If you’re asking yourself if you really need a criminal defense attorney, the answer is probably “yes.” When you’ve been accused of a crime, or arrested for one, you have every right to a hire a lawyer to represent you and advocate for you. It’s part of your constitutional right to a fair trial.

If you’re facing steep fines, jail time, or prison time, you should never be without an experienced Boulder County criminal defense attorney. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty, even if it sometimes feels otherwise, and a lawyer can help you prove your innocence. You need an attorney to protect your rights in this situation. Without one, you don’t stand a chance.

At Rogers & Moss, we represent clients in a wide variety of criminal cases across a large area of Colorado, including Weld County, Boulder County, Broomfield County, and Denver County. Whether you’re facing domestic violence charges, or you simply need a traffic ticket lawyer for traffic violations, we’re here to represent you and make sure your side of the case is heard.

We handle criminal cases involving any misdemeanor or felony in the state of Colorado, including (but not limited to):

  • Forgery
  • Trespass
  • Juvenile cases
  • Computer crimes
  • False information cases
  • Theft and burglary
  • Vehicular assault and vehicular homicide
  • Domestic violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Possession, distribution, or manufacture of a controlled substance
  • Alcohol possession by a minor
  • Sexual assault
  • Child abuse
  • Harassment
  • Indecent exposure
  • Assault and battery
  • Record sealing

Know Your Rights

If you’ve been accused of a serious crime, you have the right to a lawyer. In fact, it is not advisable to speak with law enforcement or anyone else without your lawyer present.

DUI & DWI

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance, we can help. Jayme Moss of Rogers & Moss has been aggressively defending clients against wrongful DUI charges for over a decade. We can help you fight back for:

  • Keeping your license
  • Limiting the duration of your probation
  • Avoiding jail time or reducing your sentence
  • Removing monitored sobriety requirements
  • Negotiating a non-alcohol conviction such as careless driving
  • Handling University disciplinary proceedings if you are a Colorado University student

Don’t let a DUI ruin your life. Call us at Rogers & Moss for the legal support you need. Jayme Moss looks at the facts of each specific case, helping you prepare the best possible defence to protect yourself.

Domestic Violence

If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, chances are you were arrested, no questions asked. You need a Boulder criminal defense attorney immediately. Domestic violence is treated very severely, and for good reason. The police will not give you the benefit of the doubt, regardless of what the truth may be. Once the accuser calls the authorities, there’s no turning back -- even if your accuser later changes their mind.

In Colorado, Domestic Violence is a “sentence enhancer,” rather than being classified as a separate crime. This can mean very severe penalties if you are found guilty, more so than for other forms of related crimes. Domestic violence can be attached to a variety of other charges, including:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Harassment
  • Criminal mischief
  • Stalking
  • Menacing
  • Trespassing
  • Burglary
  • Violating a restraining order

Domestic violence can be tacked onto any of these charges if the state of Colorado is able to prove that you committed the crime against a person with whom you are in an intimate relationship. Even if your accuser changes their mind about pressing charges, you can still be charged. The state of Colorado treats domestic violence incredibly seriously. As soon as the police are called, your case is in the state’s hands, and the charges will not be dismissed no matter what the accuser says or does.

If you are accused of domestic violence, you need an attorney. At Rogers & Moss, our experienced criminal defense attorneys can help you prove your innocence.

Drug Offenses

Colorado may be known for its 420-friendly laws, but many other substances are still illegal, and you could face drug charges if caught using, possessing, or distributing them. Drug offenses in Colorado range from minor to severe, but even a minor offense could have serious consequences. The way you are charged can depend on several factors, including:

  • The type of drugs in your possession
  • The quantity of the drugs
  • The presence of scales, baggies, and other items implying potential intent to distribute
  • The presence or non-presence of a firearm on or near you

At Rogers & Moss, Jayme Moss is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has helped many clients reach favorable outcomes in drug offense cases. He will carefully evaluate the facts at hand to determine your best options and find flaws in the State’s case. It may be possible to challenge the search and seizure that led to your arrest, and to challenge whether the allegations of “possession” were valid. Even a charge with a minor fine could interfere with your future education, employment, and ability to get things like housing loans.

If you have been charged with a drug crime of any kind, call us immediately and get the help you need from an experienced Boulder criminal defense lawyer.

Assaults

Assault charges in Colorado run the gamut from minor disputes to serious altercations, which can often result in serious injury to one or both parties. At Rogers & Moss, we have years of experience helping clients defend successfully against assault charges.

Assault in Colorado can be first, second, or third degree. Third degree assault is only a misdemeanor, while the other two are felonies. The State of Colorado is often all too quick to charge someone with third degree assault after a very minor dispute. If the supposed victim “felt pain,” that is enough. When this occurs, you will need help from a criminal defense attorney to make sure your rights are protected.

Careless Driving & Other Traffic Violations

In some cases, you may find yourself needing a lawyer for traffic violations other than DUI/DWI, such as “careless driving.” A careless driving charge means that you are accused of driving a car, motorcycle, or other vehicle in an imprudent or careless manner, without due regard for the conditions of the road around you. This can occur on private as well as public property.

When there is no associated bodily injury or fatality, careless driving in Colorado is a class 2 misdemeanor, meaning that it constitutes a criminal traffic defense. To handle a careless driving charge with your license intact, you will need an experienced traffic lawyer on your side. You could be facing jail time up to 90 days and a fine of up to $300.

At Rogers & Moss, our experienced attorneys will deal with your insurance company, helping you limit your liability and avoid serious rate hikes. We will also represent you in criminal court to limit your penalties and fees, helping you avoid a serious mark on your record.

Careless Driving Resulting in Injury or Death

When a careless driving case involves injury or fatality, it’s far more serious. There have really been cases where someone was texting and driving, and ran over a pedestrian in the process. If you are at fault in such a case, you will be charged with a class 1 misdemeanor. You could be in jail for up to a year, and face fines of up to $1,000 -- not to mention, you could very easily lose your driver’s license permanently.

Unlike other traffic offenses, careless driving is a charge for which you must appear in court. You cannot simply pay the ticket online and move on with your life. In some cases, the court could even impose restitution, mandating that you pay for property damages or medical bills that resulted from the accident.

At Rogers & Moss, we can review your case and help you negotiate a lower plea or contest the prosecutor’s case. Careless driving is a serious crime in Colorado, and you have a right to a good legal defense.

Need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Lafayette, CO or Boulder County? Call Us Today

At Rogers & Moss, we act as defense attorneys for clients in a wide variety of criminal cases, including assault, drug charges, careless driving, and more. When you need legal representation to protect your rights, call us any time, or fill out our online contact form to get in touch today.

Contact Rogers & Moss for your free, no-risk, consultation.