Denver, Colorado Criminal & DUI Defense Law Firm
Cross Liechty Lane PC7100 East Belleview Avenue
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Office of Cross Liechty Lane PC defends individuals accused of every kind of crime — traffic violations, drug and weapons charges, misdemeanors like shoplifting and felonies like fourth-offense DUI. In Colorado, people still have rights to a proper defense, and when people waive those rights, we become a little less free.
Whatever your challenge, when you turn to Cross Liechty Lane PC, you will meet and work with a trial-proven, experienced attorney through every phase of your case. Collaborative and united in our dedication to superior client service, we bring together skills developed in large law firms, as prosecutors, and as active community members who truly care about people and families.
Economic adversity in recent years has made it more essential than ever to hire a lawyer who will vigorously defend your interests while watching the bottom line and keeping you informed. Whether you must overcome a DUI or other criminal or traffic charge, or you need an employment attorney with the knowledge to assess and pursue your case of workplace injustice, we encourage you to talk to us. The attorneys within the firm have over 60 years of combined service with a proven ability to win a trial. They are willing to spend time with their clients, and they have received peer recognition due to their numerous abilities.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: DWAI (Driving While Alcohol Impaired); DUID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs); First and Second DUI Offense; Misdemeanors; Alcohol Crimes; Harassment; Military and Police Domestic Violence; Loss of License; Driving Under Suspension and Habitual Offenders; Disturbing the Peace; Disorderly Conduct; Underage Drinking; Minor Marijuana Possession; Violent Crimes; Mail Fraud; Forgery.
Areas of Law Description
We offer legal representation on the following areas of criminal defense:
- DUI Defense
DUI conviction is not only financially devastating, but it can cause loss of driving privileges, career repercussions, and the additional expense of taking alcohol abuse classes. At The Law Office of Cross Liechty Lane PC, we take a very human approach to DUI defense. First, we treat clients like human beings — we get to know you as more than just a case. When there is a clear behavior problem, we work with the client to address that. We like to be proactive. It's common for us, in advance of a DUI hearing, to enroll clients in a substance abuse program. We have the court approve the choice. It sends the strong message that this person is trying to fix a problem.
* DWAI Defense (Driving While Alcohol Impaired)
Our authorities in Colorado are serious about stopping, arresting and prosecuting impaired drivers as well as those over the DUI limit of 0.08 percent BAC. A blood alcohol content level above .05 percent can result in a DWAI charge — for "driving while ability impaired." We know the law and the trends prevailing in the Denver-area and surrounding county courts. You can turn to the attorneys of Cross Liechty Lane PC, for representation driven by your individual situation and concerns. We can begin with a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
* DUID Defense (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs)
DUID is substantially the same offense as DUI, with the same punishments. The main difference from the standpoint of defense is that it is tough to prove if drugs played a role in dangerous driving, whereas the presence of alcohol is easy to prove with a breath or blood alcohol test. If you refuse the test, your license is automatically suspended, so the test is a bit of a trap. People of every age get pulled over for drinking and driving, but young people get pulled over in higher numbers and are in greater danger. Teens and young adults can't always afford quality defense, so often they opt for the low-cost DUID or DUI attorney who pleads the offense down to something less serious.
- Domestic Violence
If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is crucial that you have an experienced and effective attorney on your side. In many jurisdictions around Colorado and around the country, if police are called to a domestic situation, an arrest is virtually required, even if both the alleged suspect and the alleged victim deny that any violence has occurred. New laws and new initiatives have lowered the tolerance for even the appearance of perceived domestic violence, and arrests can and have been made for little more than an argument between spouses. The lawyers at Cross Liechty Lane PC can work closely with you to understand the unique situation that leads to your arrest and evaluate your case to build a strategy of defense.
There are cases where one angry person uses an order of protection to hurt or embarrass his or her partner, or to obtain advantage in divorce proceedings. False or exaggerated charges of domestic violence can cause great harm to the accused person. They can end marriages, cause banishment from the home, complicate custody and visitation agreements, cause loss of gun rights, and lead to civil suits, deportations, and professional licensure challenges. The bottom line is that everyone is entitled to a quality defense. Lawyer Sean Lane, of the Denver firm of Cross Liechty Lane, has distinguished himself by fighting for the rights of persons accused of every kind of crime, and winning.
Any level of assault, battery or domestic violence charge can be very serious under Colorado law, and it can be critical to get quality legal counsel as soon as possible. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, our attorneys are prepared to investigate thoroughly and pursue any and all opportunities to minimize the impact on your life. Depending on the exact charge against you and the circumstances of your arrest, potential penalties range up to a mandatory 10-year sentence. Conviction even on a misdemeanor "simple" assault charge — with minimal actual bodily injury or various extenuating factors — can result in jail time. Energetic, focused assault defense is often the only viable response.
* Military & Police Domestic Violence
Domestic violence charges are serious enough for ordinary civilian families, and they are even more destructive to career military and law enforcement families. Individuals charged with domestic violence in both the military and law enforcement face a much tougher standard than civilians, and they need the most competent lawyer — with particular experience defending military and law enforcement families — to represent them. Sean Lane of the Denver law firm of Cross Liechty Lane PC is experienced defending service members and law enforcement professionals against charges of domestic violence.
* Child Abuse
Child Protective Services (CPS) can do great good by protecting children from dangerous situations, but they can do greater harm by wrecking loving families that are doing their best together. Whether you are a mom, dad, childcare worker, teacher or other adult who works with children, false allegations of child abuse can destroy your career and make family relationships impossible. Because of the high risk of innocent persons being sent to prison and functional families being broken up, lawyer Sean Lane of Denver law firm Cross Liechty Lane PC has made child abuse defense an important part of his practice.
- Traffic Violations
Sometimes people assume that a traffic violation costs nothing more than the amount of the ticket, but the truth is that the long-term consequences can be much more serious. Collect enough traffic violations and you can face license suspension, revocation, increasingly expensive fines and even jail time. How you choose to deal with a traffic violation now can impact the penalties associated with future stops. At the Denver law office of Cross Liechty Lane PC, we work with you in county, municipal or district court to protect your rights and your ability to keep your license now and in the future. You need to know your rights and your options. Do not just pay the ticket without examining the ramifications.
* Loss of License
Let's say you've been pulled over for DUI, DWAI, DUID or UDD in Colorado. You agreed to a breath test, which showed a blood alcohol level above the legal limit of .08 percent. If this happened to you, you will receive a Notice of Revocation, giving you seven days to request a hearing. This seven-day deadline is important. Ignore it and your license will be revoked automatically. If, on the other hand, you agreed to a blood test, the timeline changes. It may take a month to get your results. If you test positive, you will then be sent a seven-day deadline. Either way, it is important to request a hearing in time and to have a skilled attorney defend you at the hearing. By yourself, it will take an act of God to retain your license; with a knowledgeable attorney, your chances greatly improve.
* Driving Under Suspension and Habitual Offenders
If you have received repeated traffic violations involving driving on a suspended license, DUI or excessive loss of points, then you may be classified under the law as a habitual offender. This designation means that you face more severe penalties, penalties that can have a lasting effect on your life. Particularly if you have been arrested for a felony violation, you may lose your job, your rights and your freedom. Our lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience. We provide personalized service to each client, focusing on the unique circumstances surrounding you and your case, exploring every opportunity to avoid jail time, reduce or drop charges against you and fight to have your driver's license restored.
- Misdemeanor Crimes
The attorneys of Cross Liechty Lane PC provide effective legal advice and reliable criminal defense representation for clients facing misdemeanor charges. We have the experience, ability and resources to handle virtually any kind of criminal charge. We focus on misdemeanors and the kinds of charges that individuals find themselves wrapped up in every day. Our passion for defending our clients has given us a reputation for success and aggressive advocacy. Whether you are looking for an attorney for a minor whose one-time mistake could result in life-long consequences or you have been arrested yourself, we can help.
The outcomes of being found guilty or "going it alone" without a skilled, engaged attorney on your side can include huge fines, demanding obligations and — perhaps most important — damage to your job prospects, ability to rent property, and other aspects of your life. At Cross Liechty Lane PC, we are equipped to handle your felony defense in the Denver metro or surrounding communities. Our team of attorneys has both state and federal court experience, as well as significant insight into opposition strategies and approaches gained as county prosecutors.
- Alcohol & Drug Crimes
Whether you have been charged with an alcohol or drug crime yourself or are trying to help a loved one, understanding potential short- and long-term consequences along with available legal options is critical. We advocate for people across the cultural spectrum from college students and wage earners to executives and professionals. Personal attention to your situation is an absolute commitment for our attorneys, and we are equally dedicated to treating you with care and respect. Our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience dealing with both felony and misdemeanor offenses.
If you have been arrested for shoplifting in the Denver area or elsewhere in Colorado, decisions about what to do next may have a tremendous impact on your future. Although shoplifting of goods up to a certain value is charged as a misdemeanor, it is important to recognize that any theft offense on your record can seriously limit your employment prospects and haunt you in other ways. At Cross Liechty Lane PC, we take criminal offenses such as theft, drug crimes and domestic violence very seriously, looking at all angles for avoiding a conviction and the most serious consequences.
- Firearms Possession
Firearms offenses are a big deal in Colorado because we are believers in the Second Amendment. One of the worst aspects of being convicted of a felony is the loss of the right to bear arms. Felons in possession of a firearm, whether it is a pistol or a hunting rifle, face serious consequences if convicted. Among the weapons charges we defend against are:
• Assault with a deadly weapon
• Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
• Possession of a weapon in connection with another offense
• Possession of a firearm in connection with domestic violence
• Deadly weapon enhancement
• Carrying a handgun without a permit
- Fraud & Embezzlement
If you have been accused of a financial crime such as fraud or embezzlement — on the job or in your private life — your freedom, reputation and future may all be on the line. Workplace financial crimes and "white collar" crimes involving the use of a computer can carry serious, far-reaching consequences. Our lawyers have decades of experience dealing with a vast range of legal matters. We cannot be intimidated by complex evidence of fraud or an aggressive prosecutor. In fact, we are equipped to represent you in either state or federal court on complex charges such as:
• Mail or wire fraud
• Embezzlement from your employer or another organization such as a non-profit or government entity
• Identity theft, forgery and various computer crimes
Mr. Jonathan A. Cross
Criminal Law, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Litigation
Mr. Sean J. Lane
Assault, Battery, Controlled Substances, Credit Card Fraud, Criminal Defense
Mr. Robert M. Liechty
Discrimination, Employees Rights, Employment, ERISA, FLSA Overtime Claim
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