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Denver criminal defense attorney Coleman Presnell has devoted his entire legal career to fighting for the rights of defendants facing criminal charges.
Coleman Presnell is skilled at negotiating with prosecutors in pursuit of substantial charge reductions and dismissals. In nearly all cases, he can achieve a favorable resolution without the time or expense of trial.
But when Coleman Presnell does take a case to trial, he does not shy away from using more “creative” methods of persuasion:
I once sang for a jury. I had a Navy veteran on a DUI charge, and I asked the jurors, “What do you do with a drunken sailor?” I said you could do any of the things in the song, but you couldn’t convict him of DUI because he wasn’t driving anywhere because he was so drunk he couldn’t even stay conscious. We won that one.
Indeed, Coleman Presnell explains his philosophy as an attorney as such:
Always look for a new and interesting way to talk about cases that are run of the mill or old hat. You almost never get a deal you aren’t willing to work for, and you absolutely never get a deal you’re afraid to ask for
Three other of Coleman Presnell’s notable legal victories are:
Reducing a level 2 drug felony (carrying up to 8 years in prison) down to a level 3 charge with only probation after convincing the prosecutor that 300 pounds of marijuana “should not be that big of a deal.”
Winning an acquittal in a careless driving case after impeaching the police officer with his own body camera showing that he either did not remember the case or made up his entire testimony.
Achieving a full dismissal of a domestic violence harassment case. The defendant had endured a year of prosecution before seeking out Coleman, who persuaded the judge to drop the charges despite loud objections from the prosecution and victim advocate during the ruling.