We Understand What You Are Going Through

At Hernández & Associates, P.C., our attorneys are here to help. We have attorneys with decades of experience fighting and negotiating fair deals and trying cases in both state and federal courts in Colorado. Because we limit our practice to the areas of criminal defense and immigration law, we can devote every resource to helping our clients whose most important legal rights are on the line.

One of the things that makes our criminal defense firm different is that we gather as much detail as possible to consider all the different outcomes in your case. If you take a plea bargain deal, for example, that can impact your immigration status. Our attorneys consider these outcomes and give this kind of careful attention to every case.

Unlike many firms, we regularly take cases to full trial, meaning our attorneys have significant experience fighting for our clients before judges and juries. Preparing each case for trial also means we carefully evaluate every possible way to reduce the charges our clients face — or have them dismissed altogether.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Immigration Law

Call today at 303-626-2038 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Arnulfo D. Hernández

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2007

Education:

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 2005
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • LL.M. - 2007
    • Major: Taxation
  • University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.A. cum laude - 2001
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha (Founding Member)
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Psychology
  • Universidad del Noreste, Tampico, Mexico - 1997
    • Major: General Latin American Studies

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Top Litigators, Law Week Colorado, 2018
  • Elected, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s Board of Ethics, 2017 - 2018
  • Denver's Top Lawyers (Immigration Law), 5280 Magazine, 2017, 2018
  • Top Latino Lawyers, Latino Leaders Magazine, 2016, 2017
  • 10/10 Superb, AVVO, 2016 – Present
  • Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
  • Denver Bar Association, General Member, 2002 - Present
  • Rhone-Brackett Chapter of the American Inns of Court, General Member, 2002 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, General Member, 2002 – Present; Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT), Sessions Committee, 2017; Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT), 2016; Nominating Committee, 2016 – Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, General Member, 2006 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, General Member, 2008 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, Lifetime Member, 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Member, 2008 - Present; Immigration Committee, 2008– Present; Criminal Justice Section, 2008 – Present
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, General Member, 2011 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project, General Member, 2014 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense, General Member, 2014 - Present
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, General Member, 2016 - Present
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, President, 2016 - 2017; President Elect, 2015 - 2016; Elected Board Member; Judicial Nominations and Endorsements Committee, 2013 - 2014
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Regional President, Region XIII - 2017-Present; Chair, Immigration Law Section, 2014-2017; Immigration Committee, 2012-2017; General Member, 2012-Present

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney Jennifer Jones 

Jen dedicates her career to criminal defense. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Denver and her law degree at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2006. During law school Jen focused on criminal defense and trial practice. She interned for the Colorado Public Defender’s Denver Office for two years. The DU criminal defense clinic awarded Jen its Outstanding Student Lawyer Award for Criminal Representation.

After law school Jen worked at the Colorado Public Defender’s Adams County Office as a trial attorney for over 15 years. In that position she became a lead trial attorney. She handled thousands of criminal cases and worked on many special projects. She mentored interns and young lawyers in trial practice, motions practice, and plea negotiations. She tried over 80 jury trials ranging from traffic cases to first degree murder. She trained lawyers regarding the complicated practice of defending juveniles facing adult court. Jen investigated and presented the mitigation of a capital case. Jen also handled complex post-conviction matters. Jen is an active member of the legal community. She testified to the state legislature regarding sentencing reform. Jen is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Denver and Adams County Bar Associations. She has presented at many trainings for the Colorado Public Defender’s Office. She was chosen to speak at many convenings for the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth in Washington, DC.

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado, 2006

Education:

  • University of Denver
    • J.D.
  • University of Colorado

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Attorney Jimena Mohedas 

Jimena Mohedas is an Associate Attorney at Hernandez and Associates, P.C., where she practices criminal defense law. As a former Public Defender Jimena developed advanced litigation and client relation skills representing over 300 clients from first advisement through disposition.

Jimena received her Juris Doctor degree from the Boston University School of Law in 2020. During law school, Jimena represented indigent clients charged with various misdemeanors through a year long criminal defense clinic serving clients in Suffolk County. She additionally served as the Vice President of the Latin American Law Student Association, Affinity Group Representative in student government, and student chair of the Committee for Equity, Justice, and Engagement for 2 years. At Hernandez and Associates, P.C., Jimena focuses on criminal defense including DUI, domestic violence, and various traffic matters.

Jimena is admitted to the bar in Colorado. Jimena is the daughter of Argentinian immigrants and is a fluent Spanish speaker.

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado

Education:

  • Boston University School of Law,2020
    • J.D.
  • University of Colorado, 2016
    • B.A.
    • Political Science
    • Italian
    • Dean’s List

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member, 2020 to present
  • Humanity In The Law Award- Boston University School of Law, 2020

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney Kristina Alvera Contreras 

Kristina Contreras is an Associate Attorney at Hernandez and Associates, P.C., where she practices immigration and removal defense. She is a second-generation American from a multicultural Asian/Hispanic background and originally studied Music and Lyrical Opera. It was her Apache grandfather who first suggested she apply her passion for advocacy to the law and when she volunteered as a Naturalization instructor at the Oxnard Mexican Consulate in her home state of California, she knew she had found her calling in immigration. Kristina attended William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota where her passion became commitment while working as a Certified Student Attorney at the Immigration Law Center.

Throughout her career, she has grown her passion for advocacy and her commitment to serving those in need of immigration services.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2018

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, 2014
    • J.D.
  • University of Phoenix
    • B.S.
    • Business Management
    • Summa cum laude
    • 2010

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

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Practice Area Year
Civil Rights Since 2022
Criminal Defense Since 2022
Immigration Since 2022
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Criminal Defense Since 2022
Immigration Since 2022
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