H. Michael Steinberg has 36 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.

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A Close Look At The Colorado Crime of Stalking - 18-3-602By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer

While I have previously written on the Colorado crime of stalking,  the crime is charged more and more commonly in Colorado and a deeper understanding of this complex crime is needed.

Stalking is a unique and relatively “new” crime whose elements are somewhat unusual and therefore equally unique to defend. This article closely explores the crime of stalking and issues surrounding both prosecuting and defending stalking cases in the courts of Colorado.

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By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer for Domestic Violence Cases.

As A result of some 35 plus years of both prosecuting and defending Colorado domestic violence cases – I am more convinced than ever – that they are unfair and inequitable.

Most unfair of these laws is the loss of the right to bear arms under the Lautenberg and Brady Bills, As a result of sometimes minor if not ridiculous domestic violence arrests – if the matter is not completely dismissed and in some cases – expunged – police and military officers lose their careers.

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By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer

Understanding Colorado's Domestic Violence Relinquishment Of Guns LawIf you have been charged with Domestic Violence in Colorado – most likely you will be required to divest possession of any guns and or ammunition you may have in your home or automobile.

On the restraining order form you will be required to sign in open court is the following paragraph:

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By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Lawyer – Attorney

Colorado Criminal Law - Post Verdict Bail Now Denied In Certain Domestic Violence Cases-1Colorado Criminal Law – Post Verdict Bail Now Denied In Certain Domestic Violence Cases – The denial of bail in Colorado occurs only in the most extreme criminal cases and usually under the most extreme circumstances.

That list of crimes now that include the denial of bail following conviction in certain criminal cases will expand on August 9, 2019 to include certain Colorado Domestic Violence convictions such as Felony Stalking.

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Colorado Law Mandating Employer Leave For Domestic Violation Charges Encourages False Allegations 24-34-402.jpg
by H. Michael Steinberg Author, Colorado Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Lawyer and Litigator – Email the Author at hmsteinberg@hotmail.com

Quietly a few years ago Colorado enacted a “domestic violence leave law” allowing for up to three days of leave from work for persons who are the alleged victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Fortunately the law only applies to employers with more than 50 employees.

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Colorado Mirand Rights Law.jpgBy Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer – Attorney – Colorado Miranda Rights Law – H. Michael Steinberg

Colorado Miranda Rights Law is sometimes not only internally complex but is ever evolving for law enforcement since the original Miranda decision so many years ago.

Understanding the application of the Miranda decision – the imposition of the advisement and issues surrounding the waiver of your Miranda rights requires a close look at the law and what constitutes a valid waiver of those rights.

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A Fort Carson soldier Chester Duncan, who was featured Sunday in a Gazette investigation of troops who deploy with pending felonies, appeared in court Monday on leave from Afghanistan. He hoped for a light sentence that would ensure he could return.

The judge did not give it to him.

In 4th Judicial District Court, the 28-year-old specialist pleaded guilty to choking his wife and slapping his daughter.

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By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer

How many times have I heard a client utter the words in a Colorado domestic violence case  – “But I have no criminal history”…as if those words will immunize them from prosecution.

The second most used phrase – “she is not pressing charges” quickly follows the first.