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When facing criminal prosecution in Boulder, Colorado, you need a skilled and experienced attorney to help you fight for your freedom or reduce the charges.

Dawson Law knows what’s at stake and protects your rights by getting the most favorable deal possible for your case.

Our criminal defense lawyers successfully handle a wide range of criminal cases, including DUI, DWAI, drug offenses, assault, property crimes, domestic violence, theft, and white-collar crimes.

Colorado Criminal Conviction Consequences

Criminal convictions hold far-reaching consequences that extend beyond fines and jail time.

Potential long-term impacts include:

  • Difficulty finding employment: Many businesses conduct background checks and may hesitate to hire someone with a criminal record.
  • Limitations on housing options: Some landlords refuse to rent to individuals with certain convictions.
  • Loss of professional licenses or certifications: Impacts your ability to work in your chosen field.
  • Reputation damage: Your reputation and personal relationships may carry a social stigma and strain even the strongest bonds.

Dawson Law helps you avoid these life-altering consequences.

Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Our firm practices exclusively in criminal law. So, our entire team focuses only on building the most potent defense strategy tailored to your needs and the facts in your case.

DUI and DWAI Defense

You need to act fast after the Boulder Police or other law enforcement agencies charge you with DUI (driving under the influence) or DWAI (driving while ability impaired).

A conviction can lead to:

  • Hefty fines
  • Jail time
  • License suspension
  • Increased insurance rates
  • A permanent criminal record

Dawson Law has extensive experience handling DUIs and DWAIs and understands Colorado’s drunk driving laws entirely.

Let our team challenge breathalyzer tests and blood evidence for you to weaken the prosecutor’s case and negotiate the best deal possible in your situation.

Other Criminal Defense Services

In addition to DUI and DWAI defenses, Dawson Law handles several other criminal cases, including:

  • Drug offenses
  • Assault and domestic violence
  • Theft and property crimes
  • White-collar crimes
  • Title IX and Student Conduct Hearings

No matter what charges you’re facing, we have the knowledge, resources, and dedication to build a strong defense strategy and fight for freedom.

The Dawson Law Difference

“What sets Dawson Law apart from other criminal defense firms in Boulder?”

Read on to discover why our team is uniquely qualified to handle your case.

Experienced Boulder Criminal Defense Lawyers

When your future is on the line, you need a criminal defense attorney who knows what they’re doing instead of an attorney who is either inexperienced or overworked. Lead attorney Ryan Dawson has years of experience defending clients against criminal charges in Boulder and throughout Colorado. Mr. Dawson is a trial lawyer. His criminal practice focuses on homicide, sexual assault, and complex cases involving expert witnesses. He has obtained countless not guilty verdicts in cases ranging from driving under the influence to sexual assault and murder. In addition to his substantial trial experience, Mr. Dawson is a graduate of the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and National Criminal Defense College.

Our effective defense strategies work with the local courts, judges, and prosecutors because we know most of them personally, and have tried cases either against them or in their courtroom which allows us to negotiate favorable plea bargains in cases not bound for trial.

Personalized Attention and Dedication

At Dawson Law, every client gets personalized and unwavering attention.

When you work with our criminal defense attorneys, you can expect:

  • A thorough investigation of your case.
  • Strong defense arguments tailored to your unique circumstances.
  • Clear communication and regular updates on the progress of your case.
  • Prompt responses to your questions and concerns.

We know that facing criminal charges is tough, and we’re here to guide you through every step of the process.

Proven Track Record of Success

Dawson Law has a proven record of getting our clients’ dismissals, reduced charges, and acquittals.

We’ve also earned a reputation as skilled litigators from clients in Boulder, Denver, Golden, Aurora Thornton, Westminster, Broomfield, and Lakewood,

Our criminal defense lawyers will take cases to trial when necessary. So, choose a team of trustworthy advocates who fight for all Colorado residents.

The Criminal Defense Process

Criminal defense processing can be scary for those who have never encountered the legal system.

Let’s review what to expect when facing criminal charges, from arrest and booking to arraignment, plea bargaining, trial, and appeals.

Arrest and Booking

The booking process will occur immediately after the Boulder Police arrest you.

It involves law enforcement fingerprinting, photographing you, and recording your personal information.

Depending on the severity of the charges, the courts may set bail or hold you in custody until further proceedings.

You must contact a criminal defense attorney early after your arrest to protect your Constitutional rights and build your defense before accidentally incriminating yourself.

Arraignment and Plea Bargaining

At your arraignment (your first court date), you’ll appear before a judge and enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest.

This hearing is also where the state will read the formal charges against you. In many cases, your criminal defense lawyer will engage in plea bargaining with the prosecutor before or after your arraignment.

Plea bargaining involves negotiating for reduced charges or a more lenient sentence in exchange for a guilty plea.

Skilled criminal defense attorneys negotiate favorable plea deals based on the evidence against you, their friendship with prosecutors, and negotiation experience.

However, it’s important to remember that ACCEPTING A PLEA BARGAIN is always up to you.

Trial and Appeals

Your criminal defense attorney stays by your side at every step of the criminal litigation process.

From jury selection to closing arguments, Dawson Law will present a compelling defense, challenge the prosecution’s evidence, and fight for a favorable verdict.

If the courts convict you, we can file an appeal and work to overturn the case or secure a more lenient sentence.

“Ryan is amazing! I have never had such a trusted ally in the law. He answered all my questions and was on the ball. He is a professional in his craft and I highly recommend him for all your legal needs. Thanks Ryan!!”

— Google Review

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Contact Dawson Law for a Free Consultation

Don’t wait to hire your criminal defense attorney when facing criminal charges in Boulder.

The sooner you contact us, the better your chances of achieving a favorable outcome.

Dawson Law offers free, no-obligation consultations to discuss what happened and explore your legal options.

  • Our deep roots in the Boulder community and thorough understanding of the local courts, judges, and prosecutors give you an advantage.
  • We have successfully handled many Colorado criminal cases, from DUI and DWAI to drug offenses, assault, and white-collar crimes.
  • Our criminal defense law firm offers personalized attention and creates unique defense strategies based on case circumstances and our client’s goals.
  • We keep you informed and involved throughout the legal process so you always know what to expect and can make informed decisions about the outcome.

During your meeting, we’ll listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide honest, straightforward advice on what course of action you should take.

Don’t Face Criminal Charges Alone

Choose a winning and trustworthy criminal defense attorney when your future and freedom are at stake.

Dawson Law offers personalized attention and aggressive advocacy and will be one of the persons who will be there for you when facing criminal charges.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards protecting your rights.

And remember, the sooner you seek legal representation, the better your chances of success.

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