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Federal and State Criminal Defense

Attorney Ashley Marie Petrey specializes in federal and state criminal defense throughout Colorado's western slope and beyond.  Ashley is an experienced criminal defense lawyer and has handled thousands of cases throughout the thousands of hours she's spent in the courthouses of Chicago, Miami, and the state of Colorado. 

Upholding her clients' Constitutional rights under the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments embodies the core of Ashley's practice as a criminal defense lawyer and she will work tirelessly to ensure those rights are protected throughout the pendency of your case.

Ashley believes in a holistic approach to the practice of law and doesn't cherry-pick her cases so she can put a meaningless win/loss record on her website, opting instead to take a variety of cases covering different, sometimes controversial fact patterns and creating effective, individualized litigation strategies in order to reach the best outcome possible for each.  Ashley doesn't buy fake awards or plaques from for-profit companies in order to lure in potential clients with flash or pizzazz, and will always be straightforward and honest with you at all stages of the representation, including pre-representation consultations, which are always free of charge.

Ashley is admitted to practice law in all Colorado State and Federal District Courts and all Florida State Courts.  She also holds an active CJA panel attorney contract and is regarded locally as one of Grand Junction's most knowledgable federal criminal defense attorneys, having handled some of the region's most difficult and serious federal criminal cases in recent years.

Ashley holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice Sciences and interned for a suburban Chicago police department as a part of her undergraduate studies.  During her police internship, she worked on sex and drug cases, DUI patrol, and undercover stings. 

Ashley was also the president of the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Law Criminal Law Society and spent most of her daytime, holiday, and summer hours during her second and third years of law school as a standout student practitioner in the Cook County Public Defender's Murder Task Force division, trying several serious felony and murder cases during her tenure as a student practitioner with the CCPD.  Ashley was recognized for her work with the receipt of the CCPD's Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship in June of 2011.

In December of 2011, five months before graduating law school, Ashley was offered a position as an Assistant Public Defender in the nationally recognized Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office in Miami, Florida and worked in their misdemeanor, juvenile, DUI, and felony trial divisions before relocating to Colorado in 2016, where she has lived and practiced ever since.  She still holds an active Florida law license.

Ashley left music school at the age of 20 to pursue a career in criminal law but still performs regularly and has appeared on stages across the world.  In her spare time, you can find Ashley playing her saxophone, practicing hot yoga, and spending time outdoors with her family.

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