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Northern Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney

Serving Fort Collins, Loveland, and Larimer Counties

Facing criminal charges is a terrifying experience. At Ores Law, we receive panicked phone calls at all hours of the day from people arrested or charged for all types of offenses. You have called the right office. Our founder, Attorney Nicholas H. Ores, is a experienced Fort Collins Loveland Larimer County Northern Colorado criminal defense attorney with decades of relevant experience. He has represented clients in all types of criminal matters, both big and small. Reach out to our firm for more information.

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A traffic offense might sound like no big deal. But you can face increased insurance premiums, fines, and possible license suspension not to mention significant jail time.  Ores Law can help anyone ticketed for:

  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Fleeing the Scene of an Accident
  • Fleeing and eluding
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In Colorado, misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, but they still carry the possibility of time in jail, fines, and other penalties. You will also have a criminal record.

Ores Law can defend anyone charged with:

  • Criminal mischief
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic assault or domestic violence
  • Driving under the influence either alcohol or marijuana 
  • Failure to appear in court
  • Hit and run or leaving the scene
  • Simple assault
  • Shoplifting (less than $1,000)

This list is not exhaustive. Reach out if you face any misdemeanor charge. It is possible to serve up to 18 months in jail for Class One misdemeanors and pay a maximum $5,000 fine.

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Felonies are the most serious crimes in Colorado. Our state has six classes of felonies, with Class 6 being the least serious. Typically, felons can end up in state prison for a year or more. Felons also lose important civil rights, such as gun and voting rights.

Colorado prosecutes felonies the most aggressively, often because these are crimes based on violence, sex, or large sums of money. We can defend anyone of a felony, including:

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Computer crimes
  • Drug possession
  • Forgery
  • Internet luring of a child
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Perjury
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual assault on a child
  • Theft ($1,000 or more)
  • Vehicular assault
  • Vehicular homicide

Get the legal help you need following a felony arrest. It is possible to defeat these charges, but you deserve a seasoned criminal advocate.

How Does Ores Law Defend against Criminal Charges?

Attorney Nicholas Ores is a very experienced criminal defense lawyer in Northern Colorado. He has handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases for his clients over the decades. With this experience, he is often able to immediately pinpoint weaknesses in the case against you.

Some defenses include:

  • Unconstitutional stop, search, or arrest. Police need a search warrant supported by probable cause to search your property unless you consent. If an officer lacks probable cause, we can ask a judge to suppress the evidence.
  • Coercive interrogations and lineups. Your constitutional rights protect against unfair interrogations and line ups or photo arrays. Police also must give Miranda warnings before a custodial interrogation.
  • Chain of custody violations. Physical evidence is only as credible as the collection techniques used. Police often lose track of evidence, only for it to reappear weeks later. We can argue that gaps in the chain of custody undermine the value of this evidence.
  • Lack of intent. Some crimes require that you act with a certain mental state. For example, fraud offenses require that you intend to defraud the victim. If there’s no evidence of this intent, you can’t be convicted.
  • Reasonable doubt. The government cannot secure a conviction unless they have evidence you committed the offense beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Mistaken identity. Someone else might have committed the crime—not you. The government can’t convict an innocent person.

Nicholas H. Ores can identify the defense which works best based on the facts of your case. Contact him today.

Why Not Accept  a Public Defender?

Public defenders are overworked. You cannot receive the type of detailed, comprehensive defense from a public defender that you can from Ores Law. Attorney Nicholas H. Ores built his reputation arguing in courtrooms around Colorado on behalf of his clients. Prosecutors quickly learned that Mr. Ores had a command of the facts that few seasoned lawyers can measure up to.

His experience helps Mr. Ores persuasively argue to a judge that your constitutional rights were violated, or the state lacks credible evidence of guilt. Remember, the State must prove each element of the charged crime beyond a reasonable doubt- using admissible evidence. Few public defenders can dedicate the time to a case that we can. Our commitment shows up in our results—favorable plea deals, dismissed charges, or even an outright acquittal at trial.

Call a Fort Collins Loveland Larimer County Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you are facing criminal charges, you probably have dozens of questions. Please contact us today to talk with a lawyer.


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         I called 4 lawyers seeking help with my family trust matter. Nick Ores was the only one to return my call. He verified he could assist with my request and promptly provided instructions on how we would proceed with document delivery and filing. All were executed flawlessly and in short order. I was fully satisfied with the Law Office of Nicholas Ores and would recommend him to anyone.

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