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Reid DeChant

DUI and DWI Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   11 reviews
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  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Reid

Learn Reid’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Charged with drinking or using drugs and driving? Reid is well versed in defending these cases against not only the state but also the DMV when they try to come after your driver's license.

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Being charged with any criminal offense can be intimidating to say the least. Consulting with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure the best possible outcome when facing criminal charges is advised.

  3. Domestic violence
    10%

  4. Drug Crime
    10%

  5. Sex crime
    10%

Mr. DeChant practices criminal defense with expertise in DUI/DWAI, vehicular assault, and vehicular homicides. He will go above and beyond to listen to your story and take your story to trial, no matter the allegations. 

He was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He moved to Denver, Colorado where he attended University of Denver for law school. While in law school, he began honing his trial advocacy skills with the National Trial Team. 

Mr. DeChant continued practicing trial advocacy and client focused representation at the Colorado Public Defender’s Office in both Denver and Brighton where he found his calling defending the accused. He is willing to take any case to trial if a favorable disposition is unobtainable. He has focused his career on trial advocacy by regularly attending trial advocacy trainings around the country to ensure he has the most effective set of tools at his disposal. Having these skills in your back pocket is priceless.

Mr. DeChant understands that most clients come to him at the lowest points in their life. This is why it is so important that he tells it like it is and does not make any promises that he cannot guarantee. If you want to hear the cold hard truth, Mr. DeChant will lay it all out on the table for you so you can make an informed decision on how to best proceed with your case. The primary goal is to explore every possible avenue to reach the best possible outcome for each and every client, no matter the situation the client finds themselves in. Mr. DeChant has negotiated favorable plea agreements in every kind of case from traffic tickets to first degree homicide cases.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023
Client's Choice
2024 2023

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Location

DeChant Law LLC
8354 Northfield Blvd.
Building G, Suite 3700
Denver, CO, 80238

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Richard | February 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Highly recommended. Reid knows the law. Reid know all of the procedures that need to be followed. Reid will protect your rights. This was the first (and I trust last) time facing these types of charges. It is a daunting situation if you are not familiar with all of the moving parts this process takes you through. Reid knows what's going on. He takes the time to explain the process, as well as offer tips to help mitigate the situation. He reviews all evidence and material thoroughly; viewing and analyzing everything that is your individual case. Once he's done his homework, he diligently works with the DA to find the best possible outcome for you. Reid represented piece of mind while he represented me. He is non-judgmental, cares about what he's doing - and it shows.
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Response from Reid DeChant February 13, 2024
Thank you for such a well thought out review and I am truly happy to hear how much I was able to help you navigate the daunting process which is court. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to represent you!
Posted by Marco Hernandez | February 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for the hard work
I couldn’t have asked for better DuI lawyer, thank you for a Masterful job . Reid you fought hard for my case you where straight forward , clear communication and most importantly you won my case I’m grateful for your advocacy on behalf of me and my family thanks.
Response from Reid DeChant February 7, 2024
Thank you for taking the time to write this review Marco. I appreciate the opportunity to represent you through what turned out to be a long and hard fought journey. I wish you and your family the best moving forward!
Posted by Jake | January 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When the judge asked if I was happy with how my attorney presented my case to them. I responded, “Absolutely”
I would recommend Reid to any of my friends or family in a heartbeat. He did an excellent job of communicating everything that could happen and what we will be doing from the very start. He provided me with the proper steps to ensure I could have the best possible outcome in my case. He was straightforward, honest, flexible and caring. Reid guided me thorough a very difficult time and situation. I cannot thank him enough!
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Response from Reid DeChant January 10, 2024
Jake, thanks for taking the time to write this thoughtful review. I am glad we were able to get you set up for success from the start.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Reid went above and beyond for me. The results only case exceeded my expectations and could not have been more favorable.
Response from Reid DeChant January 10, 2024
Thank you sir for taking the time to write this review. I am glad the resolution was favorable and wish you the best of luck moving forward.
Posted by Evan | January 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend Attorney
Reid’s expertise made a significantly positive impact on my case. I was facing a potential DUI felony in Gilpin County and Reid’s expertise made a significantly positive impact on my case. The charge was lowered to DUI misdemeanor in the interim before my court date. On the day of court, Reid was able to help get my charge lowered even further to a DWAI. Again, this is owed to Reid’s expertise as well as proactivity in getting me started on the court mandated courses, etc. prior to my court date. From my first contact with Reid, he had helped me navigate the court process by providing me with relevant information I needed. He seemed to prioritize making sure I was comfortable and understanding of everything related to my case.
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Response from Reid DeChant January 3, 2024
Evan, thanks for taking the time to write this review. I am happy to hear I was able to help you through this tough time and that we were able to obtain a great offer for your case. Thanks for trusting me with your defense!
Posted by LT | December 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolute Gunslinger!
Superman to the rescue! After a year and a half of dealing with the travesty that is known as Douglas County, I was rescued by Mr. DeChant. His no nonsense and non coward approach to the whole situation was not only shown immediately but was proven throughout the trial. I’m not gonna lie, this is not my first go around. What I witnessed in the professionalism, moral strength, and knowledge of this man was unmatched. The prosecution didn’t stand a chance. Finally after two days of trial, “not guilty!” There are many options out there, and many of them are a great choice, but if you’re looking for truth, honesty, and a lawyer hungry for all of it, Mr. Reid DeChant is your lawyer. I recommend him at every level. Absolute stand-up gentleman and warrior for truth and justice.
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Response from Reid DeChant January 2, 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a powerful review. I greatly appreciate it and wish you a Happy New Year! Thanks for trusting me in your defense and I was happy to enjoy the just outcome we received from the jury.
Posted by Julius | November 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
recommend this attorney
I reached out to Reid looking for help with my charges and he quickly responded and answered all my questions without hesitation. He is very knowledgeable and was very helpful giving me the guidance I needed.
Posted by Matthew | November 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I am extremely satisfied with my experience having Reid represent me and I would HIGHLY recommend Reid! After discussing my situation with several attorneys, it was an easy decision to move forward with Reid based on our initial conversation. It was clear that Reid's knowledge and undersranding of all the details were built on a foundation of extensive experience and familiarity with similar situations. I felt Reid was definitely the best attorney I had spoken with, and going through the entire process only reinforced more that hiring Reid was an absolutely fantastic decision. Reid's communication throughout the process was consistently quick and informative. He made sure I was aware of all possible options and that I understood all of the important details. Reid answered all of my questions and offered insightful advice to ensure that we were prepared with the best gameplan possible. Reid was also very persistent in discussing with district attorneys to advocate for the most ideal solution. Overall, Reid made the entire process as smooth and easy as possible for me. I couldn't be more impressed by, and appreciative of, Reid's consumate professionalism.
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Response from Reid DeChant November 20, 2023
Thank you very much for those kind words Matthew! I am glad you felt that way throughout the process, as one thing I strive for is empowering you to make the best decision by providing you with consistent communication about your case. Thank you for taking the time to write this thoughtful review.
Posted by Jose Diaz | November 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I will like to write this review for REID THE BEST LAWYER IN THE STATE OF Colorado. He helped me though out the process since day one that I spoke with him to explain him my situation, he was very professional, respectful, communicative by keeping me informed. I’m highly recommend this man.
Response from Reid DeChant November 20, 2023
Jose, thank you for your kind words and trusting me to help with your unique situation.
Posted by Robert | October 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Reid DeChant is an awesome attorney. He is very professional and supportive. He understands that things in life happen, whether conscience of it or not. He fought extremely hard with my case and now he has more insight to things that can be unavoidable. I would highly recommend Reid.
Posted by Jonathan | September 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star Lawyer
Mr. DeChant helped me through every question and concern I had and took care of me throughout the entirety of my legal battle. In my opinion through experience he is one of if not THE best defenders in all of Colorado!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • DeChant Law LLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Orr Law Firm
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Attorney
  • Colorado Public Defender's Office
  • 2017 - 2022
  • Legal Intern
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • The Orr Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2015
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • DMV Action Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Not Guilty Felony DUI
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Alumni
  • 2022 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Elite Lawyer Criminal Defense 2024
  • Elite Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Elite Lawyer Criminal Defense 2023
  • Elite Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Advocates Cup Mock Trial Champion
  • DU National Trial Team
  • 2016
  • Best Tournament Record - Mock Trial
  • DU National Trial Team
  • 2016
  • CU vs DU Mock Trial Champion
  • DU National Trial Team
  • 2015
  • Advocates Cup Mock Trial Champion
  • DU National Trial Team
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2023 DUI Conference
  • Advanced Motions and Strategy
  • 2023
  • Public Defender Training
  • SRP and Bond in Adams County
  • 2020
  • Public Defender Training
  • Pretrial Services, Bond, and Bond Appeals
  • 2020
  • Basic Lawyers Training
  • Defending DUI Cases
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
Endorse Reid
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Reid as both a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer. Reid is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable of criminal law and procedure, especially as it relates to DUI law and DMV proceedings. If you are charged with a crime in Colorado, I highly recommend retaining Reid to represent you in your criminal or DUI matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Reid is a thoughtful and diligent attorney. I have worked with Reid in several different capacities. He is thoughtful and helpful. I recommend him for criminal and dui cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney DeChant is highly qualified and experienced in handling DUIs and DWAIs. I am a criminal defense attorney in Maine who focuses on DUI defense and Attorney DeChant has been a go-to reference to get unconventional ideas in defending my clients. We met at the Trial Lawyer's College, where we both gained incredible insight into defending our clients in trial. He and I would then take that information and compare it with our years of training in the National College of DUI Defense and DUI Defense Lawyers Association to come up with winning strategies for our clients accused of crimes. I fully endorse him to handle criminal matters, with an emphasis on DUI/DWI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Reid DeChant. I have seen firsthand his skilled advocacy. We were fellow attendees at the 3+ week 2022 Trial Lawyers College in Estes Park, Colorado. He's a great advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Reid is a highly skilled, intelligent attorney. I have been impressed with his work ethic and his ability to quickly and efficiently meet his client's needs. His firm provides some of the best criminal defense anyone could ask for on the front range."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Reid is an excellent lawyer. He is a hard worker and is always prepared when he goes to court. He is qualified to handle any type of criminal matter and has a great reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Reid DeChant. He is relentless and thoughtful. He is dedicated to protecting his clients against government overreach while also advancing the practice of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Reid for several years. He is intelligent, fights hard, and stays composed. He is clearly dedicated to defending people against the might of the government. I endorse this lawyer."
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