Criminal Defense

Experienced Defense Counsel Protecting Immediate and Long-Term Interests

There's more to effective criminal defense than getting a charge dismissed or winning a jury verdict of not guilty. In some cases, none of the defendant's choices is especially attractive, simply because the evidence of guilt is too strong for the prosecuting attorney to just walk away from the case.

Even if you end up needing to enter a plea on a compromise charge, the quality of the legal advice you received will be sure to show up later on. Will you lose access to student loans because of a marijuana conviction? Will a domestic violence conviction cost you your right to own a gun? Will a DUI conviction get you in trouble with a professional licensing board? Will you be eligible for expungement after completion of a diversion program?

Reliable Advice and Trial Advocacy in Northern Colorado

I'm Stephanie Stout, a Greeley criminal defense lawyer and former public defender with more than 10 years of trial experience on offenses ranging from drunk driving to first-degree murder. I have handled about 4,000 cases, including nearly 100 trials to a judge or jury. Now with my own law firm, I focus on the successful resolution of criminal charges for my clients through highly advanced trial skills, thorough investigation of the facts, and an uncompromising commitment to the best interests of the people I work for, now and in the future. My ability to protect your continuing interests while fighting the case before us represents a hallmark of my practice.

Examples of the kinds of criminal cases I handle throughout northern Colorado include:

  • Violent crimes, including murder, manslaughter or aggravated assault
  • Weapons violations and illegal gun possession
  • Domestic violence
  • Colorado DUI and DWAI charges
  • Drug possession, cultivation or distribution charges
  • Sex crimes from indecent exposure to forcible rape
  • Property crimes such as auto theft, burglary, arson or robbery
  • White collar crimes like fraud, embezzlement or forgery
  • Serious traffic offenses

Whenever possible, I aim for the dismissal or significant reduction of the original charges against you. If the charge you're facing is a felony, I try to get it dropped to a misdemeanor. If you're eligible for treatment, diversion, deferred sentencing or other alternatives, I'll try to get your case out of the criminal justice system altogether.

Weld County White Collar Crime Defense Lawyer: Call 970-373-4311

Many of my clients work in the licensed professions, attend college or have other important interests to protect for their career, their education or their family. If you face administrative sanctions related to a criminal offense, I can represent you in the disciplinary or license suspension proceeding while I'm defending you on the criminal charges.

At every point of the case, I keep my client fully informed of the options for resolving it, which often come down to accepting a plea offer or taking the defense to trial. I can't make that decision for you, but I can make sure that the information you have to work with reflects my best professional judgment.

For more information about my approach to client service in Colorado criminal defense, contact the Stout Law Firm, LLC, for a free consultation in Greeley or Fort Collins.