Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you or someone you have been charged with a crime, you need to contact an experience criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A criminal charge can have devastating effects on your life if not handled properly. The Bourassa Law Group has criminal lawyers on staff to help you if you find yourself facing criminal charges.
Our Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Our attorneys can defend you against a variety of serious charges. If you have been accused of any of the following, contact The Bourassa Law Group at (303) 331-6186 today!
White Collar Crimes
A white collar crime generally involves allegations of theft or fraud committed by someone in a position of trust, usually during a course of employment. White collar crimes are a serious offense and are commonly charged at the federal level and in most cases are considered felony charges.
Those convicted of felony charges may face 1-20 years in prison and exorbitant fines not including attorneys fees, restitution or other financial responsibilities such as the cost to repair a victim’s credit ratings in the case of identity theft.
Examples of white collar crimes include:
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Money laundering
- Identity theft
- Computer crimes
- Mortgage fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Wire fraud
- Mail fraud
- Bank fraud
If you have been charged, arrested or are under investigation for a white collar crime, contact The Bourassa Law Group immediately. Our white collar crime attorneys can evaluate the details of your particular situation and fight to get you the most favorable outcome possible so you can put the situation behind you and move forward with your life.
Charges involving domestic violence are taken very seriously and if convicted, one can experience devastating effects that can follow them for years. Penalties can include substantial fines and jail time. In addition to a criminal record, there are often legal family issues involved such child custody cases, child visitation, divorce and marital property division to name a few.
Dealing with domestic violence charges is definitely not something you want to go alone. A strong defense is going to have a major impact on the outcome so it’s not worth the risk of handling these situations without the best possible representation.
There are a wide range of issues and charges that can be related to domestic violence, including:
- Child abuse
- Child neglect
- Battery domestic violence
- Domestic violence with strangulation
- Restraining orders or protective orders
- Spousal abuse
- Domestic assault
- Sexual assault
- Assault and battery
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Date rape
- Disorderly conduct
By exercising your right to hire a competent domestic violence attorney you can increase the chances of having your charges dropped or minimized. The skilled legal team at The Bourassa Law Group is committed to ensuring your rights are protected and will work hard to reduce to stress and consequences experienced by you and your family members.
When faced with sex crime charges, you want aggressive and experienced representation from day one. Being convicted of a sex crime can result in harsh penalties including prison time. Sex crime charges can destroy your reputation and have long lasting effects on your life. The stigma attached to such charges can impact your ability to work in certain fields, destroy personal and professional relationships and even affect your ability to find housing.
The following crimes may require those convicted to register as a sex offender:
- Sex trafficking
- Child pornography
- Sexual assault
- Obscene or indecent exposure
- Statutory sexual seduction
- Lewdness with a child
- Open and gross lewdness
- Battery with intent to commit sexual assault
In the entire field of criminal law, sex crimes involve some of the highest numbers in terms of wrongfully convicted people. In many cases, the evidence presented in sex crimes is based on hearsay and it can be easy for details to be misconstrued or misunderstood.
If you have been charged with a sex crime, don’t put your hands in the life of just anyone. It is critical to seek the help of an experienced sex crime attorney who get provide the powerful defense you need to lessen or dismiss your charges. The Bourassa Law Group has a proven success record in representing those faced with sex crime charges and we are here to help.
A drug charge is a serious offense that can have severe consequences ranging from large fines to jail time. Having a narcotics offense on your criminal record can have lasting effects on one’s life. A criminal record involving a drug crime can affect the ability to gain or retain employment. It can also affect the prospect of admission into college or the ability to receive a scholarship. In regards to immigration, drug offenses can influence one’s chance at obtaining citizenship and can even result in deportation. Having experienced legal representation is vital to provide you with the defense you need to protect your rights and your future.
There are several types of drug crimes one can be charged with. Some of the most common drug offenses include:
- Possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Drug trafficking
- Prescription fraud
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID)
- Federal drug charges
- Intent to distribute
- School zone drug violations
The punishments and penalties for drug crimes can vary widely, but any drug charge should be taken seriously.
If you have been accused of a drug crime, The Bourassa Law Group can help. Our drug crime attorneys will work diligently to protect your rights and get your charges dropped or reduced.
Violent crimes are some of the most serious types of crimes to deal with in terms of the complexity of the cases and the legal repercussions. Those convicted of a violent crime can face harsh and punitive penalties. Piecing together the evidence, the sequence of events and level of participation can be difficult and a strong case requires aggressive legal representation. This is no time to put your life in the hands of an inexperienced lawyer.
There are several acts can be considered violent crimes including:
- Battery or assault
- Murder or attempted murder
- Reckless homicide
- Armed robbery
- Domestic violence
- Weapons offenses
- Gang crimes
In the world of gambling and casinos, there are many acts of fraud that can result in serious charges including jail time. Gamblers, casino employees and casino owners can all be charged with casino fraud and any type of criminal record can be extremely damaging to one’s future. Even minor theft charges can lead to big problems.
The following actions can be considered forms casino fraud:
- Casino theft or money laundering
- Underage gambling
- Betting scams
- Changing the outcome of a game
- Taking advantage of inside information by using a calculator or computer
- Employing sleight of hand tricks
- Past posting
- Collecting winnings you are not entitled to
- Bad checks
- Bank account draws
- Casino marker defaults
When you find yourself faced with casino fraud charges, you want an expert casino fraud attorney on your side. The experienced legal team at The Bourassa Law Group will provide you with the aggressive and skilled representation you need to protect your rights, minimize your consequences or even avoid a conviction all together.
Contact our Criminal Defense Attorneys
The criminal attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group have the legal sophistication needed to translate the complex laws surrounding your specific case. Our team will examine your particular circumstances and give you the detailed personalized attention your case deserves. We can provide you with a solid defense that will challenge the evidence against you and give you the best chance of dismissing or minimizing the charges. Let The Bourassa Law Group protect your rights and fight for your freedom. Contact us at (303) 331-6186.
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.