Criminal Defense

As former prosecutors with Larimer County District Attorney’s office, the attorneys and Cummings & Petrone, LLP are experts in the criminal justice system and are highly experienced trial attorneys, well-equipped to defend your rights in the areas below.


There are both criminal penalties and administrative penalties for drunk driving. Courts impose criminal penalties, including fines, imprisonment, and required public service, and the Colorado Department of Revenue imposes administrative penalties, including the suspension or revocation of a driver’s license and the accumulation of points assessed for violations.


Forgery as a crime is the act of creating, altering, using or representing counterfeit, fraudulent or false documents, instruments or signatures without authorization with the intent to deceive and defraud. While forgery is considered a non-violent crime, it can carry with it serious penalties.


Any criminal charge can be terrifying prospect, but even moreso when it is your child that is being accused of committing a crime. Juvenile court is a different process than is typical with other areas of the justice system, but the attorneys at Cummings & Petrone have experience handling juvenile cases.

Drug Offenses

A drug charge should always be taken seriously. Whether you dealing with a serious addiction or just a victim of circumstance, a drug charge could affect multiple aspects of your life. Most times drug charges are filed as felonies, and notwithstanding the potential for prison time, a conviction may also lead to a loss of driving privileges and an inability to find employment in the future.


Harassment is categorized as a class three misdemeanor (M3) in the State of Colorado. If convicted, someone could face up to 6 months in jail time. ​​

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct can be charged in a number of circumstances with varying classes of penalty. It can be charged as a Class 2, 3 misdemeanor or a Class 1 petty offense depending on the facts.

Record Sealing & Expungement

Arrest records can follow you for the rest of your life unless you take action to have the record sealed. Under Colorado law, most criminal records of arrests and convictions cannot be sealed, but there are a few exceptions.

Criminal Mischief

Criminal mischief is when there has been damage done to the property of another or the shared property of the accused person and the alleged victim.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges are serious matters and can have serious repercussions both inside and outside the justice system. Law enforcement officers are trained to arrest someone when they are investigating a domestic violence charge. This can lead to a hasty decision.


Theft is understood as when one takes a thing of value with the intent to deprive the lawful owner of it. The possible penalties for each level of theft ranges, but even the lowest level, petty offense, can be punishable up to a $500 fine and 6 months in jail.


Assault charges are very serious and can carry serious penalties if convicted. There are different level of assault