Criminal Defense (DUI, DWAI, Misdemeanors, and Juvenile) in Colorado
Respect and concern combined with aggressive criminal defense is needed to successfully navigate through the court. There is an accompanying high level emotional stress when someone is charged with drunk driving, motor vehicle criminal offense, or any other criminal charge both for the person facing charges and for family members who care about them. When you work with Shelly Rosnik you will be treated with respect and dignity. As experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney, Shelly is ready to aggressively defend you in Colorado court against DUIs, DWAIs, misdemeanors, domestic violence, possession, and other charges. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer and Shelly is ready to put her years of experience and knowledge of Colorado criminal law to work for you. She takes the time to listen and understand, to answer questions, and to work together with you to develop an effective strategy for your defense. When you leave Columbine Law Group, PC you will have a better understanding of the case against you, your defense options, and a plan to move forward.
I got a DUI last night, now what?
“If this is your first offense, you will be required to surrender your driver’s license but if you request a DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) hearing immediately they will issue you a temporary license. This will buy you some time to get your affairs in order because the hearing will be weeks out. Also, you will be required to appear at county court at which time the DA (District Attorney) will speak with you and most likely make a plea offer which you can accept or take your case to trial. Every DUI is different and there are so many variables how your case will proceed and what plea you may receive. If you take a plea you will be on probation, need to take an alcohol evaluation and preform the recommendations which include classes, you will need to complete the required number of hour for public service, pay a lot of fines and fees, and attend a MADD panel. Depending on mitigating circumstances at sentencing all of these requirements will vary. If there were injuries or other aggravating factors there may be more requirements, including jail time.”
Can I defend myself?
“You can defend yourself in any court action. You will be expected to know your rights, the law, and procedure. Hiring an attorney will add to your costs but you will be represented which may actually save you a little money going against zealous DAs.”
Our Criminal Defense Team
Drew Thomas specializes in:
- Criminal Defense
- Family Law
Drew spent the first eighteen years of life in California. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Oregon where he graduated with a degree in political science and a minor in business administration. Drew then attended Willamette University College of Law, graduating in the top quarter of my class. After graduating, Drew moved to Colorado where he passed the bar exam and became a licensed attorney in 2016.
Drew has worked in various areas of law both advising and in litigation. After finishing his first year at law school, he worked for a law firm that specialized in defending registered brokers in FINRA arbitrations. He then moved on to work for the City of Denver Attorneys Office where he spent his time advising city agencies. Drew learned what it means to be both an attorney and counselor at law. Being able to counsel clients on which decisions to make is just as important as understanding the law.
Drew has also worked on behalf of indigent clients, assisting in family law matters through his law school’s clinical program. He has helped families finalize adoptions as well as helped spouses in need collect spousal support.
Drew has a passion for the outdoors and live music. In the summer you can find him in the mountains hiking or at Red Rocks enjoying a concert.