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10 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Denver DUI AttorneyThere are numerous attorneys that claim to 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 that 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 Christoper H. Cessna is dedicated to providing first-rate representation to people who have 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 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 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 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 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. For this reason, you would have nothing to lose by calling today.

What to Look for When Hiring an 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 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.

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 turn to the Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna after a DUI arrest?

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. For this reason, you should not hesitate to schedule a free initial consultation today.

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, CU Denver, Douglas County, Englewood, Golden, Jefferson County, Lakewood, Littleton, Longmont, Metro State College, Northglenn, Parker, University of Denver, Westminster and Wheat Ridge.

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