Miguel Mondragon is a tenacious and hardworking attorney who cares deeply about his clients and their legal outcomes. Whether he is helping a client through their divorce or defending them against criminal charges, Miguel understands that his clients are in their most vulnerable state. Acting as his clients’ advocate, he is able give them a voice in the legal system.
Miguel grew up in southern Colorado and worked his way through college, taking jobs in construction, lumber and brick yards. This instilled in him a tenacious work ethic that Miguel carries into his legal practice. Before he became an attorney, Miguel also worked in the Larimer County Corrections system, which sparked his interest in practicing law.
While attending law school at the University of South Dakota, Miguel spent his summers working with the East River Legal Services, the Colorado State Public Defenders Office and Samuelson Law, gaining valuable experience that would serve him when he graduated. Upon graduation, Miguel became a solo practitioner before joining Weaver & Associates, P.C where he continued to hone his practice. Miguel eventually founded Mondragon Law, where he handled criminal defense and family law cases for his clients before joining Divorce Matters/Thomas, Ahnell Laraway and Smith, LLC.
Miguel continues his practice with Divorce Matters/Thomas, Ahnell, Laraway & Smith, LLC. When Miguel isn’t representing his clients’ interests, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching baseball, fly-fishing, camping and hiking.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
Member, Colorado Bar Association
Member, Larimer County Bar Association
Member, Weld County Bar Association
J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law, 2012
B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 2007
Over 67 years of legal experience
When contacting our offices one of the first questions people will often ask our defense attorneys is “What is the chance of winning a case in Colorado?” Every case is unique and presents a different set of circumstances. For example, a case in Aurora would be defended differently from a case in Denver, or a case in Lakewood. However, the sooner you contact a lawyer, the greater your chances are of getting a favorable outcome. Our attorneys have the combined experience of handling thousands of cases throughout their careers.
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Criminal Practice Areas
Our Colorado lawyers aggressively defend your rights. Certain situations offer options such as evidence suppression, dismissal of the charges, or greatly reduced penalties, but only an experienced lawyer will be able to understand the circumstances surrounding your case fully. If you have prior charges or a felony on your record, it is especially important to contact a defense attorney promptly to seek advice and understand your case.
Driver’s License Revocations from DUI
A DUI arrest results in two separate legal proceedings against you: the criminal case and an administrative license revocation hearing through the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles. If your BAC is confirmed through chemical testing to be .08 or above, or if you refused to submit to a breath or blood test, you will be subject to a license revocation through a civil administration hearing.
Alcohol Related Driving Offenses
There are two different alcohol related offenses that can result from driving after you have consumed alcohol. Whether you are charged with one or the other depends on the amount of alcohol in your system. The charges are: “Driving While Ability Impaired” – DWAI and “Driving Under the Influence” – DUI.
The Colorado law firm, Thomas Law Firm, defends all types of DUIs, from drug related to alcohol impaired driving offenses. If you have been accused of driving under the influence for felony or misdemeanor charges, contact our DUI criminal defense lawyers at(720) 542-6148.
Injury Property Damage And Car Crash DUI
A car crash is a situation nobody wants to find themselves in, let alone be responsible for. In Denver, the penalties for these accidents include heightened insurance rates, fines, and, if alcohol was involved, legal repercussions including serious and potential felony DUI charges. When a drunk driver is involved in a car crash that leads to property damage or bodily injury, the penalties increase significantly.
DUI/DWAI for Commerical Drivers
Penalties for receiving a DUI are much harsher for commercial drivers and the consequences may reach far beyond losing your license and paying a fine. Commercial drivers are subject to stricter standards because their job requires them to operate vehicles that can contain toxic waste or precious cargo—it is a matter of public safety that these drivers be as safe as possible. Driving drunk while operating a company vehicle puts the company as well as the public-at-large at risk.
Recent changes to Colorado law have made it so it is now legal to possess and use marijuana. However, it is still a crime to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana or any other drug. A conviction for driving under the influence of drugs will lead to the same penalties as driving under the influence of alcohol.