Colorado Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorneys
Why Mertes Law For Your Criminal Defense?
Being arrested and dealing with the criminal justice system without a dedicated advocate by your side can be overwhelming. Because a conviction may result in serious consequences — not the least of which is imprisonment, fines, loss of a professional license, forfeiture, civil liability, and a tarnished reputation — it is crucial to have bold and aggressive legal representation from the start of your case.
Mertes Law is a premier criminal defense firm serving clients in Boulder County, Colorado, including the cities of Boulder, Longmont, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, and Superior in addition to the Front Range of Colorado.
Your Mertes Law criminal defense attorneys are well-versed in Colorado criminal statutes and rules of procedure, and we are highly regarded for the successful litigation of our clients’ cases in state, federal, and municipal courts. Mertes Law criminal defense lawyers also offer a defense to professional license revocation matters and other administrative law claims involving the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Colorado Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA).
Our Mertes Law criminal defense lawyers are former Boulder County prosecutors. We offer our clients knowledge, compassion, experience, and aggressive legal representation. When your freedom is in jeopardy, our legal professionals will work tirelessly to protect your rights and to restore your good name.
When your criminal defense lawyer must understand education law
Mertes Law criminal defense lawyers frequently represent students when they are accused of sexual misconduct and other matters by their schools, colleges, and universities. Having a criminal defense attorney who regularly handles student conduct matters is important because certain schools, such as the University of Colorado, have in place cooperation agreements with area police departments. These agreements are called Memorandums of Understanding (MOU). When an MOU is in place, it allows police agents cooperative involvement in school investigations and vice versa. In circumstances where it is possible that police are actively involved in a school investigation, such as an allegation of sexual assault or sexual misconduct, it is critically important that you consult with a Mertes Law criminal defense lawyer before making any statement to your school.
Mertes Law criminal defense lawyers have been involved in student conduct and Title IX cases across the Colorado Front Range, including cases involving students from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado State University, Denver University, Metropolitan State University, Regis University, and the Boulder Valley School District. Mertes Law criminal defense attorneys have also litigated Title IX student expulsion claims in the United States District Court in Denver, Colorado.
When the police come calling
If you find yourself being questioned by law enforcement either in person; on the phone; or electronically by text, email, or social media, it is never in your best interest to respond such an inquiry. Instead, your best course of action is to be polite and courteous and to request that the officer speak with your lawyer.
Similarly, if you are contacted by any individual who insists that you’ve committed a wrongful act or crime, please understand that the contact may being made at the request of law enforcement and your reply may also be recorded. Your best response to an accusation is not make a response but to instead obtain legal advice.
If you’ve been arrested
If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime, turn to Mertes Law. As criminal defense lawyers with extensive experience as both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys, and as lawyers who have handled cases ranging from traffic matters to homicide, we know the importance of the decision you are making when choosing a lawyer to represent you. The decision you make right now can have life-altering consequences and should not be taken lightly.
The lawyers at Mertes Law believe that anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. We will leverage our legal knowledge and advocacy skills to provide you with the best possible defense. An aggressive defense of your case starts with conducting a thorough investigation, including witness interviews and collecting evidence which supports your case, as well as utilizing appropriate experts in disciplines critical to presenting and winning your case, such as forensic pathology, computer science, toxicology, and epidemiology.
While many law firms practice essentially as “plea bargain specialists,” the criminal defense lawyers at Mertes Law will encourage you to explore all of your options, fully explaining your rights and possible defenses, and present you with a plan based upon building a successful defense for your case including the opportunity to take your case to trial. We pride ourselves on listening to and working with our clients so that you will be satisfied that you are making an informed choice in reaching an outcome that is fair and protects your future aspirations.
Call Mertes Law now at 303-440-0123 now for free consultation and advice.
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