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Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer

Denver, as the capital of Colorado, operates under its own set of municipal laws in addition to state statutes. Commonly prosecuted offenses in Denver can range from minor traffic violations to more serious crimes such as drug offenses, assault, and property crimes.

Being handcuffed, arrested, fingerprinted, and interrogated by police is a traumatic, terrifying experience whether you have been arrested before or this was your first experience with the criminal justice system. Even being accused of a crime without being arrested is a terrible ordeal. It can feel like your entire world is ending. And, unfortunately, depending on the criminal offense with which you have been charged, the ramifications can, in fact, have a profound and permanent impact on your life, your livelihood, and your relationships. As such, if you have been charged with any crime, be it a misdemeanor or major felony, it is in your best interest to speak to an experienced Denver criminal lawyer at DeChant Law the first chance you get.

Denver Criminal Law Practice Areas

Here at DeChant Law, we have successfully represented clients charged with the following criminal offenses, and are more than prepared to do the same for you:

Understanding Common Violations

Drug Offenses: Despite the changing landscape of marijuana laws in Colorado, possession, distribution, or trafficking of illegal drugs remains a serious offense. Whether it’s marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, or prescription drugs obtained unlawfully, drug charges can lead to severe penalties including fines, probation, and incarceration.

DUI/DWAI: Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) are vigorously enforced in Denver. Even a first-time DUI conviction can result in significant fines, license suspension, and potential jail time. Repeat offenses carry harsher penalties, including mandatory minimum sentences.

Assault and Battery: Altercations leading to physical harm or the threat of harm can result in assault charges. Depending on the severity of the incident and any prior criminal history, assault charges can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies, with consequences ranging from probation to lengthy prison sentences.

Theft and Property Crimes: Crimes such as theft, burglary, robbery, and vandalism are taken seriously in Denver. Whether it involves shoplifting from a local store or breaking into a residence, property crimes can lead to substantial fines and incarceration, particularly for repeat offenders.

Domestic Violence: Domestic violence allegations can have far-reaching consequences, including restraining orders, loss of child custody, and damage to one’s reputation and career. If you’re facing domestic violence charges, it’s crucial to seek legal representation immediately to protect your rights.

The Importance of a Strong Legal Defense

When charged with a criminal offense in Denver, your freedom and future are on the line. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the nuances of Denver’s legal system can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. A skilled attorney will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest, challenge any evidence obtained unlawfully, and advocate vigorously on your behalf in court.

What a Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Do For You

No matter the crime for which you have been charged, you need an attorney to represent you in and out of the courtroom. Unless you have studied the law and are an attorney yourself, it is not possible to understand your rights and whether or not they are being violated. Below are some of the critical components of a criminal defense lawyer’s job:

  • Stand between you and prosecutors and ensure that you do not unintentionally incriminating yourself during an interrogation
  • Get you out of jail on bail
  • Investigate the charges against you
  • Seek evidence of law enforcement wrongdoing, such as lack of probate cause
  • Petition the court for certain evidence to be thrown out, or for the charges to be dismissed
  • Visit the crime scene, talk to witnesses, gather additional evidence in support of you case
  • Look for inconsistencies and flaws in the prosecution’s case
  • Develop a defense strategy
  • Inform you of your rights and options
  • Negotiate a plea deal with the prosecution
  • Represent you in court
  • Appeal the decision if necessary

Contact A Denver Criminal Defense Attorney At DeChant Law Today

A major criminal offense has the potential to not only uproot your life, but to completely ruin your reputation and mark you as a felon on every job, loan, and lease application for the rest of your days. Being sentenced to jail or state prison is a very real possibility, even for relatively minor crimes, because prosecutors almost always stack up multiple offenses from a single act, compounding the time behind bars, fines, and parole that you might be facing. An experienced Denver criminal lawyer can help you fight for your rights and your freedom. At DeChant Law, we dedicate ourselves to our clients, because we know just how much is in the line. Call Denver criminal lawyer Reid DeChant at DeChant Law today at 720-634-6789 for a free consultation.

Traffic Ticket Defense
  • Careless Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving Under the Influence
Misdemeanor Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Drug Possession
Misdemeanor Defense
Felony Defense

Felonies are the most serious kind of criminal charges. This makes it imperative to have legal representation that will truly fight for your freedom. What sets Reid apart from the vast majority of criminal defense attorneys is that he will take your case to trial rather that pressuring you to take a plea deal. Reid is passionate about going to trial and will leave no stone unturned to ensure a successful outcome.

DMV Hearings

Alcohol or drug related driving offenses often carry collateral consequences separate from what happens in the court proceeding. Whether you are facing a revocation for a refusal to submit to a chemical test or your results came back above the legal limit, Reid can represent you at that hearing.

DMV Hearings

Motions are the way lawyers advocate for their client by requesting things through the court. Whether your rights were violated or you want permission to travel pending the outcome of your case, Reid can draft any necessary motion to meet your needs. Here are some examples:

  • Motion to dismiss
  • Motion to suppress
  • Motion to modify bond

While most view probation as the end of a case, the court still retains jurisdiction over the terms of probation you must abide by. If probation is giving you a hard time, Reid can submit a motion to the court to modify conditions of that probation to help you successfully complete your sentence.

  • Motion to terminate probation early
  • Motion to transfer probation to unsupervised
  • Motion for credit for time served
  • Motion to reconsider sentence 35(b)
  • Motion to allow firearm possession during probation