The following are examples of just a few recent victories the Firm’s felony attorneys have achieved on serious felony and misdemeanor cases filed in the Colorado courts. Please see our separate DUI Page to read more about our specialized DUI knowledge and our recent successes in DUI cases:
September 2010: Laszlo & Associates won the dismissal of all charges for a medical marijuana caregiver whose home was illegally searched by the police. Although the client also had a defense to the criminal charge that he was legally allowed to grow marijuana for medical use, the Firm was able to save the client significant exposure by winning the case on constitutional grounds prior to jury trial.
July 2010: In a high-profile Federal drug case, the Firm successfully protected our client from incarceration of any kind while the vast majority of other defendants charged in the same case were sentenced to significant prison time.
July 2010: In the representation of a client charged with his third DUI, the Firm’s attorneys exploited an error by the police in handling our client’s blood sample and were able to save our client’s drivers license and win the dismissal of all alcohol-related driving charges against him.
July 2009: The Firm obtained the complete dismissal of a domestic violence case by convincing the District Attorney that his alleged victim had lied in her reports to the police.
February 2009: The Firm secured a total dismissal of all charges related to a high-profile assault and resisting arrest case in which Boulder Police Officers were named as victim/witnesses. Our attorneys achieved this result after several months of vigorous negotiation with prosecutors and significant litigation over technical evidentiary issues. As a result of the complete dismissal, our client will have the option of a civil law suit against the Boulder Police Department and will be able to seal his arrest records from public access in the future.
February 2009: The Firm was retained by a client who had been under investigation by Boulder Police for several months for charges of identity theft. After re-investigating the alleged evidence, our attorneys were able to present the prosecutor with additional information that had not been uncovered by the police. This new information persuaded the DA to override the judgment of the investigating detective and refuse formal charges against our client. Because we achieved this result without ever going to court, the client’s record will remain clear of any criminal accusation.
December 2008: A client accused of felony possession of methamphetamine and driving under the influence of drugs retained the Firm the day after his arrest. The Firm conducted an independent investigation and opened prompt dialogue with the prosecutor about the weaknesses in the case, even before the client was formally charged. This proactive work resulted in the District Attorney declining to file both drug charges, and instead issuing a ticket for an ordinary traffic offense. The client’s record will remain clear of the most serious accusations.
May 2008: The Firm successfully negotiated a misdemeanor plea bargain for a client charged with three felony offenses, including the sale of drugs to an undercover police officer. The client’s original charges implicated a possible prison sentence. The plea bargain dismissed all felony counts and provided for a sentence to probation.
April 2008: Our attorneys secured a community-based sentence for a client who had four prior felony convictions and three active felony cases at the time we began representation. Because of this prior history, the client faced habitual offender charges and a very lengthy prison sentence. The Firm was able to persuade the prosecutor that this client could be successful with a drug treatment program and a community-based sentence.
August 2006: Our attorneys won the dismissal of a theft case involving tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property. Through investigation, we were able to convince the prosecution that our client did not know the property was stolen and save the client from a lengthy prison sentence.
May 2005: The firm’s attorneys earned a dismissal of all charges in a domestic violence case. By convincing the prosecutor that our client’s partner was the wrongdoer in the relationship, we were able to persuade the government that our client’s actions were justified and that she ought to be treated as a victim rather than a defendant.
July 2004: Attorneys from the firm successfully negotiated a community-based sentence for a client whose original charges included attempted murder. Through rigorous investigation, the our attorneys were able to demonstrate numerous weaknesses in the government’s case and save the client forty-eight years in prison.
April 2004: Our attorneys won a dismissal of all charges in a drug possession case by successfully arguing that the police had unlawfully stopped and searched our client.
December 2003: The firm’s attorneys won a jury verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges in a felony embezzlement trial. The case received extensive media attention in the community. The firm was later able to successfully seal all public records of the charges in order to save further damage to the client’s reputation.
December 2002: The firm’s attorneys won suppression of crucial identification evidence after convincing a judge that police actions violated our client's civil rights. The success at this hearing led to a dismissal of all charges in a felony theft case.
September 2002: The firm obtained a complete dismissal of all charges in an aggravated sexual assault case by convincing the prosecutor that insufficient evidence existed to support the alleged victim’s allegations. In several other recent sexual assault cases, the firm has successfully negotiated reductions of charges from felony to misdemeanor offenses, and secured plea offers to non-sexual charges for several clients.
These are only a few examples of the numerous success stories made possible by our attorneys. Please contact us for more information about how we can help you.