Denver Drug Crime Defense Lawyer
What You Are Up Against in Colorado
When you are facing drug charges, either in state or federal court, you
risk harsh consequences, including potential prison time. Being convicted
of any type of drug offense can impair your ability to obtain loans for
college or to find gainful employment. You need legal counsel that understands
all of your options, and who is capable of caring for your short- and
If you have been charged with any of the following crimes associated with
a controlled substance, I can help you:
- Felonies or misdemeanors
I am David L. Owen, Jr., a Denver State and federal drug crime defense
lawyer, and I have been defending people against criminal charges for
more than 30 years. I provide my clients with personalized attention and
will vigorously defend their rights.
Contact me at 303.622.3281 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Fighting to Protect Your Rights and Your Future
Drug possession cases often turn on the moment of arrest. Why was your
vehicle pulled over? Why was your home searched? Did law enforcement officials
have a warrant? Any misstep on the part of an officer can result in your
charges being dismissed.
When missteps are not evident, I can discuss the pros and cons of taking
your case to trial. I have presented hundreds of cases to juries, and
I can provide persuasive and diligent courtroom representation.
Aggressive Defense Against Drug Trafficking and Smuggling Charges
Drug trafficking and smuggling charges are often part of a number of different
charges, including possession, intent to distribute, and conspiracy. Weeding
through the charges and thoroughly investigating the evidence against
you takes experience and dedication. My goal in every case is to achieve
the best results for my clients, and this may include having evidence
thrown out, a reduction in charges, and in cases that go to trial, an
When I look at your case, I will examine each step of the investigation
to determine if your rights were violated. I will look to uncover witness
bias and false confessions that may weaken the prosecution's case.
Situations that I often examine include questions such as:
- Was the stop of your vehicle or search of your home based on probable cause?
- What evidence does the state have to show intent to traffic or smuggle
- How were the drugs collected, tested and stored?
- Are confidential informants with their own motives providing information
to law enforcement?
If there are problems with any of these elements, your charges may be reduced
or even dismissed. If your case does advance to trial, you will have experienced
legal counsel on your side that knows how to aggressively and effectively
cross-examine the prosecution's witnesses.
Representing Defendants Against Drug Sales & Distribution Charges
Charges involving the distribution, sale, or manufacturing of drugs are
serious and demand a serious defense. I am not afraid to ask the hard
questions and to thoroughly examine the facts leading up to your arrest.
In some cases, paraphernalia and drug quantities may not be enough to
prove intent to distribute charges. I will fight to get these types of
charges reduced or dismissed.
My clients range from alleged "small-time" sellers to people
who have been arrested between border towns in New Mexico, Arizona, and
California while on their way to Chicago and other large cities. Law enforcement
officers must follow a broad range of rules when enforcing drug laws.
When they fail to follow the rules, your rights have been violated. I
will defend your constitutional rights.
30 Years’ Experience & a Track Record of Success
Whether you are charged in state or federal court, I am knowledgeable about
the law and will provide you with exceptional legal representation every
step of the way.
I can help you regardless of the type of drug that you are accused of possessing
or distributing. I have defended clients accused of
cocaine and crack cocaine charges, marijuana possession,
methamphetamine charges (including meth labs), and accusations involving
ecstasy. My clients have also relied on me regarding LSD and
heroin charges as well.
"I applaud David's ability to research opportunities and develop
creative tactics to produce a strong defense. His use of videotape, private
investigators, and psychologists proved to be key elements of the defense." - Testimonials
Contact a Denver Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation
In my more than 30 years as a defense attorney, I have developed an understanding
for how prosecutors handle drug cases, and I know what it takes to get
the best possible results for my clients in federal or state court. Request
your free 30-minute initial consultation, or call my offices at 303.622.3281.
For your convenience, my firm takes same-day appointments. I also make
jail visits, and am available for evening and weekend appointments, upon request.
Click here to schedule your complimentary case evaluation.