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About the Orr Law Firm

Colorado's Premier DUI & Criminal Defense Firm

Focusing extensively on DUI and criminal traffic defense, Orr Law Firm is regarded as one of Colorado's premier defense firms. Attorney Rhidian Orr, senior partner and owner of the Orr Law Firm, believes that DUI defense is so complex that firms must specialize in this area of law in order to provide clients with the knowledgeable defense they deserve. This is why attorneys at our firm go through extensive training and certifications to ensure they are up-to-date on all cutting-edge defense strategies and evidentiary principles as they relate to DUI defense.

Are you ready to discuss your case with an attorney at Orr Law Firm? Give us a call today at (303) 818-2448 to get started. Your initial consultation is FREE.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide each and every client with the highest quality representation possible in order to obtain the best result achievable. To achieve this mission, The Orr Law Firm has Denver criminal defense attorneys and a staff dedicated to defending you, reviewing your case, and communicating with you, as our client.

A Higher-Standard from Our DUI Lawyers

Most attorneys belong to some sort of bar association or professional membership. However, those who take defending DUIs seriously demonstrate this by being active members in the field of drunk driving defense.

Our attorneys are active members of the following organizations:

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Adams/Broomfield County Bar Association
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Jefferson/Gilpin County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • American Chemical Society
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • NORML
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Trial Skills University
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • National Juvenile Defender’s Center
  • Colorado Juvenile Defender’s Coalition
  • MC Colorado Defense Bar Conference

Attorneys should not only belong to these organizations, but they should be active members who speak and present at conferences and who regularly attend drunk driving defense conferences and training seminars hosted by these organizations. We are skilled counselors and aggressive advocates in and out of the courtroom.

Members of our team have also earned the following distinctions:

  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40
  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Colorado Super Lawyers® list

How to Find the Right DUI Attorney for Your Case

Finding the right DUI attorney can be a difficult and frustrating experience. However, when it comes to dealing with the consequences of a DUI, experience counts. DUIs are lifetime offenses in Colorado, and finding the right DUI lawyer to represent you is critical in protecting your rights and avoiding a lengthy jail sentence.

DUI is one of the most complex and scientifically-based crimes in America. Almost all of the evidence gathered against you is based on science, pseudo-science, and scientific principles. Because of the complexity of DUI cases, finding the right DUI attorney can be a difficult process; most attorneys think they can “handle” a DUI case.

There is no simple answer to finding the right DUI attorney; however, here are some of the things you should consider and ask all attorneys with whom you speak before making this important decision:

  • Area of Focus - Does the attorney or firm focus exclusively on DUI defense or criminal traffic cases? If the attorney does not specialize in DUI defense, or takes cases outside of this specific area, you should ask yourself whether or not they have the knowledge, training, and skills to properly defend your case. You don't take your car to a guy who does a little mechanical work, a little plumbing, and a little electrical work; you take it to a mechanic. Hire a DUI attorney for your DUI case.
  • Training - How much advanced/specialized training does the attorney have? If the attorney does not regularly attend DUI training conferences and seminars, then they do not take DUI defense seriously. DUI laws, scientific principles and methods used to arrest and prosecute DUI offenders are constantly changing. A top defense lawyer will be aware of these changes. Your attorney should be trained in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and operation of the Intoxilyzer 9000 at minimum.
  • Guarantees - Did the attorney make you any promises or guarantees? No ethical attorney will make guarantees or promises as to the result of your case. Any attorney who has experience handling DUI cases in Colorado understands how difficult they are and will often err on the side of caution.
  • Memberships/Affiliations - Do the attorneys belong to the National College for DUI Defense, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and other organizations like the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar? If you speak to an attorney who does not belong to these organizations, then they do not take DUI defense seriously enough. You should also check the business ratings of the law firm you are consulting, as their business ratings are often representative of the type of attorney they are.
  • Disciplinary Actions - Has the attorney ever been disciplined by the Board of Professional Responsibility of the state bar of his/her practice location? You can contact the American Bar Association online to find links to all state bar associations. If they have been disciplined, figure out why. Was it an honest mistake or is there a pattern of incompetence or dishonesty?
  • Fees and Fee Structure - A lot of attorneys' fees will only cover part of your defense. You should expect flat fees and no hidden costs. Ensure that the attorney's legal fees include all DMV hearings, preliminary court appearances, and motions hearings. Almost all attorneys will charge a separate fee for trial; however, if the trial fee is more than the fee for the preliminary work, they are not a DUI trial attorney. A lot of criminal defense attorneys will charge an escalated trial fee, as they do not want to go to trial unless the "price is right." Any DUI attorney you hire should be going to trial on a regular basis. Be wary of attorneys who offer "quality representation at a low cost." Attorneys who offer this combination of service are either not qualified or will spend very little time on your case.
  • Ethics - Beware of attorneys who tell you it is OK to lie or act dishonestly. Unethical attorneys never have good reputations and this will hurt you in the long run. Judges and district attorneys will never forget an attorney who tried to pull a fast one in their courtroom.
  • Communication - Does the attorney or their staff return your phone calls and emails in a timely manner? Attorneys who do not respond to you in a courteous or professional time frame prior to you retaining their services is either too busy or does not believe in communicating with clients. The number one complaint against attorneys is failure to communicate with their clients. Attorneys spend a large portion of their time in courtrooms, driving to and from courthouses, and reviewing discovery. An attorney who has staff available to answer your questions during business hours is priceless. Expect a return phone call from all attorneys within two business days or less.
  • Staff - A top DUI defense firm will have the appropriate amount of staff available to assist attorneys and clients. If the attorney does not have qualified and competent associates, paralegals and other staff members to assist in your defense, consider whether or not the attorney has the time or resources needed to effectively represent you. A competent staff of DUI personnel is worth their weight in gold and can help eliminate some of the communication issues discussed above.
  • Personal Connection - One of the most important factors to consider when hiring a DUI lawyer is to hire someone with whom you feel comfortable. Once the attorney has met the above requirements, you need to hire the firm or attorney that gives you that "gut feeling." Most DUI cases last four to six months, or longer, so you need to have a rapport with your attorney and trust that they have your best interest in mind. If you don't feel comfortable with an attorney, do not hire them.

Highly Trained & Incredibly Knowledgeable

All attorneys at the Orr Law Firm are trained in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Gas Chromatography, Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE), and the Intoxilyzer 9000. DUI defense is our passion, and we strive to provide all clients with exceptional customer service and the best possible legal defense as it relates to their case.

A large majority of our clients are either return clients or referrals. This speaks volumes to the success of our firm and the satisfaction of our clients. Don't let a DUI ruin your life. We will passionately fight for your rights while respecting your privacy and time. If you are ready to get started, contact the Orr Law Firm today.

Before you hire a Denver DUI attorney or decide to plead guilty, call the Orr Law Firm for a free consultation at (303) 818-2448 or contact us online.

What Our Clients Say

  • “When they say "Colorado's Premier DUI Defense Law Firm," they mean it!”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; ARAPAHOE COUNTY DUI

  • “You have surrounded yourself with an amazing staff and I have benefited from their collective expertise, professionalism and compassion.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; GRAND COUNTY DUI W/ 2 PRIORS

  • “The Orr Law team was not only understanding, but sympathetic and compassionate about my case.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT

  • “Thank you for making my criminal case disappear.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; LARIMER COUNTY DUI - DISMISSED

  • “He has been extremely professional, helpful and diligent to win my cases.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; MUNICIPAL COURT TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

  • “My case was resolved as fair as the circumstances allowed. I am very happy with the outcome of my case.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; ADAMS COUNTY CARELESS DRIVING CAUSING BODILY INJURY

  • “The Orr Law Firm got this down to a careless driving charge and the other tickets were dropped. What's even better, this was before the day of the trial.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DUI CHARGE

  • “Throughout the process Rhidian was up front and honest with me, while at the same time displaying a level of compassion for my situation that helped me cope with what I was possibly facing.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DUI CHARGE

  • “He was always able to get me to relax and know that he was going to take care of it. Something like that for me is essential in making me feel good that I have made the right choice.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DENVER COUNTY DUI

  • “Not only did they fight to keep my driver's license, but they also got me a really good outcome on the criminal case as well.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; JEFFERSON COUNTY DUI

  • “These guys did a great job defending me in my DUI case in Boulder County.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; BOULDER COUNTY DUI

  • “I couldn't have expected a better outcome”

    SATISFIED CLIENT

  • “Your performance in court was amazing; the end result surpassed all my expectations. My traffic violation has been removed and erased.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; MUNICIPAL COURT TRAFFIC VIOLATION

  • “In the end, these guys saved me from prison”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; JEFFERSON COUNTY DUI & FELONY ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER

  • “This group of lawyers have literally… changed my life.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; EL PASO COUNTY TRAFFIC CASE

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