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Charged with a Crime in Eagle County, CO?

Whether you live in Eagle County or are visiting the area, legal trouble is a nightmare. If you are accused of committing a criminal offense, you need a criminal lawyer to act on your behalf. At Whitaker & Penix, LLC, we represent both locals and visitors to Eagle County caught in the criminal justice system.

Eagle County has a low crime rate, and can boast 70% lower total crime, 82% lower violent crimes, and 67% lower property crime than the national average. The cities, towns and rural areas are patrolled by several law enforcement agencies, including the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Eagle Police Department and Vail Police Department.

About Eagle County

Eagle County is an ideal place to live or visit. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Vail, Avon, Edwards, and the other communities in the county throughout the year. Residents and visitors enjoy outdoor recreation, with winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, and summer backpacking, hiking, biking, within the 2.3 million acres of the White River National Forest. With 2,500 miles of trails, 12 ski resorts, and 10 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet high, there are few locations in the USA that can boast the incredible natural beauty found in Eagle County.

Eagle County Justice Center

The Eagle County Justice Center is in Eagle, Colorado, the county seat. If you have been arrested and charged with an offense, you will be appearing in this court. If you are detained, you will be waiting for your arraignment at the detention center in Eagle, Colorado. As soon as you have been booked, it is imperative that your first call is to a criminal attorney that represents the criminally accused throughout Eagle County.

Criminal Charges in Eagle County

At Whitaker & Penix, LLC, our legal team is made up of two former prosecutors who bring a breadth of knowledge to defending all types of criminal charges. Our scope of practice includes:

  • DUI Defense
  • Traffic Defense
  • Drug Possession, Distribution, Trafficking
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Fraud, Embezzlement
  • Sexual Assault, Rape
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault, Battery
  • Murder, Manslaughter

When You Need an Eagle County Defense Attorney – Choose Right.

If you are visiting Eagle County as a tourist, or live in one of the local communities, after being arrested and charged with a crime, you need to protect your rights. Exercise your right to remain silent, and your right to an attorney and contact our firm, whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge. While you are protected by the constitution and are “innocent until proven guilty,” it won’t feel that way. To get your case on track for a quality defense, contact our firm immediately after your arrest.

Major Criminal Cases in Eagle County

As reported by CPR News, crime is on the rise in Colorado. Violent crimes including murder, assaults, sexual assaults, and robberies are up 17 percent, and murder is up 47 percent. Colorado has the fourth highest increase in crime in the USA. Juvenile aggravated assault with a firearm is up 29 percent, and identity theft is at an all-time high. If you have been caught in the criminal justice system in Colorado, you can expect an extremely unpleasant and frightening experience. The person that stands between you and the justice system is your Eagle County criminal defense attorney.

DUI Defense in Eagle County

If you are facing charges for a DUI offense, and were arrested in Avon, Basalt, Eagle, Gypsum, Minturn, Red Cliff or Vail, or in another area, your first call should be to Whitaker & Penix, LLC. With the rise in crime in the state, lawmakers are coming down hard on offenders, including drivers accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI and DUID).

The charges may be filed as a misdemeanor or felony, and in either case, immediate intervention by your Eagle County DUI defense lawyer is critical, and can have a tremendous impact on how the case unfolds. Law enforcement is fallible and may have made an error in some aspect of your case, whether in the police stop, the administration of roadside or in-station testing, or other vital detail in the case against you When our team takes on a case, we evaluate every detail to discover any option that could benefit our clients, and we act. Our goal is to reduce the damage.

Traffic Offense Defense in Eagle County

Traffic charges are a favorite of law enforcement in Eagle County. Both locals and visitors to Eagle County can be pulled over for a range of traffic offenses, including speeding, reckless driving, driving without insurance, careless driving, and many others. You need to defend yourself if you are accused of a traffic offense in Eagle County. The defense actions of your attorney play a key role in the outcome of your case.

Charged with a crime in Eagle County, CO? Call Whitaker & Penix, LLC at (970) 368-0602 to discuss your case. Free initial case consultation – call now.