Trusted Grand Junction Criminal Defense Attorney – Serving Mesa County and All of Colorado

A man in Grand Junction, CO arrested because criminal charges.A criminal conviction on your record can have a negative impact on your future prospects, in addition to serious penalties you may be facing, such as jail time and heavy fines. Choosing a trusted Grand Junction criminal defense attorney to represent you could be one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

When you get charged with a criminal offense, you literally have the weight of the government working against you. The prosecutor and the police go to work immediately, building a case against you. If you wait to retain a lawyer, you essentially give them a head start. You give them unopposed time to investigate, talk to witnesses, gather forensics, and build their case against you.

If you hire a seasoned Grand Junction white-collar crimes lawyer, we go to work to protect your rights immediately. We work to obtain any surveillance tapes or other exculpatory evidence that the prosecution is not motivated to gather. We monitor the prosecution’s progress, work to oppose their evidence, file pre-trial motions, and work to resolve your case as quickly and successfully as possible.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Grand Junction, don’t hesitate to get the legal representation you deserve. At Rubinstein Law Offices, our skilled criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to fighting for your rights and ensuring you receive the best possible outcome. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.

Why Choose Our Grand Junction Criminal Defense Attorney?

Teh maountainous area of Gunnison, CO.At the Law Offices of Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C., we have devoted our practice to criminal defense and we are well-versed in those practice areas. Let us put our 22 years of legal experience in the mountain communities of Colorado to work for you.

Mark S. Rubinstein, the most trusted Grand Junction and Mesa County criminal attorney, gives each of his cases individualized attention, and he is always available to his clients, day or night. He even provides his clients with his cell phone number. Mr. Rubinstein works his cases personally, instead of giving the work to a paralegal or associate as in some law firms. You can have confidence that he will work tirelessly to resolve your legal issues.

Practice Areas We Handle

Your Grand Junction defense legal practitioner, Mark Rubinstein, is experienced in a range of criminal matters in all of Mesa County, including:

  • DUI charges: Conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol can result in criminal penalties and suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. It makes sense to retain a DUI legal practitioner right away and fight the charges.
  • DUID: Driving under the influence of drugs also carries serious penalties, including possible jail time. Mark Rubinstein has experience defending clients against these charges.
  • Traffic offenses: A highly-skilled Grand Junction criminal defense attorney can defend you in serious traffic offense matters, such as driving with a revoked or suspended license, eluding a police officer, failure to report an accident, habitual traffic offender, reckless or careless driving, or leaving the scene of an accident.
  • Domestic violence: Charges in domestic violence cases should be taken seriously, as a conviction can result in jail time and fines and leave you with a criminal record.
  • Drug offenses: After working more than 4 years with the Denver Drug Court Project, Mark Rubinstein is uniquely qualified to defend you against all types of drug charges, including possession, distribution, trafficking, manufacturing, and cultivation.
  • Burglary and theft: The penalties you are facing if you are charged with a theft crime depend on the amount you are accused of stealing. With theft of property valued at $500 to $1,000, possible penalties are 6-18 months in jail and $500 to $5,000 in fines.
  • Assault and battery: These charges can arise out of situations that occur anywhere — on the street, in a bar, in a private home — that typically begin as verbal disputes and escalate.
  • Fraud and embezzlement: If you are under investigation for a white collar crime such as fraud or embezzlement, retain an attorney immediately. Acting without a Grand Junction criminal defense lawyer even before you are charged can do irreparable damage to your case.

Colorado Second & Third-Degree Assault Attorneys

If you are charged with assault in Grand Junction, Colorado, you must seek the advice of a criminal defense attorney. Even a second or third-degree assault conviction can be extraordinarily damaging to your life.

What Is 2nd-Degree Assault?

In Colorado, if you intentionally or recklessly cause injury to another person with a deadly weapon, you could face second-degree assault charges. Second-degree assault is a grave crime that is only one step down from first-degree assault. Both involve the use of a deadly weapon. However, while both crimes result in victim injuries, first-degree assault results in severe injuries.

The penalty for a second-degree assault conviction in Colorado includes a mandatory prison sentence of 2 to 16 years.

What Is 3rd-Degree assault?

You can be charged with third-degree assault if you knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence inflict bodily injury on another person. What sets third-degree apart from second or first-degree assault is that it can be charged even if the victim has no readily apparent injuries. The fact that the victim endured “pain” is sufficient.

While it is not a felony, the penalty for third-degree assault in Colorado is still jarring. Most class 1 misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum of 18 months behind bars. However, in Colorado, third-degree assault is classified as an extraordinary-risk crime, which can increase the sentence up to 24 months.

Assault in Colorado, of any degree, carries steep penalties that can negatively impact your life. Do not face them alone. Contact Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C., to begin your defense immediately.

A client talking to his lawyer about criminal defense in Grand Junction, CO.We also handle a range of personal injury matters, including:

  • Car crashes: Automobile accidents can happen no matter how diligently you drive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that on average, 90 people were killed every day in traffic crashes in the U.S. in a recent year.
  • Bicycle accidents: According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 741 bicyclists died in collisions with motor vehicles in a recent year.
  • Pedestrian accidents: Alcohol consumption on the part of either the driver or the pedestrian was involved in 49% of all pedestrian fatality crashes in a recent year, as reported by NHTSA.
  • Motorcycle accidents: When a motorcycle comes to a sudden stop in a collision, the rider is often ejected from the bike and can sustain serious injuries when colliding with the ground or objects in the rider’s pathway.
  • Premises liability accidents: Premises liability claims arise when property owners allow hazardous conditions to exist on a property that results in serious injury to others. Examples include slip and fall accidents, dog bites, elevator accidents, and swimming pool drownings.
  • Product liability cases: Dangerous and defective products, including dangerous medical devices, defective auto parts, and dangerous children’s products harm consumers every day.

Call Our Gunnison Criminal Defense Lawyer Today!

After serious criminal allegations, it is in your best interests to contact us as soon as possible. When you call the law offices of Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C., you can have confidence that your case will receive the attention it deserves from a skilled and experienced Grand Junction criminal defense lawyer. If you are unable to come to us, Mark Rubinstein will go to you.

Our Mesa County Office in Grand Junction, Colorado

A lawyer for criminal defense in Grand Junction

Grand Junction/Mesa County Office

300 Main St #301
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-248-0984
Fax: 970-680-7139

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Grand Junction, Colorado is nicknamed “River City” because of its location at the junction of the Gunnison River with the Colorado River, formerly known as the Grand River. The city has an estimated population of 60,210. It is situated roughly in the center of the Grand Valley, an area of red rock landscape and awe-inspiring beauty. Among other attractions, it is the home of 20 wineries.