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Summit County, Colorado – Your Legal Advocate.

It is a privilege to serve the communities of beautiful Summit County, situated in the central Colorado Rockies. From Breckenridge to Silverthorne and Dillon on over to Frisco, between world-renowned ski resorts, the beautiful trails and the incomparable Lake Dillon, there’s something for everyone in Summit County year-round. Whether you live, work or play in the area, Whitaker & Penix, LLC, are here for you when you need legal representation.

Local History

The world’s attention first turned to Summit County during the days of the Colorado Gold Rush. After the mines closed, adventurers stayed because of the allure of ski towns. In the second half of the twentieth century Summit was coined “Colorado’s Playground.” The area has remained the greatest place to live and play for locals and tourists alike since that time. The Gore Range, Tenmile Range and Front Range all converge here creating endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking the thrill of elevations.

Colorado Criminal Defense

Permanent residents and seasonal visitors in Summit County all like to enjoy and appreciate its mountain towns. Sometimes a fun night out or getaway weekend can get out of hand. If you or someone in your party was arrested for a bar fight, skiing out-of-bounds or driving under the influence you will need a local attorney who knows Colorado’s 5th Judicial District inside and out. A Summit County criminal defense attorney can guide you through the legal process in Summit County if you have been charged with:

  • DUI or other traffic related charges
  • Possession of illegal substances
  • Criminal mischief or disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence
  • Public intoxication
  • Trespassing
  • Theft and burglary

When legal trouble gets in the way of a night out in Summit County, the attorneys at Whitaker & Penix, LLC, can assist you.

Summit County Legal System

Law enforcement officers are far outnumbered by the crowds arriving during the peak tourism seasons in Colorado. The influx of tourists to the area inevitably results in an elevated rate of arrests. If you are accused of violating the law in Summit County you need a defense team who knows how local police investigate criminal cases, how prosecutors negotiate plea deals, and how the area judges oversee trials. An experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney can negotiate on your behalf with the district attorney’s office. They may even be able to get your sentence reduced or your case dismissed altogether. You should always call a local attorney who has a breadth of knowledge of the Colorado criminal justice system.

What Is Personal Injury in Summit County?

Personal injury is a legal term that refers to injury to the body, emotions, or reputation, as opposed to property damage. Personal injury law is also known as tort law. A tort is an act or omission that causes injury or harm to another person for which a civil court can impose liability.

Under the personal injury system, an injured person may seek financial compensation for the harm that person has suffered because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. If you have been hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault, our Summit County personal injury lawyer can tell you if you have a case and what compensation you may be entitled to claim.

Summit County Attorneys

Locals and visitors alike get in a legal bind from time to time in Summit County, whether they were fishing without a license or were involved in a snowboard or skiing collision. Criminal cases in the great outdoors fall under Colorado’s judicial system. That is why you should hire an experienced Summit County attorney who is well-versed on state law.

Legal problems can happen to anyone. Professional representation can mean the difference between a problem that is quickly resolved and life-changing consequences, including a criminal conviction on your permanent record. At Whitaker & Penix, LLC, we are committed to advocating for our clients with strategy and integrity. As former prosecutors, our legal team understands both sides of the criminal justice system in Colorado, and how to work within the judicial system to pursue the best outcome possible.

Our trial experience and enthusiasm in practicing law help us achieve optimum results for our clients. Whether you live locally or are visiting the region and are facing charges, speak with a knowledgeable Summit County advocate by calling (970) 368-0602. We offer a free case consultation, and we are available 24/7 to service.