Peyton, Colorado Criminal Lawyers

Roger John Lucas
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Intelligent Aggressive Experienced. Helping You Through the Challenges You Face.

Since I graduated from Columbia in 1996, I've dedicated my life to not-for-profit pursuits across two very different career paths- Biomedicine and Law. With my education and experience, I had the option of pursuing very... Read More »
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Patterson S. Weaver III
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Colorado Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience

Patterson Weaver is an experienced trial attorney dedicated to providing his clients with first-class personalized service and excellent outcomes. As a former felony prosecutor, Mr. Weaver tried cases ranging from... Read More »
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Gannon C. Becker Esq.
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

I’m an experienced Colorado criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Patterson S. Weaver III
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(719) 264-9858 306 E Cucharras St
#200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationColorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Probate
University of Denver
Patterson Weaver is an experienced trial attorney dedicated to providing his clients with first-class personalized service and excellent outcomes.

As a former felony prosecutor, Mr. Weaver tried cases ranging from DUIs to felony Crime of Violence cases, with an outstanding rate of success. While a County Court prosecutor, Patterson became one of the few attorneys in the state of Colorado to try and win an evidentiary “Shreck” hearing on the admissibility of Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) testimony. For his efforts, the Pikes Peak Region DUI Taskforce gave him the “Complex Prosecution Award." More recently, Mr. Weaver has...
Timothy R. Bussey
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(719) 475-2555 12 E. Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
National College for DUI Defense/Harvard Law School, Emory University School of Law, NCDD - Harvard Law School, NCDD - Harvard Law School, NCDD - Harvard Law School and Illinois Institute of Technology
Timothy Bussey is an experienced criminal defense attorney. He has two decades worth of experience in different areas of criminal defense. Timothy Bussey chooses to defend those who are being accused. It is his mission to counsel the accused and takes pride in fulfilling the trust his clients put on him.
Roger John Lucas
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(719) 475-1600 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 900
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Since I graduated from Columbia in 1996, I've dedicated my life to not-for-profit pursuits across two very different career paths- Biomedicine and Law. With my education and experience, I had the option of pursuing very lucrative careers with Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical companies, but instead chose to go into academics to do research for research's sake. Although important to a degree, money has never been the driving force for the decisions I've made. My choices have been guided more by doing what I like to do, and in academics, there was no corporate pressure to drive results as quick as...
Michael Harris
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(719) 635-2005 301 S Weber St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law and Florida State University College of Law
I am a Colorado Springs DUI, criminal defense, and immigration attorney. Generally, I help people in trouble. I specialize in DUIs and traffic, criminal defense, military courts-martial and separations, and appeals. I am a former prosecutor and Navy JAG attorney. From minor offenses to homicides and other major felonies, I have experience both in trials and appeals on both sides of the system to help you. I have helped those in all walks of life who need someone in court, from soldiers, nurses, and construction workers to police, pastors, local politicians, and fellow attorneys. ...
Mr. William L. Henry IV
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(303) 688-0944 1975 Research Parkway
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Business
The George Washington University Law School
Attorney William L. Henry IV (Bill) began his legal career in the Washington, D.C., Metro area. After practicing in Washington, D.C., he moved to Douglas County, Colorado, with his family and became a partner at Robinson & Henry, P.C. Robinson & Henry legal practice areas include: divorce, IRS problems, employment tax problems, bankruptcies (business and personal), criminal law, collections, civil litigation, and business transactions. Nationally recognized, Robinson & Henry's attorneys have been quoted by newspapers, radio stations, and legal publications throughout the country including The Denver Post, FOX31 News, Time Magazine, KLAA Los Angeles, The Voice of San Diego, the Rocky Mountain...
Alexis Austin
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(719) 822-6227 102 S Tejon St. Suite 1136
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationColorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Denver
Alexis graduated Magna cum Laude, earning both a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Memphis, Tennessee. She then headed west to attend the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, in the beautiful state of CO.

While in law school, she represented low-income clients in civil matters. Alexis Austin then worked for many years as a prosecutor, gaining expertise in prosecution and law enforcement tactics, before deciding to use that knowledge to defend clients her clients. She prosecuted traffic and misdemeanor cases with the Arapahoe County DA’s office from 2012-2014. In 2014, Alexis worked as...
Gannon C. Becker Esq.
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(719) 264-9858 306 E Cucharras St
#200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of North Dakota School of Law
Gannon C. Becker, Esq. is an associate criminal defense attorney at Patterson Weaver Law. Gannon attended University of North Dakota where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Public Administration. He went on to attend law school at the University of North Dakota School of Law to pursue his interest in criminal law, and received his Juris Doctorate in 2018. During his time in law school, Gannon received the Thormodsgard Law School Award, the William J. Holland Foundation Law Scholarship, and the Olgar B. Burtness Constitutional Law Scholarship, for achieving the highest grades of...
Clifton Black
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(719) 328-1616 2 N Cascade Ave
11th Floor
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City
As a Colorado criminal defense lawyer, I have dedicated my career to helping those charged with criminal violations since 2000. My passion is helping those being prosecuted by the government, so I focus my practice exclusively in Colorado criminal defense, in El Paso County (Colorado Springs, etc), Teller County (Cripple Creek & Woodland Park), Pueblo County, and Douglas County (Castle Rock and South Denver).
John Kenneth Joyner
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer
(719) 633-4541 2928 Straus Lane, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Denver
After serving honorably in the United States Marine Corps, John got his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. During law school, John spent two years working in private criminal defense as an intern and participated Denver Law Criminal Defense Clinic where he represented underprivileged defendants in criminal matters.

After law school, John worked as a Judicial Fellow for the Fourth Judicial District. He then accepted a position as a Deputy District Attorney with the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office in El Paso County where he honed his trial skills. John worked for an insurance litigation firm in Denver before starting...
Elizabeth A. McClintock
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(719) 375-0112 620 North Tejon Street
Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1082
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Workers' Comp
University of Wyoming College of Law
Elizabeth McClintock (formerly Chapman) graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1995. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Colorado and began practicing law with the Pueblo firm of Koncilja & Koncilja, P.C. During that time, Ms. McClintock’s practice focused primarily on plaintiff’s personal injury, worker’s compensation and social security disability litigation. Ms. McClintock took a position at the Office of the Fourth Judicial District Attorney in 1996. During her years as a Deputy District Attorney (D.D.A.), she worked in the County, Juvenile and District Courts, litigating a range of cases from traffic violations to serious...
Jennifer B. James Esq.
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Colorado Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

University of Houston Law CenterColorado
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Alexander Arthur Berry
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(719) 425-2545 121 South Tejon Street, Suite 9003
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Regent University School of Law
A Lawyer who goes the extra mile to help out those charged with Criminal or DUI Issues. Former Government Lawyer who understands what is needed to win, even with the system stacked against you.
Shawn Hillewaert
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney
(719) 578-3315 102 S. Tejon Street
Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Wyoming College of Law
Shawn Hillewaert joined Fisher and Associates after starting his legal career as an intern for a Denver-based corporation where he supported the in-house legal team and project engineers in developing a 1,000 turbine wind energy project and a 750-mile transmission line.

Mr. Hillewaert, a fifth generation Coloradan, received his J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law and holds degrees in Economics and Spanish from the University of Utah.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Hillewaert enjoyed successful careers in call center management and as an underground miner. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors, whether it’s on his motorcycle...
Christian Carl Samuelson
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(719) 578-3336 128 South Tejon
Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law and DUI
South Texas College of Law
Andrew L. Bryant
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(719) 634-7353 10 Boulder Crescent St. Suite 301
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Mr. Bryant has lived in Colorado Springs since he was fifteen years old. He has grown up in this community and wanted to return to it after he graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He started practing law in 2006 when he started his career at the El Paso County District Attorney's Office. During that time, he prosecuted cases ranging from traffic tickets, Misdemeanors, and DUI's, to homicides and high-profile sexual assault cases. Mr. Bryant started his practice in May of 2012. His goal is to aggressively represent clients and their interests in order...
Michael Allen Robinson
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(719) 646-3797 12295 Oracle Blvd
Ste. 340
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Denver
Attorney Mike Robinson has lived in Douglas County, Colorado for over 20 years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and Cantril House Assisted Living Center, as Post Commander of the Castle Rock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10578, President of the Douglas-Elbert Bar Association, Board of Governors - Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Who's Who in American Law.
Steven M. Werner
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(719) 473-4885 301 S Weber St
#100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, Family and Military
Georgetown University Law Center
Theodore Paul McClintock
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(719) 520-3968 220 East Costilla Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Wyoming College of Law
Attorney Ted McClintock founded McClintock & McClintock, P.C. in October 2000 after spending five years as a deputy district attorney in El Paso and Teller Counties, and a year working for a criminal defense law firm. While working for the District Attorneys office, Ted McClintock was in charge of the Sexual Offense, Crimes Against Children Unit; which is known today as the Special Victims Unit (SVU). While prosecuting sex crimes for the state of Colorado, Attorney McClintock frequently encountered poorly informed and unprepared defense attorneys who recklessly exposed their clients to significant negative consequences because the were unfamiliar with...
Bryson D. Perkins
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(719) 644-7059 102 S. Tejon St., Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Mr. Perkins focuses on criminal defense and family law. He began his law career as a prosecutor in Idaho in 2007. After 2 years, he started his own practice doing criminal defense and family law. Mr. Perkins relocated with his family to Colorado in 2014, and, after getting licensed in Colorado, worked for a Colorado Springs law firm doing family law. In 2016, Mr. Perkins decided to again start his own practice focusing on criminal defense and family law.
Lisa Blattner Esq.
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney
(719) 264-9858 306 E Cucharras St
#200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Denver
Jeremy Loew
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(719) 387-4111 306 E. Cucharras St.
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationColorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Denver
Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney Jeremy Loew has aggressively represented thousands of clients in Colorado.

Mr. Loew vigorously counsels and represents clients in all aspects of criminal, family and personal injury law including drug crimes, assault, murder, sexual assault, traffic tickets and domestic violence defense.

Jeremy Loew is able to apply his past experience to the successful benefit of his clients.

Call Jeremy at The Law Office Of Jeremy Loew today. Criminal charges are serious charges and you need a serious defense by an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Call (719) 387-4111...
James W Newby
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(719) 247-2700 128 S Tejon St #402
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Attorney James Newby is consistently praised by clients as the best criminal defense lawyer in Colorado Springs. As a former DA, James knows that innocent people are charged wrongly and good people make mistakes. That's why James fights to dismiss charges for the falsely accused and lessen the penalties for people who have made bad decisions, allowing them to get back on their feet. Call for a free consultation.

Our law firm provides criminal defense representation for any and all Colorado misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. We are passionate about defending DUI, DWAI, traffic violations, domestic violence, assault,...
Eric H Pavri Esq.
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(719) 260-7900 102 S. Tejon Street
Suite 800
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
University of Arizona
I focus my practice on immigration law. My own parents are immigrants to the United States and so I have always enjoyed helping other families to pursue the American Dream. I also represent clients facing criminal charges. Because of my criminal defense experience, I'm often called in as a consultant by defense attorneys whose immigrant clients face criminal charges. I also work with colleagues in my firm to protect clients' rights through civil litigation (personal injury lawsuits and defense).
Aaron Gaddis
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(719) 578-3344 102 S. Tejon Street, Ste. 1110
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Denver
Aaron Gaddis is a seasoned defense advocate with a background of extensive criminal defense litigation. He has appeared in court and fought for his clients and their rights hundreds of times, ranging from homicide to sexual assault to driving under the influence, with countless contested trials behind him. Through successful negotiations and the pretrial process, he has saved his clients from lengthy prison sentences. He knows that when clients come in with criminal charges, it is likely the low point in their lives, and he takes a passion being there for those clients in need – not only as...
Sheila D. Ford
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(719) 328-1616 2 N Cascade Ave
Ste 1120
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Houston Law Center
Sheila Ford, Associate Attorney for the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, brings a variety of civil litigation, criminal defense and family law experience to our firm.

Sheila attended the University of Texas, where she served as an advisor in the Student Government Association and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Sheila then attended law school at the University of Houston where she was a member of Phi Delta Phi, an international legal honor society and the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States. While in law school, Sheila was introduced to criminal law as an intern in...
Brandon A. Prenger
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(719) 630-1556 31 N. Tejon
Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Creighton University School of Law
Robert P. Odle
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(719) 559-4099 121 South Tejon Street
Suite 900
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Probate
Texas Tech University School of Law
At Odle Law LLC, protecting our clients’ rights and dignity is our highest priority. We understand that bad things can happen to good people, and we make sure your legal matter impacts your life and your family as little as possible. Odle Law LCC is a full-service law firm in Colorado Springs, offering a variety of legal services led by the experienced and compassionate attorney Robert P. Odle. If you need attentive representation, and lawyers who will fight for your case, contact Odle Law today.
Jennifer B. James Esq.
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(719) 473-1813 301 S Weber St
#100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Houston Law Center
Joseph Carter Maher
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(719) 301-7500 12295 Oracle Blvd Ste. 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Kristopher Miller
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer
(719) 344-8192 545 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Suite 205
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Foresight and preparedness should drive every case. Advising with foresight helps clients make good decisions. Practicing with preparedness helps the Court make good decisions.
Michael W. Moran
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(719) 447-1923 220 East Costilla Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Attorney Moran is the founder of the Colorado Springs criminal defense firm, Michael W. Moran, P.C. specializing in work as a Colorado Springs DUI Attorney. As a former municipal judge, he is able to maintain an extensive understanding of all aspects of the criminal justice system. For more information about retaining the representation of Attorney Moran, be sure to contact the firm today.
William Gordon Edie
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(719) 227-7779 128 S. Tejon Street
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Texas - Austin
William G. "Bill" Edie brings considerable experience to the firm, having been a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado Springs for almost 20 years. He also has experience as an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas, Texas, as well as at a commercial litigation firm in Denver. During his tenure at the DAâs Office in Colorado Springs, Mr. Edie has served in the Economic Crimes Unit for over 9 years, handling well over 100 such cases from investigation to conclusion, including a number of jury trials involving financial crimes. Additionally, he served 14 years as the lead attorney for the Grand Jury, participating...
Sarah Christensen
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(719) 634-7770 128 S. Tejon
#300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, DUI, International and Personal Injury
Kelly R. Moss
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer
(719) 445-9049 231 East Vermijo Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Kelly McPherson
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney
(719) 635-8499 1122 N. El Paso St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Warren D. Price
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney
(719) 900-2999 10 Boulder Crescent Suite 300F
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal
Mr David William Foley
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer
Plaza of The Rockies
121 South Tejon Street, Suite 1107
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal
Teresa A. Drexler
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer
(719) 359-4623 24 S. Weber St Ste 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western New England University School of Law
William Drexler
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Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney
(719) 359-4623 24 S. Weber St Ste 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Washburn University School of Law
Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(719) 471-2100 231 East Vermijo Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Colorado Law School
Colorado Springs, CO Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(719) 635-2005 301 S Weber St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Denver
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.