Denver Felony Lawyer

Denver Felony
Defense Lawyer

The worst has happened. You’ve been arrested on felony charges and you aren’t sure what you should do. The good news is you don’t have to fight those charges alone. As the police should have informed you when you were arrested, you have the right to be represented by a Denver felony defense lawyer. If your goal is to avoid prison time or have the charges dropped, hiring a Denver felonies lawyer is the most likely way to achieve those goals.

The Basics of Felonies in Colorado

The Law Explained by a Denver Felony Charge Defense Lawyer

The Colorado criminal code defines two types of criminal charges: felonies and misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are lesser charges that are punished with lesser penalties. These types of charges are things like minor assault, theft of property of minimal value, and disturbing the peace. While these types of infractions aren’t acceptable, the state forgives them relatively easily. When someone is convicted of a misdemeanor, they are more likely to receive fines, community service, or probation than jail time.

Felonies are significantly more serious. Even the least serious classification of felony charge comes with a minimum sentence of one year in prison (though a judge might give probation in some situations). The highest classification of felonies is punishable by lifetime imprisonment or the death sentence. Additionally, all felonies include fines of at least $1,000.

All felonies also carry additional penalties that are the same regardless of how they are classified. People convicted of these charges will lose their right to vote and to own a firearm. The former is restored at the end of the sentence but the latter is never restored. Because these penalties are so severe, you need a Denver felony defense lawyer like Kevin Cahill to fight to protect your freedoms when facing these charges.

Want to learn more about your legal options after an arrest? Schedule a free consultation with felony defense attorney Kevin Cahill by calling 720-548-2990.

How a Denver Felonies Lawyer Can Help

Avoid Prison Time or Worse With Help From Kevin Cahill

When you are facing felony charges, you are facing the entire might of the Colorado government. The prosecutor who charged you can call on their entire office and local police departments to support their case. They also have effectively unlimited money when the charges are serious enough. You may feel like you don’t have a chance with that much manpower arrayed against you.

Thankfully, Denver felony defense attorney Kevin Cahill has the resources to challenge the government even in difficult cases. You don’t need an army of lawyers fighting for your freedom. All you need is one lawyer who understands the system and how to protect the rights of their clients.


How do you get arrested for a felony? In most cases, a prosecutor already has a significant amount of evidence to use against you before an arrest and is probably still investigating for more. The Law Office of Kevin Cahill also has extensive experience investigating cases. Your felony charge defense lawyer will gather evidence that supports your innocence. They can use that evidence to convince the prosecutor to drop the charges. Alternatively, they can use that evidence to fight for your innocence in a courtroom.

Knowledge of the Law and Your Rights

The best way to win a case is to never even go to trial. Some cases can be won in a hearing long before the trial is scheduled. There are two main ways your Denver felony defense lawyer can get charges dismissed before the trial.

The first way involves a solid knowledge of the law. If, for example, the prosecutor has charged you with first-degree assault, they have to prove specific elements of that crime in court. But sometimes prosecutors may overcharge. A skilled Denver assault lawyer may be able to show that the prosecutor is charging a crime that they don’t have the evidence to support. If a judge agrees that the prosecutor is overcharging, they will dismiss the charges. Your lawyer may be able to show that the prosecutor is charging a crime that they don’t have the evidence to support. If a judge agrees that the prosecutor is overcharging, they will dismiss the charges.

The other way to get charges dismissed by a judge involves violations of your rights. Prosecutors and police officers are required to respect your rights throughout the legal process. There are several ways they can violate your rights, including:

  • Failing to advise you of your rights during an arrest
  • Improperly communicating with you
  • Searching your home or belongings without an appropriate search warrant
  • Threatening you or witnesses.

Your Denver felonies lawyer knows your rights and how the government can violate them. Any violation can be used to petition a judge to throw out evidence or even dismiss charges.

Negotiation Experience

A good Denver felony defense lawyer, with skills that often extend to being an effective misdemeanor defense attorney, has experience in negotiating reduced charges. The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor is significant. Your attorney may attempt to negotiate lesser charges in return for a guilty plea. While it is never pleasant to plead guilty to any charges, getting a year of probation and some relatively minor fines is a much better result than multiple years in prison. In cases like that, negotiated deals are advantageous.

Trial Experience

Finally, a felony defense attorney like Kevin Cahill has plenty of trial experience. All it takes to avoid getting convicted is to convince one juror that you might not be guilty. Your lawyer will challenge every piece of evidence and do everything possible to create doubt about your guilt.

When facing charges that could potentially result in years in prison, you need a Denver felony defense lawyer who has successfully helped thousands of clients avoid prison time. Contact the Law Office of Kevin Cahill at 720-548-2990 today.

Why Choose Felony Charge Defense Lawyer Kevin Cahill?

The Law Office of Kevin Cahill was founded over a decade ago because Kevin Cahill wanted the opportunity to help people in Denver facing felony charges. He has always believed that clients deserve respect no matter what charges they are facing. That philosophy is the core of the law firm and the reason many past clients speak so highly of the firm.

If you are facing criminal charges, Kevin Cahill will give your case his complete focus. That means he will listen to your side of the story and fight to get you the best possible results. If you are still unsure whether this law firm is right for you, schedule a free consultation. You can ask any questions with no obligation to hire.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions are important. When a client asks questions, their attorney has a better understanding of what they are thinking and how they can be helped. These are some of the most common questions asked by clients at the Law Office of Kevin Cahill.

That depends on the complexity of your case. However, that doesn’t mean you need to commit without having some idea. Kevin Cahill will provide an estimate of the cost as part of the free consultation after he understands the important details of your case.

Two factors greatly impact whether you will be sentenced to prison: the seriousness of the charges and your legal history. If you are facing a low-level felony and have never been in trouble with the law before, you are not likely to be sentenced to prison. Part of the reason Kevin Cahill tries to negotiate plea deals is to avoid any possibility of prison time.

If the court dismisses the charges without prejudice, you can potentially be charged again for the same crime. However, if it is dismissed with prejudice, you are protected by double jeopardy rules and can never be charged again for that crime by Colorado authorities.

The statute of limitations applies to some felony charges but not to others. The most serious charges (murder, kidnapping, etc.) don’t have a statute of limitations. However, for other crimes, there is a limit to how much time prosecutors have to charge you after an alleged crime occurred. This limit ranges from 3 years to 20 years, depending on the charge.

Yes. Felony trials almost always involve a jury. In extremely rare cases where it is impossible to impanel a fair jury, you could be tried by only a judge.

Hopefully, this covers your most important questions, but if you still have questions, they will be answered during your free consultation.

Contact Denver Felonies Lawyer Kevin Cahill Today

Getting arrested for a felony is terrifying. Kevin Cahill will help you understand your legal options and make the legal process as stress-free as possible.

Don’t wait after getting arrested for a felony. Contact the Law Office of Kevin Cahill at 720-548-2990 as soon as possible. Our law firm will schedule your free consultation immediately and get started on finding ways to get your charges dismissed or otherwise keep you out of prison.

Denver CO Defense Lawyer Kevin Cahill


Denver Defense Lawyer Kevin Cahill never assumes that your case is a lost cause. He is a confident and fearless litigator who refuses to back down when he is fighting to protect the rights of his clients. Regardless of whether you are facing a felony or a misdemeanor, it is vital that you take the charges seriously and seek out legal representation as soon as possible so you can start building your defense. [ ATTORNEY BIO ]

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