At The Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, we know that being charged with a criminal case is a scary and emotionally unsettling time. If this is your first time being charged, we can help. We only practice in criminal law, which means that we know this area of the law in and out. We represent clients in a variety of criminal cases. Within the criminal defense area, we represent:
- Drug Crimes
- Weapons Charges
- Domestic Violence
- Identity Theft
- Probation Violation
- Theft, Robbery & Burglary
- White Collar Crimes
- Fraud, Forgery & Identity Theft
If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, you probably have a lot of questions. A drug crime can potentially affect the rest of your life and create problems when it comes to finding a job, getting a loan, and possibly working in certain fields. We have dealt with a variety of drug crimes within the Denver area.
While marijuana is legal in Denver, you can still be charged with possession or distribution, which could potentially end up being classified as a felony. The Denver Police statistics show that drug violations are actually up 20 percent, as of October 2014. So if marijuana is legal, where are these violations stemming from? For personal use you can have one ounce or less without a penalty. However, if you possess more than an ounce, you’ll be charged with a petty offense. If you have between two and twelve ounces, you could potentially be charged with a misdemeanor. More than 12 ounces and it could potentially be a felony. The sale or distribution of marijuana is a potential felony, and if you sell to a minor, you could have a mandatory four-year minimum sentence. Marijuana charges could potentially damage your future. You want someone on your side to help. Along with marijuana charges, we can also help with cocaine charges and methamphetamine charges.
We can also help you if you have recently been charged with weapons possession. Carrying a weapon can have lifelong consequences depending on the scenario and the charge. There are different types of charges when it comes to weapons, such as possession of a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of weapons, prohibited use of weapons, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Under Colorado law, a deadly weapon could be a knife, loaded or unloaded firearms, bludgeons, or any other object capable of producing serious bodily injury or death. You could be charged with unlawful possession of weapons if you are carrying a firearm or a knife concealed on you. You could also be charged with unlawful possession of weapons if you are carrying or have possession of a firearm, explosive, or dangerous device on the property of the general assembly or other qualifying state government buildings, or within such government buildings. It’s important to get the proper representation right away. We will do what we can to bring your charges down as much as possible. We don’t want you to be treated harshly.
Domestic violence charges are an extremely difficult and touchy subject. If you are accused of domestic violence you may feel alone. It’s important to get representation that will listen to your side of the story and also fight for you. Here at The Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, we will fight for you. We will listen to your side of the story and make sure that your rights are protected and defended. We have represented all sorts of clients who have been charged with domestic violence-related offenses, including: menacing, endangering welfare of child, stalking, and harassment.
We also represent people who have been charged with theft, robbery, or burglary. If you are convicted, you risk going to prison, losing your job, damaging relationships, deportation, and having a criminal record. If you are convicted of robbery—which is defined as the forceful taking of another’s property—you are facing felony charges. Burglary—or the act of entering someone’s residence with the intention of committing a crime—is also considered a felony. All of these crimes are potentially life-ruining, and we want to make sure that you get the representation that you deserve. One mistake shouldn’t ruin a future.
Shoplifting, which is similar to theft, is a potentially damaging charge. A big contributor in shoplifting charges is the value of the item taken. For instance, if the item is valued at less than $500 dollars, it would be classified as a Class 2 misdemeanor. However, if the theft of the item is valued at over $20,000 dollars, it would be considered a Class 3 felony. It is important to mention that no matter what the item is valued at, you will still be left with a permanent criminal record. This is why it’s important to get an experienced lawyer that will fight for you.
In addition, we also help to defend those charged with white-collar crimes. This could include fraud, embezzlement, or employee theft. These charges could affect you in many areas of your life. They hold serious consequences, which could affect your persona and professional life. We have defended many people who have been charged with a white-collar crime. Andres R. Guevara is a former lawyer with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and he knows how to best help his clients in these situations.
No matter what situation you are in, The Law Office of Andres R. Guevara has your back. They want to help you get the most out of your situation. We understand that you are probably scared and confused. It’s important that you are defended properly. We have the experience that you need, so that we can understand your situation and help you come up with the best defense. If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney in the Denver area, we encourage you to reach out to us today.