Colorado's Only Lawyer with
NHTSA Certification

Christopher Cessna is the only Colorado defense attorney certified as an instructor in the administration of field sobriety tests.

Why You Should Hire Chris

Former Law Enforcement
Officer & Prosecutor

Find out more about Attorney Chris Cessna and how a former prosecutor and police officer can strengthen your defense.

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10+ Years' Experience

Attorney Christopher Cessna has the unique background and diverse experience needed to protect you.

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Denver DUI Lawyer

Put a Certified DUI Specialist on Your Side

There are numerous attorneys who handle DUI cases in Denver, Colorado. They claim to be experienced, but only a few actually have the background and experience to properly handle these cases. DUI cases are complex and best addressed by a lawyer who has knowledge and experience applicable to this area of the law. Chris Cessna is the only defense attorney in the state who is a NHTSA-certified instructor in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests, so when you enlist the help of our Denver DUI lawyer, he can put this experience to work for you.

Clients continually turn to Attorney Chris Cessna because:

  • He has more than 20 years of experience
  • Each case is handled with personalized service
  • He is a former DUI police officer & Deputy District Attorney
  • They receive one-on-one counsel and assistance
  • He is backed by numerous credentials and certifications

Not only has Mr. Cessna achieved numerous dismissals for his clients, he has devoted his entire practice to the defense of DUI. He regularly attends DUI defense attorney conferences and has reached a level of DUI defense certification attained by only a select few DUI lawyers throughout the country. It is through this dedication that he has been able to obtain favorable results for his clients, even under the most challenging circumstances.


Fill out a free case evaluation form today to take advantage of Mr. Cessna's expertise.


What to Look for When Hiring a Denver DUI Attorney

Every lawyer you speak with is going to tell you that their qualifications are more than acceptable for the defense of your DUI case. What they probably won't tell you, however, is that the difference between "handling DUI cases" and being a certified expert in DUI defense are entirely different things. Most criminal defense lawyers take DUI cases pretty regularly, being that they are one of the most common offenses prosecuted. That said, the vast majority of them spend very little time training each year and learning the subtle details of what it takes to consistently win at trial.

When hiring a lawyer for your DUI case, be sure to ask the following:

  • How much of your practice is devoted to DUI defense?
  • How many DUI trials have you defended?
  • Are you a member of the National College of DUI defense?
  • What types of certifications and training do you have?
  • Do you own an Intoxilyzer device? Are you properly trained to use it?
  • Have you ever lectured to other DUI attorneys about DUI defense tactics?
  • Are you in good standing with the Bar Association? Have you ever been sanctioned?
  • Have you been properly trained in chemical breath and blood testing?
  • How much experience do you have serving the local Metro Denver courts?

The answers you receive to each of these questions will give you a fairly good understanding of whether or not the attorney is qualified to handle your DUI case. If you would like to speak directly with us about any of these topics, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.

Don't plead guilty to a drunk driving offense!

Most individuals arrested for DUI believe they are automatically guilty at the point of arrest. They believe that fighting the charge is futile and a waste of money. In some cases, people will outright plead to the offense during the arrest process or confess to the police officer at the scene. Because of the enormous amount of evidence that must be presented during a DUI case, we can assure you that there is nothing open and shut about a DUI arrest.

They must not only knock down years of evidence suggesting the inaccuracies of blood and breath tests, they must also prove that outside elements did not factor into your impairment. It is imperative that you remain silent during your arrest and retain skilled legal counsel. It is not your job to determine your innocence. It is the prosecution's job to prove their case. Protect your rights and hire a lawyer who will aggressively defend you.

Why turn to the Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna after an arrest?

You can depend on Denver DUI Attorney Chris Cessna to provide you with the aggressive defense you need to fight your charges and avoid a conviction. You can trust that he will also take the time to investigate your charges to ensure that all police procedures were conducted properly, and that there were no outstanding factors that could have caused you to fail or perform poorly on a breath test, blood test or field sobriety test. For this reason, you should not hesitate to schedule a free initial consultation.


Our Arvada Office Location:
7314 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: (303) 720-7280


Denver Office (By Appointment Only):
2137 Lafayette Street
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: ‚Äč(303) 720-7280


We also proudly serve Arapahoe County, Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Broomfield, Boulder, Castle Rock, Commerce City, CU Denver, Douglas County, Englewood, Golden, Jefferson County, Lakewood, Littleton, Longmont, Metro State College, Northglenn, Parker, University of Denver, Westminster and Wheat Ridge.