The Criminal Justice System

The following Hyperlinks (below) will take you to over twenty five webpages full of information on the Criminal Justice System.

Often when we are in a crisis we are desperate for information that will clarify what is happening to us so that we can make good decisions among our options. My website is dedicated to that theme.

As an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney, I work hard to represent my clients at every stage in the case. While I advise my clients as to what I think they should do when they must make an important decision, unlike many in my profession, I don’t “treat” my clients. Decisions are made jointly, calmly and intelligently with every opportunity for participation by the client in the formulation of each critical move.

I hope the following topics prove helpful to you. Please contact me should you desire a consultation to see if you need an attorney.

H. Michael Steinberg

How the System Works…..(or doesn’t)

Resources to Assist You – Law Practice Areas Expanded

Your Legal Rights in Court

A Case Timeline

Arrested: What Now?

Charged With A Crime – What Does That Mean?

Your Right To Bail

Search Warrants: How They Work

YourMiranda Rights: “Hey they didn’t read me my rights!”

Two Constitutional Rights You Must Understand

The Legal System- An Overview

Plea Bargaining

Criminal Law for Beginners

Anatomy of a Trial

Exploring Defenses to Criminal Charges

Developinga Defense Strategy

Liability as an Accessory


Drug Tests

DNA Evidence

Polygraphs 1 (Lie Detector tests)

Polygraphs 2

Pre-sentence Investigations

How Sentencing Works

Sentencing Alternatives

Probation and Parole

Appeals and Writs

Types of Crime – Felonies vs. Misdemeanors

Juvenile Cases – Why They Require Specialization

DUI’ and Traffic Cases

Interstate Rules that Can Take Your Colorado Driver’s License

IfYou Are Stopped for a Traffic Matter

ViolentCrimes – Homicide, Aggravated Robbery …

Sexual Assault Cases

Ten Things You Can Do If You Are Charged With A Sexual Assault, Child Abuse or Domestic Violence

Drug Cases

WhiteCollar Crimes

Federal Crimes

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