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Criminal Defense Attorney in Colorado Springs

Have you been arrested or charged for a crime that you believe you did not commit? The criminal defense attorneys at Anderson & Carnahan, Attorneys at Law have more than 30 years of combined legal experience and are more than able to represent clients in various areas of criminal law. Our lawyers are former District Attorneys for Teller County, and have insight as to how the prosecution may think and operate. We have the ability to represent even the toughest criminal defense cases, and our firm encourages everyone who has been accused of a crime to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our team may question witnesses, negotiate with prosecutors, and uncover any evidence that may have been missed.

We offer legal assistance and representation for the following areas of law:

Criminal Defense

If you have been arrested for a drug, violent, sex, or white collar crime, you may wish to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you in court. An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help you as your case progresses, and may possibly lessen or eliminate the charges that were brought against you.

Domestic Violence

In Colorado, domestic violence means any type of act or threat of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. It may also include a crime committed by means of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge against a partner. An officer called to the scene of a domestic violence case must arrest the accused, even if they did not commit any violent or malicious acts.


Colorado has an implied consent law, which means if a person is suspected of driving while intoxicated and refuses to take a chemical test, they will be subject to a fine and license suspension. If a driver receives their first DUI offense, they will have their license revoked for one year, while drivers who have one or more offenses may face more serious license revocations and jail time.


There are different classes of felony charges, ranging from Class One (which is the most serious) to Class Six, (which is the least serious type of felony). Jail time may last anywhere from a few months to the rest of a person’s life—depending on the felony charge. When a person has a felony conviction, it is extremely difficult to maintain a normal lifestyle, which may include getting a job and/or applying for loans.

Firearms Law

There is a web of laws that gun owners must navigate through, from state magazine regulations to federal parts count compliance, we can help keep you on the right side of the law. We can guide you in complying with regulations on types of guns, building your own firearms, magazine size restrictions, concealed carry limitations, purchasing or transferring NFA regulated weapons, and representation for FFL holders.

Juvenile Law

Anyone under the age of 18 is considered a minor according to Colorado State Law. Depending on what type of crime the minor has committed, a prosecutor may attempt to try the minor as an adult. It is imperative to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure that your minor receives a fair trial.

Misdemeanor & Traffic Offenses

Even though there are traffic-related felonies, a majority of serious traffic violations are misdemeanors. Fines and penalty points are applied to almost all types of traffic violations, and a person may also face driver’s license suspension, community service, classes, counseling, and/or jail time. An experienced defense attorney may be able to represent you in court, and minimize or eliminate traffic misdemeanor charges.

Contact Anderson & Carnahan, Attorneys at Law

If you are searching for an experienced team of lawyers in the Colorado Springs area, please contact Anderson & Carnahan, Attorneys at Law. We give our clients 100% of our attention, and our lawyers work as a team to ensure that our clients receive the best possible outcomes for their cases. Facing criminal charges and/or jail time may be extremely frightening for clients, which is why we are dedicated to fight for our clients’ rights. Our firm offers flexible appointment hours, as well as flexible payment options.

To learn more about our firm, or to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, please contact our firm, or fill out a complimentary case evaluation .