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Christopher H. Cessna
Handling serious cases with precision.

Work With a Lawyer Who Prioritizes Your Future

Criminal law & DUI cases are complex and best addressed by a lawyer who has knowledge and experience applicable to this area of the law. Not only has Mr. Cessna achieved numerous dismissals for his clients, he has devoted his entire practice to the defense of the criminally accused.

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Defense You Can Depend On

Every lawyer you speak with is going to tell you that their qualifications are more than acceptable for the defense of your DUI case in Jefferson County & Broomfield County, Colorado. 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. Christopher H. Cessna's specialized training and certifications set him apart as a lawyer you can truly depend on.

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25+ years as an Attorney

10 years as State & Federal Law Enforcement Officer

Backed by Numerous Certifications

NHTSA-Certified Instructor in Field Sobriety Tests as well as Operation of the Intoxilyzer®


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Opened His Own Practice


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Christopher H. Cessna

Christopher H. Cessna

Attorney at Law

With 20+ years of legal experience and 10+ years in law enforcement, attorney Christopher Cessna has the unique background and diverse experience needed to protect you from your charges. Attorney Chris Cessna is the only defense attorney in the state of Colorado who is an NHTSA-certified instructor in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests. He's also a founding member in Colorado for the National College of DUI Defense. So when you enlist his help, you can expect him to put his passion and experience to work for you.

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Criminal Defense

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BUI (Boating Under the Influence)

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Don't Fight a DUI Alone

Most Denver 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. That’s what makes Chris Cessna stand out among the competition as an award-winning Denver DUI lawyer.

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While many attorneys can handle your DUI or criminal case, few actually have the background and experience to properly navigate these cases. Denver DUI Attorney, Chris Cessna, has numerous credentials and testimonies that give truth to his claims.

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The Time to Act Is Now

Arrested? Facing charges? You can depend on Denver criminal defense attorney Chris Cessna to provide you with the aggressive defense you need to seek your best outcome. 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 resulted in the evidence against you. For these reasons, you should not hesitate to schedule a free initial consultation. Every minute matters.

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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Defense Lawyer

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? 
How much do your services cost?