Chris' background, experience and specialized scientific training couldn't better scripted to help you defend your DUI matter. As a former DUI police officer, and prosecutor, and DUI defense attorney for the past 10 years, Chris has extensive experience in every phase and in the role of every player critical to your DUI. This knowledge is vital to properly defending your DUI. Its like having the other team's playbook in your hands before the biggest game of the season.
Before law school, Chris Cessna served as a law enforcement officer for ten years. During this time, he received formal training and experience in conducting DUI investigations through the administration of standardized field sobriety testing and the operation of the intoxilyzer 4011 and 5000.
In 1996, Chris was accepted into the University Of Denver College Of Law. During his law school tenure, Chris served as a law clerk to the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation. After his second year of law school Chris served as an intern deputy district attorney prosecuting traffic cases at trial, and was selected to research, write and submit an appellate brief to the Colorado Supreme Court for its deliberation and consideration on the admissibility of “Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus evidence in DUI cases”
After graduating from law school in 1999, Chris was immediately hired as a full-time deputy district attorney prosecuting DUI cases and trying numerous jury trials involving complex scientific evidence such as breath, blood and other chemical tests.
In 2002, Chris opened his own private practice with a concentration on defending DUI matters. Since that time, Chris’ litigation skills and understanding of the complexities of drinking and driving offenses has resulted in obtaining regular dismissals of drinking and driving charges for his clients either during the pre-trial phase, motions phase or jury trial phase of a case.
The reason Mr. Cessna obtains so many dismissals for his client is because of his extensive background in the formal sciences of breath testing, blood testing and standardized field sobriety testing (SFST). Always ask any attorney you may be thinking of retaining about their background in the science of breath, blood and SFST testing. You will find that only a rare handful of attorneys handling DUI matters have this vital, but necessary experience. If the attorney you are interviewing doesn't have this background - how will they beat the blood, breath or SFST evidence the government is planning on using against you?
Call us today for a free consultation, and see how we put this knowledge to use in fighting your case. 303-456-1600.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Appreciation of Law Enforcement Service Plaque||The First Judicial District Office of the District Attorney||2002|
|Honor Graduate Medal||United States Air Force||1986|
|Attorney/Owner||Cessna Law Office, LLC.||2002 - Present|
|Deputy District Attorney||Office of the District Attorney||1998 - 2002|
|Federal Law Enforcement Agent||U.S. Department of the Interior||1989 - 1996|
|State Law Enforcement Officer (NC, CO)||State of N. Carolina and Colorado||1987 - 1989|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2003 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2003 - 2007|
|Colorado Criminal Defense Bar||Member||2002 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|The Admissability of Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus in Colorado DUI Cases||Appellate Brief Submitted to the Colorado Supreme Court||1998|
|University of Denver College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Colorado State University||Natural Resource Management||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|The Ohio State University||Criminology||Transferred to Colorado State University||N/A|
|Winning Your DUI Case||DUI Defense||2008|
|How to Fight and Win DUIs/DWIs||Advanced DUI Training||2007|
|Guest Legal Instructor||How to Prosecute the Bomb-proof DUI Case||2007|
|Guest Lecturer at University of Denver Law School||DUI Defense and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing||2006|
|Police Academy Legal Instructor||Police Report Writing||2004|
|Police Academy Instructor (Adjunct)||Constitutional Law for Police Officers||2003|
|Police Academy Instructor (Adjunct)||Police Report Writing||2002|
|Police Academy Instructor (Adjunct)||Constutional Law||2001|
|Police Academy Instructor||Constitutional Law||2000|