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Nicol Gersch Petterson, or NGP for short, is a family law and criminal defense law firm where we treat every client, potential client, family members of clients, and colleagues as VIP’s. We are innovators who use technology to make legal help for our clients affordable. We care about our community and we teach other lawyers often because we love sharing what we’ve learned from our extensive experience. We strive to help everyone that we meet, and are “givers” in the true sense of the word and we’ve been known to use the #NotYourAverageLawyers hashtag on social media. We’re real people who care about you!

Once you sign up for help with NGP, you become part of our team dedicated to working on your case and helping you improve your life (not just your court case). We make it easy to get legal help in domestic relations or criminal court cases with a two-step intake process (answer a few questions, and then calendar a call at a time that works for you). And we offer flexible payment plans and even long-term loans. We look forward to discussing how we can help you—FOR FREE—during an initial consult via phone or zoom soon!

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Criminal Defense

Whether it be a minor traffic ticket or a major felony, the partners at Nicol Gersch Petterson are here to help. Even if you are suspected of being involved in a crime, you should know you have the right to an attorney at all stages of proceedings, including before criminal charges are filed. Being charged with a crime is scary and that is why Jenn & Justie are here to help!

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DUI, DWAI, and Traffic

DUI, DWAI, and Traffic Cases involve much more than going to court to represent yourself. Nicol Gersch Petterson can represent you in the criminal matter AND assist with Department of Motor Vehicle/ DMV hearings and appeals!

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Domestic Violence

Colorado law allows for people to be charged with crimes as an act of domestic violence if it is found that 1. the person charged was in an intimate relationship with the victim of the crime; AND 2. that person’s behaviour was on a spectrum ranging from harassing up to violent against the victim of the crime. If you have been charged with a crime as an act of domestic violence, it is imperative that you speak to an attorney right away to learn your rights. Domestic violence convictions in Colorado can have serious impacts on your life and future. Call Justie or Jenn right away and we can discuss your options!

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Post-Conviction Representation

Even after your case has been resolved, you may still have questions about your right to either appeal a case or seal your record. You may even have issues or questions about how your case was handled during the pre-trial and trial stages. If you have post-conviction questions, Jenn & Justie are here to help!

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Greenwood Village Criminal Defense and Family Lawyers

We Operate a Virtual Law Firm

Criminal Defense:

Being arrested and charged with a crime is likely to be a stressful, confusing, and frightening experience. Individuals in this situation may wish to exercise their right to an attorney and contact a Greenwood Village criminal lawyer as quickly as possible. You should not hesitate to get the legal advice that you may need following an arrest or when involved in any police investigation or questioning. When in doubt, stay silent and assert your right to an attorney! We offer DIY packages for those looking for quick answers to basic legal questions (such as whether to talk to the cops). And we travel to our criminal defense clients throughout Colorado, meaning we can help more people cheaper. We offer virtual meetings via zoom and phone, as well.

An experienced Greenwood Village criminal lawyer will be able to review the charges and determine the best course of action for your unique situation. The criminal attorneys at Nicol Gersch Petterson are able to:

  • Investigate the facts and circumstances that led to criminal charges
  • Interview witnesses, view all evidence including all police reports, photos, and officer body cams
  • Evaluate the evidence supporting the allegations of illegal activity and attack the validity of an officer investigation if done improperly or in violation of your constitutional rights
  • Develop a solid defense strategy specifically tailored to the facts of your case and individual needs
  • Locate and retain experts and investigators on your behalf to join the defense team and testify as needed at Motions and Trial

In addition, our attorneys are regularly able to get clients released from jail on their own recognizance (called a personal recognizance or PR bond), released after posting a reduced amount of bail through a bondsman, and ultimately serve less jail time by successfully mitigating the case and negotiating with the prosecutor. Unrepresented defendants often have fewer opportunities to challenge the charges against them, less likelihood of getting out of jail in advance of trial, and less chance of reaching a favorable resolution to their cases in the end.

Family law:

Getting married is a monumental decision, but deciding to get divorced can be harder by several degrees. Before a person can even get started pursuing the dissolution of their marriage before a court, they have to fill out the right forms, ensure they qualify to seek a divorce in the State of Colorado, formally notify their spouse of their intentions, and then wait at least 91 days for the waiting period to be over—and that, unfortunately, is often just the start.

Facing a dissolution of your marriage (divorce) or having to allocate parental responsibilities (child custody lawsuits) with your child’s other parent is undoubtedly a significant, challenging change of your life circumstances. Having legal representation who not only understands but can explain the nuances of the law, as well as each jurisdiction within Colorado, to advocate for your best interests is a smart choice. Our attorneys can help with negotiations for division of marital assets (spousal support, spousal maintenance, or alimony, for example), as well as calculating child support. Our attorneys are well-versed in the “best interests of the child” standard, and can fully explain what a court will consider. We handle mediations and appeals, and are proud to provide Legal DIY help via Hello Divorce.

Family law clients are accepted throughout our geographic areas, and virtual meetings are offered. In some situations, it is helpful to still meet in person, and we have a variety of meeting locations available for in-person preparations.

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Justie Nicol
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Reach Out To a Greenwood Village Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer Today!

While there is no guarantee of success in any legal matter, your odds of achieving a positive result in yours could be boosted significantly if you retain seasoned legal counsel. Various legal defenses may apply to the criminal accusations, and working with legal counsel will allow you to develop a strategy that is truly focused on what is best for you. The same is true for family law situations, an experienced domestic relations attorney can help you navigate this very complicated area of law.

If you are facing criminal charges or need help with a family law issue, you should contact an experienced Greenwood Village criminal defense and family lawyer right away for advice. We make it easy for people to start getting legal help—just answer a few questions and then calendar an appointment with one of our highly experienced attorneys for a free thirty-minute phone call. Remote offices are available by appointment for in-person meetings.

Get in touch with a Greenwood Village criminal defense and family lawyer to talk about your situation and start working on a plan of action today!