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?
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