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Larimer County Criminal Defense Attorneys & Lawyers

Larimer County's Trusted Criminal Defense Attorney

Nestled in the heart of Colorado, Larimer County is known for its vibrant communities and scenic beauty. However, like any other county, legal issues can arise, and when they do, having a dedicated legal team by your side is crucial.
At MBS Law, we’re here to provide you with the expert legal guidance and support you need to navigate the complexities of the Larimer County legal system with confidence. Reach out today to get started.

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Legal Excellence in the Heart of Larimer County
At MBS Law, we believe that every legal matter is unique – a one-size-fits-all approach is not enough. By customizing your strategy to the specifics of your situation, our attorneys will maximize your chances of a favorable outcome, ensuring that your rights are protected and your legal needs are met with precision and expertise.
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Looking for help with your criminal cases in Larimer county? Fill out the contact form below and our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Larimer County Court: What to Expect

Where are the Larimer County courthouses located?

There are two court locations in Larimer County, one in Fort Collins and one in Loveland. Our MBS team visits the Fort Collins location much more frequently, as this is where most criminal matters are heard.

Larimer County Justice Center
201 La Porte Ave, Suite 100, Ft. Collins, CO 80521

This court location is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am-4:30pm.

There are two levels of courts in the Justice Center: the County Courts and the District Courts.

  • The County Courts have jurisdiction over: small claims (up to $7500), civil claims (up to $25,000), traffic cases, misdemeanor cases, and infraction cases.
  • The District Courts have jurisdiction over: domestic relations cases, civil claims, probate matters, mental health matters, felony cases, and juvenile matters.
Loveland County Court
810 E 10th Street, Suite 110, Loveland, CO 80537
This court location is open Monday through Friday, from 8am-5pm. Please note that the offices are closed from 12pm-1pm for lunch.
The Loveland location has jurisdiction over only County Cases, so we mostly frequent the Fort Collins location. The Loveland County courts handle the following: small claims (up to $7500), civil claims (up to $25,000), traffic cases, misdemeanor cases, and infraction cases.
You can find additional information on the Larimer County court system HERE.
What is the legal process for criminal matters in Larimer County, Colorado?

When you’re facing criminal charges in Larimer County, it’s essential to understand the legal process. Typically, it involves arrest, booking, an initial court appearance, pre-trial proceedings, the trial itself, and, if necessary, sentencing. The specific steps can vary depending on the type and severity of the charges, but having a knowledgeable larimer county district attorney to guide you is crucial at every stage.

What are my rights during an arrest in Larimer County, Colorado?

Your rights during an arrest include the following:

  • The right to remain silent. You do not have to answer any questions that law enforcement may pose. Beyond your name, address, and ID, we recommend that you refrain from giving police officers extraneous information.
  • The right to an attorney OR to have an attorney appointed for you if you cannot afford one. Ask to see a lawyer immediately.
  • The right to a phone call. Within a reasonable time frame, you can make a phone call – if you choose to call a lawyer, law enforcement cannot listen in; if you call someone else, they can.
  • The right to refuse searches in SOME cases. Typically, law enforcement can only search your home if they have a search warrant or your consent to search.
It’s crucial to be aware of these rights and exercise them to protect your interests during an arrest. If you have any questions about these rights, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for details.
Can I choose my own attorney in Larimer County or will I be assigned a public defender?
In Larimer County, you have the right to choose your attorney. While public defenders play a vital role in the legal system, a private lawyer will be able to bring a more personalized approach to your defense strategy.
If you have any questions about what our Larimer County defense process entails, reach out to our team for more details. We will also walk you through our transparent fee structure to find pricing that works for you and your needs.
What are the potential penalties for DUI offenses in Larimer County?
In Colorado, the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08%. Please note that you can still be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in some cases if you demonstrate signs of impairment, even if your BAC is below this level.
DUI charges in Larimer County can lead to significant penalties, including fines, license suspension, probation, mandatory alcohol education or treatment programs, and even incarceration. The severity of the consequences depends on factors like prior DUI convictions and blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of the arrest.
If you are facing DUI charges in Larimer County or a surrounding area, the MBS Law team is here to help. Give us a call, or contact us through our website, and we’ll get started on your case.
What are the legal ramifications of domestic violence charges in Larimer County?

Because domestic violence (DV) is a sentence enhancer, the potential penalties are wide-ranging. Some of the most common consequences include: fines, incarceration, restraining orders, mandatory counseling, and limitations on firearms possession. DV charges can also impact child custody and visitation arrangements.

We highly recommend hiring an experienced attorney for your Larimer County domestic violence case, who understands the nuances surrounding these charges and can protect your rights to the greatest possible degree.
Can I expunge or seal my criminal record in Larimer County?
In some cases, it’s possible to expunge or seal your criminal record in Larimer County. Expungement removes the record from public view, while sealing restricts access to it.

You can ask the court to seal your Larimer County case if one of the following situations applies.

  1. Your case has been dismissed completely.
  2. You have been acquitted.
  3. You have successfully completed: (a) a diversion agreement or (b) a deferred judgment and sentence.
Expungement applies to juvenile cases. Please see THIS PAGE for detailed information on when you can and cannot file paperwork for expungement.

Navigating Criminal Matters in Larimer County, Colorado? We Can Help.

Larimer County residents facing criminal charges can rely on MBS Law for expert legal support. Our dedicated team is committed to safeguarding your rights, providing personalized guidance, and securing the best possible outcome for your case. We understand that legal matters can be complex and daunting, but with the right legal representation, you can face your challenges with confidence. MBS Law is your trusted ally in Larimer County, ensuring that you receive the legal advocacy you deserve.

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