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Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers

Seawell & Buckmelter, PC, is a Denver-based criminal defense law firm, covering Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, Adams County and Douglas County Colorado. We are committed to delivering results. Our attorneys, each an experienced former prosecutor, have the experience, trial skills and dedication to provide clients with the most effective representation possible.

Colorado Criminal Law Practice

Our criminal defense practice focuses on representing clients facing misdemeanor or felony charges in Denver and surrounding communities. We represent adults and juveniles in all criminal matters.

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Drug Cases: We are experienced handling drug charges which involve many aggravating factors, such as large quantities of drugs, weapons and other factors. We handle all drug charges from drug trafficking and distribution to marijuana possession.

Assault/Violent Crimes: Many crimes in Colorado are statutorily classified as “crimes of violence”. Conviction for crimes of violence will result in a mandatory prison sentence. Therefore, it is critical to have experienced counsel from the onset of your case. Our firm handles all violent crime cases, including homicide, first degree assault, second degree assault, and other crimes of violence cases.

Child Abuse Cases: In Colorado, persons are often charged with the crime of Child Abuse for situations that most people might not think fall within the definition of “child abuse”. Examples range from leaving a child in the car briefly while running into the drugstore to passing out at home while intoxicated while the child is asleep to utilizing normal parental discipline on a child. This might present the most frequent example we see of people being overcharged. These cases are often times very traumatic for the family and can involve not only criminal prosecution, but involvement from the Department of Human Services as well. Colorado law unfortunately uses the phrase “child abuse” so broadly that it includes the most aggregious type of conduct that results in serious injuries to a child all the way to the other end of the spectrum as described above. While the penalty ranges differ, the title of the charge does not. You must protect your criminal record and your family. We have extensive experience in this area and can help you in all aspects of this process.

Domestic Violence Cases: Due to Colorado’s mandatory arrest policy on domestic violence cases, it essential to have a skilled defense attorney involved at the outset of the case. Our firm provides zealous defense representation to clients facing matters involving domestic violence charges and restraining orders.

Sex Assault Cases: A criminal conviction for rape, sexual assault on a child or other felony sex crime can have extremely serious consequences in Colorado, including life imprisonment, lifetime probation, sex offender registration requirements and loss of reputation, family and career. Therefore, it is paramount to have an experienced and aggressive trial attorney protecting your interests. Seawell & Buckmelter will aggressively represent you in these serious types of cases.

Computer Crime: Our attorneys handle a full range of theft and Internet-related crimes, including identity theft, possession of child pornography, internet luring, enticement of a child, welfare fraud, embezzlement and other computer related crimes.

DUI/Traffic: If you have been pulled over for drunk driving, your driver’s license is in jeopardy. As defense lawyers, we represent clients facing charges for DUI (driving under the influence), DWAI (driving while ability impaired) and other alcohol or traffic offenses.

Record Sealing: A criminal charge or a criminal conviction does not have to destroy your future. If you have been arrested or charged with a case and that case was then dismissed, either before trial, by a not guilty verdict at trial, or by a successfully completed deferred judgment, you are eligible to seek a sealing of the criminal record that was created when you were arrested or charged. Even if you were convicted, you may be eligible to seek a sealing or expungement of your record.  Our attorneys can evaluate if you are eligiblee to have your record sealed and represent you through the process of petitioning the court to seal the record.

Vigorous Advocacy in Denver, Colorado

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, do not talk to anyone, including law enforcement, until you have consulted an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Contact the Denver criminal defense attorneys at Seawell & Buckmelter, PC to schedule a free consultation