Aggressive Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers Fighting On Your Side
If you have been arrested, you are probably know the risks posed by your charges. A criminal offense can place certain freedoms in jeopardy and limit your opportunities for finding work. Even a minor offense can land you in jail and remain on your permanent criminal record.
With so much at stake, you can’t afford to overlook the opportunity to build a strong defense. If you or someone you love has been arrested for an alleged crime in the Denver area, let our firm defend your rights and help you pursue a positive resolution to the difficulties you are facing.
Reasons to Choose Our Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers
- We give clients our cell phone numbers
- Included in list of Best Lawyers in America®
- 5.0 out of 5.0 AV® Rating™ for highest ethical standards & legal skill
- Selected for list of Colorado Super Lawyers®
- Our firm offers potential clients a free case review
Ask to review your defense options today in a free consultation with our criminal defense lawyer!
The Legacy of Walter L. Gerash
Walter L. Gerash is the father of our partner, Denver criminal defense attorney Daniel P. Gerash. The elder Gerash is one of the leading figures in Colorado legal history. He successfully defended many high-profile murder suspects using many of the techniques and strategies that our firm has perfected over the years. Here at Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C., we pride ourselves on continuing this legacy. We promise to train every weapon in our legal arsenal on one objectiveーthe best possible resolution of your criminal charges.
Criminal Cases We Handle Include:
- Domestic violence
- Drug charges:
- Distribution & Trafficking
- Drug Possession
- Prescription Drug Crimes
- White collar crimes
- Felony crimes
- Sex crimes
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Violent crimes
- DUI / DUID
- Theft Crimes
- Juvenile Crimes
Over the years, our firm has built a reputation for committed advocacy you can trust. We even provide clients our personal cell phone numbers to ensure ease of communication. With a commitment to client service and effective advocacy, you can rely on Gerash Steiner & Blanton & Blanton, P.C. when the stakes are high. Our Denver criminal defense attorneys are experienced in all types of cases, including medical malpractice and DUI penalties. Contact our experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights it matters most.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I plan to plead guilty. Do I need a lawyer?
YES. Your lawyer might be able to find a way to get you a dismissal or an acquittal so that you don’t even need to plead guilty. In short, your lawyer can help get you a better result, and make sure that your rights are properly protected throughout the process. So yes, it is always in your best interest to have a criminal defense attorney on your side.
I am innocent. Should I talk to the police to clear up the misunderstanding?
NO. As a rule of thumb, never talk to the police before speaking with an attorney. Instead, invoke your right to remain silent and tell them you won’t talk to them without an attorney present. The police know many psychological tricks that they can use to make you look guilty, or to trick you into saying something that makes you sound guilty even when you aren’t. So don’t risk it. Call us so we can protect you during a criminal investigation.
Do I need an attorney for a first-offense DUI?
Yes, you do. A first-offense DUI is a criminal charge, not a mere traffic citation, and you can go to jail for it. You can also lose your driver’s license. Furthermore, multiple DUIs will eventually result in felony charges (starting with your fourth offense).
Can I petition Colorado to seal my criminal record?
That depends on the contents of your criminal record. If you petition, Colorado will probably seal records of arrests or charges that did not result in convictions or guilty pleas. If the state actually convicted you of a crime, it will only seal the records under limited circumstances. Certain drug offenses are eligible for sealing, for example.
Can I exclude evidence from my trial?
Yes, you can exclude evidence from your trial at a pretrial suppression hearing. You can do this if you show that law enforcement illegally gathered the evidence, or otherwise infringed on your rights. The police might have searched your home, for example, without a warrant or a valid exception to the warrant requirement. If so, any evidence gathered illegally can be suppressed.
Can I walk free if the police failed to “read me my rights”?
Not necessarily. In most cases you can’t walk free just because the police failed to read you your Miranda rights. The consequence of such a failure is that the state cannot use anything you say against you—if you said it before someone read your Miranda rights. For example, if your charge is based on a confession given prior to being advised of your rights, the judge might exclude your confession. You could walk free if the remaining evidence against you is insufficient for a conviction.
How soon should I contact a defense lawyer?
Contact a Denver criminal defense lawyer as soon as you can because there are a thousand mistakes you can make during the pendency of your case. Even “tweeting” about your case can seriously damage your defense. A skilled criminal attorney can advise you what to do and say, and what to avoid.
I Was Arrested. Will I Go to Jail?
Getting arrested does not mean that you were found guilty of committing a crime; in fact, after an arrest you have the opportunity to challenge your charges. In many cases, a strong defense can help you reduce the penalties associated with a charge or eliminate your charges altogether. Likewise, a plea bargain may allow you to escape the tougher consequences normally associated with a crime. Get in touch with a defense attorney to discover the options available for your situation.
How Our Denver Criminal Attorney Can Defend You
Every criminal case is different. Even DUI charges differ from case to case based on factors such as the defendant’s criminal record, whether or not someone was harmed as a result of the offense, and other circumstances. While it is difficult to predict what line of defense you will need for a given offense, you can trust that if you work with our firm, we will do whatever we can to ensure that you receive a positive outcome.
Common defenses for criminal charges:
- Proving that your arrest was unlawful
- Contesting unconstitutional searches and seizures
- Disproving inadequate or inaccurate evidence
- Demonstrating reasonable doubt
- Claiming entrapment
To ensure our defense suits your needs, our Denver criminal defense lawyer will take time to understand your situation. We will analyze all aspects of your case to build a strong defense that matches your side of the story. With more than 25 years of experience in criminal cases, we can stand our ground in the most difficult cases.
Criminal Defense Case Results in Denver, Colorado
- Federal solicitation to murder: favorable plea disposition.
Federal Drug Conspiracy Charges
- Complex federal drug conspiracy case involving multiple defendants: case against client dismissed before trial.
- Felony menacing, three counts: not guilty verdict.
Felony Drug Possession Arrest
- Numerous state felony distribution and possession of drug charges, one case in Jefferson County recently resulted in a stipulation to probation.
We Would Highly Recommend This Law FirmFormer Client
Our son was accused of a serious crime that carried a life sentence. We hired the firm of Gerash Steiner with co-counsel Lisa Monet Wayne who provided a brilliant defense from the motions hearings through the trial. The result was an acquittal for our son. We would highly recommend this law firm for criminal defense.
Call Us Today for the Committed Representation You Need!
Our reputation as a skilled, ethical, and sophisticated firm continues to precede us. Over decades of combined legal experience, our attorneys have not only obtained a number of prestigious accolades within the legal community, but we have also achieved proven criminal defense victories and not guilty verdicts. As a former deputy public defender, Dan Gerash has built up many years of hard-line success as invaluable courtroom experience you need.
Call Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today with a Denver criminal defense attorney!