Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving
Denver, Colorado

Facing criminal charges is one of the most stressful and overwhelming experiences a person can endure. The uncertainty, fear, and potential repercussions can weigh heavily on individuals and their families. Having a compassionate and understanding criminal defense lawyer by your side can make a significant difference. We're here to support you and uphold your right to receive a fair trial. 

The Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna provides top-tier criminal defense services to people across Denver, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Boulder County, Arapahoe County, and Adams County.  

Attorney Chris Cessna has defended his clients' rights for over two decades, using his knowledge and experience to ensure top-quality representation. He is no ordinary defense attorney; he's the sole defense attorney in Colorado with NHTSA certification to instruct on the administration of standardized field sobriety tests.  

This unique certification grants him a distinct edge when defending DUI charges, thanks to his profound comprehension of the testing process and potential shortcomings that could result in false positives. Whether you’re facing a first-time DUI charge, a traffic violation, or a serious felony, call The Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna for a free consultation with a committed defense attorney.  

Criminal Defense Services

The Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna understands that facing criminal charges can be intimidating. That's why Attorney Chris Cessna offers a comprehensive range of criminal defense services tailored to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case. The services include: 

  • Traffic Violations: Even minor traffic offenses can have serious consequences. Attorney Chris Cessna provides legal assistance for speeding, reckless driving, and more, helping you avoid points on your license and increased insurance rates. 

  • BUI Defense: Boating under the influence (BUI) is a serious charge that can impact your freedom and your future. Attorney Chris Cessna applies his knowledge of DUI and sobriety testing laws to the unique aspects of BUI cases. His experience with field sobriety tests is particularly valuable in these scenarios, offering a critical advantage in defending against BUI charges. 

Regardless of the charges you face, The Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna is here to offer experienced legal guidance and defense when you need it most.

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Colorado's Criminal Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations sets the maximum time after an event within which legal proceedings may be initiated. This timeframe varies depending on the nature and severity of the alleged crime.  

For DUI/DWAI offenses in Colorado, the statute of limitations is generally 18 months. This means that the prosecution must file charges within 18 months of the alleged offense, or else the defendant may seek dismissal of the case on the grounds of expired statute of limitations.  

When it comes to traffic violations, such as speeding or reckless driving, the statute of limitations is relatively shorter, typically one year from the date of the infraction. This shorter window emphasizes the importance of timely legal action, as it can lead to a quicker resolution of minor offenses. 

For boating under the influence (BUI) charges, the statute is similar to that of DUI/DWAI offenses, also set at 18 months. The prosecution needs to bring charges within this period to ensure that the legal process remains fair and just. 

Understanding these limitations is crucial for both the defense and prosecution; it ensures that cases are handled in a timely manner and helps protect the rights of the accused by preventing the indefinite threat of legal action.  

Don't Plead Guilty to a Criminal Offense 

Most individuals believe they are automatically guilty at the point of arrest. They believe that fighting the charge is futile and a waste of money. 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 amount of evidence that must be presented during a case, we can assure you that there is nothing open and shut about an arrest. 

They must not only knock down evidence, they must also prove that outside elements did not factor into your case, such as impairment in a DUI case. It is imperative that you remain silent during your arrest and retain skilled legal counsel. It is not your job to determine your innocence. It is the prosecution's job to prove their case. 

What The Firm Offers

Unlike larger firms where clients may feel overlooked, The Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna takes pride in its commitment to personalized counsel and assistance. It is a firm belief there that every client deserves individualized attention and care. Time is dedicated to understanding each client's situation, investigating all potential defense strategies, and compassionately guiding clients through the legal process with respect. 

Proven Track Record 

With many certifications and over 20 years of experience, Attorney Chris Cessna has established a strong reputation for effective criminal defense. His experience and knowledge as a certified DUI defense specialist have helped numerous clients to protect their rights and secure favorable outcomes. 

Free Consultations 

You're already going through a lot; the stress of finding a suitable attorney shouldn't add to your worries. The Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna offers free, no-obligation consultations to potential clients. During these consultations, Attorney Chris Cessna will review your case, ask you questions, and discuss possible defense strategies that could lead to an optimal result. 

Focused on Criminal Law

Unlike general practice firms that handle a variety of legal matters, The Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna focuses solely on criminal defense. This allows Attorney Chris Cessna to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in criminal law and provide comprehensive, focused representation for each client. 

Can I Clear My Criminal Record in Colorado?

Yes, Colorado law does allow for the sealing of certain criminal records, which can help you get a fresh start. However, not all offenses are eligible for record sealing.  

Generally, if you were acquitted, your charges were dismissed, or you successfully completed a deferred judgment and sentence, you may be eligible to seal your record. There are also specific waiting periods depending on the type of offense.  

Attorney Chris Cessna can evaluate your situation and guide you through the process of petitioning for a record seal, giving you the opportunity to move forward without the burden of past charges. 

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Denver, Colorado

Don't gamble with your future by hiring an inadequate defense attorney. Place your trust in a criminal lawyer with over 20 years of trial experience. Reach out to The Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna today for a free consultation and put his experience to work for you.  

The earlier you seek legal assistance, the better chance you have of obtaining a positive outcome for your case. With our proven track record and personalized approach, we're dedicated to helping clients get through difficult times while upholding their constitutional rights. Contact us today for unparalleled criminal defense services in Denver, Colorado.