Vail Criminal Defense Attorneys

Steadfastly Upholding the Accused’s Constitutional Rights

If you’ve been charged with a crime, your rights to life, liberty, or property may be in peril. Our Vail criminal defense attorneys from Heckman & O’Connor have built a solid reputation for fiercely advocating on behalf of the criminally accused. As a defendant in a criminal case, you are entitled to receive a fair and speedy trial under the U.S. Constitution and its Colorado State counterpart.

Comprehensive Criminal Defense Strategies

The stakes in a criminal case are high. If convicted, you potentially face costly criminal fines and possible jail time. Accordingly, it is in your best interests to secure competent and effective legal representation from an experienced Vail criminal defense lawyer. We have dedicated years of our practice to standing up for the constitutional rights of criminal defendants in a variety of criminal matters.

Among the criminal cases we have experience handling are:

  • Domestic Violence. When someone is accused of using or threatening to use violence against a partner in an intimate relationship. You may have the opportunity to have the charges dismissed without a conviction under certain conditions.
  • DUI/DWAI/DUD. When someone is charged with driving under the influence, driving while ability impaired, or driving under the influence of drugs, they may get a chance to defer judgment for the charge without a conviction on their record.
  • Drug Offenses. Under certain conditions, those confronted with drug-related crimes may have their record sealed.
  • Sexual Assault. Beyond incurring direct criminal penalties, the mere allegation of sexual misconduct has the potential to impose substantial collateral consequences on the accused.

Legally recognized alternatives to criminal penalties are among the important ways our clients benefit from our services. Consult with one of our experienced attorneys to learn whether you qualify for these options.

Our Vail Criminal Defense Attorneys are Ready to Help

Facing criminal charges can be emotionally and physically overwhelming. That’s why you need the sound professional advice of a Vail criminal defense attorney to support you and your interests. At Heckman & O’Connor, we peer through the murky allegations and accusations to find a human element to your case. We understand that you have a story to tell. We will fiercely advocate for your right to make sure your story is heard.

For a professional evaluation regarding your legal rights, contact Heckman & O’Connor online or by phone at 970-926-5991.

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