Denver DUI Lawyer
There are numerous attorneys that claim to handle DUI (driving under the influence) 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 an attorney that has scientific knowledge and experience applicable to this specific area of the law. If you would like to ensure that you understand your options and the importance of hiring the right lawyer for your case, please read
"10 Questions to Ask When Selecting a DUI Attorney" or visit our
attorney profile page to view more information about Mr. Cessna's background and experience.
With at least 78 different consequences that can be incurred after a DUI conviction, this is not a charge to be taken lightly. Anything less than the best effort is simply not acceptable when considering that your entire future hangs in the balance. If you attempt to navigate the process on your own, it can be daunting, overwhelming and seemingly impossible. There's no reason to place that kind of strain on yourself when you're already in such an emotional, trying time. Why risk it? If convicted, you could face imprisonment, fees, loss of your driver's license or heightened insurance fees. When faced with such a high-stakes situation, you need to give yourself the best advantage possible. By securing a skilled Denver DUI attorney, you are bolstering your chances for success. With such an important situation at hand, it is of vast importance that you not only give yourself a better chance with an experienced DUI attorney, but you make sure that you give yourself the best possible advantage by choosing the right one.
If your attorney does not have the knowledge and experience to properly defend your rights against DUI charges, how can you be sure that you have the best opportunity of reaching a positive case outcome? Another important topic to consider is the attorney's fee structure. Sure, there are plenty of DUI lawyers that claim they can take on your drunk driving case for only $500. If these "professionals" place such a low value on the legal counsel they can provide to you in the face of your charges, what amount of experience and knowledge do you think they have? The answer is typically that you will get what you pay for, and taking a chance in the face of DUI charges may place you at risk of losing your driver's license, facing time in jail or prison and having to pay heavy fines.
Understanding the Ins and Outs of Your Case
You need a lawyer at your side that can challenge the evidence against you. Even if it seems that everything is working against you, the situation is by no means hopeless. A legal professional will be able to look at every angle to build you the strongest defense possible. Such things as breath, blood and field sobriety tests may appear concrete, but they can often be faulty and yield inaccurate results. If the equipment used wasn't calibrated correctly, if the officer administering the test wasn't trained properly or made a mistake or even if there was outside interference, there is no reason for you to have to pay the consequences. You deserve a DUI lawyer that will look at every detail, turn over every stone to make sure you're getting the fairest trial possible - revealing evidence of a
faulty breath test,
unlawful DUI stop or similar situation that weakens the prosecution's case against you. With an intimate knowledge of the law and a dedication to the successful outcome of your case, you can trust that we will do everything we can to bring your desired results. You need a lawyer that has the background and experience to provide you with the level of legal representation, guidance and client service you need - and that is exactly the help you will receive at our law firm.
Denver DUI attorney Chris Cessna is dedicated to providing first-rate representation to people who’ve been charged with DUI and
DWAI in the Denver area. Don't accept that
plea bargain without talking to a lawyer first! 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 how the prosecution will likely build their case. 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 and drunk driving cases throughout Denver and the surrounding counties. 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 reading the unparalleled credentials, examining previous case results, and reading through numerous testimonials by 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 and the facts surrounding it. We understand what is at stake with your driving privileges and reputation. We are here to defend your rights and protect your freedoms, and will devote ourselves entirely to the defense of your DUI case.
What to Look for When Hiring an 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 and learn more about how relevant they are to your case, please contact our office and 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, and offer our services to people with cases involving out of state DUI,
DUI hit and run,
drugs and DUI,
boating under the influence,
vehicular assault and much more.
Don't plead guilty to a drunk driving offense!
Most individuals 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 that will aggressively defend you.
Cases involving driving under the influence are extremely complex and can carry with them detrimental, devastating consequences if mishandled. You need to be confident at a time such as this that you are receiving the comprehensive and dynamic legal assistance you require to move forward successfully to the next chapter of your life. Due to the long-lasting nature of consequences associated with this crime, 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 will work tirelessly to offer personalized solutions that are adapted to fit the specifics of your case.
Why Attorney Chris Cessna?
Regardless of how serious or complex your DUI case may be, 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. He can make sure the police officer that arrested you did not violate your rights in any way, and that he or she had probable cause to place you under arrest in the first place. 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.
7314 Ralston Road
Arvada, Colorado 80002
Denver Office (by appointment only):
2137 Lafayette Street
Denver, CO 80205
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Boulder, Castle Rock, Commerce City,
CU Denver, Denver,Douglas County, Englewood, Golden,
Jefferson County, Lakewood, Littleton, Longmont,
Metro State College, Northglenn, Parker,
University of Denver, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and throughout Metro Denver, Colorado.