About the Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Firm

Quadrant Building H.Michael Steinberg is a Former Colorado Career Senior District Attorney (D.A.) Whose Law Practice Now Focuses on Denver and the Front Range of Colorado and is Exclusively Limited to Trial and Negotiation in Criminal Law Matters.

Mr. Steinberg is an experienced former Senior Trial District Attorney whose thirteen year career as a prosecuting attorney in the courtrooms of the Denver Metropolitan area (Senior Career District Attorney in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties) and the Front Range of Colorado have led to an exclusive law practice of criminal defense with a strong emphasis on the trial phase of legal advocacy. H. Michael has – as of 2014 – represented those charged with criminal offenses in Colorado for the last fourteen years.

Mr. Steinberg’s trial experience, along with a personal commitment to his clients and an aggressive continuing legal education philosophy, combine to maintain a solid reputation for professionalism and quality of service in the Denver Metropolitan area.

The firm offers total litigation services in a supportive, hands-on environment. As a trial lawyer and teacher, Mr. Steinberg’s philosophy is grounded in the strong belief that his clients should be fully informed of every aspect of their case as the case progresses. Each of his clients is provided an education in the law (perhaps more than they want to know!) while receiving complete coverage in every phase of their case.

Many criminal cases can be resolved through negotiations between a seasoned criminal defense lawyer and a reasonable prosecutor. But not all cases can, or should, be resolved in that manner. Experience is the difference. Knowing when an offer should be accepted – or – rejected is critical to achieving the best possible result. Experience in pre-trial motions practice, evidenciary suppression hearings and jury trials is important to the effective defense of a person charged with having committed a criminal act.

38 Years Specializing Excellence in the courtroom is the result of years of trial and courtroom experience. For the last twenty 35 + years, Mr. Steinberg has successfully tried jury trials and presented cases of all types before some of the toughest and well-known judges in the Denver area He has handled criminal cases of virtually every conceivable variety and looks forward to each new case as a fresh challenge to succeed and bring about a good result for his clients.

The Practice: A Closer Look A Very Active, Exclusive to Criminal Law and Procedure and Comprehensive Criminal Defense Practice

Defending all Juvenile and Adult cases- all violent crimes, DUIs, assaults, misdemeanors and felonies.

Adult Criminal Defense

H. Michael Steinberg provides legal representation at all stages of criminal proceedings, including Pre-indictment, Trial, Immediate Appeals, and Post-Conviction stages of the process.

Juvenile Criminal Defense

Representation of minors and parents in juvenile court proceedings involving ALL juvenile crimes including gang cases and cases involving issues of fitness of minors to be prosecuted under Juvenile Law.

The Firm’s Law Experience includes:

Jury trial experience: High success rate at arguing cases effectively before both juries and judges.

Former Senior Deputy District Attorney – Over Thirty Years of Combined Trial Experience in the Courtroom: Complete understanding of the criminal justice system from the inside.

Legal Research and Writing Skills: “To win in court or to succeed in plea negotiations, an attorney has to be willing to work hard. Thorough experience at legal research and writing, as well as careful trial preparation, is a must.” H. Michael Steinberg

Thorough FACT And LEGAL Investigation: What you don’t know could hurt you. You need to know the facts and the evidence against you before making a critical decision. Before making a recommendation, Mr. Steinberg strives to bring you an accurate and comprehensive understanding of the evidence in complete confidence. Knowing the prosecutor’s case is critical to a good decision of how to proceed and will give assurance to your choices.

The Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Firm is a Denver Colorado criminal defense law firm that is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients who have been accused of committing misdemeanor and felony crimes. The firm is headed by lead attorney H. Michael Steinberg. With over 38 years of experience in the Colorado criminal justice system, Mr. Steinberg has the knowledge and skills to handle criminal cases of all classifications and seriousness.

Mr. Steinberg understands the magnitude of cases of this nature, as a criminal conviction can lead to life-altering legal consequences. For this reason, Mr. Steinberg has remained committed to providing all of his clients with attentive counsel, unrelenting dedication, and aggressive representation throughout every stage of their case.

Mr. Steinberg is extremely well-versed in Colorado criminal law, and has successfully defended countless clients in both state and federal courts throughout the Denver metro area. Whether it’s a simple misdemeanor offense, or a full blown felony trial, Mr. Steinberg provides his clients’ with the patient, intelligent yet relentless defense they need to be successful in court.

More About the Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Firm Denver

As a former Career District Attorney in the Denver Metropolitan Area ( Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties), Mr. Steinberg knows how the police and prosecution are likely to handle a case. Because of Mr. Steinberg’s previous experience working as a DA, he knows what is considered proper police procedure, can recognize a strong from a weak case and is very knowledgeable about the laws regarding his clients’ rights when dealing with law enforcement.

This invaluable insight into the “other side” can greatly benefit your case.

Whenever someone is arrested for having committed a crime, that person you can expect to be charged by law enforcement with either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the type of crime you were arrested for. Whether your charges range from a simple DUI all the way to murder, you will need an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney to represent you. If you are like most people, you have never been in this position before and likely have no idea what to do or expect in this situation.

Attorney Steinberg is here to help you sort out what your best options are for your defense. Facing the criminal justice system can be frightening, but with the assistance of someone with experience not only as a criminal defense attorney, but as a former prosecutor in the Denver Metropolitan Area, you can expect a well rounded view of the process that will benefit your defense.

When facing criminal charges the penalties can be severe. From heavy fines, probation, community service and even prison time, these penalties can affect your life for a long time to come. With your freedom at stake, retaining the services of The Law Offices of H. Michael Steinberg is the responsible choice you can make for a strong and effective defense. He will carefully and meticulously examine every piece of evidence gathered against you and conduct his own investigation to challenge their findings.

Our firm is a small, but experienced legal team that will provide you with individual and personal attention. From the moment you contact us, we will listen to what your needs are and offer skilled legal advice as to what your best options are. Attorney Steinberg will be available to respond to your concerns promptly and will do his utmost to provide you with the legal representation you deserve.

Adult Criminal Law and Procedure

I defend people who are charged with all forms of criminal misconduct including misdemeanors and felonies. State and federal constitutions guarantee each of us a full and fair defense under the law. I provide that defense through speedy and thorough legal advice and representation resulting in the best possible outcome to the client under the facts of the case.

Juvenile Law Cases

This area requires a highly specialized understanding, and sensitivity to the needs of juveniles accused of crime and the needs of their families. I represent both children or their family members. If ever an attorney is needed, it’s in Juvenile Court where children and their families are often faced with life altering decisions of great consequence.

ALL Drug cases

Felonies, misdemeanors, conspiracies, cultivation, transportation, sales, labs, including meth-amphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, PCP and hashish.

DUI / DWAI cases and all Traffic Cases Including Felony Traffic Related Driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) felonies, misdemeanors, hit and run, injury accidents, cases involving prior convictions, and license revocation proceedings. H. Michael Steinberg provides representation in all traffic and traffic related criminal matters with particular emphasis on Driving Under the Influence practice including not only the criminal court proceedings, but also Department of Motor Vehicle administrative proceedings.

ALL Violent Crimes and Sexual Offender Charges

First and Second Degree Murder, Attempted Murder, assault, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, battery, domestic violence and all sexual assaults. I also specialize in Sex Crimes including Internet Sex Crimes, Sexual Exploitation, Internet Luring, so called “Date Rape,” Marital Rape charges, Indecent Exposure and similar charges.

Theft Crimes

Petty theft, robbery, burglary, embezzlement, grand theft, high tech theft.

White Collar and Computer Crimes

Embezzlement, securities fraud, grand theft, real estate fraud, bank fraud, tax evasion, high tech or computer-related thefts. Our securities litigation services cover private litigation, S.E.C., and State regulatory enforcement actions, and the defense of criminal securities cases. The Firm’s services in criminal law also include Federal and State matters, including complex financial crime, health care fraud, environmental crimes, as well as traditional felony and misdemeanor cases.

Other Crimes and Services

Domestic violence, suspended license violations, arson, weapons, and weapons possession, alcohol-related offenses by minors, cases involving prior “Strikes” expungements (sealing criminal history), and many more types of cases.

I can also offer help in these specialized Criminal Law areas:

  • Illegal Search and Seizure
  • Sentencing, alternatives to jail
  • Professional investigative services
  • Experts for case preparation and testimony
  • Bail reduction and P.R. (personal recognizance) releases
  • DMV and other administrative hearings

We’ve helped people with charges in the following Colorado Counties (Court Locations):

Colorado County (Court Location):

  • Adams County (Brighton)
  • Alamosa County (Alamosa)
  • Arapahoe County (Littleton or Aurora)
  • Bent County (Las Animas)
  • Boulder County (Boulder or Longmont)
  • Broomfield County (Broomfield)
  • Chaffee County (Salida)
  • Denver County (Denver)
  • Delta County (Delta)
  • Dolores County (Dove Creek)
  • Douglas County (Castlerock)
  • Eagle County (Eagle)
  • Elbert County (Kiowa)
  • El Paso County (Colorado Springs)
  • Fremont County (Canon City)
  • Garfield County (Glenwood Springs)
  • Gunnison County (Gunnison)
  • Gilpin County (Golden)
  • Grand County (Hot Sulphur Springs)
  • Huerfano County (Walsenburg)
  • Jefferson County (Golden)
  • Lake County (Leadville)
  • La Plata County (Durango)
  • Larimer County (Fort Collins or Loveland)
  • Las Animas County (Trinidad)
  • Logan County (Sterling)
  • Mesa County (Grand Junction)
  • Montezuma County (Cortez)
  • Montrose County (Montrose)
  • Park County (Fairplay)
  • Pitkin County (Aspen)
  • Prowers County (Lamar)
  • Pueblo County (Pueblo)
  • Rio Blanco County (Meeker)
  • Rio Grande County (Del Norte)
  • Routt County (Steamboat Springs)
  • Summit County (Breckenridge)
  • Teller County (Cripple Creek)
  • Weld County (Greeley)

If your case is in any other Colorado county or court location that is not listed here, we can still help, please feel free to call our firm.

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Client Reviews
"Mr. Steinberg provided my family with expert handling of my son's case. He took extra time understand the case, to consult with us during the pretrial proceedings, and to support him for a plea agreement. Mr. Steinberg is very knowledge about the law and very professional. He guided us in achieving the best possible outcome for my son. If I am ever in need of law services again, I will certainly have Mr. Steinberg handle my case. l also highly recommend his services to anyone that might be in need of an excellent defense attorney!" Tanya Witt
"I found myself in criminal trouble, that I wasn't guilty of and thanks to Mr. Steinberg's dedication and hard work, right before we we're looking at having to continue on to trial level Mr. Steinberg was able to use his vast knowledge of the law and his many respected years in the system to find a way to show my innocence. After a very unsure and somewhat difficult time for me, this very skilled and knowledgeable attorney was able to find the right path to take to reach a dismissal in my case. For that I can't tell you how much I appreciate his representation and his excellent understanding and helpful personality. He's a great man and an even better attorney but don't misunderstand him, he is an attorney not a therapist. Thanks H." Josh
"Working with Michael Steinberg was a wonderful experience. Truly people need to know that he is a expert in what he does. His personality is compassionate, intellectual, and down to earth. I glean that Michael is fun to be around. In the time I worked with him, it was a pleasure to be around him. As for my case, the outcome was amazing and couldn’t be better. He has made my life more manageable because of the outcome of my case. I’ve worked with other lawyers in the Denver area. He is superior to them all. If you’re in need of a lawyer and you come across Mr. Steinberg look no further he’s going to be the one you need. Thank you again Michael." Renee Taylor
Mr. Steinberg, It has been an honor working with you. I very much appreciated your style, demeanor, patience, and determination. I was well instructed in every step of the court process, and I felt that I received excellent guidance and timely information regarding my case. You have been extremely thoughtful with your time, and I was very impressed with your sensitivity in responding to my requests. Thank you. Anonymous