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Miller & Harrison, LLC is a law firm of professionals dedicated to helping clients resolve their legal issues. We provide clients with the individual, personalized attention they deserve, whether defending them against criminal charges of all types, trying to suppress illegally obtained evidence of drug possession, handling all aspects of a DUI, defending a minor (or not so minor) traffic violation, seeking monetary recovery for injuries a client received in an accident or personal injury, or by vigorously pursuing litigation for any number of wrongs done to our clients. As attorneys, we deal directly with our clients we don't have our paralegals as the main client contact point we do it ourselves. Effective communication forms strong client-attorney relationships, and with our hands-on approach, we gain a detailed understanding into the client's case. We consult frequently with the client and seek the result our clients want. Our lawyers also bring a high level of intensity and knowledge to all litigation that aims to achieve positive outcomes. Our law firm has established a solid reputation throughout Colorado in state and federal courts as aggressive trial lawyers, each with more than 25 years experience. The degree of excellence we have achieved is apparent through the recognition by our peers and track record of winning cases. While many cases settle before trial, we are proud of our reputation for being willing to take cases all the way through trial if necessary. We believe it helps us achieve reasonable settlements much of the time and, if not, shows we are ready to proceed to trial. Of course, our clients make decisions all along the way on how far a case goes. We invite you to learn more about our firm and to use our legal services. You may call us at 303-449-2830 or 1-888-816-2830, or send us an email to arrange a consultation with one of our lawyers. Our initial consultations are not designed as a "sales job" of our services to get you to hire us they are designed to be informative so you can make an intelligent decision about hiring a lawyer. We look forward to hearing from you!
Boulder CO 80304-4106
Assaults and Crimes Against Persons
Assaults and other crimes against persons have varying degrees of severity, often depending on the injury to the victim(s). Assault There are several levels of assault in Colorado, with the distinction being related to the degree of injury caused, the state of mind of the perpetrator, the status of the victim, and whether a weapon was used. Depending on the exact charges, a prison sentence can be mandatory if a person is convicted of a felony assault. While first-degree assault and second-degree assault are felony-level offenses (meaning incarceration in a state prison is a possible punishment), third-degree assault is generally a misdemeanor, unless committed against an "at-risk" person. When defending against such charges, it is important to determine the actual injuries suffered by the alleged victim. It is also important for the lawyer handling the case to understand all aspects of how the physical confrontation came about. For example, is there a possible claim of "self-defense" to the charge? Vehicular assault is a type of assault that involves a person driving recklessly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, resulting in the serious injury of another person. This type of assault is normally charged as a felony offense, even if many would consider it just an accident. It is important that the lawyer you hire closely examine at all the surrounding circumstances to adequately represent you in this type of case. If you are charged with any form of assault or crime against a person, it is essential that you hire a lawyer experienced in defending you against these types of allegations. Your lawyer should be contacted as early as possible and, if at all possible, prior to charges being filed. That way, the witnesses' memories will be fresh and a proper investigation and analysis of the case can be conducted. The seasoned lawyers at Miller & Harrison, LLC have over 25 years of experience handling cases involving assault, vehicular assault, and other crimes against persons. Child Abuse Child abuse charges do not always have to involve actual injury to a child. There are several child abuse categories and the general statute merely calls for these charges to be filed if a person unreasonably places a child in a position that could threaten the child's life or cause injury to the child's health. Obviously, many day-to-day activities of parenting could be seen as meeting this standard, but charges are not normally filed unless the situation is unusual or poses a great risk to the child. If you are charged with child abuse, it is important to get a lawyer involved early in the process, as there are often ramifications beyond the ones that can occur in court, such as being listed on a "child abuse registry" or having an impact on divorce proceedings, to name a few. The lawyers at Miller & Harrison, LLC have handled many child abuse cases in the more than 25 years they have practiced law and can defend you against these charges. Harassment and Stalking Harassment takes many different forms in Colorado. A person can be charged for harassing another person if he or she strikes, pushes, kicks, shoves, or touches another person with the intent to annoy, harass, or alarm that person. However, a person can also be charged with harassment for repeatedly calling another person, making an obscene gesture towards another person, etc., if the intent is to annoy, harass, or alarm that person. Harassment can develop into a felony offense if it includes stalking, which normally means repeatedly contacting or following another person, thereby causing that person emotional distress. It is always important to get a lawyer involved when you are charged with a harassment offense, and the lawyers at Miller & Harrison, LLC have vast experience with these types of cases. Kidnapping Kidnapping is a crime that involves seizing another person and moving that person from one place to another. Sometimes it can involve a demand for money or other stipulations. It is always important to get a lawyer involved when you are charged with kidnapping, and the lawyers at Miller & Harrison, LLC have extensive experience with these types of cases. Menacing Menacing is charged when there is an allegation that a person was in fear of imminent and serious bodily injury by another person's threat or physical action. Menacing is a felony if it involved a real or simulated weapon. In Colorado, almost anything can be considered a weapon depending on how it was used (even a person's hand can be considered a weapon). It is always important to get a lawyer involved when you are charged with a menacing offense, and the lawyers at Miller & Harrison, LLC have wide-ranging experience with these types of cases. Robbery and Burglary Robbery is generally defined as taking anything of value from a person by the use of force, threats, or intimidation. Robbery is a more serious offense when committed against an "at-risk" victim.
The lawyers at Miller & Harrison, LLC handle cases where clients are accused of crimes because we enjoy helping people work through the challenges of facing such charges and not letting it overwhelm their lives.
The lawyers at Miller & Harrison, LLC have practiced law ofr well over 25 years and have learned what makes a difference in cases - so we can be cost effective in our representation of people charged with crimes. We have handled many jury trials and prosecutors know we are not concerned about proceeding to trial if that becomes necessary.
Miller & Harrison, LLC is a firm of caring people who really want to help people accused of crimes and want to achieve the best possible outcome for the client.
Education: University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., Cum Laude, International Affairs, 1978; University of Colorado at Boulder, J.D., 1982.
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: Drug Offenses of all types, DUI, Domestic Violence Cases, Assaults, Theft, Embezzlement, Fraud, CU Disciplinary Hearings, Personal Injury Cases, Civil Litigation of all types (individuals vs individuals or businesses vs businesses, etc.)
Membership: Boulder County (Member, Board of Directors, 1988-1991, 1993-1997; President, 1995-1996); Colorado (Member, Board of Governors, 1991-1993, 1997-2002) and American Bar Associations; Colorado Criminal Defense Bar; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; International Criminal Bar Association; Association of International Criminal Defense Attorneys. Admissions: 1982, Colorado; 1983, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
Reported Cases: Orr v People, 803 P.2d 509 (Colo. 1991). Accolades: Martindale Hubbell list of pre-eminent lawyers; 5280 Super Lawyer List (voted by other lawyers in the communtiy); Law Q & A award. Community Service: Dave has spent numerous hours giving back to the community by providing pro-bono work for the homeless and serving on non-profit organization boards
Biography: Dave Harrison practices law in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury and general civil litigation. Dave received his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School in 1982. With a main focus on criminal defense, his cases range from DUI and traffic cases, to large marijuana cultivation cases, to possession and sale of drug allegations, to serious assaults (including allegations of "domestic violence") and all other serious felony cases.
Dave has also handled some off-beat and interesting cases. One involved a nearby town trying to have a cryonically frozen deceased person removed from town limits. Another instance revolved around some basketball playing home schooled students who were being excluded from playing varsity basketball for their chosen high school. Dave has trained to handle cases before the International Criminal Court in the Hague and is a member of the International Criminal Bar and the International Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.
Dave is a past president of the Boulder County Bar Association (1995-96) and a past representative on the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association. Currently, he is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He belongs to the Boulder County Bar, Colorado Bar, American Bar Associations and the International Criminal Bar.
University of Colorado at Boulder
Juris Doctorate, 1982
Education: University of Colorado, B.A., 1962
University of Colorado, J.D., 1966.
Practice Areas: Personal Injury and Accident Cases (automobile accidents, bicycle accidents); Negligence of others of all types, Criminal Defense (DUI, drug cases, assault cases, theft, etc.); Civil Litigation between individuals or business.
Admissions: 1966, Colorado; 1967, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
Accolades: Martindale Hubbell list of pre-eminent lawyers; 5280 Super Lawyer List (voted by other lawyers in the community);
Award of Professionalism from the Colorado Bar.
Community Service: Bob donates time to providing pro-bono representation to those in need in the community.
Biography: Bob Miller focuses his practice on personal injury, criminal defense and all types of civil litigation. Bob received his law degree in 1966 from the Colorado School of Law. Bob was law clerk to U.S. Federal District Court Judge Hatfield Chilson. He has practiced law for over 35 years, trying cases against the government in multiple areas of the law from defending nuclear testing protesters, to challenging laws relating to discrimination. Bob pioneered the aggressive defense of drug laws in general and marijuana laws in particular. He has decades of experience as an attorney and has handled many high profile cases. In regards to criminal trials, he has handled those including drug sale and use, sexual assault, physical assaults, as well as DUI and other drug and alcohol related offenses.
Bob also has won multiple civil verdicts in excess of $1 million, many in excess of $100,000, and has tried or settled claims involving medical malpractice, personal injuries and contract disputes. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America.
He served as a past president of the Boulder County Bar Association (1976-77), past member of the Board of Directors of Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and is a recipient of the prestigious Award of Professionalism from the Colorado Bar Association. He was featured in a New York Times article entitled "Spread of Marijuana Brings New Specialist Drug Lawyers." Bob has been a guest lecturer at the University of Colorado School of Law. Currently, he is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, has been on the Board of Directors of that organization and is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association. He belongs to the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Boulder County Bar, Colorado Bar and American Bar Associations.
University of Colorado
Juris Doctorate, 1966