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If you or someone you care about is facing criminal charges in Colorado, you likely have questions about your legal options and what to expect moving forward.

On this page, the Denver criminal defense attorneys at Wolf Law address some commonly asked questions about arrests, formal charges and the criminal justice process. If you’re ready to discuss your situation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, please call Wolf Law today at 720-479-8574 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Q: What types of criminal cases does Wolf Law handle?

A: The accomplished attorneys at Wolf Law handle a wide range of criminal cases, including but not limited to:

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Criminal law covers a broad range of situations.
  • Assault charges
  • Domestic violence charges
  • Drug charges
  • DUI/DWAI charges
  • Harassment charges
  • Internet and computer crime charges
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Probation violations
  • Theft charges
  • Weapons charges

For a detailed list of case examples, please see our Practice Areas page.

Q: Can I contact a lawyer on behalf of someone else who is facing criminal charges?

A: It’s common for family or friends to reach out on behalf of loved ones who are confronted with criminal charges. At Wolf Law, we welcome you to contact us for a free consultation to help you understand potential courses of action, and we can take the lead on building a strong case if your loved one decides to retain our services.

Q: Should I talk to law enforcement if I’m being investigated for or have been charged with a crime?

A: Don’t answer any law enforcement questions without speaking to a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer first. Whether you’re being investigated for a crime or have already been charged, you have rights; those rights include the right to remain silent and obtain the services of an attorney. Any statements you make to law enforcement could be used against you in a criminal case.

Q: What if I wasn’t read my Miranda rights when I was arrested? Will my case be dismissed?

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You have the right to remain silent. Don’t answer law enforcement questions without first speaking to a criminal defense lawyer. And make sure to tell your attorney if arresting officers fail to issue a Miranda warning.

A: Most people know the basics of a Miranda warning: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.”

Law enforcement officers are generally required to notify criminal suspects of their Miranda rights upon taking suspects into custody. However, if police fail to provide this warning it doesn’t mean the suspect is free and clear of criminal charges. It simply means that prosecuting attorneys will not be able to use statements made by the suspect as evidence.

Conversely, once the Miranda warning has been issued, anything a suspect says afterward will be admissible in court. If you were arrested and taken into custody without being notified of your Miranda rights, it’s important to mention this to your criminal defense lawyer.

Q: If I’ve been charged with a crime, how soon should I contact an attorney?

A: It’s in your best interests to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest. Depending on the charges, an attorney may be able to secure your release from jail or argue for a reduced bond.

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It’s advisable to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after arrest.

While there’s no hard deadline for hiring an attorney, the earlier in the process you have a lawyer on your side the better. Retaining an attorney before your arraignment will allow time for your lawyer to investigate your case and build a thorough defense on your behalf.

Q: Should I hire an attorney if I plan to plead guilty to criminal charges?

A: Even if you plan to enter a guilty plea, working with an attorney has its advantages. For example, a skilled criminal defense lawyer may be able to negotiate for reduced charges and minimize subsequent punishment.

Q: Can Wolf Law guarantee an outcome on my case?

A: No. It would be unethical for any attorney to guarantee an outcome to a case, although some lawyers make promises they can’t necessarily keep. This isn’t because they’re bad attorneys or bad people, but because many facts remain unknown after the initial contact between clients and their lawyers.

The full facts relative to a case can’t be known or interpreted until an attorney is hired and begins the discovery process. During your initial consultation with Wolf Law, we can provide an idea of what to expect, but we can’t guarantee a specific outcome. Beware of attorneys who make such promises.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Colorado, the Denver criminal defense attorneys at Wolf Law are ready to hear your story. Call us today at 720-479-8574 for a free case consultation or contact us online.

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Much Appreciation!

After a misread medical record, I was wrongly accused of a serious crime. Even though doctors admitted that the nurse misstated the severity of an injury, law enforcement tried to destroy my life. Law enforcement threatened to take away my wife, my kids and my life. I called around to a couple of attorneys, and no one offered the type of first-class customer service that Jeff provided. He was immediately available. Throughout the process, Jeff was there to guide and protect me. He was always available. And, after a long journey together, we found justice and freedom. During the process, I found Jeff to be intelligent, determined and highly personable. I strongly recommend Jeff!

— Anonymous

Complete Professionals

This law firm is the true example of professionalism. They are very responsive, very up front and extremely respectful. Colleen is an amazing attorney who truly enjoys what she does. I would recommend Colleen to anyone. She is honest, hard working, no BS, and gets the job done. She knows what to say and when to say it. She definitely went above and beyond for me. I would 100 percent use her again without a doubt.

— Zach

Case Dismissed

I met with a probation violation complaint for a DUI in Summit County. I live outside of Colorado, in Boston. I felt hopeless. I felt like my only option was to travel out to Colorado, give myself up and just see what happened. That would have meant jail and thus loss of job and loss of house.

I called Jeff and talked to him about my case. His experience in this area put me at ease. Jeff guided me through everything I needed to do to see this case through. The greatest thing is that I never had to leave home to clear this up. At the end of the day Jeff cleared my case (Case Dismissed) without me ever leaving Boston. Jeff is incredible, and his team is equally amazing.

I can’t thank Wolf Law enough for what they have done for me. I have a new outlook on life thanks to Jeff.

— Matt P.

I Had a Great Outcome in My Case

Jeff Wolf was recommended to me by a colleague I have known since my youth. Accordingly, I met with Jeff. I also met with other attorneys in the Denver area in preparation for my legal issues. I decided to choose Jeff because I had a good feeling about him from the moment I met him and because his ethics and views regarding the vision for his legal practice were aligned with what I hoped for despite having no experience in the legal system previously.

This decision turned out to be one of the the best I have made in my life…literally. I cannot adequately express here how much Jeff’s hard work, determination, knowledge, professionalism, experience, and clear understanding of what I am certain he has a passion for (helping others beyond just being an attorney and defending clients in court) has meant for me. I think he has exceptional skills. I had a great outcome in my case due to the defense Jeff provided in court.

More importantly however, Jeff helped me manage the emotional and professional stress I felt. Jeff reassured me when I most needed reassurance, and ultimately, transform a situation I initially felt was a life changing event into a learning experience that I was able to navigate successfully through his precise and comprehensive guidance. I would recommend Jeff to any member of my family and certainly to anyone to whom his services would apply.

— C. Jackson

Wolf Law and Colleen Kelley are Great

Had the chance to work with Colleen Kelley and found her not only to be a great attorney, but also someone who will fight for you! Highly recommend her…

— Tom S.

Wolf Law is your best option!

I’ve had the privilege of getting Jeff Wolf to represent me in my 1st DUI case. He did a great job explaining the case, the possible outcomes and overall getting good results. I highly recommend his services to anyone who has any moving violation infraction perhaps more and want to have the best results in court. Thank you Jeff.

— Marco

Look No Further – Jeff is the Best

I was falsely accused of a crime with serious consequences, was very depressed and got even more depressed and frustrated as I was interviewing attorneys to defend me. They had a broad spectrum of approaches and some were ready to head to trial immediately as it seemed they were primarily interested in battles and my money rather than my best interests. The first one was extremely arrogant and rushed to get me off the phone. My court appearance date was approaching and I was ready to give up when I came across Jeffrey’s website. I read he had once also been falsely accused which motivated him to become an attorney. After further reading, his philosophy appealed to me so I set up a free session.

I met with Jeffrey and told him what happened. He explained the alleged crime and potential consequences and then spoke about himself and his approach. I spent more time than the “free time” allocated but was never rushed. He listened, believed me and was really genuine as I had not witnessed before with other attorneys.

By the time we finished talking, I felt respected and not disrespected as I found out with this accusation, you are guilty until proven innocent from most everyone’s perspective. I hired Jeff on the spot and when I left his office, I felt this big burden lifted off my shoulders as I knew I could trust him to do his best for me. I was finally able to sleep that night and after several weeks able to put this out of my mind as being the constant main focus.

If you are seeking a very knowledgeable, trustworthy, caring, honest and respectful attorney, Jeffrey fits the bill. He is a great listener and never rushed me even with a flat fee rate. He has a good rapport with the Court who also respectfully listens to him. He is well spoken in the courtroom. I have seen him in several cases reaching very good settlements for his clients. On my case, he provided me his opinion with his rationale as to how I should proceed but allowed me to then make a decision as to go to trial or take a plea bargain. He would fully support my decision either way. Jeff is very good in providing the pros and cons, risks, and potential scenarios that may play out. My case will be dismissed shortly and record sealed as a result of Jeff’s hard work, negotiations, poking holes in the accuser’s story pre-trial, and dedication to my satisfactory case resolution. If you want the best, look no further as you have found him. Thank you Jeff!

— David C.

My Experience with Wolf Law

I am nothing but pleased with the service, trustworthiness, advice, compassion, and hard work that Wolf Law has provided me with. My case lasted for about six months in 2019. I had charges regarding the developing laws concerning marijuana in Colorado. Originally I wasted four months with a lawyer who made the already stressful and unfortunate situation ever more challenging and miserable. It was a blessing to meet Jeff! He was able to reach a resolution with the Colorado Springs DA that would allow me to have a chance in the future. Every step of the way he was patient, present, persistent, and a pleasure to work with. I drove all the way from Colorado Springs to find a lawyer that would fight for justice to the best of their ability and Jeff Wolf was that person – a person who cares about his clients and their lives. He did his job without judgment and exuded understanding and encouragement throughout. It is difficult to find people who are willing to genuinely help others and keep them positive. My hope is that if you find yourself in a situation where you are seeking legal counsel, please give Jeff’s firm a call. I cannot thank him enough for his kindness and work through this difficult time.

— S.M.

Highly Professional

Jeffrey Wolf handled my traffic violation in a highly professional manner, giving it the same consideration and time as a more challenging case, during a very stressful time in my life. As soon as the accident happened, he was there to offer advice and help. He went to court for me, so I would not have to take time off of work to go. His care and concern for my well-being was top-notch. Thank you so much, Jeff!

— Carol P.

My Son Was in Trouble, Jeff Wolf was His Advocate

When my son got in trouble, I was referred to Jeff Wolf by a friend. He was immediately responsive, calling me back within an hour. We set up a meeting for a couple of days later with no obligation, and when we met he helped us understand the many aspects of my son’s case. We retained him and were grateful for his obvious comfort with the legal system and ability to help us navigate it. Throughout, he advocated for my son but also was stern with him, very clearly communicating the severity of his situation. We ended up with a deferred sentence and are so glad we had Mr. Wolf’s help. He is very reliable and accessible; it was reassuring to know we had him in our court.

— Lisa