Denver Colorado Criminal Defense Law Firm of Philip M. Smith
My criminal law practice is exclusively criminal defense and founded on effective, persuasive, experienced legal representation focused on the individual client and their specific situation whether it be a criminal investigation or serious felony criminal charges with or without a trial. I represent clients being questioned, arrested or charged with a municipal ordinance, misdemeanor or felony crimes.
Attorney Smith, a former district attorney and judge is recognized and respected throughout the Denver, Colorado metro area legal community for his successful negotiating skills and perceptive knowledge and application of the law. His clients receive not only his legal expertise but are treated with dignity, respect, and compassion. A Sole Practitioner Focused Exclusively on Criminal Defense.
After practicing criminal law for over 35 years I have spent countless hours in the courtrooms of the District and County courts throughout the Denver metro area including Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, and Jefferson counties. I am also available for criminal defense cases in all Municipal courts in and around Denver, Colorado including Aurora, Centennial, Littleton, Greenwood Village, Mountain View, Commerce City, Broomfield, Brighton, Thornton and more listed in The Courts. I provide qualified advise and representation in Drug Court, Sobriety Court and Mental Health Court in the Denver County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County courts and now in Adams Country, Colorado.
Working With Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Philip Smith
I offer a free confidential consultation. A formal office visit isn’t always necessary for me to discuss the merits of your case. We offer Phone and Email consultations for your convenience and schedule. You can feel completely confident anything you say is strictly private and confidential whether you speak with me or my staff. I will give you a straight forward, honest evaluation of how I can help you with the legal problems troubling you. My first priority during this consultation is obtaining a full understanding of the facts as you know them, discuss the legal options available to you and offer an estimate of my legal fee to represent you. In addition to accepting check or cash, we accept Mastercard, Visa and Discover credit card options for your convenience.
Defense Lawyer Philip Smith eliminates the stress of choosing the best legal counsel for you. He has a proven record of accomplishment, respect in the courtroom, and winning defense strategies for municipal, misdemeanor or felony criminal cases. Phil considers his “office” the courtrooms of Arapahoe County, Adams County, Denver County, Douglas County, Gilpin County, Jefferson County and the municipalities of Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Commerce City, Denver, Edgewater, Englewood, Federal Heights, Glendale, Golden, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Morrison, Mountain View, Northglenn, Thornton, and Westminster and throughout Colorado.
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Getting to know Phil is like meeting your long lost brother or as some of his client’s say, a father. He is casual, comfortable and takes the time to explain what you are facing with our investigation, arrest or court appearance.
Phil’s natural ability to stay calm during difficult negotiations or trial comes from his early years. He was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1953. Summers were spent on the farm working cattle and farming. He spent his teen years on the wheat harvest circuit. He still owns the family farm in Canyon, Texas. His family moved to Colorado in 1960. Philip grew up in Aurora and Evergreen, Colorado. He traveled Europe during the summer in 1970 and he graduated from Evergreen High School in 1971. His academic and professional success began in 1971:
Phil Smith has had the privilege of defending remarkable people from all walks of life and all levels of occupation. He genuinely cares about seeking justice for each client. Each of his clients faces unique consequences to their private and professional life if convicted of a crime. Employers may not tolerate an arrest, charge or conviction and that is challenging. Every effort is made to move things along in a manner which will be most beneficial to getting you back to work and your family.
Some criminal cases come with Channel 9 on the scene, especially with a hit and run vehicular assault or homicide. Other cases have hostile police presence. This can be a very confusing and unsettling time. No matter the circumstances, Mr. Smith realizes that each case and client is experiencing a very difficult time in his or her life and strives to keep you informed and ease the fear. Yes, sometimes Channel 9 is around but more often, they are not.
There are times when Philip relies on forensic accountants, computer experts, polygraphists, and handwriting and document analysts. We may call in DNA analysts, breath test chemists, physicians, psychiatrists or psychologists, medical examiners or social workers to attack the charges you are facing. Not every case requires the expert opinion but Philip has the resources available.
A Message From Criminal Defense Attorney Philip Smith
Police reports or discovery from the prosecutor is not available to me until I enter my appearance on your case with the court. Your memories of the event early on are very helpful. I prefer my client’s document as much as possible before being influenced by family, friends or the prosecutor’s reports. My job during your free no obligation consultation is to assess the situation, as you know it, and offer my legal opinion based on your account of the events and the charges you are facing.
As your criminal defense lawyer, I will resolve your case by asking for a dismissal if the facts do not support the charge. My next approach is to negotiate for a deferred judgment sentence or diversion program. Again, it all depends on the provable facts of a case, the prosecutor and judge, and the need for investigation in defending your case. I am directly involved in every aspect of your case to gain the best resolution for your case.
I look forward to the opportunity to talk to you and assess your case. I base my fee on the information provided at the time of our consultation and my years of experience in the Denver area courtroom judges and prosecutors.