Criminal Defense


Lawyer Defending Those Accused of Crimes in Colorado Springs

Reliable & Professional in Every Case

With well over 100 cases dismissed, our Colorado Springs attorney has demonstrated success in defending the rights of the criminally accused. Whatever charges you’re facing, no case is too complicated or too simple for Gaddis Law. We have defended clients against every kind of felony and misdemeanor, and while your situation may be unique, we’re used to applying different kinds of approaches to each case. You can also count on us for nonjudgmental service – we see you as a person, not just the facts of your case, which is why our consultations are always free of charge.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to hire legal representation. Call us today at (719) 578-3344, or contact us online.

Our Services

Our team of professionals is well-versed in all areas of criminal defense and can help you sort through the details of your case, whether you’ve just received your first DUI or have been accused of committing a violent crime. We can lend our support in the following areas: If you’re charged with a crime, you can’t afford not to fight. Hire a lawyer who has demonstrated experience in going to bat for their clients.

Colorado Crime Classifications

Every state has its own system for classifying crimes; like many states, Colorado has two main classifications: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are considered the most serious crimes and include homicide, kidnapping, and rape. There are six different classes of felonies, and four classes of drug-related felonies. Misdemeanors, on the other hand, are less serious criminal offenses and can include white-collar crimes and assault. There are three classes of misdemeanors, two classes of traffic misdemeanors, and two classes of drug-related misdemeanors.

Punishments, of course, also vary based on which class your alleged crime falls in. If you’re charged with a misdemeanor, for instance, you may have a lighter prison sentence and smaller fines than if you were charged with committing a felony.

Criminal Defense FAQs

We understand that this may be an overwhelming time for you, especially since the criminal justice system can be confusing to navigate. We’re available to answer all your questions in order to help you gain clarity.

If I’ve been charged with a crime, when should I hire a lawyer?

It’s in your best interests to hire a lawyer immediately after your arrest. If you’ve been arrested, a trusted attorney may be able to help secure a reduced bond. If you’re not aware of your legal rights as the accused, having a lawyer by your side to remind you of your right to remain silent, for example, can be beneficial. Hiring a lawyer sooner, rather than later, can give the team time to build your defense.

Should I talk to law enforcement if I’ve been charged with a crime?

No. You have the right to remain silent and hire an attorney before you make any statements, which may be used against you in a criminal case. You need to first speak to a seasoned criminal defense lawyer, like Aaron P. Gaddis.

What if I’m planning on pleading guilty?

Even if you’re planning on entering a guilty plea, you still will benefit from hiring an attorney. Our skilled lawyer may be able to negotiate for reduced charges or punishment.

Call our Colorado Springs lawyer to defend your rights today at (719) 578-3344.

Criminal Defense

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Meet Your Dedicated Team

Aaron P. Gaddis
Aaron P. Gaddis


Aaron P. Gaddis is a seasoned attorney with an extensive background in criminal defense litigation. He has appeared in Court and fought for his clients and their rights thousands of times, ranging from homicide to sexual assault to driving under the influence, with countless contested hearings and trials behind him. Through successful negotiations, the pre-trial process and successful motion hearings, he has saved his clients from lengthy prison sentences. He knows that when clients come in with ...

Amy Oberholser
Amy Oberholser


Amy J. Oberholser is a Criminal Defense Paralegal and has worked alongside Aaron P. Gaddis for the past six years and now as Aaron’s managing paralegal. Amy brings a wealth of experience with over 20 years of legal experience in the areas of criminal defense and prosecution, family law, evictions, real estate, and estate planning law. Amy has a passion for the law and interested in advocating for clients any way that she can. Amy’s organizational skills help the office to run smoothly. She is ...

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