Referrals for Help with Criminal and Traffic Matters

Sliding Scale Attorneys may be Available

 Check out the Colorado Bar Association website at the webpage described below to learn whether there might be an attorney available who could help with your case.

  1. Go to the site CO Bar Website.
  2. Click the down arrow next to the Practice ? field and select ‘Criminal Law’ from the drop down box
  3. Click on the words “Advanced Search”
  4. Once you’ve clicked on ‘Advanced Search’, click next to ‘Accepting Alternate Fee Arrangements’
  5. Click on the green ‘Search’ button
  6. The attorneys in this list have agreed to have more flexible fee arrangements w/ their clients, but you will have to first talk to the attorney to learn about their fee structure.

Information about Sealing Criminal Records in Colorado

Watch this video, Sealing Court Records in Colorado, (English, Spanish) produced by Colorado Legal Services and funded in part by the State Justice Institute.

Go to this information – Sealing Criminal Records – from the CO Judicial branch site to access forms and instructions.

Traffic Violations

Information regarding traffic violations can be found at this link – Traffic Violations Information.

For more information, watch these YouTube videos, Traffic Infractions in Colorado, Part I, and Traffic Infractions in Colorado, Part II.

Information regarding traffic and parking tickets specific to Denver Paying Parking and Traffic Tickets in Denver.

Public Defenders throughout Colorado

Colorado State Public Defender’s Office – Office of the State Public Defender Colorado
110 16th Street, Suite 1300
Denver, CO 80202
303.620.4999

Criminal charges, including traffic tickets; does not handle civil work, divorces, landlord/tenant cases or auto accidents (unless crime related).

Federal Public Defender’s Office
Districts of Colorado and Wyoming
Colorado Office
633 17th Street, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80202
303.294.7002
Federal Public Defenders for CO and WY – website. Information on federal criminal charges, including veterans issues.

Colorado Department of Law and the Office of the Attorney General
Information includes: Consumer Resource Guide, ID Theft Prevention, how to pursue a small claims action for violations of the Colorado no-call law plus more helpful information.

Colorado Department of Public Safety – Office for Victims Programs
Information on victim compensation, assistance, and rights of crime victims

Denver District Attorneys Office, Crime Victims program – website


Municipal Public Defender for Denver (including Homeless Court)
Law Office of Frank Moya
1776 Lincoln Street, Suite 1010
Denver 80203-1027
303.860.0601

Public defender services for all Denver municipal criminal charges that include jail time. The homeless court is set up to resolve “victimless” misdemeanors for homeless individuals who are participating in a qualified treatment program and are sponsored (vouched for) by the program.

Public Defenders
You should contact the Public Defender office for the county in which you are charged with a crime. The Public Defender will represent defendants who are low-income, and whose cases meet their guidelines.

Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit Counties – P.O. Box 1636, Silverthorne, CO 80498; 970.468.9363.

Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Routt Counties – P.O. Box 773539, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477; 970.879.0645.

Gunnison – 219 North 1st, Montrose, CO 81401; 970.879.0645.

Pitkin and Rio Blanco Counties – 311 1/2 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601; 970.945.5828.

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Student Law Office
2255 East Evans Avenue, Suite 335
Denver, CO 80208
303.871.6140
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
DUI/DWI, city ordinance issues and misdemeanor offenses; does not handle traffic, felonies or immigration cases.

National Help

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The nation’s resource center for child protection.

National Organization for Victim Assistance
Information and assistance for victims and survivors.

U.S. Department of Justice – Civil Legal Remedies for Crime Victims
Advice from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Office for Victims of Crime
Resources for crime victims from the U.S. Department of Justice
What You Can Do if You Are a Victim of Crime
Information from the U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – Center for Complaints and Enforcement Tips
Option to file a complaint or provide the SEC with tips on potential securities law violations.

Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Information
Information to prevent consumer scams and option to file a complaint with the FTC.

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
Nationwide support for agencies involved in prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crimes.

Jewelers’ Security Alliance Stolen Jewelry Tracking System Searchable database of stolen jewelry.

After Silence
Non-profit online community providing resources and message board for rape and sexual abuse survivors.

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