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We are OPEN and accepting new clients!

(303) 861-4222


1471 Stuart Street Denver, CO 80204

Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Helping Clients for Over 45 Years

Being accused of a crime can be devastating, and you may feel helpless to defend yourself. If you want to fight criminal charges successfully in the state of Colorado, it's critical that you use an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney. 
At Wade H. Eldridge, P.C., we have the experience you need to defend you in a Colorado courtroom. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that you have the best possible representation throughout your case.

Criminal Defense Focused


  • DUI/DWI charges


  • Drug offenses/charges


  • Violent crimes

Many people make the mistake of trusting public defense attorneys with complex criminal cases. Unfortunately, these attorneys are often enormously overworked, and a weak or underprepared defense in the courtroom may result in a harsh sentence. 
However, being convicted of a criminal offense isn't just about jail sentences; it also has an impact on your ability to maintain a normal life. Individuals who have criminal records are often excluded from seeking certain types of work. Their reputation within their local community can also be permanently tarnished. 
At Wade H. Eldridge, P.C., we focus on criminal defense representation. Prosecutors will work tirelessly to put you behind bars; you need a team that works just as hard to keep you free. Criminal law can be complicated and confusing, so you need a team that understands the depth that a proper defense requires. 
Our consultations begin with a face-to-face meeting between you and our experienced criminal defense attorney Wade Eldridge. We'll then start the process of reviewing the case, the facts, and the evidence. This initial consultation is the first step in beginning to form a strong defense against the charges that you're facing.
Our lead attorney, Wade Eldridge, has over 40 years of experience in the legal realm. His expertise in criminal law is a tremendous asset to your defense. As a firm, we cover a broad range of practice areas, including DUIs, Drug Offenses, and violent crimes.

DUI/DWI Attorney

A DUI or DWI charge can have a severe impact on your ability to work; it may even result in a jail sentence. If you want to avoid license suspensions and other extensive penalties, it's crucial that you use a specialist Denver DUI/DWI lawyer. From the moment you are accused of a DUI, it's essential to get in touch with an experienced attorney. 
Due to the legalization of marijuana and drastic population growth, the State of Colorado has seen a rise in impaired driving. The number of accidents in the state means that local prosecutors are very eager to crack down on those who are believed to be driving while impaired. Whether you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or driving under the influence of any other substance, Wade Eldridge has the experience necessary to adequately defend you inside and outside of the courtroom. 
Facing these types of charges alone can be extremely exhausting. It's essential to ensure you have a lawyer that understands your case and provides you with the support you need to approach your charges correctly. We use a compassionate approach with our clients to help you understand you're not fighting your case by yourself. 
We provide free consultations for anyone who is suspected of a DUI. A first-time DUI charge can land you in jail for up to a year, as well as result in up to nine months of license suspension and severe fines. If you're a repeat offender, the charges can be much worse. 
● If you have multiple DUI charges, you may be facing a felony charge that can carry a severe prison sentence. You may also face up to two years of license suspension. ● If you are accused of a DUI while a minor is in the vehicle, you may also face felony charges– Colorado state courts take minors' safety extremely seriously.
Call Wade Eldridge, the “Rider Lawyer,” to schedule your free consultation.

Drug Offenses/Charges

Colorado has some of the most relaxed drug laws in the country, but the new approaches to marijuana use leave many people thinking that local authorities don't take other drug crimes seriously. However, you can face serious time behind bars if you're accused of committing a drug offense. 
Our legal professionals have dealt with countless drug crimes cases. We understand how to mount a good defense against aggressive prosecutors in state and federal courts. If you're caught possessing, trafficking, manufacturing, or distributing drugs, you may face decades behind bars. It is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney that understands the ins and outs of these laws. 
While recent changes mean that small amounts of marijuana are legal throughout the state, you will face a difficult case in court if you're caught with a large amount of illegal marijuana or narcotics. The Colorado state courts will assess the circumstances of your case and the quantity of the drugs to determine what type of sentence you may face. 
● Serious drug crimes can carry penalties of up to 32 years in the state of Colorado.● Even minor felony drug charges can land you with severe fines and up to six months in jail.● Drug charges can prevent you from seeking particular types of employment. A short sentence doesn't mean your life won't be impacted in the future. 

Violent Crimes

An altercation that you believe was not that serious could land you behind bars for years if the victim sustains serious injuries. Wade has represented individuals who have been involved in all types of altercations; bar fights, street fights, and even fights which only involved a single punch. Defending these crimes in court can require a lot of work such as reviewing hundreds of pages of medical records, interviewing witnesses, and even visiting the scene where the altercation occurred. When you hire Wade Eldridge you can sleep well knowing that everything is being done to help you maintain your freedom.
Domestic violence charges can also carry significant consequences. Not only will you face time behind bars, but you will also face reputational damage within your community. The burden of proof for many domestic violence cases is quite low, so it's essential to use an experienced attorney if you're facing these types of charges in Colorado.
Violent crime is an extremely serious matter in the state of Colorado. Many assaultive crimes can carry decades-long penalties if the nature of the crime is severe enough. If you're accused of assault, armed robbery, battery, domestic violence, or any other form of violent crime, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, it's essential to get in touch with Wade H. Eldridge, P.C. as soon as possible.First-degree assault can carry a prison term of up to 24 years.Second-degree assault can carry a prison term of up to 12 years.Third-degree assault can carry a prison term of up to six months.Domestic violence can range in punishment, depending on whether you're facing misdemeanor or felony charges, but you may be sentenced to decades behind bars.

Felony/Misdemeanor: We Cover It All

No matter what type of criminal charge you're facing, we're able to help you get your best chance in court. If you want to work with an attorney that has the experience and expertise to best represent you, Wade H. Eldridge, P.C., is your best option. 

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