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Are You Facing Criminal Charges in Silverthorne?

It is a scary situation to be facing criminal charges, and you have a right to the best possible defense. The more serious the crime, the more severe the penalties can potentially be. For your best chance of the most favorable outcome, it is important to choose a Silverthorne criminal defense lawyer to represent you who is skilled and experienced in criminal matters.

Why Choose Whitaker & Penix, LLC?

Our Silverthorne criminal defense attorneys are former prosecutors with years of trial experience on both sides of the courtroom. We use our knowledge and skills to fight for our clients’ freedom and to protect their rights. We understand the workings of the local courts and provide expert guidance through the criminal justice system. We are honest, reliable, available to our clients, and passionate about presenting the best defense possible.

What Types of Criminal Cases Does the Firm Handle?

We represent Silverthorne residents in criminal matters ranging from traffic offenses to violent crimes. Types of cases we handle include the following:

  • Traffic violations: Whether you got a traffic ticket for speeding or were charged with leaving the scene of an accident, we can provide skilled legal defense. In Colorado, every time you have a traffic violation conviction, the DMV adds points to your driving record. Adults drivers risk license suspension if they accumulate 12 points in a consecutive 12 month period or 18 points in a consecutive 24 month period.
  • DUI: Driving under the influence is a serious matter in Silverthorne. Whether you have been charged with driving while alcohol impaired (DWAI) with an alleged blood alcohol concentration (BAC) greater than .05% and less than .08%, or with driving under influence (DUI) with a BAC of .08% or higher, we can challenge machine calibrations and faulty readings, and raise every applicable defense. We can also defend you against charges of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID).
  • Drug crimes: Severity of penalties for drug crimes can vary, depending on the type of drug, the amount allegedly in your possession, and other factors. Possession of less than four grams of Schedule I or II drugs, such as peyote, LSD, psilocybin, morphine, and heroin, is now a misdemeanor offense. Felony distribution of a controlled substance carries stiffer penalties. In some cases, it is punishable by eight to 32 years in prison and fines of up to $1 million.
  • Domestic violence: Accusations of domestic violence are all too common in Colorado and across the U.S. Police have the authority to arrest a person immediately if they have probable cause to suspect that domestic violence has occurred. Under state law, domestic violence is not a crime in itself, but an aggravator or sentencing enhancer attached to other crimes, such as assault and battery, rape, harassment, or stalking.
  • Violent crimes: Any offense that involves the use of threat or physical force against another person is considered a violent crime. This category includes robbery, assault, rape, manslaughter, and murder. Penalties for violent crimes depend on whether they are classified as misdemeanors or felonies. Conviction of felony sexual assault can mean a prison sentence of four years to life, depending on the class of felony. First-degree murder is a felony offense, punishable by life in prison.

If you have been charged with a crime in Silverthorne, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to begin planning a defense strategy. At Whitaker & Penix, LLC, we will fight to have your charges dismissed whenever possible. In the alternative, we can work with the prosecution to negotiate a plea bargain, reduce your charges, and lower your penalties. Contact us today at (970) 368-0602.