Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

Personal Injury

You might think you don’t need a lawyer. Your case might seem straightforward. Don’t be so sure. Personal injury accidents often become complicated very fast. Evidence disappears. Memories fade. Witnesses forget. Don’t be caught off guard. Make sure you have an experienced Colorado personal injury lawyer on your side, fighting for your rights.

David Suro puts injury victims’ needs first. This starts with our very first meeting with you. We offer a free case evaluation to all potential clients, and you only pay attorney’s fees if we obtain a recovery. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis.

This straightforward, no-nonsense approach enables us to provide top-notch legal advice to the people who need it most, regardless of how much money they have. Building a strong case takes time. And that’s something we’re proud to do for every injury victim. We know how to gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, argue a case in court and get people the results they rightfully deserve.

Criminal Defense

The practice of criminal defense is an both an art and a science, and those that spend every day strengthening those skills are the most prepared to defend you against the power of the government.

Strong trial skills are a must. Even if you choose to resolve your case with a plea agreement, it is the threat posed by a powerful trial attorney that drives the prosecutor to "deal" the case. Thorough investigation is critical in every case. A busy attorney may be tempted not to look carefully into a case if it is obvious it is a "loser" anyway. THIS IS A MISTAKE. Uncovering any evidence which weakens the case against you can cause the prosecutor to fear a loss at trial, and this can help you greatly in plea negotiations.

I have successfully defended hundreds of those that have been charged with crimes in Colorado. I have a strong trial record when defending the accused. If you choose to resolve your case with a plea agreement, you can expect me to fight for the best possible outcome, and to minimize the consequences that you will face. Every stone will be turned to make sure you are in the best bargaining position possible.

When your Freedom and your Liberty are at stake, a skilled Colorado criminal defense attorney can be your greatest ally. Your choice for an attorney is critical, and can make the difference in the outcome of your case, and your life.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence (also known as domestic abuse or spousal abuse) occurs when a family member, partner or former partner attempts to physically or psychologically harm another. Domestic violence often refers to violence between spouses, or spousal abuse but can also include cohabitants and non-married intimate partners. Domestic violence is perpetrated by both men and women.

Domestic violence has many forms, including physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation, economic deprivation, and threats of violence. Violence in the home is a criminal offence and includes physical assault (hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity), and stalking.

The consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be very serious, including: incarceration, probation, fines, registration with law enforcement, and perhaps most damaging, a criminal record that severely limits future opportunities in work and private life.

If you have been charged with domestic violence in Colorado, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Hiring a criminal defense attorney will ensure that your case is carefully evaluated by a legal professional with the experience it takes to successfully contest your criminal charges. The Suro Law Firm has successfully represented a wide array of domestic violence cases and has obtained positive outcomes for our clients.

Drug Crimes

A drug related crime is a criminal offense that involves the possession, use, sale, manufacture or distribution of an illegal narcotic. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) uses the Controlled Substance Act to provide information on criteria and classification for substances. In Colorado, illegal narcotics include: cocaine, heroin, LSD, marijuana, methamphetamine (meth), steroids, opium, and unauthorized prescription drugs. Drug crimes may be classified as a misdemeanors or felonies. The classification usually depends upon the type of drug involved, the amount of the drug under possession, and the type of drug crime committed.

Persons convicted of a drug crime may be punished with imprisonment, fines, community service, probation, house arrest, and court ordered drug treatment. Drug crime sentences may be enhanced if the defendants have a prior criminal history, if there are prior drug crime convictions, or if they solicited the sale of drugs to minors.

Even though the state of Colorado and the city of Denver are taking steps toward decriminalizing use of certain narcotics in certain cases, there are still serious consequences which result from a drug crimes conviction. If you have been charged with a drug offense in Colorado, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.

Violent Crimes

A violent crime is a criminal act involving physical and / or verbal force. An offender doesn’t need to use a weapon for an offense to be considered a violent crime. Common violent crimes include: robbery, rape, murder and felony assault. All violent crime convictions carry serious consequences and penalties are often increased in light of gun possession, a prior criminal history or aggravated perpetration of these crimes. Circumstances such as addiction or improper search and seizure can help in the defense of a violent crime case.

Probation Violation

Probation is a form of sentencing imposed after a conviction. It can be either the entire sentence, or a part of a sentence, coming at the end of jail time served. When placed on probation, the defendant has to adhere to all the terms of the probation sentence, which can include: timely contact with a probation officer, avoiding contact with certain people or places, maintaining employment and successful completion of drug or alcohol treatment programs. If any of the terms of probation are violated, the defendant will be charged with a probation violation, and in some cases, the sentence of a violation can be longer or more severe than the original sentence.

A probation violation may not sound as serious as the original charge, but given that a conviction can result in jail time even if there was no jail time served on the original crime.

Theft Crimes

A theft crime is a criminal act involving the stealing or receiving of another person’s property without the person’s consent. The severity of criminal charges will depend upon several factors: the type of theft crime committed, the value of the stolen property, if the defendant has a prior criminal record, and if the defendant used a weapon during the crime. If a defendant is convicted of a theft crime, they may face imprisonment, fines, probation, parole or community service.

Sex Crimes

In the state of Colorado, some of the crimes defined as sex crimes include: rape, sexual assault, sexual contact with a minor (statutory rape) and indecent exposure. The majority of sex crimes are considered felonies, which means that a conviction can result in considerable jail time, as well as fines and the addition of the defendant’s information to a sex offender registry. Investigations for sex crimes are thorough and will involve the defendant and their friends and family.

Being investigated for a sex crime can often disrupt a defendants personal life, career and if the trial ends in a conviction will have long lasting consequences. The state of Colorado takes sex crimes very seriously and so should the defendant of a sex crime charge. Regardless of the severity of a sex crime, the penalties for sex crime convictions last longer than other criminal penalties.

Legal Marijuana

Anyone living in Colorado is probably aware of the legislation being passed which allow many adults to use marijuana and derivative products legally. What some Coloradans are finding out the hard way is that along with the laws allowing more legal use of marijuana the legislature is also passing new regulations on marijuana use, possession and levels of intoxication. Here are some points to keep in mind:

  • Drivers Can be Legally Intoxicated by Marijuana

  • There is a Marijuana ‘Open Container’ Law

  • Drivers Can be Charged with a DUI for Marijuana Intoxication

First, marijuana is an intoxicant, use it carefully. Regardless of your medical circumstances, Colorado law enforcement agencies will continue to look for drug use in much the same way as they look for alcohol use in DUI stops and DUI prosecutions. Keep your legal marijuana and marijuana products locked in the trunk. The marijuana ‘open container’ law is in effect. Having your marijuana in the passenger compartment leaves you open to arrest. The glove box, center console and back seat can all be considered part of the passenger compartment under the law. As a general rule, think of marijuana use as you would alcohol use. The only way to completely avoid a DUI stop, or a DUI charge is to avoid using intoxicants before you drive. If you a planning on using alcohol or marijuana, make sure you have a safe way to arrive home.

A DUI-D charge for driving under the influence of drugs, including marijuana, is every bit as serious as being charged with a DUI for alcohol use.

DUI/DWI

Some defendants in DUI cases are under the impression that DUI and DWI charges are easy to fight in court, and choose to represent themselves.

A DUI charge can end in: points on your license, license revocation or suspension, substantial fines, increases in your insurance premiums and plenty of time and energy spent resolving the charges.

Once you contact us, we will begin by analyzing your case and discussing the options available to you. If you choose Suro Law as your defense attorney, the experienced team will review all the evidence including blood alcohol tests, police reports and witness statements. Each case is unique, but our goal will be to eliminate or limit negative outcomes.