Criminal Defense Attorneys in Eagle County, Colorado

Eagle County Criminal Charges? MBS Law, Your Trusted Criminal Law Firm, Can Help

Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, Eagle County boasts stunning mountain landscapes, including Vail and Beaver Creek, making it a hub for outdoor enthusiasts. With its unique blend of natural beauty and a vibrant community, Eagle County is a treasured part of Colorado. However, like any community, legal issues can arise, and having the right legal representation is crucial.

What Cases Do Our Eagle County Criminal Attorneys Handle?

Our Expertise in Eagle County

MBS Law is your trusted ally in navigating the complex legal terrain of Eagle County. Our experienced team is well-versed in handling the full spectrum of criminal cases. The practice areas we handle include:

No matter the specifics of your case, we bring dedication, expertise, and a personalized approach for its entirety.

Eagle County Court: What to Expect

Where can I find the Eagle County courthouse?
There are two court locations in Eagle County, one in Eagle and another in Carbondale. See below for more details on each.

Eagle County Justice Center

885 Chambers Ave, P.O. Box 597, Eagle, CO 81631

This is the primary location we frequent at MBS Law, as criminal cases are handled here. Open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Please note that the Clerk’s Office is closed on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month for a staff meeting.

Eagle County Court at El Jebel

0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite B, Carbondale, CO 81623

Open some Thursdays from 9am-4pm (prior to Friday court dates) and every Friday from 9am-4pm. We rarely visit this location..

You can find additional information on the Eagle County court system HERE.

I’ve been charged with a criminal offense in Eagle County. What happens now?
At a high level, the progression of stages after an initial arrest includes the following:
  • Booking: Once arrested, a defendant is taken to a local jail, prison or courthouse. Law enforcement takes their mugshot and fingerprint and performs a background check.
  • Jail/Bond: In most cases, a bond is set to ensure that the defendant appears for a given court date. In extreme cases, defendants may not be eligible for a bond; however, this is uncommon. All defendants are entitled to public legal representation, although we do recommend hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney who can bring a more personalized approach to your case.
  • Advisement of Charges: The prosecutor reads a list of charges against the defendant and the judge provides a list of possible penalties for said charges.
  • Preliminary Hearing: During this hearing, the judge determines whether the prosecution has enough evidence to proceed with the charges at hand.
  • Pretrial Conference/Disposition: The defense negotiates with the prosecution on the defendant’s behalf. Offers, such as plea deals, may arise from this meeting. 
  • Arraignment: The final date for the defendant to declare guilty or not guilty. If the defendant pleads guilty, there is not a trial and a sentencing date is set instead. 
  • Jury Trial: If the defendant pleads not guilty, the case proceeds to trial.
  • Sentencing: If the defendant is found guilty, the judge decides on a legal penalty for the crime(s) at hand.
Please note that every case is unique. These are generic steps, but may not apply to every situation.
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony in Eagle County law?

Misdemeanors and felonies differ from one another primarily in the seriousness of the offense.

Misdemeanors are considered mid-level crimes, carrying penalties of up to two years in a county jail or up to $2,500 in fines. Common examples of misdemeanors in Eagle County include DUIs, vandalism, indecent exposure, and drug possession. Records of these crimes are typically removed after you have completed your sentence.
Felonies, on the other hand, have much more serious consequences, including potential prison sentences and fines of up to $150,000. These crimes also carry long-lasting implications for your future prospects (work, housing, relationships, etc.). Common examples of felony charges in Eagle County include robbery, grand theft, and rape.
How can an attorney challenge evidence in a theft or property crime case in Eagle County?

Attorneys may challenge evidence through several legal avenues, depending on the specifics of the case. This includes questioning its admissibility, challenging the chain of custody, or disputing its relevance. If you have been charged with theft or property crime in Eagle County, Colorado, there is no team more equipped to support you than MBS Law. Get in touch today to schedule your FREE consultation.

What factors contribute to the severity of penalties in a DUI case in Eagle County?

Penalties for DUI in Eagle County are influenced by several factors, including:

  • Your blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of your arrest
  • Any previous DUI convictions
  • Whether the DUI resulted in injuries or death

A knowledgeable attorney can assess these factors, explore potential defenses, and work towards minimizing the impact of DUI charges.

Can domestic violence charges in Eagle County be dropped if the alleged victim changes their mind?

While the alleged victim’s wishes may be considered, the decision to drop domestic violence charges ultimately rests with the prosecution. In other words, even if the victim no longer wishes to pursue the case, the prosecution may choose to uphold the charges. Factors like the strength of evidence and public safety concerns play a vital role in the prosecution’s decision. Consulting with an attorney is crucial to understanding the legal implications and potential outcomes in domestic violence cases.

Why Choose MBS Law as Your Criminal Lawyer in Eagle County

Facing criminal charges is a daunting and overwhelming experience that no one should go through alone. Here at MBS Law, we understand the gravity of your situation and will do everything in our power to provide strategic legal representation. With a track record of success and a reputation for vigorous advocacy, we stand by our clients throughout every stage of the legal process. MBS Law is not just a legal service; we are dedicated allies, who work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for those navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system.

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