Top-Rated Colorado Springs DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney

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Creative and Experienced DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney in Colorado Springs

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If you’re facing criminal charges, then you are understandably worried about your freedom and future.  We understand how you feel. You have lots of questions and want answers from someone you can trust.

What are the consequences if I’m convicted? Can I go to jail?

What will it cost to fight the charges? Fines? Legal fees?
Can I get the charges reduced or dropped?

Your fight for freedom starts now!


Get your questions answered.


Three seasoned criminal attorneys with winning track records.


Former Colorado Springs prosecutors that know the system.


Free initial consultation.


We promptly return all phone calls.


Thousands of cases resolved.

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Amy Amsden
{Mr. Newby was professional and courteous. He answered all of my questions in a timely manner and was quick to return emails and phone calls. Highly recommend!
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Paul Waldon
{James Newby is simply the best lawyer in town. He answered all calls and was very helpful in every way. Thanks for being a good person and lawyer.
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Matthew Richardson
{Professional, responsive and very good quality service. The outcome of the case could not have been better.
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Jacob Gonsalves
{Great team to work with at James Newby Law, very efficient and to the point when handling your court proceedings. Optimal outcome for traffic tickets!
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Paul Smith
{Mr. Newby was incredibly helpful to me and my family! Thank you so much, Mr. Newby, for guiding us through the legal maze and getting us through a very stressful experience. I highly recommend James Newby Law!
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Jorge Jimenez
{James has been great since the first phone call. He explained throughout the process everything clearly, was there if I had any questions, and he helped me get through legal issues. I highly recommend if you are in search of an excellent and reputable lawyer!
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Olivia Bader
{After a long eight-month legal process my case ended in dismissal, which is all thanks to Spencer Slater. I am forever indebted to Spencer for his hard work and dedication toward my case. I can now move on to the next chapter of my life. Thank you for all your help!
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Robert Inks
{James was very communicative and realistic with expectations while handling my case. He was helpful with billing and helping me understand my options throughout the entire legal process. Everything went so well from start to finish. Could not have asked for a better result.
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{I had James and he help me in a time of need and fought his best when a public defender would not and my case was over with a few months after he joined.
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{I have used James more than once and he is the best! He has always explained everything to me so that there are no surprises and is quick to respond to me if I have a question or need something. I tell anyone who asks me about James and his amazing service to me.


Get your criminal charges reduced or dropped!

Your best chance of a positive outcome in a criminal case is to work with a team of top-rated criminal defense attorneys in Colorado Springs. James Newby leads that team of experienced and accomplished criminal and DUI defense lawyers.

Life can hit you hard sometimes.

Let’s be honest, we all make mistakes. No one wants to get arrested and face criminal charges. What do you do when that happens? Hiring a good criminal defense attorney is the best decision you can make to protect your freedom.

Rest assured.

As your trusted ally, we’ve got your back. You will be able to relax knowing you have the best Colorado Springs defense attorneys in your corner.

A Strong Criminal Defense is Your Advantage



The charges you are facing are not a “case” or a “file” to me – they are a direct threat to everything you hold dear. As your lawyer, I never lose sight of that fact.



Complex rules apply to Colorado DUI arrests and prosecutions. We defend hundreds of DUI cases every year, and we know how to successfully fight DUI charges.



What does it mean to be charged with a felony? It means you are facing years behind bars in a State Prison, thousands in fines, and a burden you will carry for decades.



Misdemeanors are often generalized as “minor” crimes. This is not correct. A misdemeanor conviction can have major long-term consequences.



Domestic Violence comes with many mandatory punishments. You need a lawyer who can navigate the system and knows Colorado Springs prosecutors and judges.



Don’t risk big fines, loss of license or even jail over a traffic violation. Fighting your traffic ticket may allow you to protect your rights now and in the future.

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Meet Our Attorneys

James Newby

Managing Attorney

I got into law because of a deep-rooted passion for helping good people that may have made a poor choice that could have lasting consequences. 

Josh Lindley

Criminal Defense Attorney

I'm passionate about personal rights and freedom. I chose a career in criminal defense to help people get a fair shot at defending their freedom.

Spencer Slater

Criminal Defense Attorney

I believe people charged with a crime deserve an expert on their side. I chose criminal defense to advocate for those not able to speak for themselves.

Are you facing Criminal Charges in Colorado Springs?

We understand and relate to the fear and uncertainty that comes with facing a criminal arrest and charges in Colorado Springs. We know your freedom, job, family, and lifestyle are at stake. It’s natural for you to feel overwhelmed, confused and afraid. That is why our criminal defense lawyers are here to guide you through this challenging time. You can trust us to protect your rights and fight for your freedom.

You Want The Best Possible Outcome

You just want the best possible outcome if you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime. You want to keep your freedom. Your ability to work, drive and live your life. That’s why you need the best criminal defense law firm in Colorado Springs. We will protect your rights and fight for your freedom. With our expertise on your side, you have the best chance to secure the most favorable outcome for your case.

A Criminal Conviction Can Have a Life-Changing Aftermath

If you are like many of the average citizens of Colorado Springs, you may not be aware of the profound impact a criminal conviction can have on your life. The consequences can be far-reaching, from damaging your reputation to limiting future opportunities. That’s why you need experienced criminal defense attorneys on your team to protect your rights and minimize the long-term effects of a criminal charge.

A Strong Team = A Smart Choice

With three highly experienced criminal defense attorneys, each of whom previously worked as a Colorado Springs prosecutor, we bring a unique advantage to your case. Our insider understanding of the local legal system allows us to build a strong defense strategy tailored to the specifics of your situation. Count on us to use our knowledge to your advantage.


“A Man Who Is His Own Lawyer Has A Fool for a Client”

– English proverb


Winning Strategies and Skilled Negotiators

You need a legal team that knows how to win cases and excels at negotiating with prosecutors to secure plea agreements that result in lesser charges and fewer consequences. Our track record and hundreds of positive reviews online speak to our creative defense strategies and effective negotiations. Trust our expertise, and let us fight for the best possible outcome for you.

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Confidence in Our Competence

When you hire the James Newby Law Firm, you can have confidence in our competence. Our team of skilled attorneys has successfully handled thousands of DUI and criminal defense cases. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and future.

Why You Must Hire a Former Local DA

Every lawyer at James Newby Law is a former DA in Colorado Springs.  Why is that a benefit to you?  There are nuances and realities of the criminal justice process that aren’t necessarily found in books or statutes. Every jurisdiction in Colorado has its own rules and procedures, every prosecutor and DA has their own way of pursuing convictions, and every judge brings their own perspective and preferences to the cases they hear. Knowing these unwritten, local rules can be as crucial as knowing the written laws, and the ability to turn those nuances into an advantage is something that only comes from experience, and sets the best DUI lawyers and criminal defense attorneys apart from their peers.

Take the First Step Towards Protecting Your Freedom

Don’t let fear and uncertainty paralyze you. Take the first step towards protecting your freedom by speaking with us today. We offer a free consultation with a lawyer to discuss your case’s details and provide you with the guidance and support you need. Trust the James Newby Law Firm to fight for your rights and help you confidently navigate the criminal defense process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of lawyer do I need for criminal charges?

You need a criminal defense attorney to represent you if you are charged with either of the two categories of crimes: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are less serious charges which can result in less than a year of imprisonment or a fine. Felonies are the most serious crimes you can commit and have long jail or prison sentences, fines, or permanent loss of freedom.  Tips for choosing your criminal lawyer in Colorado Springs.

How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?

Every criminal case is different. Some can be resolved fairly quickly while others may go all the way through a jury trial and beyond. While it is difficult to say how much a criminal attorney will cost in your particular case, our focus on your protecting your freedom extends to providing exceptional criminal defense representation at a reasonable price.

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Do I need a lawyer for DUI in Colorado?

A DUI conviction in Colorado can cost you your freedom, your driving privileges, your future.  With so much on the line, you want to do everything possible to protect your freedom. At a minimum, you should contact the best Colorado Springs DUI lawyers for a free consultation.

Should I use a public defender?

A public defender is a free criminal defense lawyer. Who would turn that down? You should. Public defenders are great people, but they can be overwhelmed with cases, lack resources for your defense and may push you to take a plea deal because they are under pressure to get their cases resolved quickly.  While there are certainly many situations where accepting a plea deal is the best option, that decision should be based on your unique situation and not because the court-appointed lawyer is too busy and needs to clear his or her caseload.

Learn more: Using a public defender vs hiring an attorney.

What are the characteristics of the best criminal defense lawyers?

Here are the characteristics shared by the best criminal defense lawyers in Colorado Springs.

  • Experience successfully defending the crimes you’ve been charged with.
  • Former prosecutor experience in Colorado Springs courts.
  • Absolute and total commitment to protecting your freedom.
  • Ability to explain the law as it relates to your charges and evidence against you.
  • Eagerness and willingness to challenge prosecutors.
  • Compassion for the ordeal you are facing and the fears you are experiencing
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Clear explanation of their fee structure and the potential costs of your defense.

Learn more: Characteristics of the Defense Attorneys in Colorado Springs

What will the criminal defense attorney ask me during my free consultation?

The first thing to understand about a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer is that you should be completely open and honest when discussing your case.  The attorney-client privilege protects everything you say to the lawyer.

Questions to expect:

  • Where were you before the incident?
  • What were you doing immediately before the incident?
  • Who were you with at the time?
  • Where and when did the incident take place?
  • Why were you there?
  • What did you do or not do at the time?
  • What did you say, and who did you say it to before or during the incident?
  • What, if anything, did other people say or do?
  • Did anyone witness the incident, and, if so, who were they?

If you were arrested at the scene of the crime you can expect these questions:

  • Where were you when the officer arrested you?
  • How did the police approach you?
  • What did the police officers say to you?
  • If you were driving, did the police officer say why they pulled you over?
  • Did you give consent to the police to perform a search of your car or home?
  • Did the police conduct such a search, and if so, what did they find?
  • Did the police have a search warrant, and if so, did they show you a copy?
  • What did the police do leading up to, during, and after your arrest?
  • Upon your arrest, did the police officer read you your Miranda rights?
  • If an officer questioned you, did you ask for a lawyer, and if so, did the officer keep asking you questions?
  • Describe the circumstances of any interrogation, including what the police said and did and what you said and did.

Read more: Questions to Expect at Your Criminal Defense Attorney Free Consultation

How do I prepare for a domestic violence case?

The majority of domestic violence defendants are first-time offenders who have never been arrested before and are facing their first brush with the criminal justice system. Although it may seem very confusing, frustrating and stressful to go through the process, many cases end with a dismissal of all charges.  Read how to fight domestic violence charges.