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Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer

Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing criminal charges of any kind, you have the right to a Denver criminal defense attorney. You deserve a strong advocate with the skills, experience and knowledge to defend your interests. Many aspects of your future may hang in the balance, from your liberty to your educational opportunities and job prospects to your ability to own and carry a firearm. It’s critical to hire a lawyer who can protect your rights.

If you or a loved one has been arrested in Denver or the surrounding area, contact Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. for a free consultation with a Denver criminal lawyer right away. We can walk you through what to do next. Our criminal defense lawyers can give you immediate advice on how to handle any type of criminal charge.

Why Choose Our Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers?

At Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., our criminal law lawyers are dedicated to standing up for the rights of those accused of crimes. Our defense team includes two former Adams County prosecutors as well as a former municipal judge. We have extensive experience handling all types of crimes — from DUIs to homicide — from all sides of the courtroom. Our more than 40 years of combined experience lends us the insight necessary to craft strong and compelling cases.

We are seasoned trial attorneys who excel at crafting innovative strategies. At the same time, however, we are also skilled negotiators who will explore every angle to achieve a favorable outcome. We offer direct and personal representation, where we get to the point instead of sugarcoating things. We believe that straightforward, open and honest communication is the best way to handle criminal defense cases. Your criminal defense lawyer will give you a realistic look at your case while searching for ways to achieve the best possible results.

We offer initial consultations for those facing criminal charges. To arrange an appointment, call (303) 451-0300.

Why Should You Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Hiring a criminal defense attorney gives you the best odds of the courts reducing or dismissing the criminal charges against you. An attorney will have the knowledge, information and connections to local courts to build a strong defense on your behalf. Your lawyer can look for any potential loopholes or weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case to increase your chances of getting off without a conviction, for example, or argue for a reduced sentence if this is your first charge.

In addition to providing an aggressive criminal defense, your lawyer can make it easier to get through this stressful and emotionally draining time. Your lawyer can answer all of your legal questions in detail, give you sound advice and counsel, let you know what to expect from a criminal trial, attend hearings on your behalf, and provide many other services to help you remain calm and hopeful about the future. You don’t have to go through a criminal case alone. A criminal defense attorney will stand by your side through it all.

The Benefit of a Well-Rounded Legal Team

Although our attorneys focus on particular areas of law, we also draw on a wealth of experience spanning multiple legal fields to develop innovative strategies. This collaborative approach is a distinctive benefit for our clients. Additionally, we are well-connected with investigators, expert witnesses and other professionals who can help bolster our clients’ cases.

We capably handle cases involving any type of criminal charge, including:

We have experience handling charges in both state and federal courts. No matter what type of criminal charge(s) you are facing in Denver, we can zealously defend your rights. Learn more by requesting a free consultation with one of our Denver criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible after being arrested or hearing of criminal allegations against you.

What to Look for in Your Denver, CO Criminal Defense Lawyer

Not all criminal defense lawyers in Denver are created equal. It’s important to research your options before choosing a criminal defense attorney to hire. Find the best one for you by looking for these key traits:

  • A highly communicative and responsive lawyer who gives your case the attention it deserves.
  • Experience representing other clients who have faced similar charges.
  • A history of achieving positive case results for other clients.
  • In-depth knowledge about the laws and issues surrounding your case.
  • A law firm with ample personnel and resources to strengthen your case.
  • A lawyer with experience in the local courts in Denver County (or the federal courts if you’re facing federal charges).
  • A reputation of excellence in the community, such as awards, accolades and positive client testimonials.
  • Confidence in the courtroom.
  • Straightforward information about the law firm’s fee structure.
  • A lawyer who shows that he or she is dedicated to your case and future.
  • A lawyer who will listen to you and take steps to achieve your goals.

You are looking for a criminal defense lawyer that you can trust, believe in and feel good about defending you. Your lawyer should give you immediate confidence and greater peace of mind about your future, starting with a one-on-one consultation about your legal options.

How Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help You

Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. is proud to be the criminal defense law firm of choice for clients in Denver. We can help you protect yourself when faced with criminal charges. Many potential clients come to our office with questions about how we can help them and if they really need a lawyer to defend their rights. Following, we have answered in detail two common questions about how a seasoned attorney can help you navigate the legal system:

Will I need a lawyer for my criminal defense case?

Yes. Criminal charges are severe and might affect your future in terms of job opportunities, credit and life quality in general. A seasoned criminal defense lawyer knows what path to follow to defend your rights, lessen/dismiss your charges, or seek alternative sentencing to avoid jail time, according to the circumstances of your case. In addition, the moment you have a lawyer on board, they will talk with the relevant authorities on your behalf and will negotiate to protect your best interests.

Do I need an attorney at my arraignment?

The answer is also yes. It is also your right to have a lawyer with you but having legal representation prior to your arraignment is highly beneficial. For example, after analyzing your charges, an experienced attorney will explain the implications of pleading guilty or not guilty. At the arraignment, they can issue a bail request if applicable. Building a strategy for your defense starts during the early stages of the legal process. Let a reliable lawyer take care of your case.

What to Do if You Get Arrested in Denver, Colorado

There are things that you can do to help your criminal case from the very moment that you’re arrested. There are also things that you should not do, as they can be self-incriminating or provide evidence that the prosecution can use against you. Use these tips for what to do if you’ve been arrested:

Don’t Resist Arrest

Cooperate with the police insofar as not exhibiting hostility toward the officer or avoiding arrest. This could lead to serious injuries and further charges against you.

Use Your Right to Remain Silent

This is one of your most important rights when being detained. Use it to your advantage. While you are generally required to provide your name if asked, you don’t have to answer any other questions posed by a police officer.

Pay Attention

Do your best to pay attention to how the police officer treats you. Did the officer read your Miranda rights upon arrest? Did the officer use excessive force? Did you get your phone call? Police misconduct could lead to the dismissal of the charges against you or certain (unlawfully obtained) evidence being thrown out.

Use Your Right to an Attorney

Before answering any questions, even questions that seem innocent, state that you wish to contact your attorney. Politely refuse to answer any questions until you have an attorney present.

Don’t Fall for Police Tactics

We know that getting arrested is scary. Try not to listen or believe the police officers when they make threats or promises, such as threatening to deport you if you are an undocumented immigrant. Staying calm, polite and quiet until your lawyer arrives can reduce the risk to yourself, no matter what the police tell you.

Wait for Your Phone Call

Once you’re booked into the local police station, you will be given the opportunity to make a single phone call. Use it to obtain legal counsel, either by calling a Denver criminal defense lawyer directly or contacting a trusted family member who will call us for you. The police cannot listen in on your conversation when speaking to an attorney.

Write Down Everything You Can Remember

If you believe that a police officer violated your rights in any way, write down a detailed description of the incident while the facts are still clear in your mind. If you can, include the officer’s badge number, patrol car number and contact information of any witnesses.

The moment that you hire a criminal defense attorney, you will receive personalized legal advice on what to do. Your lawyer will take immediate action to protect you as much as possible, such as helping you arrange bail and get out of jail. Then, your lawyer will begin work on your defense and represent you at your arraignment hearing.

Contact the Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.

To discuss your case with a seasoned defense attorney during an initial consultation, call (303) 451-0300. You may also contact us online. Based in Denver, Westminster and Breckenridge, we serve clients throughout the state of Colorado.


Litigation is a journey. This is a journey we have taken with our clients a countless number of times. If you face the uncertainty, risk, fear, anger, or disbelief that comes with the prospect of going through a legal dispute, the law firm of Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. will help you through it.