Charged With A Crime In Colorado Springs? 

TED MCCLINTOCK

COLORADO SPRINGS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

DON'T TALK TO THE POLICE WITHOUT AN EXPERT ON YOUR SIDE

To be arrested for a crime is a frightening and confusing experience. In any criminal case it is always an advantage to have an experienced criminal defense attorney fighting for you.

Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney Ted McClintock has expertly defended high profile criminal law cases for over 20 years, achieving national attention with trial victories in Colorado’s national covered “Make My Day” and “Evil Twin” cases.

It’s possible that some cases can be dismissed if the criminal defense attorney can show there was insufficient evidence to support a chargable offense, or that police violated your rights when they searched and seized evidence. Call Colorado Springs criminal lawyer Ted McClintock today for a free consultation about your case.

COLORADO SPRINGS CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE AREAS:

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used by one person in an intimate relationship to control the other person.

It can involve physical violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and/or economic abuse. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Are there different types of domestic violence?

Yes, there are many different types of domestic violence. The most common types include physical violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and economic abuse.

What are the consequences of a domestic violence conviction?

If you are convicted of a domestic violence crime, the consequences can be very serious. Some consequences include:

• Loss of gun rights (if you possess or own firearms)

• Mandatory anger management classes and treatment programs (in some cases)

• Restitution for any medical expenses incurred by the victim (if applicable)

• Loss of your children (in some cases)

• Up to $5,000 fine (for misdemeanors) or up to $100,000 fine (for felonies)

• Servitude in jail or prison for up to 18-48 months depending on the crime

• Mandatory completion of a treatment program designed specifically for domestic violence offenders.

WHAT ARE ASSAULT CHARGES IN COLORADO?

Colorado defines assault as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person or putting that person in reasonable apprehension of receiving a violent injury.

WHAT IS THE PUNISHMENT FOR AN ASSAULT CONVICTION?

Assault charges can be divided into the following categories:

• First degree assault – a class 3 felony, punishable by up to 12 years in prison and a fine of $3,000 to $750,000

• Second degree assault – a class 4 felony, punishable by up to 6 years in prison and a fine of $2,000 to $500,000

• Third degree assault – a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 18 months in jail and/or a fine of $1,000 to $100,000

WHAT IS AGGRAVATED ASSAULT?

Aggravated assault is an assault that is committed with a deadly weapon or results in serious bodily injury. It is a class 3-4 felony in Colorado, punishable by 2-5 years in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $100,000.

PUNISHMENT FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT INCLUDES:
  • If you are convicted of a class 3 felony for first degree aggravated assault, you face 4-12 years in prison and a fine of $3,000 to $750,000.
  • If you are convicted of a class 4 felony for second degree assault, you face 2-6 years in prison and a fine of $2,000 to $500,000.
  • If you are convicted of a class 1 misdemeanor for third degree assault, you face 6-18 months in jail and/or a fine of $1,000 to $100,000.

BATTERY CRIMES

You commit the crime of battery in Colorado if you knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury to another person or put that person in reasonable apprehension of receiving a violent injury. There are four degrees of criminal battery:

• Third degree assault – a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by 6-18 months in jail and/or a $1,000 to $100,000 fine,

• Second degree assault – a class 4 felony, punishable by 2-6 years in prison and a $2,000 to $500,000 fine.

• First degree aggravated assault – a class 3 felony, punishable by 4-12 years in prison and a $3,000 to $750,000 fine.

WHAT IS A BATTERY CRIME IN COLORADO?


A battery crime in Colorado is defined as any unwanted physical contact with another person. The punishment for a battery crime can range from a Class 1 misdemeanor all the way up to a Class 5 felony. Battery crimes are generally charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the severity of the crime.

PENATLIES FOR BATTERY INCLUDE:

In Colorado, the penalties for battery crimes range from a minimum of one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine to as much as life in prison and/or up to $100,000 in fines. The severity of the punishment increases depending on how many prior convictions the defendant has had and whether or not they were violent during the commission of the battery.

Some battery crimes can also result in a restraining order being put in place, which would prohibit the defendant from having any contact with the alleged victim.

Felony theft allegations are charges of illegal conduct where a person unlawfully appropriates property or services of another with the intent to deprive that person of the property.

FELONY THEFT PENALTIES INCLUDE:

The punishment for felony theft in Colorado can range from probation all the way up to life imprisonment. The specific punishment that a defendant will receive depends on a number of factors, including the value of the stolen property and the defendant’s criminal history.

Penalties for Felony Theft in Colorado:

Should the value of the stolen property exceed $300,000, any offense which would otherwise be a Class 4 felony will instead be charged as a Class 2 felony. Any offense which would otherwise be a Class 3 or Class 1 misdemeanor will instead be charged as a Class 5 felony.

FELONY THEFT PUNISHMENT RANGE

1st Degree Life imprisonment or any term of years not less than 4.

2nd Degree 8 years imprisonment or any term of years not less than 2.

3rd Degree 4 years imprisonment or any term of years not less than 1 year.

4th Degree 6 months to 1 year imprisonment or a fine not more than $5,000, or both.

5th Degree Up to 18 months imprisonment or a fine not more than $500, or both.

6th Degree Up to 6 months imprisonment or a fine not more than $250, or both.

Colorado law defines sex crimes as illegal conduct where a person subjects another person to sexual contact without that other person’s consent; commits lewd fondling or touching; commits indecent exposure; engages in masturbation; performs any act of sexual penetration; or exposes the genitals in some way with the intent to arouse or gratify someone sexually. Prosecution can result from any type of sexual offense.

TYPES OF SEX CRIMES

There are a number of different types of sex crimes in Colorado, including:

Sexual Assault – C.R.S 18-3-402

Unlawful Sexual Contact – C.R.S 18-3-404

Indecent Exposure – C.R.S 18-7-302

Internet Luring of a Minor – C.R.S 18-3-405

Sexual Assault on a Minor – C.R.S 18-3-405.3

Prostitution – C.R.S 18-7-201

Pandering – C.R.S 18-7-302

Molestation of a Child – C.R.S 18-3-405

Child Pornography – C.R.S 18-6-403

Rape – C.R.S 18-3-402

PUNISHMENT FOR SEX CRIMES:

Each different type of sex crime has a range of potential punishments associated with it. The exact punishment a person receives for a sex crime conviction depends on the severity of the offense and whether or not he or she is a repeat offender. Here are some examples of possible sentences for various types of sex crimes:

Sexual Assault – CRS 18-3-402

Class 4 felony – 2 to 6 years in prison.

Class 3 felony – 4 to 12 years in prison.

Class 2 felony – 8 to 24 years in prison.

Class 1 felony – 10 to life in prison.

Sexual Assault on a Child – CRS 18-3-405

Class 4 felony – 2 to 6 years in prison.

Class 3 felony – 4 to 12 years in prison.

Class 2 felony – 8 to 24 years in prison.

Class 1 felony – 10 to life in prison.

Internet Luring of a Child – CRS 18-3-405.3

Class 4 felony – 2 to 6 years in prison.

Class 3 felony – 4 to 12 years in prison.

Class 2 felony – 8 to 24 years in prison.

Class 1 felony – 10 to life in prison.

Drug possession accusations involve the unlawful possession, manufacture, distribution or use of specific controlled substances. Possession charges arise  an individual knowingly possesses specific drugs without a valid prescription , except for the lawful possession of marijuana in an amount prescribed by state law.

These charges are based illegal conduct where a person obtains money, property or services through criminal deception using either false statements, embezzlement, theft or forgery. These types of crimes often involve schemes or artifices to defraud people into giving something valuable up.

These charges involve illegal entry into an occupied structure, intentionally entering unlawfully into any building, inhabitable structure, vehicle or place; or knowingly and unlawfully remaining in an occupied structure.

Colorado weapons charges typically involve the unlawful possession, sale, distribution or manufacture of firearms, ammunition or explosives in Colorado.

Unlawfully taking the life of another person with either a willful or wanton disregard for human life under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.

Expungement is available to individuals who have had their criminal convictions  dismissed by the court, have successfully completed deferred adjudication probation, have satisfied all requirements of their sentence and have no pending criminal charges.

COLORADO SPRINGS CRIMINAL DEFENSE WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH

Each case requires a specialized and individual approach. Unlike most highly acclaimed attorneys, Ted McClintock is one of the most approachable trial attorneys you will ever meet.

Attorney McClintock is very direct and down to earth, and maintains a lower case load to ensure that each client receives his very focused efforts. In fact, Ted’s personal cell phone number is available to all clients with instructions to contact him directly, day or night, with any questions or information about their case.

The law firm of McClintock Criminal Defense, P.C., provides unmatched personal service to every client they agree to defend.

COLORADO SPRINGS CRIMINAL DEFENSE FAQ's

Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney Ted McClintock began his legal career as a Colorado Deputy District Attorney, in charge of what is now known as the SVU (Special Victims Unit) in Colorado Springs. The Special Victims Unit is a highly focused and well funded investigative entity staffed with Colorado’s most competent law enforcement investigators. 

The SVU’s dedicated purpose is to relentlessly seek out convictions against persons accused of the most egregious crimes in the state of Colorado.

While in that position, Ted helped develop the exact investigative procedures followed in high-level felony criminal cases across the state. Ted McClintock knows precisely how police, prosecutors, and investigators will work to obtain evidence to convict you.

Attorney McClintock leverages this knowledge to your advantage, giving you the best possible chance of avoiding a criminal conviction. Because of the seriousness of criminal charges, you must consult with the most aggressive, experienced, and effective criminal defense attorney you can find.

Criminal lawyer Ted McClintock has defended people from all walks of life: military, civilian, engineers, doctors, teachers, school board members, and other attorneys. We take great pride in handling our clients as individuals and not numbers.

We are here to be on your side. We know that clients make mistakes, and most are filled with regret and remorse and want to find a way to keep their lives from falling apart. And some of our clients are under attack by false allegations and require a defense to be mounted to protect their reputation, employment, family, and freedom.

A premier criminal defense lawyer can help you understand your rights, preserve evidence which might be beneficial to the case, provide guidance for dealing with prosecutors and investigators, negotiate a plea agreement on your behalf, represent you at trial if necessary, and assist you with sentencing after conviction.

If you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation in connection with a crime, call Colorado Springs criminal lawyer Ted McClintock right away to discuss how he can best protect your legal rights. 

You can begin by consulting with friends or family members for referrals to attorneys they have used. A free initial consultation with a criminal lawyer is an opportunity for you and your lawyer to discuss your criminal case and determine if he or she is experienced in dealing with cases like yours. If the consultation gives you enough information to make a decision, then you may strongly consider hiring that attorney. You can also search online using resources such as: Google Maps (type “criminal defense attorney near me”, LawyerLocator (enter your zip code), Avvo (enter your state and county).

Because you want to avoid a criminal conviction at all costs. Being arrested for anything criminal related is not only extremely embarrassing and frustrating, but it’s also an intense and stressful situation. When you’ve been arrested, whether it be for a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense such as DUI , domestic violence, assault, etc., the criminal charges you’re facing may affect your life forever; leaving long-term criminal effects that could greatly impact your future. For example: if you were to be convicted of a criminal offense with jail time involved (even if the amount of time is one day), this will leave a permanent criminal record on your name which can make things like getting hired at most jobs more difficult; leaving some people without any hope of ever getting hired again once they have revealed their criminal record. A top Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney can help you avoid a possible criminal conviction.

Ted McClintock is frequently mentioned as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Colorado Springs, and is known as one of the few local attorneys who can expertly handle major federal court cases. He’s represented many high-profile clients, including two University of Colorado football players and numerous other state university students accused of crimes ranging from drug charges to sex offenses.

Ted’s command of the courtroom and legal strategies is so renowned, he has been called upon to defend infamous clients from both state and federal jurisdictions. Clients often say he inspires confidence: “I put my faith in Ted McClintock to represent me and he never let me down,” one said.