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About Criminal Defense Attorney Peter Larato

Prior to establishing his criminal defense practice in Denver, Mr. Larato served on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Mr. Larato also served as a training officer for new deputy sheriffs and worked in the Advanced Training Bureau where field officers and S.W.A.T. teams located in Los Angeles County received tactical training. (1991)

As a former police officer, Mr. Larato is aware how intimidated a person can feel when suddenly he or she is faced with criminal charges prosecuted by a government entity that is armed with seemingly limitless resources and that possesses the seemingly insurmountable power of the state.

Thereafter, Mr. Larato served corporate clients as a private investigator and worked in undercover operations in the corporate environment.

Mr. Larato graduated from the University of Kansas (1995) and was licensed to practice in 1996 and has been licensed to practice in Kansans for 15 years. He subsequently served as a prosecutor in Jefferson County, Kansas, County Attorney's office before being admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1997.

In 1997, Mr. Larato opened his criminal defense practice in Denver, serving a diverse clientele facing a wide variety of criminal charges. Since 1997, Mr. Larato has served over 1,000 clients in the greater Denver Metro area. He regularly represents clients in the Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Larimer and Weld counties. Mr. Larato practices all aspects of criminal law including domestic violence, harassment, assault, child abuse all aspects of drug charges (sales, distribution, manufacturing).

While representing his clients and in order to maintain a well-rounded approach to their defense and contribute to the community, Mr. Larato served as an adjunct instructor at the Colorado State Patrol Academy (2002-2004) teaching cadets, patrolmen and line officers of the Colorado State Patrol. He currently teaches criminal justice classes at the college level and is an adjunct professor at the Johnson and Wales University in Denver. (2005-2011)

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