H. Michael Steinberg has 38+ years of experience practicing Colorado criminal law. Mr. Steinberg strives to stay current with the ever changing aspects of criminal law issues and updates resulting in his extensive knowledge of successful criminal defense as well as appellate work. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association, and the Colorado and Arapahoe Bar Associations.

Articles Posted in Colorado Plea Bargaining

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When a Judge Refuses to Follow a Plea Bargain in Colorado
By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer

Introduction – A Massive ChangeTo Plea Bargains in the Colorado Criminal Justice System

Quietly, with little fanfare, the Colorado Supreme Court, in the case of People of the State of Colorado, v. Christopher Anthony Mazzarelli, massively changed what was previously considered fundamental Colorado criminal law in the area of plea bargaining.

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By H. Michael Steinberg, Colorado Criminal Defense LawyerWhat is the Colorado Jasper Plea Bargain Deadline

Introduction – The Jasper Plea Bargaining Deadline Date

Lawyers in the criminal courts of Colorado owe their clients detailed explanations of the often confusing and frightening world that is the criminal justice system. One of the procedures commonly used by Colorado’s judges includes the use of the Jasper date.

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Colorado’s District Attorneys - An Imbalance of Power
By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer

Introduction: Knowing the Players in the Colorado Criminal Justice System

When a person is charged with a crime in the Colorado criminal justice system a thorough understanding of the balance of power among the three key actors that will play a role in their case – the Judge, the District Attorney, and the Defense Lawyer – can be instructive.

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A Roadmap to Colorado Guilty Pleas in Criminal Cases - the Alford Plea
By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer

Introduction – Understanding Pleas the Role of Colorado Procedural “Rule 11″

Colorado Rule 11 (Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure provides for three basic pleas in a criminal case (not including the NGI plea – not guilty by reason of insanity – not addressed here).