Colorado Springs DUI, Criminal Defense, and Immigration
I am Mike Harris, a Colorado Springs defense attorney in private practice. I handle DUI and traffic defense, all felonies and misdemeanors, juvenile delinquency, and immigration cases. Immigration law expert Jesse Damon also works as “of counsel” on a case by case basis on immigration matters. I work at both the trial and appeal levels in state, federal, and military court.
While I handle criminal work primarily in El Paso County, I travel throughout the state, especially to the counties of Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Fremont, Pueblo, and Teller. I handle immigration matters nationwide.
Former Prosecutor and Military Attorney Fighting for You
I am a former Colorado and Florida state prosecutor and Navy JAG. As a government attorney, I was specially named to serious and sensitive cases and as a private attorney have been sought out by other attorneys to assist them or take over cases due to my strong belief in aggressively fighting for justice and legal knowledge.
Experience that Counts
I am a known fighter in court, often called upon for difficult cases, trial and appellate work. I have over fifteen years experience and know the system having worked on all sides of criminal cases: prosecution and defense, adult and juvenile, trial and appeal, state and federal, civilian and military. Numerous other lawyers often look to me for advice and often call upon me to take the lead in trials and serious cases. Law enforcement officers, local politicians, and business owners have called for my help when they or their families have been in trouble.
A Dedicated Fighter for Your Rights
Guilt or innocence may often be the most important thing in a case, but it is not the only part. You may need to challenge violations of your rights, from an illegal search by the police, an unlawful interrogation or violation of your Miranda rights, to improper evidence testing. I have had success not only in trial, but in avoiding trial by getting evidence thrown out of court.
I also have experience building mitigation cases to reduce the punishment if the evidence is against you. I will work to show your overall character and any issues that explain how you may have gotten into trouble.
It is true that the vast majority of cases result in a plea bargain. However, the best deals come as a result of building the best possible defense and having an attorney with a strong reputation. Whether you are looking for a fair deal or looking to challenge the case all the way, I can help. Contact me to discuss your case.