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Facing accusations of gang-related criminal activity can feel overwhelming and isolating. But you don’t have to navigate these charges alone. For decades, our criminal defense team has helped clients throughout Colorado build strong defense cases and reclaim their futures. With an experienced Castle Rock gang charges lawyer on your side, you can cut through the confusion to understand the charges against you and craft a defense aimed at protecting your rights. We know this is an incredibly stressful time. That’s why our caring legal guidance aims to provide both strategic advocacy and peace of mind.

Understanding Gang Charges and Penalties in Colorado

Let’s talk frankly. A conviction on gang-related charges can ruin lives. Even first-time offenders face decades behind bars, monumental fines, and years on probation – not years you want to spend separated from loved ones.

Charge Statute Potential Penalties
Racketeering C.R.S. 18-17-104 (felony) 8-24 years in prison, up to $1 million fine
Intimidating a Witness C.R.S. 18-8-704 (felony) 2-6 years in prison
Aggravated Robbery (1st offense) C.R.S. 18-4-302 (felony) 4-16 years in prison
Ethnic Intimidation C.R.S. 18-9-121 (misdemeanor) Up to 364 days in jail

With your future on the line, these cases require experienced legal guidance. As attorneys familiar with Colorado’s complex statutes, we can analyze the charges against you and clearly explain the sentencing possibilities. Our aim is to construct an airtight defense to keep you with your family, not behind bars. Don’t take chances – make sure your rights are protected.

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Defending Your Rights After an Arrest


Being arrested for an alleged gang-related crime can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. However, an experienced criminal defense attorney can guide you through the process and build a solid defense to protect your rights.

Examining the Evidence and Allegations

Part of building an effective defense is thoroughly investigating the prosecution’s claims and evidence. We meticulously identify any circumstantial evidence, inconsistencies, mistaken assumptions, and potential biases that may have contributed to wrongful accusations.

Stereotyping and racial profiling, unfortunately, still play a role in some gang allegations. Over the years, clients have been unfairly targeted due to their appearance, race, or acquaintances. Our investigation aims to establish factual innocence or raise doubts about your direct involvement. This can involve consulting outside experts to help contest dubious gang accusations.

Navigating the Criminal Justice System

Facing criminal charges means navigating complex legal processes with unfamiliar terminology. We guide clients through every step, explaining what to expect at arraignments, pre-trial motions, plea bargaining, and potential trial. An experienced local attorney’s insight helps make sense of it all – knowledge is power.

Building an Effective, Personalized Defense

Leveraging the findings from our independent investigation, we develop an effective defense strategy tailored to your specific circumstances. This may involve consulting medical, forensic, technology, or other experts to contest the charges. When appropriate, we pursue plea negotiations to have charges reduced or dismissed through our relationships with local prosecutors.

If a trial becomes necessary, we dedicate substantial time to preparing a compelling argument on your behalf. And if a guilty verdict occurs, we continue advising on potential sentencing outcomes and next steps. Our guidance persists each step of the way.

A Castle Rock Gang Crimes Attorney Can Help

When your freedom is at stake, you need a criminal defense lawyer who knows the local courts and laws inside and out. After decades of handling cases in Colorado, we understand the typical practices and expectations of prosecutors and judges in our backyard. We’ll leverage our insider knowledge to mount the strongest possible defense.

Equally important, we see our clients as real people, not just charges on paper. Every individual deserves caring counsel focused wholly on their rights and best interests. We’ll listen to your needs, clearly explain your options, and provide personalized guidance tailored to your circumstances.

Our proven track record speaks for itself. For years, we have achieved positive outcomes for clients facing serious allegations. Many relieved individuals have offered kind testimonials about their experiences, entrusting us with their defense. Now, let us provide the same attentive advocacy for you during this challenging time. Our intimate familiarity with the local legal system makes all the difference.

Don’t let one wrong decision impact your life, job or freedom.

Call today for a free case evaluation.

Colorado criminal procedure

  • Arrest or

    Arrest or

    The process begins with either an arrest or a summons. The accused is either arrested or served with paperwork summoning them to appear in court. During an arrest, Miranda rights may or may not be read to you. Officers are only required to recite your rights if they intend to question you about potentially incriminating things.

  • Bond Hearing

    Bond Hearing

    In most cases, you're entitled to have a reasonable bond set after you've been arrested. In situations involving domestic violence, the police will request input from the victim before setting a bond. Bonds are set to ensure that a person appears in court at their court dates. If they don’t show up, they forfeit the money that was paid for the bond.

  • Advisement of

    Advisement of

    Whether you are arrested or given a summons to appear, the court must make sure you understand what crimes you are being accused of committing. This is called advisement of charges. The District Attorney will detail the specific charges against you, and the Judge has to make sure you understand what possible penalties are associated with that charge in the state.

  • Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony

    Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony

    A preliminary hearing is a way for your defense attorney to challenge the District Attorney’s right to bring charges against you by making them prove that there is reason to believe you committed a crime. The Judge is not deciding your guilt or innocence, but rather whether or not there is probable cause to charge you with the crime in question.

  • Pretrial Conference /

    Pretrial Conference /

    This court date comes after your attorney has reviewed all of the reports and evidence in your case. Here’s where your attorney will engage in plea negotiations with the DA. If they can reach an agreement on the case, you may be able to take a plea bargain. If they cannot reach a resolution, your case will be set for an arraignment or trial date.

  • Arraignment


    An arraignment is the final date for you to decide how you choose to plea. Guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, then the case is set for a sentencing date. If you plead not guilty, you and your attorney will then set the case for trial.

  • Motions Hearing

    Motions Hearing

    A motion hearing is when an attorney makes a request that requires a decision from the judge. For example, motions to suppress evidence or statements. These motions can limit the information that goes before a jury if it benefits your case, and there are legal grounds for doing so.

  • Pretrial Readiness

    Pretrial Readiness

    A pretrial readiness conference is held at some point before trial. It usually is held about a week to a month before the date trial is set to begin. This court date ensures everyone is ready to go to trial on the set date. It is also a time for lawyers to bring up any issues they may have to be addressed before the day of trial.

  • Jury Trial

    Jury Trial

    After a jury is selected for trial, the District Attorney’s responsibility is to present the case to the jury. The DA must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime. Otherwise, the jury must find you innocent. Your attorney will be able to cross-examine all of the witnesses, present evidence, and ultimately help you navigate this process.

  • Sentencing


    At sentencing, the Judge must decide the appropriate legal penalty for the crime you plead guilty. The Judge’s decision is based on the listed penalties for the specific charge, recommendations from the presentence investigation, your criminal history, as well as statements made at the sentencing by the District Attorney, your attorney, you, and any named victims of the crime.

Frequently Asked Questions


Do racketeering charges require violence?

No. Offenses like money laundering, extortion, and drug trafficking can qualify someone for racketeering charges under C.R.S. 18-17-104, even without overt acts of violence.

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Free Consultation for Castle Rock Defendants


Facing gang allegations in Castle Rock can feel daunting, but you don’t have to go through it alone. The attorneys at Right Law Group have the expertise and experience to build a strong defense against these life-altering charges. As former prosecutors, we have resolved thousands of criminal cases across Colorado through relentless, creative advocacy for our clients.

Our firm holds a 5-star reputation backed by over 500 reviews and decades of combined service. With 3 offices in Colorado, we are conveniently located to serve clients facing local gang crime charges. Don’t leave your future up to chance – call Right Law Group today for dedicated legal guidance. Our team understands these complex statutes and proceedings, and we know what’s at stake. Let us leverage our insider knowledge to be your ally in this fight and work toward the best possible outcome together.

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