges. These can determine if your case will go to trial or whether it will be resolved in a way that benefits you the most. Shazam has these powerful connections and will fight for you. We’ll handle the legal process so you can get back to the things in life that matter.

Shazam has been included in the Super Lawyers list (link that to your Super Lawyers page). Each year, this honor is awarded to no more than 5% of lawyers in Colorado by the Super Lawyers research team.

Exceptional Service

When Shazam or Eric are working by your side, you are not just a number in a docket. You will never have to fight to speak with your attorney as the case progresses, and we will not pass you off to an associate right off the bat. At our firm, you won’t be left in the dark. You will work directly with your attorney, who will answer questions when you want.

Crime Doesn’t Sleep – Neither Does Our Team

Police and jails are busiest on nights and weekends. You need a firm that is available now, not the next business day. Our attorneys can speak with you 24/7. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Facing Criminal Charges? Get Your Free Consultation With Our Criminal Defense Attorneys in Denver Today.

We realize that good people make mistakes, and that innocent people can find themselves in bad situations. You can turn to us for accessible, accountable and judgment-free representation. Contact us anytime for a free initial consultation. You can reach us online or by phone at 720-407-2582. Don’t let the police make an example out of you.

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