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 Limits on Colorado District Attorney Deferred Judgements

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Understanding Deferred Judgments in DUI Cases Under Colorado LawBy H. Michael Steinberg Colorado DUI Criminal Defense Lawyer


Other than an immediate and complete dismissal of a case, a Colorado deferred judgment and sentence (DJ and S) plea bargain is the gold standard for all plea bargains. The only superior plea bargain offer that exists, a diversion offer, is rarely offered in a Colorado criminal cases.

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Section of Colorado’s Deferred Judgement Law Impacts DAs Authority to Revoke 18-1.3-102(2)
H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer

Introduction – Looking for Laws to Defend Against Injustice

While I have written about Colorado’s Deferred Judgement laws before, it is a critical part of Colorado criminal law the impact of the “loss” of a deferred judgement can have long term consequences to the person involved.