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Civil cases come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. But all litigation has one thing in common: in the end, a jury may be deciding the case. Since that is a real possibility, it is important to choose an attorney who has the experience to take a case from inception to trial. After a number of years of public service, Miller Leonard began using his trial experience to benefit clients with civil litigation matters. What he found was that clients wanted to aggressive attitude found in a criminal lawyer for their civil case.

Many lawyers who practice civil law have never tried a case to a jury. Or, if they have, they have not tried many cases. Instead, they push paper. This is not how a case is handled at Miller Leonard, PC. Instead, Mr. Leonard uses his trial experience to get the case ready to go to court; if it settles that is wonderful, but we are ready to try your case.

Miller Leonard has handled numerous civil matters, ranging from real-estate litigation, construction litigation, land use and government regulations, to election cases and fraud investigations. Regardless of the type of case, Miller Leonard, PC strives to keep the costs of litigation manageable. This is best accomplished by developing a theme of the case and creating a theory of either defense or liability.

Miller Leonard, PC handles civil litigation in a variety of matters:

  • Real-estate litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Election Contests
  • Business litigation
  • Fraud investigations and litigation
  • General civil litigation
  • Federal civil litigation
  • Administrative law
  • Compliance and Business Ethics
  • Domestic/Family Law/Adoption

Miller Leonard, PC looks forward to handling your civil legal issues and to helping you or your business navigate the up and downs associated with the litigation process.

  • Orders of Protections In Colorado
  • There are two types of Orders of Protection in Colorado. The first is called a Civil Order of Protection. The second is called a Criminal Order of Protection. What is the difference?

    1. Civil Orders of Protection are taken by individuals.
    2. Criminal Orders of Protection are put in place by a Judge after criminal charges are filed.

    For more information on each type of Protective Order, please contact Leonard Miller Law at 303-907-9516. Regardless of the type of Protective Order, if you are subject to one, YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE ORDER OR FACE BEING HELD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT AND/OR BEING CHARGED WITH A CRIME.

  • Gun Rights & Ownership
  • Gun Rights & OwnershipThe right to own a firearm is so important that it is the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Colorado also guarantees the right to own firearms in The Colorado Constitution, Article 2, Section 13. Most recently, the United State Supreme Court has heard two case which further give credence to the right to the people to bear arms. However, the right to own and possess firearms can be taken from you if you have certain convictions. This is not something to take lightly for if you fall into the category of persons unable to possess or own firearms, you could face criminal charges if you own of possess them.

    The most common federal law that prohibits people from owning firearms is 18 U.S.C. 922(g). This is commonly called the felon in possession law, but it is more broad that just that. For instance, if you have been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment over a year, 922(g) says you can’t possess or own a firearm. If you have been convicted of a crime of misdemeanor domestic violence or are subject to an order of protection, same thing. Also, if you are a fugitive from justice or are an addict or unlawful user of controlled substances were adjudicated as a mental defective or have been committed to a mental institution then again, you can’t legally possess or own firearms. Other people not allowed to own or possess firearms are an alien illegally or as a non-immigrant visa, people who have been dishonorably discharged from the military, individuals who have renounced your citizenship. There are other provisions to the law, but as can be seen, many people can get caught under this law and not even know it.

    (The penalties for violating 18 U.S.C. 922(g) can be very severe. Federal Sentencing is generally much harsher than State sentencing. The Federal Government and the local United States Attorneys Offices take possession of a firearms by a person disallowed under 922(g) seriously and have, in recent years, made such prosecutions a priority, going so far as having task forces working on this issue.)

    Colorado also disallows people from owning or possessing firearms if they have been convicted of a felony, even if it a juvenile offense that would have been a felony if committed by an adult. Also, if you are on probation or subject to an order of protection. There are other provision to the law, but again, as can be seen, you can get in trouble under Colorado law in a number of ways.

    If you have questions about your ability to own or possess firearms or weapons, contact Miller Leonard, PC at 303-907-9516.

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Miller Leonard, PC

14143 Denver W Pkwy
#100
Golden, CO 80401‎

Phone: (303) 907-9516

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"Miller Leonard PC focuses on family law, federal criminal defense, Colorado state criminal defense, Colorado municipal criminal defense and select civil matters such as defending civil orders of protection or sealing records. We put quality before quantity in order to provide superior legal representation. We serve the state of Colorado including the Denver metropolitan area and Jefferson, Denver, Adams and Arapahoe Counties."