Law Office Of James C. Forslund
Law Office Of James C. Forslund

Law Office Of James C. Forslund

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Introduction: The Law Office of James Forslund is a full-service DUI defense, license reinstatement, criminal and family law practice devoted exclusively to representing clients in a large part of Colorado. These pros have decades of experience providing the best possible offense and defense for each client’s unique situation. We thoroughly analyze your case, work hard to fiercely protect your rights, and are dedicated to provide best possible outcome in both county court, district court and at the DMV. We charge reasonable flat fees - in most cases much less than our competitors - with affordable installment payments. We enjoy our work because we like to help people who have made a mistake or are unjustly accused or need help out of a bad situation. We understand that you're probably feeling confused, angry, or somewhat fearful about what's happened to you. The process of being arrested, taken to jail, fingerprinted, and photographed was probably very dehumanizing to you. Similar feelings arise in the family law setting. We sincerely sympathize with your situation and do our best to successfully resolve all of the legal issues you are facing to allow you to regain control of your life again.
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Hired 71 times

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3 employees

38 years in business

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Noah M.
Mar 22, 2015
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Mar 25, 2015
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Alfredo M.
Sep 10, 2015
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Derrick M.
Nov 18, 2015
I was recommend to this firm thru a friend. My initial meeting was with Mr. Jim Forslund. Mr. Forslund did the contract and paper work and seem very interested in fighting my case. Mr. Forslund did attend my DMV hearing via telephone and was not aggressive when cross examining the officer Justin Thull of the Aurora Police Department. I had refused to take any BAC test at the time of the incident so I lost my license for 12 months. I then had my first motion hearing, arrived to court to be greeted by Mr. Forslund associate Gary who states that he was a DA prior but did very little to defend my rights and address my case with fight power. These guys are just plea bargain lawyers anybody that say these guys are good are glad to get no jail time. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THESE OLD GUYS. I fired them the day of my speedy trial for John Buckley and came out with a wet reckless. DO NOT TRUST THIS FIRM.
Law Office Of James C. Forslund's reply
You replied to this review on November 25, 2015: Our firm represented Derrick at a DMV license revocation hearing for refusing to take a blood or breath test and in county court to defend him on careless driving and DUI charges. Jim Forslund advocated all of the appropriate defenses at the DMV phone hearing. However the Hearing Officer concluded that license revocation was warranted. A pretrial conference was held and Derrick declined to accept the District Attorney's settlement offer. The firm filed a Motion to Suppress evidence and proceed to a motions hearing. The judge denied the motion and set the case for trial in June. He applied the same standards as those used at the DMV to determine if the express consent test request was warranted. Mr. Pareja advised this client that there was a good chance of acquittal at trial, but Derrick decided not to deposit the additional funds necessary to take the matter to trial. The firm moved to withdraw from the case on May 20, 2015. Derrick has decided to accept a plea bargain and post an anonymous complaint. He is the one who plea bargains. He will be entering his plea on the date set for trial in December. If you look below, Darcey says we talked her into going to trial. Our role is to advise our clients through the court and DMV process. We do not tell people what they want to hear, but what they need to hear and explain options. The client decides what to do, based on that advice. We cannot please all of the people all of the time, but we try. Our satisfied clients vastly exceed those who post anonymous complaints. We base our fees, as Abe Lincoln stated, on our time and our advice. Derrick's advice is free and you may read it here on the Internet. 5/5 stars
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Anthony G.
Apr 15, 2015
I settled with a wreck less driving and six weeks drug and alcohol class.. I did not get a DUI or even reduced to a DWAI... I told the law office I didn't want a "D" anything on my record and they made it happen.. I highly recommend.
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License Type: Attorney (CO)

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We charge a flat fee for DUI defense representation at the DMV hearing, arraignment, pre-trial conference and disposition. We are also available for consultation while our client is on probation. We require an initial retainer deposit of 1/4 of the total amount, with the balance payable in equal installments over three months. For clients who have been revoked seeking to obtain a valid Colorado license, we charge a flat fee of $1,200, with an initial retainer of $600 and the balance payable 10 days before their DMV appearance.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Our process is we respond to telephone, text, email and online form inquiries from prospective new clients regarding DUI defense representation. During that first contact, we briefly assess the parameters of a case and schedule a complementary one hour in-office appointment, if possible, or a phone conference to gain a complete understanding of each individua situation. Following the initial consultation, if a client decides to retain our services, we require them to sign a fee agreement, make an initial retainer deposit and schedule monthly payments. In a typical DUI case we enter our appearance as attorney of record, set hearing dates at court and appear at the hearing which the Department of Revenue has set, request discovery and plan our defense strategy in consultation with the client. As a case proceeds, we communicate regularly with our clients, file the necessary motions and attend hearings. As a case proceeds, we advise our client regarding settlement offers or prepare and conduct a trial to the court. After a case has concluded, we follow up with our client to advise and assist them in the process to get their driver license reinstated. For clients whose licenses are revoked in other states and want to come to Colorado to obtain a driver license here, we help our clients prepare the necessary paperwork and accompany them to the DMV to ensure the process is completed successfully.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Jim Forslund was a Phi Beta Kappa scholar as an undergraduate at University of Colorado and holds a Master of Divinity degree in addition to his law degree from the University of Denver. Gary Pareja was recognized for superior grades at Metropolitan State University and is a graduate of Golden Gate Law School. The Colorado Supreme Court mandates 45 hours of continuing education. Jim and Gary exceed that requirement every time. They each spend over 20 hours per month researching the latest cases, legal treatises, scientific literature, and articles on the subject of drunk driving defense allowing them to be on the cutting edge of DUI defense at all times.

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