Criminal Defense

A criminal record not only has an immediate impact but it will have an impact on your future. Ernest Marquez, of Marquez & Herrick-Stare, LLC, understand how criminal charges can change your life forever. Ernest has been representing people accused of crimes in Central Colorado since 1988. He knows criminal convictions can follow you, where ever you go. In every case, his goal is to achieve for you the best outcome possible in your particular circumstances.

Criminal Defense
If you’ve been arrested, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney to ensure your rights are protected. Ernest Marquez can help you mount an aggressive defense and preserve your freedom. If you’re arrested in Central Colorado area, contact Marquez & Herrick-Stare, LLC immediately. While our office is in Salida, Colorado, Ernest travels to Fairplay, Leadville, Westcliffe, Gunnison, Saguache, Alamosa and beyond. He can help defend against:

  • Homicide
  • Assault and Sexual Assault Charges
  • Domestic Violence Charges
  • Drug Possession, Manufacturing and Distribution Charges
  • DUI and Traffic Stop Charges
  • Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

You cannot afford to take chances if you or a loved one is arrested and facing any type of criminal charge. An attorney who understands Colorado’s criminal statutes, the criminal court process and knows how to appeal a conviction can help guide you through this frightening time. The risks of not hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney are high; you could be facing a jail or prison sentence, steep fines and a criminal record that will haunt you for years to come.

We know you feel uncertainty after an arrest and that you are likely to say more than you intend to say when being interviewed by a law enforcement officer. We are here to help – from the time you’re arrested until the day your case is finally over, we’ll be by your side protecting your rights and fighting on your behalf.