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Facing an arrest and criminal charges can be a confusing and traumatic experience. Depending on the charges against you, you may be subject to significant financial liability as well as being stripped of your freedom and incarcerated. The Constitution guarantees nearly every accused person the right to an attorney, and anyone in such a position should seek legal counsel immediately in order to protect themselves, their family, and their future. Our professionally experienced Denver criminal defense attorneys are here to help you!

Why Choose Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC to Defend You?

National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40The attorneys at Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC understand the criminal justice system and know how frightening it can be to face criminal charges. When being investigated for a crime, one may think it beneficial to be forthcoming and cooperative. As a general rule, however, this can be perilous, as it is easy when under pressure to say the wrong thing, have his or her words misinterpreted, or be coerced into making statements damaging to oneself. If you are in such a situation, you need an attorney who knows the law and can protect your rights and your future.

Founding Partner Eric J. Faddis has worked in criminal law his entire career, including in the Denver District Attorney’s Office’s Gang Unit, the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office’s Special Victim’s Unit, and as a criminal defense specialist at the prestigious Springer & Steinberg, P.C. As a former criminal prosecutor, Eric has insight into how matters are investigated, how to identify and exploit the holes in the government’s case, and how to persuade a prosecutor to see things differently. Eric has handled thousands of criminal cases including First Degree Murder, Kidnapping, High-Level Drug Trafficking, Aggravated Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Violence, DUI/DUID, and more.

If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need a skilled and experienced attorney to protect your rights, pursue investigative avenues, identify and assert potential defenses and mitigators, engage in meaningful and effective plea negotiations, and, if necessary, represent you at trial. Eric has conducted 45 jury trials and hundreds of hearings and may be able to help you minimize the risk of incarceration, financial penalty, and conviction. At VFEL, we believe you’re not defined by your past, and we’re here to protect your future.

Types of Criminal Cases We Take

An individual might face criminal charges in various possible scenarios. Some of the types cases we defend include:

  • DUI charges for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We may be able to help a client avoid jail time or heavy fines by bargaining for drug and alcohol counseling or other diversion programs.
  • Murder and attempted murder. Unfortunately, some interpersonal arguments escalate to fatal violence, and we may be able to help an individual accused of murder establish self-defense or that a client was acting out of passion rather than premeditation.
  • Drug offenses
  • Robbery and aggravated robbery
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Domestic violence
  • Traffic violations
  • DMV Hearings
  • Felony
  • Misdemeanors
  • Self-defense
  • Sentencing

Criminal charges can have dramatic consequences beyond the criminal justice system. An individual convicted of a crime will not only face the potential jail time, fines, and other punishments for his or her behavior but various other negative effects as well. The defendant may face civil liability for damages from victims of his or her behavior and may lose a professional license to practice or other professional credentials. These matters can have colossal impacts on one’s life. Make sure you’ve placed your case in the hands of a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney, such as the attorneys at Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC.

Preparing Your Criminal Defense

Countless possible scenarios could lead to you facing a criminal conviction, and your attorney can help you handle these situations in a variety of ways. In clear-cut cases of guilt, your attorney can help you generate mitigation to show the prosecutor and court that you take responsibility for your actions in a meaningful way, which will reflect well upon you and may influence a judge’s sentencing in your favor. In cases of mistaken identity or a wrongful arrest, a criminal defense attorney can help establish a client’s innocence or poke holes in a prosecutor’s evidence if it does not meet the standard for the burden of proof. Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC teams up with top investigators and experts if necessary to provide the best possible defense to your case.

Contact Us Today – We Can Help

Denver Criminal Defense Attorney, Eric Faddis

The attorneys at Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC understand that facing criminal charges is an extremely stressful experience. Our attorneys approach every case with professionalism and empathy and strive for the best results possible for our clients. If you are facing criminal charges, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We can review the charges against you and let you know how our firm can help.


6025 South Quebec St.
Suite 100
Centennial, CO 80111
Phone: 720-710-9073

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National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Included in TOP 40 Under 40 by The National TRIAL Lawyers in Centennial CO Varner Faddis Top Lawyers Denver Badge – 5280 Magazine American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorney Top 40 Under 40 5280 Denver Top Lawyers