Denver DUI Lawyer
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. Criminal cases involving
DUI are highly complex and best addressed by a lawyer who has scientific knowledge
and experience applicable to this specific 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.
Put a Certified DUI Specialist on Your Side
Attorney Christopher H. Cessna is dedicated to providing first-rate representation
to people who have been charged with DUI and
DWAI in the Denver area. He knows that each DUI case is unique, and is committed
to providing each client with personalized service tailored to meet the
needs of their specific charges. With
more than 20 years of experience as a former DUI police officer and Deputy
District Attorney, he knows how the police will conduct themselves during a DUI arrest and
investigation, as well as what strategies the prosecution will use to
build their case against you.
His litigation skills and understanding of the complexities of DUI law
have resulted in numerous dismissals for many of his clients. While most
attorneys have cast a wide net with their criminal defense practice, Mr.
Cessna 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 severe circumstances.
We understand that you have many choices when selecting a DUI lawyer for
your case, but after
examining Mr. Cessna's unparalleled credentials,
looking at his previous case results, and reading through numerous
testimonials from his former clients, we are confident that you will make the call to schedule a free, no-obligation
consultation to speak directly with him about your case. We understand
what is at stake, and we are here to defend your rights and protect your freedoms.
What to Look for When Hiring a Denver DUI Attorney
Every lawyer you speak with is going to tell you that his / her 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 and negotiations with prosecutors.
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?
- How many DUI seminars do you attend each year?
- 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.
Even if you need a second opinion on hiring a lawyer and would like to
put apples to apples, please give us a call. We are highly trained and
knowledgeable in all matters relating to defending Denver DUI charges.
Don't plead guilty to a drunk driving offense!
arrested for DUI or other alcohol related charges believe they are automatically guilty
at the point of arrest. They believe that fighting the charge is futile
and a waste of money. Their friends may tell them, "save your money,
plead guilty, and just get it over with." This happens so often that
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.
Police agencies and prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that
you are guilty of the charge of which you've been accused.
This puts the burden of proof on their shoulders.
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.
They must provide timelines, show competence, provide the validity of
testing results, witnesses, probable cause and a host of other factors before a jury can
find you guilty. It is because of these factors that you must remain silent
during your arrest and hire a defense attorney that focuses exclusively
on these charges.
It is not your job to determine your innocence.
It is the prosecution's job to prove their case. Do not make the case
for them. Protect your rights and hire a lawyer who will aggressively defend you.
You need to be confident that you are receiving the comprehensive, dynamic
legal assistance you require. Due to the long-lasting nature of DUI penalties,
it is not something to be taken lightly and it is not something that you
can simply shrug off. You need to be confident that you are receiving
a hard-hitting and creative defense that will be tailor-made for your
individual situation. Too many firms are content to simply run their clients
through a legal mill; however, Attorney Cessna prides himself on operating
in a different manner. By working closely with his clients and never offering
less than his very best effort, Mr. Cessna works tirelessly to offer personalized
solutions adapted to fit the specifics of your case.
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: (303) 720-7280
We also proudly serve
Arapahoe County, Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Broomfield,
Boulder, Castle Rock, Commerce City,
Douglas County, Englewood, Golden,
Jefferson County, Lakewood, Littleton, Longmont,
Metro State College, Northglenn, Parker,
University of Denver, Westminster and Wheat Ridge.