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Charged with a Crime in Frisco, CO?

Whether you are a visitor live in the Frisco area, being accused of a criminal offense is a frightening and very dangerous situation. While you are innocent until proven guilty, it won’t feel that way. Once you enter the criminal justice system, your Frisco criminal defense attorney is the sole individual standing between you and the risk of life-altering consequences, including prison time, fines, and a permanent criminal record.

Charged with a criminal offense? Contact a Frisco defense attorney at Whitaker & Penix, LLC at (970) 368-0602.

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At Whitaker & Penix, LLC, our legal team of Kylie Whitaker and Ehren Penix bring real-world legal experience on both sides of the criminal justice system. Kylie Whitaker served for seven years as a criminal prosecutor and assistant, offering a rare level of understanding of the inner workers of the justice system, from both sides, which could be a significant advantage in a defense case.

Ehren Penix also has a background as a criminal prosecutor, with four years defending the criminally accused in private practice. Many attorneys rarely, if ever, go to trial. At our firm, we have the skills, knowledge, and experience to craft a compelling case for the defense, negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce or dismiss charges, reduce penalties, and other advantages for the clients we represent.

Our Scope of Practice: Whitaker & Penix, LLC

The legal team at our practice takes on a range of Frisco criminal cases, including but not limited to:

  • Felony charges: We defend clients facing felony charges and take defense actions to attempt to reduce the damage. Our defense cases are meticulously crafted, presented with professional skill and confidence, and are geared to seek a positive outcome for the people we represent. Felonies range in “degree,” from Class 6 to Class 1. The prison sentences vary, based on the degree, and for the most serious offense, can result in life in prison or even the death penalty.
  • Assault: The penalties imposed in a conviction for assault vary, based on the degree of charge. A third degree assault is a misdemeanor offense, with penalties up to 18 months behind bars, and up to $1,000 in fines. A second degree assault is a Class 4 felony charge. The penalties could include up to 16 years in state prison, and $2,000 to $500,000 in fines. A first degree assault conviction can lead to up to 32 years in prison, and fines between $3,000 and $750,000, based on the facts in the case.
  • DUI: DUI is one of the most common offenses filed against drivers in the Frisco area. Depending on whether it is a first time charge, or the accused has prior convictions, the penalties imposed change your life forever in the worst way. You have the right to a lawyer – but you need a talented, dedicated, and experienced trial lawyer. At Whitaker & Penix, LLC, we are proud to be known as being among the most talented litigators in the business. Our many legal successes are a direct result of our personal commitment to the people we serve.
  • Drug crimes: While Colorado has a reputation for being “easy” on drug crimes, this concept is far from true. While you can legally smoke recreational marijuana, if you drive under the influence, have more than a limited amount in your possession, or are accused of distributing, trafficking, manufacturing, or providing controlled substances to underage people, you will be in serious legal trouble. For a powerful defense attorney who knows the criminal justice system inside out, contact us at once if charged with any drug crime in Frisco.
  • Domestic violence: Domestic violence charges come with very heavy penalties in Colorado. Unfortunately, accusations can be made in cases that involved actions taken in self-defense, false accusations from another party, or domestic incidents that did not lead to any physical harm, were accidental, or involved an argument between two parties. Nonetheless, once charges are filed, you need to defend yourself to avoid permanent damage to your reputation, the loss of freedom, and other consequences. You may be restricted from being present in your own home or have access to your children. The first step in mitigating the damage is to exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the legal team at Whitaker & Penix, LLC.

If you are facing federal charges, sex offenses, theft, violent crime, white-collar crime, or any other serious criminal charges, contact a Frisco criminal defense lawyer at Whitaker & Penix, LLC at (970) 368-0602 immediately. Free 30-minute consultation, and we are available 24/7 to serve you.