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Schwartz & Waible

Fort Collins' Top Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Fort Collins criminal defense attorneys at Schwartz & Waible are experienced and caring trial attorneys defending adults and children in Northern Colorado against all levels of felony/misdemeanor chargesjuvenile charges, as well as assisting in record sealing/expungement. Life can be unpredictable. A fun night out with friends can end with you in the back seat of a police car, your child can get caught up in a situation that jeopardizes his or her future, or you could find that your deteriorating marriage has finally come to an end. It is in these moments of turmoil that you and your loved ones need experienced, compassionate Fort Collins criminal defense attorneys who can guide you through the legal system and protect your rights in court.

Leading Criminal Defense Services

Felony, misdemeanor and juvenile defense law focuses on the constitutional rights of adults and children accused by the District Attorney of breaching a criminal law statute. The primary focus of our practice is all levels of felonies and misdemeanors, domestic violence accusations, and DUI and traffic offenses. Our Fort Collins criminal defense attorneys have spent thousands of hours in the courtroom in both rural and urban jurisdictions, so we know what it takes to make sure your rights are protected.

Our Fort Collins criminal defense attorneys also specialize in all levels of assault charges, DUI & DWAI, as well as record sealing and expungement. As Fort Collins criminal defense attorneys, we have the proper tools and know-how to get you through these trying times. If you are having trouble qualifying for jobs or housing due to a past mistake, we can help you determine if you are eligible to petition for record sealing or expungement.

Juvenile Defense

A person under 18 still has rights regardless of the charges against them. They have the right to plea not guilty and request a trial. Constitutional protections against unreasonable searches still apply.

Record Sealing

Recently, Colorado Legislature has recognized that both the economy and society as a whole benefits from allowing people who fit certain charge-related criteria to petition the Court to seal their records.

Drug Charges

A drug charge is a serious matter no matter how it came about. Whether you are battling a serious addiction, or just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, drug offenses can have a grave impact on you and your future.

Assault Charges

If you are charged with misdemeanor or felony assault, you need to take your legal situation very seriously. Judges will often impose harsher sentences on people convicted of assault versus property crimes.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges have become increasingly common in recent years. Law enforcement has been trained to always arrest someone when called to a domestic violence complaint.


DUI’s and DWAI’s are the most common driving offenses that an average person will be charged with. Being convicted of DUI (driving under the influence) or DWAI can have a severe impact on several areas of your life.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

As Fort Collins criminal attorneys, we believe in client focus and ensuring that our clients have a full understanding of their rights and the legal process they are involved in. At Schwartz & Waible, our roles as counselors-at-law extend beyond simple courtroom interaction with our clients, and we adamantly encourage any questions or concerns that may be raised throughout the legal process. We understand that the impact of being charged with a criminal offense spans beyond our client to their families, and we strive to treat every individual involved with the respect and attention they deserve.

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Meet Our Dedicated Team

Jeffrey M. Schwartz

Founding Partner

Jeff has extensive experience representing clients in all levels of traffic, misdemeanor, and felony charges.

Kirk W. Waible

Founding Partner

Kirk has specialized in defending adults and children for 15 years. He has represented thousands of people in Colorado since 2001.

Rina McDonald

Office Manager

Rina is the office manager for the law office of Schwartz & Waible.  She joined the practice in the fall of 2010.


(970) 493-0407


109 N. College Ave. Suite 215
Fort Collins, CO 80524


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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