Criminal Law

Castle Rock Colorado Criminal Attorneys

If you find yourself facing criminal charges in Castle Rock or Denver, Colorado, you need a criminal defense attorney who can help you with your unique situation. The attorneys at Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C., will be able to examine the circumstances of your case, the evidence against you and the laws pertaining to your particular charges. Our wide range of experience in criminal law allows our attorneys to put together a targeted and effective defense strategy that will bring about a positive outcome in your case.

With a seasoned criminal defense lawyer on your side, you can even get your charges reduced, plea bargain to lesser charges or get your criminal charges dismissed for lack of evidence. Our attorneys will aggressively fight on your behalf and protect your rights under the law.

Your Colorado Criminal Law Experts

In Colorado, there are many different types of criminal law cases that can be heard by either the Federal Circuit Court of Colorado or the state courts. The attorneys at the law firm of Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C., have tried cases in both jurisdictions, and they have built relationships with court officials and prosecutors in the Denver area in order to better help their clients. Our attorneys have successfully defended clients in many different types of criminal cases, including:

Drug Crimes: Even though medical marijuana use is legal in the state of Colorado, there are still many drug crimes that can be levied against residents. Whether you are facing possession, distribution or drug trafficking charges, our Colorado drug crimes attorneys can fight for your rights.

Felony Crimes: Felonies like burglary or assault with a weapon carry very high consequences if a criminal case results in a conviction, so individuals facing these serious charges need aggressive representation.

Misdemeanor Crimes: Even misdemeanor crimes like drug possession or DUI can carry heavy fines and time in county jail, but our criminal defense attorneys can reduce these penalties.

Criminal Traffic Offenses: DUI, DWAI or reckless driving aren’t just motor vehicle offenses that affect your Colorado driving record; they can also affect your criminal record and result in high fines and jail time. With a solid defense strategy, you can get back on the road in no time.

Juvenile Crimes: When young people are involved in criminal activity, it can be a tough time for a family. Our compassionate attorneys have extensive experience in both criminal, juvenile law and family law, and they can help your teen avoid life-altering consequences.

An attorney can help you with more than just the criminal trial process. After your trial is over, the dedicated attorneys can help you fulfill the terms of your plea or probation as well as help protect your reputation in the future. An experienced criminal law attorney will also be well versed in legal processes like criminal record sealing, expungement and out of court settlements.

Strange but True Criminal Laws

Most Americans have a general understanding of what constitutes a crime. However, there are a host of “strange but true” laws which exist in states, cities, and towns across America which may come as a shock to most people. While some of these laws have been taken off the books, and are therefore no longer considered a crime, in other cases, these laws remain in statutes or codes, but have lain dormant and have not been enforced for years. By all means, the following are intended to be only a representative sample of strange laws, there are plenty more of them out there, so be on your guard!

  • It is against the law to hunt for camels in Arizona.
  • If you slap a man on the back in Georgia, you have broken the law.
  • In Detroit, Michigan, it is against the law to sit in the middle of a street and read a newspaper.
  • Boston, Massachusetts, once had a law which made it illegal to bathe more than one time per week.
  • Dancing cheek-to-cheek is prohibited in Compton, California.
  • In Oklahoma, you can be fined, arrested, or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
  • In Memphis, Tennessee, it is against the law to sell teddy bears or yo-yo’s on Sundays.
  • A state law in South Carolina forbids people from crawling in public sewers without a permit.
  • In Wyoming, women are required to stand five feet away from the bar while drinking.
  • In Lake Charles, Louisiana, you can be cited if you allow a rain puddle to remain in your yard for more than twelve hours.
  • You may not use a mule while hunting for ducks in Kansas.
  • If you use a bean-shooter in Arkansas, you can be charged with a misdemeanor.
  • At one time in Kansas, it was against the law for restaurants to serve cherry pie with ice cream.
  • In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
  • A Connecticut law prohibits people from walking across a street on their hands.
  • Men, in Florida, are prohibited from being seen in public in any type of strapless gown.
  • In Iowa, kisses may last for as much as, but no longer than, five minutes.
  • Mourners at a wake in Massachusetts may eat no more than three sandwiches apiece.
  • Beer and pretzels may not be served at the same time in any restaurant or bar in North Dakota.
  • In Florida, beauty shop patrons, as well as the shop owner, can be fined if they fall asleep under a hair dryer.
  • It is against the law to lasso catfish in Tennessee.
  • In King County, Washington, it is illegal for any woman to sit on a man’s lap on a bus unless they are married.

DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent counsel for advice on any legal matter.

Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Ellmann
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