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Burnham law is a criminal defense firm
serving Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins and all of colorado.

EXPERT LITIGATORS.
STRATEGIC GUIDANCE,
FOR THE ROAD AHEAD.

Through exhaustive preparation we have managed to get hundreds of cases dismissed or significantly reduced.

We have a track record of success second to none in the criminal law community in Colorado.

 

A team of former prosecutors with decades of experience and tactical relationships.
We know the Colorado criminal court system and all the players.
Sharp. Strategic. Efficient.
  • Time is of the essence

    If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense, you must act quickly. Even minor criminal convictions can impact your ability to get a job, a bank loan or a place to live.

  • Future unknown

    Schedule your consultation as soon as possible. We are ready to defend you when you need us most.

  • Knowing the Criminal Court System

    We know when and how to be proactive with aggressive strategies to have criminal charges dropped or significantly reduced. We’ll put our experience to work for you.

Be strong and face what’s in front of you

Win back
your life.

Traffic and DUI

The Burnham Criminal Law team aggressively defends clients facing DUI, DWAI and related charges. Faced with the threat of losing one’s driving privileges or even serving time in jail, it is extremely important to retain an experienced legal team right away. Once you do, we can assess the strength of the evidence against you and develop a legal strategy to defend your rights.

Expungement & Record Sealing

In some cases, it is possible to have one’s criminal history blocked from public view, meaning it will no longer appear on a background check. If you have a previous felony or misdemeanor conviction in Colorado, or if you have an arrest record for charges that were later dismissed, it may be in your best interest to have these removed from your record either through record sealing or expungement.

Sealing a record in Colorado hides the conviction from public view. Once a criminal record is sealed, it no longer comes up on background checks, which can greatly improve a person’s employment prospects, credit worthiness and housing applications.

Expunging a record involves the physical destruction of documentation. An expungement order is more difficult to obtain but offers a higher level of assurance that the record will remain completely outside of public view. Because the courts hold expungement to a higher standard than record sealing, the process can be more involved.

Contact Burnham Law today to learn how your past conviction or arrest record can be blocked from future background checks.

Misdemeanor

In Colorado, there are several classifications for misdemeanor crimes that are punishable by up to 18 months in county or local jail and/or up to $5,000. If you have been charged with misdemeanor assault, drug or traffic charges, contact Burnham Criminal Defense  immediately.

Misdemeanors in Colorado may be designated as class 1, 2, or 3, or unclassified. In addition, Colorado treats traffic and drug misdemeanors differently from other misdemeanor crimes.

Narcotics and Drug-related Offenses

A drug conviction in Colorado can result in significant fines, jail time and a permanent criminal record. The long-term impact can be severe, affecting future employment and making it harder to get a loan or qualify for housing. If you or a family member has been charged with a drug-related crime or offense, contact Burnham Law and speak with a criminal lawyer right away.

Probation Violation

Violating probation can lead to a variety of additional criminal penalties including steep fines, extended terms of probation or even jail time. If you are on probation, then you may have already been convicted of a crime, or are on a deferred judgment and you will not have the same legal rights at a probation revocation hearing that defendants have in any other criminal proceeding.

Probation violations can be serious and it is critical that you retain a skilled criminal attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.

Felony

When you are faced with felony charges, your freedom and your reputation hang in the balance. It is imperative that you retain a skilled, veteran attorney who can advocate for your rights. The Burnham Criminal Law team is here for you. We are former prosecutors and public defenders with extensive experience navigating Colorado’s criminal justice system.

Like all states, Colorado divides crimes into felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious crimes, punishable by state prison terms of one year or more. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes, punishable by county or local jail terms of up to 18 months.

Most felonies in Colorado are designated as Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Some felonies in Colorado are unclassified. For unclassified felonies, the sentence is set out in the criminal statute. If no penalty is fixed, then a felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. In addition, Colorado law provides different penalties for drug felonies.

Domestic Violence

In Colorado, cases of domestic abuse are taken very seriously by law enforcement. Once initiated, the police and the courts will move swiftly to protect victims and their families.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, The Burnham Law Firm can help to protect your rights and assist you in seeking a fair resolution. Contact us to learn about your rights and decide on a course of action.

If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. A conviction on domestic violence charges will significantly impact your life in many ways including potentially being barred from entering your home, restricted from seeing your children or even serving time in jail.

The Burnham Law Firm has decades of combined experience handling cases of alleged domestic violence. We can help you mount an effective defense and deal with restraining or protective orders. Violating the terms of a restraining order can result in additional, separate criminal charges.

Restraining Order

Whether you are seeking a restraining order or you have been served with a temporary protection order, time is of the essence. These actions are generally processed very quickly by the courts, leaving little time to prepare. Once a complaint has been filed with the court, a second hearing date will be set immediately so that the court can decide if there is sufficient evidence under the law to make the temporary order permanent.

Restraining and protective order hearings involve complex issues with far reaching effects, particularly if there are children involved or allegations of violence. Burnham Law  has extensive experience representing clients in temporary and permanent protection order hearings.

If you need a restraining or protection order, or if you have been served with a court order, contact us immediately.

Traffic and DUI

Traffic and DUI

The Burnham Criminal Law team aggressively defends clients facing DUI, DWAI and related charges. Faced with the threat of losing one’s driving privileges or even serving time in jail, it is extremely important to retain an experienced legal team right away. Once you do, we can assess the strength of the evidence against you and develop a legal strategy to defend your rights.

Expungement & Record Sealing

Expungement & Record Sealing

In some cases, it is possible to have one’s criminal history blocked from public view, meaning it will no longer appear on a background check. If you have a previous felony or misdemeanor conviction in Colorado, or if you have an arrest record for charges that were later dismissed, it may be in your best interest to have these removed from your record either through record sealing or expungement.

Sealing a record in Colorado hides the conviction from public view. Once a criminal record is sealed, it no longer comes up on background checks, which can greatly improve a person’s employment prospects, credit worthiness and housing applications.

Expunging a record involves the physical destruction of documentation. An expungement order is more difficult to obtain but offers a higher level of assurance that the record will remain completely outside of public view. Because the courts hold expungement to a higher standard than record sealing, the process can be more involved.

Contact Burnham Law today to learn how your past conviction or arrest record can be blocked from future background checks.

Misdemeanor

Misdemeanor

In Colorado, there are several classifications for misdemeanor crimes that are punishable by up to 18 months in county or local jail and/or up to $5,000. If you have been charged with misdemeanor assault, drug or traffic charges, contact Burnham Criminal Defense  immediately.

Misdemeanors in Colorado may be designated as class 1, 2, or 3, or unclassified. In addition, Colorado treats traffic and drug misdemeanors differently from other misdemeanor crimes.

Narcotics and Drug-related Offenses

Narcotics and Drug-related Offenses

A drug conviction in Colorado can result in significant fines, jail time and a permanent criminal record. The long-term impact can be severe, affecting future employment and making it harder to get a loan or qualify for housing. If you or a family member has been charged with a drug-related crime or offense, contact Burnham Law and speak with a criminal lawyer right away.

Probation Violation

Probation Violation

Violating probation can lead to a variety of additional criminal penalties including steep fines, extended terms of probation or even jail time. If you are on probation, then you may have already been convicted of a crime, or are on a deferred judgment and you will not have the same legal rights at a probation revocation hearing that defendants have in any other criminal proceeding.

Probation violations can be serious and it is critical that you retain a skilled criminal attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.

Felony

Felony

When you are faced with felony charges, your freedom and your reputation hang in the balance. It is imperative that you retain a skilled, veteran attorney who can advocate for your rights. The Burnham Criminal Law team is here for you. We are former prosecutors and public defenders with extensive experience navigating Colorado’s criminal justice system.

Like all states, Colorado divides crimes into felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious crimes, punishable by state prison terms of one year or more. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes, punishable by county or local jail terms of up to 18 months.

Most felonies in Colorado are designated as Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Some felonies in Colorado are unclassified. For unclassified felonies, the sentence is set out in the criminal statute. If no penalty is fixed, then a felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. In addition, Colorado law provides different penalties for drug felonies.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

In Colorado, cases of domestic abuse are taken very seriously by law enforcement. Once initiated, the police and the courts will move swiftly to protect victims and their families.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, The Burnham Law Firm can help to protect your rights and assist you in seeking a fair resolution. Contact us to learn about your rights and decide on a course of action.

If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. A conviction on domestic violence charges will significantly impact your life in many ways including potentially being barred from entering your home, restricted from seeing your children or even serving time in jail.

The Burnham Law Firm has decades of combined experience handling cases of alleged domestic violence. We can help you mount an effective defense and deal with restraining or protective orders. Violating the terms of a restraining order can result in additional, separate criminal charges.

Restraining Order

Restraining Order

Whether you are seeking a restraining order or you have been served with a temporary protection order, time is of the essence. These actions are generally processed very quickly by the courts, leaving little time to prepare. Once a complaint has been filed with the court, a second hearing date will be set immediately so that the court can decide if there is sufficient evidence under the law to make the temporary order permanent.

Restraining and protective order hearings involve complex issues with far reaching effects, particularly if there are children involved or allegations of violence. Burnham Law  has extensive experience representing clients in temporary and permanent protection order hearings.

If you need a restraining or protection order, or if you have been served with a court order, contact us immediately.

Comprehensive representation throughout all aspects of criminal defense.
Smart. Focused. Strategic. Aggressive.

We listen. We think. You win.

Here’s how
we win.

Former prosecutors with decades of experience, we know the Colorado Criminal Court System and we know when and how to be proactive with aggressive strategies to have criminal charges dropped or significantly reduced.

We’ve successfully tried hundreds of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases in Colorado. We’ll put our experience to work for you.

Strategic legal representation from high profile attorneys.

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Owning the past, but looking forward.

We’ve successfully tried hundreds of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. We’ll put our experience to work for you.

This moment does not define you, but the next moments will.

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