Law Office of Jim Forslund

Law Office of Jim Forslund

Colorado Drunk Driving Defense, Colorado DUID - Marijuana Defense, Interstate Driver License Compact Restoration, Selected Felony Defense

Firm Overview

The firm was established in 1991 by Jim as a solo practitioner. In 2005 he was joined by Gary Pareja, a former county prosecutor and colleague he had previously worked with at the Veteran's Administration District Counsel Office. Over the years, they have successfully represented thousands of clients throughout Colorado.

We are a DUI defense boutique law firm in Englewood, Colorado. Jim and Gary specialize in defending clients against misdemeanor and felony DUI and DUID (marijuana) charges, as well as assisting persons obtain Colorado driver licenses whose driving privileges have been revoked in other states due to multiple DUI convictions.


DUI Defense
Enter our appearance in court so clients don't have to attend their arraignment hearing if possible
Obtain and review discovery for defenses and strategy
Accompany clients to their Pretrial Conference
;File motions to suppress evidence
Negotiate with DA to obtain the best disposition offer
Prepare vigorous trial defense to obtain a not guilty verdict
Accompany clients to court at sentencing and present mitigation.
Provide post-conviction assistance with the license reinstatement process (SR-22, Interlock, classes, etc.)

DUID Marijuana Defense
In addition to the services associated with DUI defense:
Review evolving legal precedents in DUID marijuana cases
Study evolving science of marijuana's effect on driving
Obtain and review chemical blood test results
Conduct thorough examination of evidence to analyze the special circumstances of the initial stop for defenses
Negotiate appropriate sentencing

Interstate Driver License Compact Reinstatements
Advise clients on preparing the proper paperwork required for DMV application and/or hearing
Accompany clients at DMV to advocate and facilitate reinstatement process as needed
Assist clients to accomplish tasks relative to reinstatement requirements

DUI/DUID Felony Defense and Other Selected Felonies
Develop strategies and tactics to defend cases involving new Colorado felony DUI and other laws
Plan and conduct formal trial to obtain the best possible resolution
Main Office
Main Office
3780 S. Broadway
Englewood  CO  80113
Phone
  • (303) 332-3602
Fax
  • (303) 672-6815
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Free Initial Office Consultation or Free Initial Telephone Consultation with documents
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Fees and Payment Policies: Reasonable flat fees. Payment plans for midemeanors to fit most budgets. The Denver-Boulder case flat fee is $1,400.00 for DMV Hearing, Arraignment, Pre-trial Conference & Disposition. Payment of $350.00 to start, followed by three monlhly payments of $350.00. Under the new felony law, the stakes are now much higher if you have three prior lifetime convictions any where in the US. These cases will most likely go to trial, but we will keep our fees as low as possible.

When we talk, I'll also tell you about my fees and payment plans. I understand that the cost of an attorney is an expense that you weren't planning on. So I offer fees at a flat rate to assist you with your budgeting. You may also pay me by the hour.

Of course I accept cash or checks. But you might be interested to know that for your convenience, I'll also gladly accept payment by credit card.

In any case, the initial phone consultation with me is free, so there is no risk on your part-and you will learn just what your rights and options are. When we are finished, if you're not convinced that I will be able to protect you to your complete satisfaction, then you can simply decide not to hire me. I won't trouble you again . . . and you'll owe me nothing.

Some individuals do try to defend themselves without legal assistance, but this is usually risky because the penalties can be harsh. Good legal representation can decrease many of these concerns.
Hourly Rates
N/A

Office Information

Office Hours
6AM-2PM MON-SAT
Office Manager
Robert Clark
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Languages Spoken
English. Spanish Interpreter Available
DUI and DWI
Colorado Drunk Driving Defense, Interstate Driver License Compact Restoration, Selected Felony Defense
We are a DUI defense boutique law firm in Englewood, Colorado. Jim and Gary specialize in defending clients against misdemeanor and felony DUI and DUID (marijuana) charges, as well as assisting persons obtain Colorado driver licenses whose driving privileges have been revoked in other states due to multiple DUI convictions.

DUI Defense
Enter our appearance in court so clients don't have to attend their arraignment hearing if possible
Obtain and review discovery for defenses and strategy
Accompany clients to their Pretrial Conference
;File motions to suppress evidence
Negotiate with DA to obtain the best disposition offer
Prepare vigorous trial defense to obtain a not guilty verdict
Accompany clients to court at sentencing and present mitigation.
Provide post-conviction assistance with the license reinstatement process (SR-22, Interlock, classes, etc.)

DUID Defense
In addition to the services associated with DUI defense:
Review evolving legal precedents in DUID marijuana cases
Study evolving science of marijuana's effect on driving
Obtain and review chemical blood test results
Conduct thorough examination of evidence to analyze the special circumstances of the initial stop for defenses
Negotiate appropriate sentencing

Interstate Driver License Compact Reinstatements
Advise clients on preparing the proper paperwork required for DMV application and/or hearing
Accompany clients at DMV to advocate and facilitate reinstatement process as needed
Assist clients to accomplish tasks relative to reinstatement requirements

DUI/DUID Felony Defense and Other Selected Felonies
Develop strategies and tactics to defend cases involving new Colorado felony DUI and other laws
Plan and conduct formal trial to obtain the best possible resolution

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Jim and Gary both had experience in other areas of law, but a growing demand from clients and referrals for defense of DUI and DUID (marijuana) misdemeanor and felony charges, as well as assisting clients obtain a Colorado driver's license despite revocation in other states eventually led them to focus on that area of practice. It is also an area of law that they both preferred.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Jim and Gary each have over 25 years successfully defending thousands of DUI clients. Jim was a Phi Beta Kappa undergraduate at Colorado University and holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Iliff School of Theology in addition to a law degree. Gary was an assistant county attorney for years prosecuting DUI cases, which gives him a unique ability as an advocate to defend our clients against those charges.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We provide excellent value to our clients with decades of solid experience, as well as knowledgeable and vigorous representation of a diverse client base in county courts throughout Colorado and the Department of Motor Vehicles for a reasonable flat fee that in most cases is significantly less than other DUI defense firms.

Jim Forslund

Jim grew up in Golden, Colorado and earned his B.A. degree with distinction in mathematics at the University of Colorado in 1969 as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa scholastic fraternity. In 1973 he received a Master of Divinity degree at the University of Denver Iliff School of Theology. In 1979 he graduated from the University of Denver Law School and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in that same year.

Member in good standing with the National College of DUI Defense
from 1997-2006

Founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyer's Association

Admitted to practice before both Colorado and the Federal Courts and
is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

U.S. Army Veteran - Security Agency 177th ASA Company in Korea for
two years
License
  • Bar Number: 9725
    Colorado , 1979
Education
  • University of Colorado
    Bachelor of Arts , 1969
    Phi Beta Kappa

Gary Pareja

Gary grew up in Denver and graduated from Metropolitan State University, having been recognized for superior grades. He graduated from Golden Gate Law School in 1980 and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in that same year.

Admitted to practice before both Colorado and the Federal Courts

Former Adams County Deputy District Attorney prosecuted hundreds
of DUI cases

* U.S. Army Veteran - decorated for his service in Vietnam

Joined the Veterans Administration Debt Collection Program under Jim
and helped collect over $2,000,000.00. Took over program after Jim
went into private practice.

Managed and later owned Pages Auto Electric.

His passion is the piano. He has a large repertoire of jazz and rock
tunes.

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