Criminal Defense

Fight Criminal Charges—Protect Your Future

When you are charged with a crime, you are facing not only an uncertain future but a maze of unknown and complicated criminal justice procedures. At Cantafio Hammond, we understand how frightening and confusing it is for you to defend against charges where incarceration, heavy fines and a lifelong criminal record are real possibilities.

We always bear in mind that under the law of the United States, every one of our clients is presumed innocent and the State, not the accused, has the burden of proving the charges. The State can only do that with convincing evidence.  We take pride in thoroughly analyzing the allegations and evidence, or lack of evidence, against our clients. We ask the key questions: Are there witnesses? Do bias, intoxication, or inconsistencies provide us an opportunity to attack the credibility of the witness? Did the police violate our client’s rights?

Our job is to get our clients the best outcome possible. We will discuss the case with the prosecutor and remind them of any legal or factual weaknesses we have spotted. We negotiate with prosecutors every day to try to get our clients a quick, successful resolution. This could range from a dismissal of the charges, to reduction of original charges or punishment.  The prosecutors know that if their offer is unfair, we will take the case to a jury as we have more than one hundred times before.

For a consultation, call us at 720-443-5981. Ask about our flat-fee rates and free consultations.

Defending Against Misdemeanor And Felony Criminal Charges

Our skilled criminal defense attorneys have more than 160 years of combined legal experience in the criminal justice system. As a criminal defense law firm, we handle a wide range of criminal charges, such as those involving:

  • Felonies and misdemeanors: Assault, burglary, theft, robbery, drugs, sex offenses, attempted murder, criminal trespass, domestic violence and embezzlement
  • Traffic offenses and drunk driving: DUI, DWAI, speeding tickets, reckless driving, driving without a license, hit-and-run, eluding the police, vehicular assault and vehicular homicide
  • Motor vehicle hearing representation: Colorado Department of Revenue Hearings, point suspension or DUI (excessive alcohol) loss of driver’s license hearings, license suspension and petitions for probationary driving privileges
  • Drug crimes: Possession, possession with intent to distribute, sales, trafficking, transporting, manufacture, aiding and abetting and conspiracy
  • Sex crimes: Sexual assault, possession or distribution of child pornography, solicitation of a minor and molestation charges
  • Assault and violent crimes: Felony assault, sexual assault, assault and battery, robbery, domestic violence and weapons offenses
  • Crimes common to college students: Underage drinking, theft, drug possession, shoplifting, DUI, DWAI, trespass and fighting
  • Sealing criminal records (“expungement”): When, in certain cases, the law allows criminal records to be sealed
  • Juveniles: Juvenile charges, including drunk driving, theft, burglary, car theft, robbery, gun possession, carrying firearms onto school facilities, fighting, alcohol possession, drug crimes or disorderly conduct

Our experienced criminal defense attorneys understand local criminal law procedures and understand the plight of clients who are in trouble with the law. We provide quality legal services and powerful criminal defense to our clients.

If you are facing criminal charges, you need experienced defense attorneys fighting for your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation. Our Denver and Steamboat Springs offices are open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We offer evening and weekend appointments by request. All major credit cards are accepted.