Boulder Criminal Law Attorney Asserts Clients’ Rights
A passionate advocate with more than 25 years of experience
A strong defense attorney does more than defend against the tactics of prosecutors and police. When you’re facing criminal charges, the Polansky Law Firm aggressively battles authorities so that your rights are not compromised. For more than 25 years, people facing the most serious criminal charges have relied on Lisa Polansky, first as a public defender and now in private practice. She applies that experience to each client’s individual situation and is dedicated to delivering the strongest representation possible at trial or in tough negotiations with the government.
Skilled representation against serious felony charges
If you have been charged with a felony, it is crucial to obtain knowledgeable counsel as quickly as possible. At the Polansky Law Firm, we take the time to explain the relevant Colorado law and help you understand how the following factors affect your case:
- Statute of limitations — For most Colorado felonies, the statute of limitations runs three years from the date of the alleged offense. However, murder and kidnapping can be prosecuted at any time, and certain sexual offenses extend the statutory period to 10 years.
- Criminal penalties — Felonies are punishable by more than one year in prison. Colorado has six classes of felony crimes. Class 1 felonies, such as first-degree murder, carry the most serious sentences, including life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
- Other consequences — Most people convicted of a felony endure negative effects that extend far beyond a prison sentence and fines. You can lose your ability to vote, hold a meaningful job, receive public benefits or even see your family.
With so much at stake, you need an advocate with the real-world experience to assess your case quickly and pursue the best possible solution under the circumstances.
Defense for individuals facing allegations of criminal assault
In Colorado, assaults can be charged as felonies when authorities allege that serious bodily injury occurred or a deadly weapon was involved. The difference between felony and misdemeanor classification can turn on whether the accused had a particular state of mind during the incident. Considering such subjective criteria, a skilled defense attorney can be the difference in convincing a jury or a prosecutor that the lesser classification is appropriate.
Experienced counsel for drug possession and sale cases
Some people learn too late that Colorado’s relaxation of recreational marijuana laws has not eased the state’s enforcement of other drug crimes. Even for marijuana, significant penalties exist for sale or possession beyond personal use. We can assist if you’re accused of an offense involving controlled substances.
An aggressive litigator for individuals charged with murder
The Polansky Law Firm represents clients accused of murder with the diligence and vigor necessary to fight the most serious criminal accusation. When facing life imprisonment, you need an attorney who is not only familiar with the law, but also trial-tested, with extensive experience obtaining justice for clients accused of murder. Even when things look bleak, we know what it takes to beat the odds.
Comprehensive legal support for those accused of sexual offenses
With more than 25 years of experience handling sexual assault cases, we have a thorough understanding of the unique issues associated with these difficult matters. We provide comprehensive counsel on questions of physical evidence and witness authenticity. If outside factors like media coverage are infringing on your right to a fair trial, we fight to ensure that only appropriate evidence is considered.
Contact an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney
If you have been charged with any type of crime in the Boulder area, call the Polansky Law Firm at 720-449-3496 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.