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Criminal Law

Make Sure Your Side of the Story Is Heard with Anderson & Travis

Facing criminal charges can be a terrifying and confusing experience. Our Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyers make sure your side of the story is heard. We help you navigate the criminal justice system—from arrest through the end of the trial.

Extensive trial skills and aggressive representation is on your side.
Utilizing our extensive trial skills, we provide aggressive representation in a variety of criminal defense cases:

Aggressive Representation of Felony & Misdemeanor Charges

The Colorado Springs criminal defense attorneys of Anderson & Travis are prepared to guide you through the stressful process of defending yourself against criminal felony and misdemeanor charges. We handle a variety of cases, including:

  • Assaults
  • Drug crimes
  • Theft/burglary
  • Traffic offenses
  • Juvenile offenses

We make sure your side of the story is heard.
As part of our aggressive approach to representing clients, we ensure that, at every step, the government has to work hard in prosecuting the case. And, we make sure your side of the story is heard. To that end, we make sure to assert all the appropriate defenses, including those based on possible due process violations or mishandling of the evidence. We also advocate on clients’ behalf with the District Attorney’s Office in an effort to reach an advantageous resolution without the uncertainties of a trial. Our proactive approach may result in the dismissal or reduction of the charges.

Our criminal defense attorneys are skilled litigators with over 15 years of experience.
If, despite our efforts, a case goes to trial, we are experienced litigators who will make a forceful presentation to the jury. Our attorneys’ litigation experience includes criminal prosecution for both the DA’s office and the Army JAG Corps, as well as teaching criminal law for the JAG Corps. And, we’ve been representing clients against felony and misdemeanor charges for over 10 years.

We strongly subscribe to the belief that communication and information are essential ingredients to a successful defense. To that end, we work closely with you every step of the way to defend your rights and reach the best possible result.

Experienced DUI Attorneys that Will Fight for Your Rights

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) are common Colorado misdemeanors. Generally, the government’s action in such cases has two components: criminal and administrative.

We negotiate for your best administrative outcome.
The administrative process determines the impact of the DUI or DWAI arrest on the person’s driving privilege. The attorneys of Anderson & Travis are experienced at representing clients in connection with the administrative proceedings at the DMV. Our involvement ensures that the court hears your full story with the applicable evidence supporting your case, and you receive the full benefit of any procedural irregularities and/or mistakes.

Skilled litigation and extensive preparation are on your side.
As skilled litigators, Anderson & Travis attorneys aggressively defend clients against the criminal drunk- or drugged-driving charges. Our experience in criminal prosecution gives us an advantage–we know how the prosecutors try their cases, so we can prepare your case with that in mind. We are experienced at evaluating the government’s evidence and countering it with evidence favorable to the client. We make certain to devise a hard-hitting defense strategy and assert all the applicable defenses in order to get the charges dismissed or reduced. Our negotiations with the District Attorney’s Office are firm and persistent. Our trial technique is geared towards making the most persuasive and forceful argument to the jury.

Defending Your Side of the Story

Domestic violence refers to any act or threatened act of violence against a person who has been or is involved in an intimate relationship with the actor. For all domestic violence cases, our approach is mindful of the sensitive and emotionally-charged nature of these charges.

Our negotiation and litigation skills are used to your advantage.
Our Colorado springs domestic violence lawyers defend clients charged with domestic violence offenses, including assault, harassment, stalking, etc. We evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the government’s evidence in order to use every available argument to your advantage. Moreover, as experienced criminal defense attorneys, we understand how to negotiate with the District Attorney’s Office in order to obtain the most favorable resolution for each case. If a case goes to trial, we are aggressive litigators who excel at making a persuasive argument to the jury.

We advocate for military and law enforcement personnel facing domestic violence charges.
We realize that a domestic violence charge or conviction can have an especially devastating effect on those working for the military or law enforcement. Of particular concern is the continuing ability to carry a weapon. Our extensive experience with military and law enforcement clients allows us to pay special attention to these considerations.

Facing a Restraining Order? We Can Help

The Colorado Springs restraining order attorneys of Anderson & Travis are experienced in defending clients against the entry of permanent restraining orders. While there is no way to prevent the issuance of a temporary restraining order, we aggressively advocate against making such an order permanent. We are not only prepared to forcefully argue your position at any court hearing, but will also explore other alternatives that may be available for resolving the underlying conflict. For instance, in situations involving concurrent divorce proceedings, it may be advisable to convert the restraining order into a no-contact order through the divorce action.

We understand the impact that a restraining order can have on members of the Armed Forces or law enforcement personnel, in particular their ability to carry a weapon. Because of our substantial experience with military and law enforcement clients, we pay special attention to such concerns.

Advocating to Lessen the Impact of Your Criminal Record

The process of sealing is designed to protect criminal defendants from the lingering impact of a criminal record. It, in essence, erases an arrest and/or conviction from your public record, helping you move to the future instead of being forced to live in the past.

Sealing your records can keep your past in the past.
Criminal background checks are increasingly common for employment, education, housing, or security clearance purposes. Therefore, many clients decide to seal their records when such an option is available. A sealed arrest or conviction will not show up when someone runs a criminal background check. Sealing is not automatic. In fact, sealing is not part of the original case brought by the prosecution. It requires initiation of a new civil proceeding, which is accomplished by filing a petition to seal.

Our experienced attorneys effectively navigate the courts to maximize your chances.
The Colorado Springs criminal defense attorneys of Anderson & Travis have had many successful cases of sealing records and know how to navigate the courts to help you seal your records. Colorado has a statutory scheme that sets out all of the applicable standards and requirements. Whether the record of an arrest or conviction can be sealed depends on the type of offense charged. Long waiting periods apply to certain types of offenses, and some records may not be sealed. Moreover, the District Attorney’s Office may object to the sealing on statutory or public policy grounds. The assistance of an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney from Anderson & Travis will help to maximize your chances for a successful sealing.