Municipal Offenses

Municipal defense can be a special area of practice all on it's own. Many cities (municipalities) have city codes that are similar to the misdemeanor level state statutes. The city's law enforcement can decide whether to arrest you or write a ticket and can also decide whether to send you to the area County Court or to the city's Municipal Court. Do not be fooled if you get charged with a municipal offense. It may seem like you got off easy and were charged with "only" a municipal offense. However, most municipal offenses can carry a potential jail sentence of up to 120 days and they can issue warrants that can result in you unexpectedly landing in jail. The City Attorneys take these offenses against their city seriously. So, even though it may seem like no big deal, that is not always the situation. We handle all level of municipal criminal offenses in the following cities:

  • Arvada
  • Lakewood
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Morrison
  • Louisville
  • Golden
  • Boulder
  • Broomfield