Defending You | Protecting Your Future

Good people make mistakes, and innocent people are often wrongly accused of crimes. Too often, though, merely being charged can turn someone’s life upside down—jobs are lost, or families divided, even in minor cases. Whether fighting to establish your innocence, to keep you out of jail, or to obtain a plea bargain that allows you to keep your job, Matthew Hand is committed to defending you and protecting your future.

All Areas of Practice

Why People Choose Us

Former Prosecutor

As a former deputy district attorney, Matthew Hand has prosecuted everything from traffic crimes to serious felonies, personally handling hundreds of DUI and domestic violence cases. Mr. Hand has also received specialized state training, from DNA analysis to accident reconstruction. We know how to find the weakness in the government’s case, and how to use that weakness to obtain better results for you.

Legal Skill

Matthew Hand graduated with honors from top-ranked NYU Law, and has appellate as well as trial experience. Even seemingly simple charges— assault or drug possession— can involve complex questions of constitutional rights. We can take charge of your defense, no matter how complex.

Trial Talent and Experience

There is a huge gap between the best and worst trial lawyers, and most lawyers hardly ever go to trial. Matthew Hand has won the majority of dozens of jury trials, from petty drug offenses to attempted 1st degree murder. This matters, even if you want to avoid trial and take a plea offer: the district attorney is much more likely to negotiate a favorable plea bargain with a lawyer who is a threat to win the trial. And if you do choose to go to trial? There is no substitute for a talented, experienced, and aggressive trial lawyer on your side.

Personal Commitment

Your defense is only as good as the quality and commitment of the attorney who stands beside you in court. When you hire us, Matthew Hand is your attorney for every critical stage of your case– you will not be handed off to an inexperienced associate. Matthew Hand is personally committed to seeking the best possible result for you, to leaving no stone unturned in your defense, and to making this difficult time easier for you.

Case Results

Every case is different. The results below came from hard work and skill applied to situations with feasible legal or factual defenses.
They are not intended to suggest what result you will obtain in your case.

People v. John Doe 2014 (Jefferson County)

All charges (domestic violence assault) dismissed after thorough investigation demonstrated valid self-defense claim.

People v. Jane Doe 2014 (Denver Municipal)

All charges (domestic violence assault and more) dismissed after investigation cast doubt on alleged victim’s credibility and motivation for accusing client, and after extensive negotiations and commitment to trial.

People v. John Doe 2013 (Adams County)

DUI/DWAI charges dismissed after a hearing in which the court agreed with defense that the client’s fundamental right to take a chemical test was violated when the police construed his actions as a refusal.

People v. John Doe 2014 (Arapahoe County)

All charges (resisting arrest and obstruction of peace officer) dismissed after defense investigation and consultation with experts in police practices provided strong evidence that client had not committed any crime.

People v. John Doe 2013 (Denver County)

All charges (felony criminal mischief) dismissed after months of defense investigation and steady negotiation with the D.A.

People v. John Doe 2014 (Denver County)

Felony drug (methamphetamine) distribution case dismissed after prompt defense investigation produced clear evidence that client’s 4th Amendment rights had been violated by the police.

What People Say About Us

I’ve become a repeat customer of Matts over the last year and I couldn’t be more happy. This latest charge was completely ridiculous but it still took some fighting which Matt was right on top of and ultimately managed to get the charges completely dismissed.

After interviewing several attorneys I felt hopeless. I had one last call that I made to Matthew Hand, and after 15 minutes on the phone I knew he was the right attorney for me. Matt was great from the beginning of my case to the end. He is very knowledgeable with the law and the whole process. Matt walked me through every step of my case and made sure I understood my rights and the process in Jefferson County and EVEN GOT MY CASE DISMISSED. Matt was very professional and prompt. I would highly recommend Matthew for any criminal case you may have. Thanks Matt for all you have done for me and my family, your service was greatly appreciated!  

Matt Hand was an awesome lawyer who did everything to get the result I needed. I was charged with felony criminal mischief and the case was dismissed. The case took a very long time to get resolved, but Matt kept me informed and was very responsive to my questions. I believe if I had not had Matt as a lawyer my results would have been much different. Hopefully I will not need a lawyer again, but if it occurs Matt is the one I would choose.