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Why You Should Hire Attorney Chris Cessna

The criminal justice system in America has multiple complex legal matters (including murder trials), but many do not come close to the expertise needed when being involved in a DUI case that involves drugs or alcohol. In a proper DUI defense, the defending attorney should have a scientific edge against the prosecution's claims, which comes extremely close to the DNA that is presented during murder trials. Such scientific evidence in DUI cases include: breath and blood samples, along with standardized field sobriety tests administered by law enforcement officials.

An NHTSA Certified Instructor

Attorney Chris Cessna has years of experience as a law enforcement officer and prosecuting attorney in handling, these kinds of cases and equipment. He is the only DUI attorney in Colorado to own his a personal Intoxilyzer 5000 (the same breathalyzer that officials use on suspects). Attorney Chris Cessna is both state and federally certified and formally trained to operate, maintain and repair the Intoxilyzer 5000.

In addition, he is the only defense attorney in Colorado to be an NHTSA certified Instructor in the administration of the “Standardized Field Sobriety Tests" (SFSTs). These two aspects of Attorney Chris Cessna's defensive strategy is crucial in setting him apart from other attorneys, as he is properly trained where other attorneys are not. The result is that his clients achieve the best possible results in their cases.

An Expert Witness in Court

Due to attorney Chris Cessna's experience and knowledge he is often asked and endorsed to testify in court, by his fellow attorneys, as an expert witness in properly administering standardized field sobriety tests.

If you are in search for an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, contact attorney Chris Cessna today!

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DUI Related Training and Certifications

  • Breath Alcohol Technician Training for Legal Professionals, Industrial Training & Design Ltd., Denver, Colorado, June 1, 2007.
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases (14th Annual) – National College of DUI Defense – Dallas, Texas, April 19, 2007.
  • Guest Lecturer / Instructor Advanced DUI – DWI Seminar, Defenders Education, Inc. Albuquerque, N.M., February 16, 2006.
  • Breath Alcohol Technician Training for Legal Professionals, Industrial Training & Design Ltd., Las Vegas, Nevada, October 9, 2006.
  • Criminal and Administrative Consequences for Commercial Driver’s, Colorado Department of Revenue, Denver, Colorado, September 26, 2006.
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases, Harvard Law School, July 18, 2006.

  • NHTSA / IACP Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus / Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor School, Lapier & Associates, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 3, 2006.

  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases (13th Annual) – National College of DUI Defense – Dallas, Texas, March 30, 2006.

  • Advanced Scientific Evidence DUI Seminar, Ohio Criminal Defense Bar, Columbus, Ohio.

  • NHTSA / IACP Advanced Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus / Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course – Walden, Platt & Assoc. – Atlanta, Georgia, December 2, 2005.

  • NHTSA / IACP Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus / Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Refresher Course – Walden, Platt & Assoc. – Atlanta, Georgia, December 2, 2005.

  • Strategies in Handling DUI and DWAI Trials in Colorado – Denver, Colorado.

  • Under The Microscope – Beating DUIs with Science – National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Maintenance and Repair of the Intoxilyzer 5000 – C.E.S. Consulting – Palm Beach, Florida, June 24 – 25, 2005.
  • DUI Scientific Evidence Seminar, Colorado Bar Association, Denver, Colorado, May 2005.
  • NHTSA / IACP Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus / Standardized Field Sobriety Testing – Walden, Platt & Assoc. – San Antonio, Texas, May 12, 2005.
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases (12th Annual) – National College of DUI Defense – Dallas, Texas, April 28, 2005.
  • Advanced Colorado DUI Litigation – Denver, Colorado.
  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus / NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing– Arizona Highway Patrol, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, May 18, 1993.
  • Intoxilyzer 4011 Operator’s Course – Arizona Highway Patrol, Tucson, Arizona, November 2, 1994.
  • Intoxilyzer 5000 Operator’s Course – Arizona Highway Patrol, Tucson, Arizona, November 2, 1994.
  • Drug Recognition Screening – Arizona Highway Patrol
  • Advanced Narcotics Investigations – DEA
  • Basic Standardized Field Sobriety Testing at the following police academies:
    • United States Air Force Police Academy, December 19, 1985.
    • Charlotte (North Carolina) Police Academy, March 22, 1988.
    • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, October 29, 1992.
    • Received over 2,000 hours of law enforcement and investigative training from 1987 – 1996.

Other Professional Information

  • Certified Intoxilyzer 5000 Operator, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Awarded Appreciation of Law Enforcement Service Plaque from the First Judicial District Office of the District Attorney;
  • Guest Law School Lecturer – University of Denver College of Law, (Cross-exam techniques), Denver, Colorado
  • Guest Legal Instructor – Annual Federal Agent’s Legal Training and Refresher Update Seminar (DUI and Constitutional Law Update), St. Louis, Missouri
  • Police Academy Instructor and College Adjunct Faculty Instructor of Police Recruits in Search & Seizure. Legal Liability, and Constitutional Law at multiple Colorado police academies
  • Selected to research, write and submit an appellate brief to the Colorado Supreme Court for its deliberation on the admissibility of “Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus evidence in DUI cases”
  • Recognized agency-wide by the United States Department of the Interior for six successful felony investigations/prosecutions.
  • Received award from the United States Department of the Interior for the capture of armed felons.
  • Received highest performance evaluation possible for a United States Department of Interior law enforcement agent.
  • Awarded the Honor Graduate medal, United States Air Force.
  • Honorable Discharge, United States Air Force.
  • Recognized by the United States Court of Appeals in United States v. Albers, 136 F.3d 670 (9th Cir. 1998).

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense; Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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  • “I was impressed with Chris.”

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  • “His extensive and lengthy background coupled with his compassion are why he's the best.”

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  • “It is inspiring to see someone so clearly put the needs of the client above personal gain.”

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  • “You fought my case with my future as your top priority.”

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  • “With your hard work, my charges were dismissed.”

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  • “I never had any doubts or concerns trusting you.”

  • “No other attorney would have been able to do what you did.”

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  • “I heard that you shined in court.”

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Get the Experience of Attorney Chris Cessna On Your Side

See What Sets Him Apart
  • Over 20 Years of Experience

  • Each Case Handled With Personalized Service

  • NHTSA Certified Instructor in Field Sobriety Tests

  • Former Law Enforcement Officer and Prosecutor