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Trust. Transparency. Tenacity.

The firm’s mission is to build a foundation of trust, allowing Reid to employ his unwavering dedication to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation. Reid prioritizes transparent communication which empowers you to make an educated decision on how you wish to handle your case. If you want to work as a team with your lawyer, contact us today.

Trust. Transparency. Tenacity.
Criminal Defense Confronting the government can be daunting. Whether a misdemeanor or a serious felony, Reid stands by your side every step of the way in the pursuit of a favorable outcome.
DUI/DWAI There are many pitfalls when facing an impaired driving charge. Not only are you facing a criminal charge, but you may also face DMV action against your license. Reid has focused his training and experience on fighting impaired driving and will assure you don't find yourself in one of those pitfalls.
Trial Attorney Hiring a lawyer without significant trial experience is akin to setting sail with a captain who has never navigated treacherous waters - you may find yourself adrift and ill-prepared when facing the storm of a legal battle.
DUI Defense Lawyer Association
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
National College for DUI Defense
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Trial Lawyers College
National Trial Lawyers Top 40
Justia 10.0 Rating
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Past results don’t guarantee future performance.
DUI and Careless Driving Not Guilty at Trial
Two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Not Guilty at Trial
Felony Menacing – Domestic Violence Court Dismissed upon Motion
Strangulation – Domestic Violence DA Dismissed at Trial
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Not Guilty at Trial
Third Degree Assault and False Imprisonment – Domestic Violence Not Guilty at Trial
Express Consent DMV Hearing Dismissed
Assault out of Adams County Not Guilty at Trial
DUI out of Arapahoe County Case Dismissed
Third Degree Assault out of Adams County Case Dismissed
DUI out of Douglas County Case Dismissed
DUI 3rd out of Jefferson County Not Guilty at Trial
DUI-Drugs out of Jefferson County Not Guilty at Trial
DUI Third out of Douglas County Not Guilty at Trial
DUI-Drugs out of Broomfield County Case Dismissed
DUI out of Jefferson County Case Dismissed

Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer

Facing criminal charges can be a daunting experience, especially in Denver, where the legal system can be complex and unforgiving. Whether you’re accused of a misdemeanor or a felony, having the right legal representation is crucial to safeguarding your rights and future. At DeChant Law, our Denver criminal defense lawyer understands the challenges you’re facing and are committed to providing comprehensive and effective defense strategies tailored to your unique situation.

Reid has experience as both a public defender and in private practice. He handled cases as a public defender in Denver, Broomfield, and Adams County where he defended traffic offenses, DUI/DWAI, thefts, sexual assaults, homicides, and everything in between. Throughout his experience as a public defender, he recognized that most clients come to him at the lowest point in their life. Not only do these clients need help in the courtroom, but they need someone who cares about their story and fights for what is best for them in their situation. At Trial Lawyers College, Reid learned the power of storytelling in the courtroom. It begins with having compassion for the client and his/her story.

Common Charges in Denver

Denver, like any major city, sees a range of criminal charges. Some of the most common include:

DUI (Driving Under the Influence): Denver takes DUI offenses seriously, with strict penalties for those convicted. Whether it’s alcohol or drugs, operating a vehicle under the influence can result in fines, license suspension, and even jail time.

Drug Possession: Possession of controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, or prescription drugs without a valid prescription, can lead to serious legal consequences, including fines and imprisonment.

Assault and Battery: Charges of assault and battery involve physical harm or threats of harm against another person. Depending on the circumstances, these charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies.

Theft and Burglary: Denver prosecutes theft crimes vigorously, whether it’s shoplifting, burglary, or robbery. The severity of the charge often depends on the value of the stolen property and whether force or violence was involved.

Domestic Violence: Allegations of domestic violence can have significant repercussions, including restraining orders and loss of custody rights. It’s essential to seek legal counsel immediately if you’re facing these charges.

What to Do After a DUI

If you’ve been arrested for DUI in Denver, it’s crucial to take the following steps to protect your rights and improve your chances of a favorable outcome:

  1. Contact an Attorney: Your first priority should be to reach out to a skilled DUI defense attorney like those at DeChant Law. They can advise you on your rights, potential defenses, and the best course of action moving forward.
  2. Understand Your Rights: You have the right to remain silent and the right to legal representation. Avoid discussing the details of your case with law enforcement until you’ve consulted with your lawyer.
  3. Gather Evidence: Take note of any details surrounding your arrest, such as the conduct of the arresting officer, the results of field sobriety tests, and any witnesses present. This information can be invaluable in building your defense.
  4. Attend Court Hearings: Missing court dates can result in additional penalties and a warrant for your arrest. Make sure to appear at all scheduled hearings and follow any conditions set by the court, such as attending alcohol education classes or installing an ignition interlock device.
  5. Consider Your Options: Depending on the specifics of your case, your attorney may recommend negotiating a plea deal, pursuing alternative sentencing options, or fighting the charges in court. Trust their expertise to guide you toward the best possible outcome.

How DeChant Law Can Help

At DeChant Law, we have extensive experience defending clients against a wide range of criminal charges in Denver. Our team of dedicated attorneys understands the nuances of Colorado’s legal system and is committed to providing aggressive advocacy on behalf of our clients.

When you choose DeChant Law to represent you, you can expect:

Personalized Attention: We take the time to listen to your concerns, thoroughly investigate your case, and develop a defense strategy tailored to your unique circumstances.

Skilled Negotiation: We have a track record of success in negotiating favorable plea agreements and alternative sentencing options for our clients, helping them avoid harsh penalties whenever possible.

Aggressive Trial Representation: If your case goes to trial, you can trust our attorneys to vigorously defend your rights in the courtroom, presenting compelling evidence and arguments on your behalf.

Compassionate Support: We understand that facing criminal charges can be emotionally challenging. That’s why we’re here to provide compassionate support and guidance every step of the way, ensuring you feel informed and empowered throughout the legal process.

Don’t Face Criminal Charges Alone

At DeChant Law, you will be a part of the team and not just a client. Have you been in court and heard an attorney refer to their client as “my client?” Be assured, this unacceptable practice is non-existent at DeChant Law. Our client-focused defense keeps you involved at every step of the way so that you can make the best decision for you and your family. Reid will create a personalized mitigation plan and leave no stone unturned while negotiating with the prosecution. At the end of the day, if the prosecution’s offer falls short of your expectations, our experienced Denver criminal defense attorney is prepared to take the case to trial and zealously advocate for what is just. Contact DeChant Law today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help protect your rights and future.

What Makes Reid An Effective Trial Attorney?

“Overall, what makes me different from most attorneys is the way I handle cases and my willingness to go to trial, no matter the allegations. I prepare every case as if it was going to trial. This approach births the best possible outcome for any case and never compromises a result. Taking the time to prepare the case for trial from the beginning allows an effective development of my client’s story which adds a priceless persuasive value to my negotiations with the prosecutors. If negotiations fall short, I am already ahead of the game and ready for trial.”

Satisfied Client Stories
I really appreciate you and what you did in trial for me. I want you to know how much I truly appreciate you and the work you did from start to finish. I can't express how thankful I am that you are who you are and what you did. I… Chase Client
Reid got 3 possible charged dropped down to a driving ticket for me. No classes, no community service, and most of all no real stress because he guided me through the entire case and showed up to the trial with everything already handled with the DA. Hopefully you never need… Alicia Client
Reid kept me informed and confident during my case. Plus his humanity to understand the details of what I had to go through shined through. Thanks for all your help Reid David Client
Reid did a fantastic job on my DUI case. He fully advocated on my behalf and was willing to take the case to trial, which my previous attorney was not. Highly recommend. Adam Client
Reid was fantastic! He helped me through a DUI that I got in August of 2022! Anything and everything was handled by him and he kept me up to date with everything and made the whole process very simple! Definitely took a load of stress off my shoulders. He also… Ryland Client
Very satisfied with the Dechant legal representation. Impressed how prepared and confident he handled my case. Absolutely impressed by Reid Dechant as a trial lawyer. I was acquitted of my charges. I would recommend Dechant law to others. Donita Client
Reid worked diligently to resolve two matters for me successfully. He was extremely responsive and organized throughout. It was a relief to have his assistance during a very challenging time. I am still shocked by one the results that Reid helped acheive. Recommend for anyone in need of a trustworthy… Scott Client
Hands down the best lawyer in town. Always prompt and professional. He definitely saved my bacon. Stop looking around and retain him now. Chris Client
Reid was super helpful, and very informative with me. He helped me get the best possible outcome! I couldn’t have asked for anyone better, trust the process and let them handle it for you. Kaleb Client
Incredible. The most thoughtful and intelligent attorney I have ever worked with. Very transparent every step of the way. Realistic about outcomes and really just all around felt like he had my best interest at heart the entire time. Tareh Client
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