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Former Federal Prosecutor, Douglas Richards

Former Federal Prosecutor

Doug began his legal career at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas. During his time as an Assistant District Attorney, he tried over 70 criminal jury trials, ranging from murder, armed robbery, sexual assaults of adults and children and kidnapping, to DUI, assault and simple drug possession. Doug was quickly…  
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Former State Prosecutor, Douglas Richards

White Collar Crime

Almost everyone has now heard about Bernie Madoff and his massive ponzi scheme. This has made investigating and prosecuting white collar crime and fraud a priority of the Department of Justice. New prosecutors and federal agents are being trained to investigate and prosecute offenders. This presents the perfect storm where innocent people in…
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Drug Offenses

First Offense…a lifetime of consequences Being arrested for drunk driving can be an intensely emotional experience. For most people, this is the first time they have ever been arrested. However, due to the strict penalties, you may feel as though you have committed a capital offense. Repeat offender…stricter punishments If you have a…
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Guns & Violent Crimes

Weapons Defense Starts Here. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees, “that the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Constitution of the State of Colorado also guarantees your right to “keep and bear arms”. However, state and federal law limit who may possess weapons, and…
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Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Douglas Richards | 5280 Defense

Denver Criminal Defense Attorney – 888-888-5280 Former State and Federal Prosecutor

Being convicted of a crime in Denver Colorado comes with more than the stigma of having a criminal record that lasts a lifetime. You will have to face steep fines, probation, and jail time.

As an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney, I will give you an extremely aggressive defense of your case. I have been a federal and a state prosecutor and will put this experience to work for your case! I specialize in helping people just like you…real people with real criminal problems. I will help you prevent the permanent consequences that result from a criminal conviction.

If you are facing criminal charges, contact me today! 888-888-5280


Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Doug Richards Speaks About James Holmes Case

As a knowledgeable legal expert, attorney Doug Richards was interviewed by Fox news on the well-known James Holmes case.



“Doug is a well versed and very experienced attorney that really puts the personal touch into his work! I am truly impressed at how he handled my case so well and always took the time to explain to me what I needed to know. I would (and have) recommend Doug Richards to anyone in need of legal defense!”

– Christopher

“Mr. Richards and his entire staff were excellent to work with. I highly recommend Doug Richards to anyone needing help.”

– Ulysses

“Doug did a great job handling my case. I was particularly impressed with how he handled a police officer’s perjury during my trial.”

– Jason

“There is a severe amount of emotional distress that comes along with being falsely accused of a crime, along with the serious implications the consequences of a conviction hold. Doug and everyone in his office will work tirelessly to defend you, all while guiding you through what might be one of the rougher times you’ll ever experience in your life. He’ll fight tenaciously for you in court to ensure that you get the best outcome possible and fight to protect your rights and dignity with the utmost professionalism you could get from a trial attorney. I highly recommend Doug and his office for legal defense.”

– Nathan

“Doug has represented me on more than one of my cases and I was very pleased with out things went. He made sure I was aware of my options and made me feel comfortable being in court (which is always a scary feeling). I’ve been in contact with him after my cases closed and he’s been more than helpful answering any questions I’ve had, even though it hadn’t been in regards to my case just things I’ve needed assistance with. Great experience!!”

– Stephanie

“Great experience, Doug handled my case with great professionalism and care. I am very pleased with the outcome.”

– Wayne

“Doug is an excellent criminal defense attorney with experience with both state and federal charges. He has knowledge, judgment and the ability to try a case to a jury. I recommend him to anyone facing charges in Colorado.”

– Fred