Larry Mertes served for seven years as a deputy district attorney in Boulder County, Colorado, prosecuting a vast array of criminal cases and becoming adept at building criminal prosecutions, conducting hearings, jury selection and trying cases to a jury. During his career as a deputy district attorney Larry also handled all of Boulder County’s Civil Asset Forfeiture cases.
In 1990 Larry left the District Attorney’s Office to found the law office of Lawrence S. Mertes, P.C., successfully providing criminal defense services across the front range of Colorado and other parts of the state, including: Boulder County, the City and County of Denver, the City and County of Broomfield, Adams County, Jefferson County, Weld County, Larimer County, Jackson County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, El Paso County, La Plata County, Gilpin County, Grand County, Morgan County, Logan County, Washington County and Montrose County, as well as United States District Courts in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.
From 2001 to 2010 Larry served as a deputy municipal judge in the City of Louisville. Currently the Mertes Law Firm also provides criminal defense for municipal ordinance violations, including traffic citations, shoplifting and assault in municipal courts across the front range of Colorado, including Boulder, Louisville, Lyons, Longmont, Greeley, Brighton, Commerce City, Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn, Denver, Aurora, Thornton, Arvada, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Greenwood Village, Loveland, Berthoud and Brighton.
Criminal Defense cases handled by Mertes Law Firm since 1990 include:
- DUI and DWAI
- Domestic Violence
- Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault
- Criminally Negligent Homicide
- First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault and Third Degree Assault
- Burglary, Trespass, Theft, Tampering, Embezzlement and Arson
- Offenses Relating to Guns, Firearms and Weapons
- Menacing, Harassment and Disorderly Conduct
- Drug and Controlled Substance Crimes
- Child Abuse and Neglect and Dependency Hearings and Trials
- Sexual Assault and Child Sexual Assault
- Traffic offenses including: Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Speed Contest, Driving Under Revocation, Hit and Run and Speeding
- State Confiscation and Federal Asset Forfeiture
- Record Sealing and Restraining Orders
- Grand Jury proceedings
- Administrative hearings including: Professional License issues, Motor Vehicle Licensing, Student Conduct hearings and appeals and Day Care Center administrative complaints.
The very time first time you find yourself in trouble with the law you will likely ask yourself “I’m a good person, there are extenuating circumstances, do I really need a criminal defense attorney?” The answer to this question is a resounding “yes”. If and when you talk to the police is something that is critical to the outcome of your case. A competent Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer is the first person you should call before speaking to a law enforcement officer since it makes sense to arm yourself with knowledge of the law, your rights, and the possible implications of any criminal charge that may be brought against you. It is important to remember that in the American system of justice you are presumed innocent of any charge that may be brought against you. You have an absolute right to remain silent and be represented by a competent criminal defense lawyer when involved in any criminal investigation. The best answer to give when under investigation for a criminal matter is: “I would love to talk to you but you will need to make arrangements through my criminal defense attorney”. You should also know that a law enforcement officer never has to read you your Miranda rights when he or she just calls you on the phone. According to the U.S. Supreme Court you can always hang up on any phone call, including one from a law enforcement officer, so a Miranda warning isn’t necessary when speaking on the phone.
With all of our cases the Mertes Law Firm offers a free initial consultation. Arm yourself with knowledge and the comfort of having an experienced and qualified Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer provide you with advice which is tailored to your specific situation. Preparing a thorough and thoughtful defense to an investigation or criminal charge requires preparation, investigation and an ability to marshal the law and facts in the most favorable fashion possible. Call now.
When your case is handled by our firm you will be receiving the attention you deserve from a Colorado Car Accident Attorney who has successfully negotiated and tried personal injury cases in Boulder County, the City and County of Denver, the City and County of Broomfield, Adams County, Jefferson County, Weld County, Arapahoe County and El Paso County.
When you hire a competent Colorado personal injury lawyer you are getting someone who deals with insurance companies every day, who understands that you’d like to be the way you were before somebody’s negligence left you endless visits with doctors, crippling pain, a loss of enjoyment of your life and a stack of medical bills, or simply a big hole in your life.
When you hire an experienced Boulder personal injury attorney to handle your case you’ve already come to realize that personal injuries from an auto accident, bicycle accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident can rob you or a loved one of your right to earn a wage, support your family, pay your bills, or get and keep a promotion.
The Mertes Law Firm will fight for you if a personal injury accident has left you with a brain injury, a spinal injury, a limb that doesn’t do what it should do, a wheel chair instead of good functional legs, or any other problem that you didn’t have before or was made worse by another’s negligence.
Have you already tried to deal with the insurance adjuster for the person who caused the accident that has resulted in your personal injury claim? Are you tired of having your treatment questioned, of being told that you can’t be fully reimbursed for all of your care, or that your claim is “minor”? Are you wondering why the claims adjuster keeps telling you that you don’t need a personal injury lawyer?
We will be thorough in the preparation of your claim, versed in the law, creative and able to persuasively argue the facts of your case. The Mertes Law Firm, will bring a personal injury lawsuit for serious injury and wrongful death cases that need to be tried, not just look for a settlement.
Since 1990 Mertes Law Firm has helped personal injury clients whose cases have involved:
- Trucking accidents
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Insurance Bad Faith, Denied Claims and Coverage Issues and Disputes
- Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims
For your personal injury claim a free initial consultation is offered by experienced Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys so that we can begin to understand how your accident or loss has affected the quality of your life, your health, your peace of mind and provide services that begin to put you back into control of your own life.LAWRENCE S. MERTES, P.C.
The Mertes Law Building
Boulder, CO 80302-4824
303-440-0123, Fax 303-449-2656