Boulder’s #1
Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you have been accused of a crime, hiring a seasoned criminal defense attorney with strong relationships in the Colorado courts is critical to the outcome of your case. At The Moorhead Law Group, our team is devoted exclusively to the practice of criminal law and we possess the experience and resources to protect your rights, freedom, and reputation. We represent clients with charges ranging from criminal traffic offense, DUI, domestic violence, sex offense, and felony assault to homicide.

In Colorado, crimes are classified into different levels or categories based on severity. The classification system is as follows:

  • Felonies -These are the most serious category of crimes in Colorado and are divided into six classes, ranging from Class 1 (most serious) to Class 6 (least serious). Felony convictions in Colorado can result in imprisonment in a state correctional facility, fines, and other penalties. Examples of felonies in Colorado include first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, and certain drug offenses.
  • Misdemeanors – Colorado’s misdemeanors are divided into three categories: Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. Misdemeanors are less serious than felonies and can result in up to 18 months in county jail and/or fines. Examples of misdemeanors in Colorado include third-degree assault, theft, and DUI.
  • Petty Offenses – Petty offenses in Colorado are the least serious type of criminal offense and can result in a fine of up to $500. Examples of petty offenses in Colorado include traffic offenses such as running a red light or a stop sign.

It’s important to note that the penalties associated with each level of crime can vary depending on the specific offense, the defendant’s criminal history, and other factors.

The Boulder criminal defense attorneys at The Moorhead Law Group handle the following types of cases:

  • Drug Crimes
  • White-Collar Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Theft Charges
  • Weapons Charges
  • Harassment
  • Stalking

Hiring a criminal defense lawyer to represent you is essential if you face criminal charges, no matter how severe. A Boulder criminal defense lawyer could help you:

  • Protect Your Rights – Your lawyer will stand up for your constitutional rights, including the right to remain silent, the right to retain legal counsel, and the right to a fair trial.
  • Navigate the Legal Ssystem – The criminal justice system can be complex and confusing for those unfamiliar with it. Let an experienced lawyer guide you and work toward a resolution.
  • Provide Sound Legal Advice – Your lawyer could evaluate your situation and explain the charges against you.
  • Build a Strong Defense – By gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and negotiating with prosecutors, your lawyer could build a strong defense against your charges.
  • Mitigate the Impact on Your Life – Your criminal defense lawyer will work to mitigate the penalties you face, which could include reducing the charges, reducing fines, minimizing jail time, or even getting the case against you dropped entirely.


David helped my brother resolve a case that was dragging on and on with a public defender within 10 days of me reaching out to him (and got a much better deal for my brother). Worth the money and is very nice to work with!

A. Penner, • 5 STARS ON GOOGLE

Mr. Moorhead is professional and intelligent. He is extremely good at navigating the legal system. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.

Julie H., • 5 STARS ON YELP

David Moorhead was a miracle worker. We hired him to finish a case that kept going on and on for years by an overworked public defender. He got it done in days. Not only did he get it done in days, he went beyond what we hired him to do and got a way better agreement than we anticipated. I can’t recommend him enough.

S. Parker, • 5 STARS ON GOOGLE

David Moorhead exceeded my expectations. He was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to manage my case and how to speak to the DA to get the outcome I desired. I was amazed at the outcome of my case. David made it quick, simple and painless. I would recommend him over and over again to anyone needing legal assistance.

Emily A. , • 5 STARS ON GOOGLE