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Joseph Ellis Jestus

Joseph Ellis Jestus

Denver criminal defense and DUI attorney - call 303-222-0330 for FREE consult.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Colorado
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Se habla español. Denver criminal defense attorney Joseph Jestus began his career as a deputy public defender in Greeley, Colorado. As lead attorney in several felony and misdemeanor trials, Joseph mastered courtroom advocacy. He is also a seasoned negotiator, able to achieve charge reductions or dismissals for most of his clients without a trial.

Joseph earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he earned placement on the Moot Court Honor Society, Criminal Defense Clinic, Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic, and Suspension Representation Project. He earned his B.A. from Villanova.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
White Collar Crime
Juvenile Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 50411
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Colorado Legal Defense Group
- Current
Deputy Public Defender
Colorado State Public Defender
Yeshiva University
J.D. (2016)
Activities: Member of Moot Court Honor Society. Placed in Third at the Langfan Oratory Competition. Took a variety of classes in the fields of litigation, criminal law, and trial advocacy. Participated in two legal services clinics. Completed the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP).
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Villanova University
B.A. (2013) | English, Spanish, Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Activities: Play-by-play commentator for Villanova Sports student radio. Hosted a weekly sports talk radio show. Fraternity chaplain for Sigma Nu Fraternity. Majored in English and Spanish, and minored in Business and Philosophy. Read the complete works of Shakespeare.
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado  # 50411
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Websites & Blogs
Colorado Legal Defense Group
Shouse Law Group
Contact & Map
Colorado Legal Defense Group
4047 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
Telephone: (303) 222-0330
Colorado Legal Defense Group - Colorado Springs office
102 Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Telephone: (719) 309-3280
Colorado Legal Defense Group - Greeley office
821 9th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
Telephone: (970) 366-4250