Grand Junction is home to breathtaking scenery and outdoor adventures, especially if you love to bike on one of our world-class mountain biking trails. But even in this natural wonderland, people get arrested for a variety of alleged criminal infractions. If you have criminal charges in Colorado’s Western Slope region, choosing the right lawyer is incredibly important. It is a potentially life-altering decision that you should not take lightly. Having one of our skilled and reputable Grand Junction criminal defense attorneys on your side can give you the best chance to avoid a conviction.
Why are we so confident that our Grand Junction criminal defense law firm can make a difference for you and your family? At Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C., we are proud to continue our decades-old tradition of putting our clients first. No matter what your legal issue, from criminal charges, personal injury claims, as well as medical and professional malpractice matters, we stand in our clients’ corners and give them a voice. Our unrivaled dedication to our clients has resulted in our firm being honored with prestigious awards like the highly-coveted AV® rating from Martindale Hubbell®’s Peer Review Rating™ process.
The preeminent Colorado trial attorney and legal icon Walter L. Gerash founded our firm based on a client-centered approach. Now, Walter’s son Daniel Gerash, Dr. Steiner, and Mr. Blanton carry the torch, inspired by Walter’s example. As a result, all of our lawyers excel in their chosen fields. Dan Gerash is a former deputy public defender of one of our Grand Junction criminal charges attorneys. This position provided Mr. Gerash with incredibly valuable front-line experience as he fought daily to protect his clients’ rights in court for years. Now, he uses that wealth of hands-on courtroom experience and knowledge to fight for you.
Grand Junction Criminal Lawyers Practice Areas
We represent our clients zealously, and we don’t limit ourselves to just one area of criminal defense. Our broad range of knowledge gives our clients an advantage where it matters most: in the courtroom.
The following is a list of just some of the types of criminal charges we handle:
- Driving under the influence (DUI);
- Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID);
- Driving with Ability Impaired (DWAI);
- Domestic violence;
- Theft crimes;
- Sex crimes;
- Misdemeanor offenses;
- Felony offenses;
- White-collar crimes;
- Violent crimes; and
- Juvenile offenses.
No matter what charges you face, we will work closely with you to develop a winning defense strategy. We invite you to take an active role in your defense. We want you to ask questions, make suggestions, and provide us with insight as to your ultimate goal for your defense.
Why Do I Need Grand Junction Criminal Defense Lawyers to Represent Me?
You have a right to represent yourself in a criminal case as long as you can prove to the judge that you are mentally competent to handle your defense. You do not have to know the law or have any expertise whatsoever.
Some people want to represent themselves because they believe that no one knows their case better than they do. The notion makes sense to a certain extent. After all, you were likely to present when the police allege you committed a crime. Your lawyer was not there. So why should you have to tell someone what transpired if they weren’t there?
Furthermore, a person who wants to represent themself might think they are saving money if they don’t hire an attorney. The reality is that most people who represent themselves forfeit many rights that they don’t fully understand. Often, they also end up forgoing defenses that may very well have resulted in an acquittal in the hands of an experienced legal practitioner. Consequently, self-representation often leads to a conviction or a deferred judgment when a dismissal or acquittal is appropriate. Why? Because prosecutors and judges cannot give self-represented defendants legal advice. You are quite literally on your own when you represent yourself, and rest assured that advice from your cellmate or best buddy likely won’t cut it in legal situations where your liberty is at stake.
What Will Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. Do for Me?
When you contact Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C., our Grand Junction criminal defense attorneys will get to work right away on your case. We will use our vast resources to investigate your case fully. We’ll explain the law so you understand your options, and we’ll devise a defense that gives you the best chance to avoid a conviction.
We understand what’s at stake. We understand that you are contemplating what a conviction would mean to your life. These types of questions are likely swirling through your mind:
- How will a conviction affect your home life?
- Your job?
- Your ability to find different work or to advance your career?
- How will a conviction affect your status in the community?
- What will happen to your family?
Our Grand Junction criminal attorneys will discuss all of these issues with you so you can make the best-informed decision possible for your case. Our criminal trial attorneys are prepared to give you a voice and vigorously defend your charges before a jury or a judge. We don’t shy away from a legal fight. We believe in our clients and always have your best interests in mind.
We Are Ready to Give You a Voice
Contact us right away if you have criminal charges pending. With decades of trial experience under our belts, we can provide you with the aggressive representation you need. Our award-winning attorneys are proud to receive recognitions such as a 5.0 out of 5.0 AV Martindale-Hubbel rating for the highest ethical standards & legal skill. We also have been named Colorado Super Lawyers and one of the Best Lawyers in America. Call today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Our experienced legal team handles other types of cases as well, including: