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Richard B Huttner

DUI and DWI Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Richard Huttner

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    60%
    Aggressive defense of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

    31 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    35%
    Practice devoted to defending the criminally accused.

    31 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Juvenile law
    5%
    Protecting the rights of children charged with municipal violations (Minor in Possession) and state courts violations.

    31 years, 500 cases

CHARGED WITH A DUI? LET AN EXPERIENCE LAWYER FIGHT FOR YOU. WHETHER GUILTY AS CHARGED OR WRONGLY ACCUSED YOU WILL 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND WISDOM ON YOUR SIDE.

Location

Richard Huttner
720 S COLORADO BLVD
North Tower Penthouse
Denver, CO, 80246

Reviews

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Posted by Scott | December 14, 2011
Cannot Recommend Highly Enough
If you're facing charges for a criminal offense, guilty or not, who you hire to represent you is likely the single most important decision you'll ever have to make. The consequences of conviction are life altering and in many cases permanent. Hiring Richard was without question the best move I made as I faced charges of domestic violence and criminal mischief. His deep experience in colorado criminal defense was very evident as the entire case unfolded exactly as he told me it would. Though he ultimately left it to me to make the final decisions such as accept a plea, go to trial, etc... it was his guidance which came in the form of thorough explanation and patience with me as I processed everything, that ultimately led us to the best possible final outcome. Its hard to know how to thank someone for such service, and words certainly aren't enough. A start I suppose is a strong recommendation to make Richard your first call should you find yourself charged or facing charges. Thank you, thank you, thank you Richard!
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2011
Richard saved my life!
Sometimes good people do stupid things and I got myself into some serious trouble. I was scared and didn't know what to do so I contacted Richard B Huttner P.C. for information and assistance. It was the best thing I could have done in my situation. His experience and knowledge is far superior and I'm glad I put my trust in him to help me out of something that could have ended much worse. He's very honest and respectful and treats you like a human, not just another case. He's very thorough with his work and keeps you updated with everything thats happening. I am so very thankful for his services. He saved me from a multiple felony charge on my record and jail time. I definitely recommend Richard B Huttner P.C if you need help.
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Posted by J | June 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Creme de la Creme
Mr. Huttner is a life saver! I was facing my 2nd DUI in 2019 and was from another state. Not to mention, I knew nothing about Denver and surrounding areas. While back home, I received consultation from a few lawyers but Mr. Huttner stood out the most. I wasn't sure why at the time but I am glad I made that decision. Mr. Huttner was very knowledgeable and respectful. He always made sure he overcommunicated times and dates when it came to court dates/hearings etc. He was open and honest to any questions I had throughout this 2 1/2 year process. He advised going to trial would be best if I did not want to take a plea deal. I was quite certain we had a great chance and ultimately decided to go to trial. Mr. Huttner took every step to make sure that we were in a great position to win this case. Going into this situation and dealing with the uncertainty was extremely stressful but I kept believing that Mr. Huttner had this under control. Eventually, We went to trail and after 903 days I was found not guilty. I cant say enough about this man but he is one of the best I've come across. I highly recommend Mr. Huttner. Mr. Huttner Thank you again for being transparent and working with me through this tough time. You understood the importance of my family and with that knew we were not going to go away disappointed. Thank You I greatly appreciate it!!
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Posted by Sean | March 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I’ve been working with Richard since August of 2016 (Case took 4+ years). I was stopped for a urinating in public, but the charges quickly changed to DUI after they saw my priors. By the end of the encounter, I was facing indecent exposure (Urinating in public), DUI, resisting arrest, and obstruction of a peace officer. Richard took on my case and immediately got a small win at the DMV. The hearing officer at the DMV ruled that I should have never been pulled over as the officer had no description of the individual he “thought” he observed urinating. This officer could not tell if the person was black, white, or other, and couldn’t even decipher man of woman. Needless to say I was awarded my license back that day. My case is a very long and drawn out story. We lost at trial due to an error made by the court in which Richard advised that I could Appeal. I was facing 11 months in jail, court fees, probation, alcohol classes, and the loss of my license. I appealed to the district court (won); the people (DA) appealed to the Supreme Court (lost). My conviction was set aside and I was given the opportunity to have a new trial. The former DA for the 18th district was not a fan of my case and would not just settle with us so we presented the case to the new 18th district DA once he was sworn in. Richard again went to bat for me and was able to get all charges dismissed except for obstruction. I pled guilty to obstruction; no jail, no probation, just a $50 fine. What a difference having a fresh set of unbiased eyes can do for your case. Thank you Richard for seeing this through to the end, and having the expertise to know my best options available. Sean
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Posted by Brandon | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldnt have hand licked a better attorney
I hired Richard to help me take care if linvering legal issues, and he went above and beyond helping me with 2 outstanding cases I hadnt resolved in 2 years.
Posted by Scott | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer in All Respects
Due to bad judgement on my part I have required legal services on two occasions having to do with DUIs over the past 15 years. Once in 2004 and once recently in 2017/2018. In both cases - and specifically in the most recent case - Richard Huttner was not only extremely responsive but offered stellar guidance, coaching and overall representation for all aspects of the case. This includes but is not limited to discussion/guidance immediately after the incident, scheduling, preparation and representation for the initial court appearance, Pre-Trial conference, plea discussions with the DA(s) and ultimately sentencing. In addition, Richard flawlessly assisted with getting necessary travel approved during the Pre-Trial period. Richard instantaneously responded to any/all questions I had with straightforward and fact-based responses that I could count on. Richard is easy to talk to, does not judge or make you feel like a horrible person BUT does clearly articulate the gravity of the situation and best/worst-case options and potential outcomes. I HIGHLY recommend Richard should you or a loved one/close friend be in a situation where legal representation is necessary.
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Posted by Nabeel | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have known Richard for over 16 years and he is a great lawyer. He has a high degree of legal expertise
Richard, was very efficient and detail oriented, professional and extremely thorough in his preparation, and did a great job of keeping my international students well informed. He did a outstanding job representing them. Richard is an excellent attorney. He is very intelligent, has a keen legal ability to see the real issues, and does not get mired in the tangential. I know him for over 16 years.
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Posted by Chris Durham | December 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Richard is Amazing and Thorough
I have never wrote a review in my life. I felt compelled to do so because of the service that I just received. The consultation was free and thorough. Through the initial consultation we learned that we did not need an attorney and Richard gave us free advice as to the legal how to handle the situation related to our son. Thank You Richard you are a Blessing.
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Posted by Aubrey | November 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tremendous help with daughter's case
Mr. Huttner was tremendous in his assistance to my daughter following her auto accident. Just prior to her starting freshman year in college, she had an auto accident. She was charged with a misdemeanor, which she did not need on her record just starting out in college. He was able to have this removed, but better yet she had to do double the community service that was originally proposed. This was a much more legitimate punishment for her since she had to get it done during her first semester. As our lawyer, he was understanding with her most of the time, but firm with her when necessary. As a result, she learned more and was more appreciative of the system. I cannot thank him enough for helping her, and in return she learned a valuable lesson.
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Posted by Elliott | February 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard Huttner Thank you
I never was charged with anything in my life before. I met with many lawyers before choosing Richard and Thank God I did. Richard explained the whole process and cared about me and made me feel better about it. Richard gave me advice in what to do before we met with the DA all I can say is make sure you listen. After meeting with the DA for the second time Richard got my case dismissed.
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Posted by Bonnie G. | March 8, 2014
We highly recommend Mr. Huttner for anyone in need of a trustworthy and professional attorney.
Mr. Huttner provided excellent service and was always prompt to respond to emails and phone calls. He is very knowledgeable and communicated with us through every phase of the case, and used his professional negotiation skills resulting in reduced charges acceptable to all parties. He is very personable, easy to work with and provided reassurance and hope during a most difficult time. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by mark | March 5, 2014
confort from confidence
Richard helped me feel comfortable throughout my experience in the legal system. I knew he understood and appreciated my fears and he answered my questions promptly. I recommend Richard highly, his experience and confident demeanor is a comfort and he is effective! thank you
Posted by Matthew | October 12, 2012
Don't try to defend yourself without an attorney!
I was arrested, charged with 1st degree assault in Denver and facing 10 to 32 years in prison. I didn't have any good witnesses of the incident and i did alot of things wrong after it happened. This was a case of self defense but without good witness testimony it looked bad for me. I was lucky enough however to find Mr Richard B. Huttner. He listened to me intently and never sugar coated anything. His fees were very reasonable and presented to me before he started working on my case. There were no suprise charges later. Richard was able to prolong my trial so i could attempt to prepare for incarceration. He truly cared about my situation and continuously worked very hard to get me a better plea. Richard never pushed me into a decision and was very respectful. I eventually accepted a plea of felony menacing and i believe because of his presentation at sentencing, i was allowed to walk out of the courtroom with a suspended sentence and probation. Mr Huttner gave me and my family a second chance and i cannot express enough thanks to him for his amazing service. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal attorney!
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Posted by Andre | June 5, 2012
Richard Saved My Life
All I can say about Mr. Richard Huttner is that he not just saved my life, but he saved the lives of my little ones too. It does not matter what kind of criminal charges you are facing it, innocent or guilty, hiring a lawyer to fight for you is the very first foundational block to victory. The amazing job that Richard did for me altered the outcome of my life and ultimately my future and my children's future. Richard explained the process to me, gave me candid advice, he was prepared, and provided me with very great personal service. We had to go to trial and Richard's skills and career experience blew me away. I was found innocent/not guilty of all main charges. He owned the stage! Thank you, Richard. It has been a long journey, but we made it.
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Posted by William | November 3, 2011
This is your man if you want a Pro!
I had a domestic violence case where the cops put words in my wife's mouth & I ended up going to jail. This was complicated, because I was on probation for something else from a few years earlier & they revoked me & were threatening to put me in jail for who knows how long. We followed Richard's guidance & when we went to the day of trial, the defense had no choice but to dismiss. This would not have happened if I did not have a Pro like Richard in my corner with 20+ years of experience. EVERYTHING he said would happen did happen exactly as he said it would! His 95% win rate in DV cases just went to 96%! If you have ANY criminal case pending, you cannot afford not to use this experienced pit-bull....if it comes down to a fight, you want HIM lacing up for you!
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Posted by Jeffrey | March 8, 2011
Richard Huttner
I have worked with Richard many times over the last several years. He is smart, dedicated and works very hard.
Posted by Rid | February 28, 2011
The Best Lawyer In Colorado
Richard Huttner is honest and a trustworthy lawyer. Throughout my court appearances, he is in constant contact with me giving honest and accurate information about my case. He explains legal documents in a meaningful way that i can understand and really listens to my questions and concerns. My case lasted 3 months and when it ended I truly believe that it is because of his knowledge and passion of the law that allowed the charges against me to be dismissed. I am very thankful and glad that i chose Richard Huttner as my lawyer and will recommend him to to anyone that needs a lawyer.
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Posted by David | January 24, 2011
Very Good Criminal Lawyer
I have referred a number of complex cases to Richard. My clients have been very pleased with his work. Richard has obtained excellent results and I recommend him without qualification.
Posted by Eric | October 10, 2009
Great Lawyer
Was facing very serious charges that could have put me in prison for 5-20 years. Richard somehow got me probation for four years on a deffered sentence. Would recommend Richard to anybody no matter how big or small the charges are!
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2009
Thank you Richard Huttner
I was facing 12 felony 3 drug charges and this wonderful attorney got my case reduced to 1 felony and 6 months in DOC. He is both a great lawyer and a good person also. Do what he tells you seriously, he is amazing. I did all my drug classes before prison as he recommend, and have had maybe 2 since being released. He also handled the seizure of my house. He saved me 20k in equity on my house, and 5 years+ of my life. Absolutely worth the 10k total he cost me.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Huttner and Huttner
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Software Engineer
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • 1989 - 1990

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Colorado
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. JD
  • Case dismissed
  • P v. DR
  • Not Guilty Verdict

Associations

  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Founding member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 1995 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court of Colorado
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel
  • LawInfo
  • 2023
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation
  • National Trial lawyers
  • 2023
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lawinfo
  • 2022
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • lawinfo
  • 2021
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Lead Counsel
  • LawInfo
  • 2020
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lawinfo
  • 2019
  • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Law Info
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • AV peer rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel
  • Lawinfo
  • 2016
  • AV Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel
  • LawInfo
  • 2015
  • Top 100 trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Associations
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel
  • LawInfo
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • The Intoxilyzer 9000
  • Forensic Alcohol Consulting and Training
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Intoxilyzer 5000EN certification
  • Jan Seminoff International
  • 2010
  • NHTSA Certification on the Intoxilyzer 500EN
  • Platt and Associates
  • 2010
  • NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Lance Platt and Associates
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (15)
Endorse Richard
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have consulted with Richard on some very difficult cases and have valued his opinion greatly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very conscientious and hard working. Great at returning phone calls and a very good trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is an exemplary attorney. Although I have been practicing in CO in a variety of aspects (judge, prosecutor, and private attorney) for 24 years, I still continue to learn from Richard about the field of criminal law. He is simply an expert in the field and you would be well-served to have him in your corner as your legal counsel."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is one of the founding members of the National DUI College. He is a class act, knowledgeable and very competent and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard consistently provides insightful and helpful advice. His knowledge and diligence are clearly evident. I endorse him without reservation"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is simply an excellent lawyer, in addition to being personable and a fine source of legal information."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard and I often confer on defense matters."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Huttner is exceptionally experienced in criminal defense. He cares about increasing his skill in defending his clients has he has taken the time to join important defense organizations like the National College of DUI Defense. He is among the best trained DUI advocates in the United States, and any Colorado motorist would be well served to hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Huttner is an experienced criminal defense attorney, well qualified to handle any type of criminal case. He zealously represents his clients and is always willing to share his experience and knowledge with other members of the criminal defense bar. His broad-based knowledge of the law makes him an asset to his clients and his peers in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard works hard for his clients and has excellent trial skills. Richard takes the time to get specialized training in DUI defense which is important to give your clients the very best DUI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is a top notch criminal defense lawyer who is dedicated to his practice. He is respected by his peers and is an individual of excellent character and high integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is an exceptional and tireless defender. He is an accomplished trial attorney who has a wonderful reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is extremely smart, hard working, and handles each of his cases with the vigor that every client should look for."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is smart, cautious and very responsive. He is trustworthy and works tirelessly to defend his clients. Richard is a leader and an educator in his area of expertise for the Colorado Bar."
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Denver DUI and DWI Lawyer Richard B Huttner
Richard B Huttner
DUI and DWI Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 30 years
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