H. Michael Steinberg has over 32 years 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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Colorado Criminal Law - Motion To Suppress Evidence - New 2015 Case Changes Burden of Proof.jpgBy H. Michael Steinberg – Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer Online Blog

Colorado Criminal Law – Motion To Suppress Evidence – New 2015 Case Changes Burden of Proof – For over 30 years the burden of going forward in a Colorado criminal Motion to Suppress Evidence hearing was on the prosecution. With the announcement of a new case People vs Cunningham – that burden – in many Colorado criminal courtrooms – now sits with the Defendant and his or her lawyer.

The Case of People v. Cunningham 314 P.3d 1289 (Colo. 2013), 13SA179,

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By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Juvenile Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer

Colorado Juvenile Court System – The Defense Of A Child Means Listening

After more than 30 years in the Criminal Courts of Colorado I have learned a great deal about my youngest clients – juveniles charged with adult crimes.

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2014 Criminal Court Deadlines Under Colorado Criminal Law - When You Have To File - What You Have To Do.jpgBy H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Lawyer

What follows are questions and answers about one of the most important questions under Colorado criminal law – WHEN do certain things have to happen – what are the deadlines for the government and for the accused Defendant?

This short article is to help the public understand those deadlines and where to find more information about those deadlines.

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By H. Michael Steinberg – Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer For Bail Bond Issues

Colorado’s New Bail Bond Law Means More Fairness In Setting Bail Bonds and Bail Bond Conditions -Quietly last year – Colorado’s state legislature tweaked bail bond laws that had been unfair for many, many years. With the passage of the Pretrial Bail Law – H.B. 13-1236 – on May 11, 2013, Colorado started the process to reform bail bond laws that had led to unfair and unintended results for decades (since 1972 – 42 years!).

The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) was primarily responsible for the changes.

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2014 Colorado State Legislature Consolidate All Criminal Record Sealing Laws.jpgBy H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Sealing – Expungement Criminal Defense Lawyer

In a move that was hailed as very positive by the Colorado criminal defense bar – the Colorado state legislature moved ALL of Colorado’s laws pertaining to the sealing of criminal offenses into one place in the Colorado Criminal Code.

The bill that accomplished this act also modified the “basic sealing law” to now allow a person to seal a Colorado arrest record if they have not been charged with a crime, the statute of limitations has not run, and the person is no longer being investigated by law enforcement.

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Confidentiality Of Lawyer -Colorado Attorney Client Communications - Is It Safe To Talk To Your Lawyer From Jail.jpgBy H. Michael Steinberg – Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer

Confidentiality Of Lawyer – Client Communications – Is It Safe To Talk To Your Lawyer From Jail? – The sanctity of lawyer client communication is one of the most fundamental of all rights accorded under Colorado criminal law.

The confidentiality of your conversations with your lawyer, doctor or spiritual advisor are among the oldest privileges accorded by our legal system.

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Colorado Criminal Lawyer Series - Will I Lose My Right To Vote If I Am Convicted.jpgBy H. Michael Steinberg – Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer – The Right To Vote In Colorado

The question – Colorado Criminal Lawyer Series – Will I Lose My Right To Vote If I A Convicted? is a question I am often asked. It goes to the issue of the “collateral” or indirect – unforseen impacts of a criminal conviction .

To many – the right to vote is as important as their freedom.

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By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Insurance Fraud – Theft Crimes Lawyer – Email the Author at hmsteinberg@hotmail.com

2014 New Colorado Law Codifies All Types Of Insurance Fraud SB 14-092 – Section 18-5-211-

The Governor of Colorado – in May of 2014 – signed a new insurance fraud law that was effective for crimes committed on or after July 1, 2014.

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Colorado Law Mandating Employer Leave For Domestic Violation Charges Encourages False Allegations 24-34-402.jpgby 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 (almost always women) who are alleged victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Fortunately the law only applies to employers with more than 50 employees.

This quiet new law also encourages the employers of these women to obtain civil restraining orders against the alleged perpetrators.

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2014 Colorado Criminal Case Sets Standards For Continuance Of Trial For New Lawyer.jpgBy H. Michael Steinberg – Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer for Criminal Trials

On April 7, 2014, the Colorado State Supreme Court carefully and logically set out the standards – the tests – to be applied by Colorado State Judges in deciding whether or not to grant a continuance of a criminal trial for a Defendant to fire his present lawyer and retain a new lawyer.

In People v. Brown, 2014 CO 25 (April 7, 2014), Justice Brian Boatright held that a trial judge must apply a “balancing test” to a Defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to seek and obtain a continuance of a criminal trial.