Heckman & O'Connor Attorneys at Law Edwards, Colorado


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The vast majority of criminal matters are disposed of or plea bargained without trials. The attorneys at Heckman & O'Connor, however, have been trying criminal cases in Eagle County and throughout the Western Slope for more than 30 years.  Heckman & O'Connor is appointed by the State of Colorado to represent individuals when the public defender has a conflict. This speaks volumes as to the skills and resources of the firm.  The following are examples of the cases we handle.

DUIs, DWAIs and DUIDs (Driving under the influence of drugs) are often disposed of through deferred prosecutions or judgments which ultimately result in no criminal convictions.*  Our attorneys also have expertise in license revocation and reinstatement issues, and interstate and probation matters.


• Felonies

• Domestic violence

• Sexual assault


• Drug Offenses

• Department of Wildlife Violations

• Sealing of Criminal Records

As with alcohol or drug related driving offenses, these cases are often plea bargained and ultimately, in many cases, arrests and court records may be sealed. *

Being accused of sex assault puts one's job and family life in jeopardy. There are probably more false accusations and misdirected prosecutions in this area than any other. Our attorneys are skilled in showing, among other things, that encounters were consensual or accusations are false and based on revenge or other motives.

Domestic violence is a charging enhancer for alleged offenses involving one with whom the actor has or has had an intimate relationship.  Again, these cases often result in dismissals without convictions provided certain conditions are complied with.*

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A felony conviction can be devastating. Many felony charges are "overcharged" and without trial can be reduced to misdemeanors or deferred judgments and sentences.*

Most criminal arrest and court records can be sealed to eliminate public disclosure and employment impediments and travel. The availability of this remedy depends on the type of contact or charge and the disposition of the case.*

Hunting and fishing are economic staples of the Western Slope. Attorneys at Heckman & O'Connor are well practiced at defending criminal charges and handling license and interstate ramifications.

*Deferred judgments, plea bargaining and the sealing of records are not always available; however, they are tools and alternative remedies for what may seem to be overwhelming situations and economic and emotional havoc.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Vail & Eagle


Domestic Violence

Drug Offenses

Sex Assaults


Sealing of Records / Entry into Canada

Department of Wildlife Violations

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