Don’t Become a Victim of Lakewood’s Crackdown on Crime

Lakewood, Colorado, is not one of the most crime-ridden cities in the country – or even the state. However, if you look at the numbers, the crime rate here is on the high side.

In fact, Sperling’s Best Places finds that both the violent and property crime rates here are higher than the average for the Denver metro area, the state, and the country as a whole. Property crimes are particularly common, with the U.S. average at 38.1 on a 100-point scale and Lakewood at 56.

Elsewhere, Neighborhood Scout found that the rate of theft and rape in the area was more than double the national average, and motor vehicle theft here is three times the overall rate of the country, with higher than average assaults as well.

Why does this matter if you find yourself charged with a crime here?

Because when rates of crime are high, law enforcement officials tend to look harder for alleged criminal acts – something that can result in trumped up charges. Moreover, prosecutors may push harder for harsher penalties since they see this as a way to discourage others from engaging in similar activity.

Vernon Ready is a skilled Denver area criminal attorney who has been protecting the rights of the accused for years. He has witnessed this type of thing occur in Lakewood many times. Maybe you were accused of shoplifting at Belmar or Colorado Mills, and the incident quickly spiraled out of control. Or you picked someone up at a bar and got accused of rape after a drunken night together.

If the police arrest you, it is not their job to listen to your side of the story. It is not their responsibility to treat you kindly. Even if they do, you need to remember they are not your friends. Their goal is to secure a conviction, and they will use every legal trick in the book to make sure this happens.

To fight back and make sure your rights are protected, you need to seek out an experienced defense lawyer who understands both the law and the local landscape. Mr. Ready has successfully represented countless Coloradans, and he will work hard to get your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed.

Lakewood Criminal Matters That Vernon Ready Can Help You Fight

Ready Law has experience handling a wide variety of Colorado criminal charges, including:


Child Abuse/Endangerment

Computer & Internet Crimes

Criminal Mischief

Deferred Prosecution Options

Disorderly Conduct

Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes


Expungement / Criminal Record Sealing




Probation Violations

Prostitution / Solicitation

Restraining Orders


Traffic Ticket


Search and Seizure

Shoplifting / Retail Theft

Sex Crimes  

Violent Crimes

            Robbery/Armed Robbery


            Domestic Violence



            Rape – Sexual Assault

Weapons Charges

White Collar Crimes


            Insurance and Credit Card Fraud




If you do not see your particular charge listed here, get in touch. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Mr. Ready might still be able to help. If you contact us and detail your situation, we can give you a better idea of the options available to you.

Getting the best possible outcome, however, requires more than simply hiring someone who has worked on your type of case before. You need the right attorney.

What does that mean?

Why Vernon Ready Is the Criminal Lawyer of Choice for People in Lakewood

There are lots of defense attorneys in the greater Denver area, and most of them offer the same basic sales pitch. They are experienced. They know the law. They have a successful track record.

Obviously, those things matter, but they do not really tell you what it is like to work with a lawyer on a case. For that, you need to listen to past clients.

What do Mr. Ready’s past clients have to say about him?

He was there for them. How many attorneys do you know that give clients their personal cell phone number? Yet that is exactly what Vernon Ready does for every single person he takes on. He knows that this is probably one of the most frightening experiences in your life. Things may seem confusing. You might have a lot of questions, and those questions may not always occur to you during your regularly scheduled time with him.

Mr. Ready’s promise to clients is that they can call his personal number whenever they feel like they need to. If he is unable to answer immediately, he will return the call by the end of business on the following day.

They can talk to him without feeling intimidated. Criminal law is a lot like taxes. It is needlessly complicated, with confusing rules and phrasing that can make it seem impenetrable if you are not used to dealing with it.

Some lawyers are like this, too, using big, legal-seeming terms that serve no purpose other than to keep this impenetrable wall up between them and their clients. Not Vernon Ready, though. He comes into every case with the opposite goal.

He wants you to understand what you are up against. He wants you to be clear on what options are available, what they mean, and how likely they are. Because his goal is to work for the outcome that you want – whatever that means.

He is a fighter. Vernon Ready does not look like a fighter. In most situations, he does not act like one either. He is friendly. Attentive. Compassionate. Respectful. None of that, however, takes precedence over the fact that he is your advocate. It is his job to fight for you.

That means he never backs down. He never stops pushing back when others attempt to use delaying tactics or intimidate you into agreeing to something not in your interests. He fights with his brain, by using his knowledge and experience to keep the opposition honest and hold them to account when they attempt to stray.

Start Planning Your Lakewood Defense Right Now by Reaching Out to Ready Law

You do not have to go to jail or prison. You do not have to pay an exorbitant fine that you cannot afford. You do not have to watch as your future crumbles before your eyes.

A charge is not a conviction. Charges can be beaten. Choose to fight back. Choose to stand up for your rights. Work with a respected Denver criminal attorney who will battle tooth and nail to get you the best possible outcome.

Vernon Ready can help, but you have to get in touch first. You can do that today by calling 303-993-5512, emailing, or filling out our quick contact form online.