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Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers

Comprehensive Defense Strategies and Personalized Counsel

At Denver Family Lawyers, we are dedicated to upholding the rights of individuals accused of criminal offenses, providing a robust defense and aggressive representation tailored to the needs of each client. Our team of seasoned lawyers combines deep criminal law knowledge with practical skills to craft strong defenses to address the unique circumstances of each case.

Navigating the criminal justice system can be daunting, especially for those who face charges for the first time. Whether a misdemeanor or a felony, each stage of the judicial process is fraught with complexities, including many rules, laws, and procedures that can overwhelm anyone without a legal background. Thus, the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer becomes invaluable. Our attorneys leverage their extensive experience and insights to guide clients through each step of the process, aiming for favorable outcomes on their behalf.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges and need competent legal representation, please get in touch with us at (303) 225-3343. Our Denver defense attorneys work tirelessly to support our clients.

Criminal Law - Cases We Handle

Turn to us for help with any of the following:

Our Criminal Defense Practice Areas

We defend individuals accused of various offenses.

The primary areas of our criminal defense services include, but are not limited to:

  • DUI. In Denver, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense, typically classified as a misdemeanor. However, it can escalate to a felony with repeated offenses. We understand the nuances of DUI cases and the significant impact they can have on an individual's life and livelihood. Our attorneys are skilled in various defense strategies to fight charges.
  • Domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence against a person with whom the offender has or had an intimate relationship. We provide skilled legal representation, employing defensive strategies that uphold our clients' rights while aiming for outcomes to preserve their future and reputation.
  • Drug crimes – trafficking and possession. Drug-related offenses can vary significantly, from simple possession to complex trafficking charges. Each carries its own set of legal standards and potential penalties. Possession typically involves holding small quantities of drugs, often for personal use. In contrast, trafficking implies the manufacture, distribution, or sale of controlled substances on a larger scale. Our firm's approach to drug crimes focuses on examining the charges and evidence presented, seeking ways to challenge the prosecution's case, and pursuing just results, whether through plea negotiations or trial advocacy.

We commit ourselves fully to each case, investing time and effort to defend our clients vigorously. No matter the charge, we are prepared to do what it takes to seek justice.

Understanding the Criminal Process in Denver

Understanding the criminal process in Denver is crucial for anyone facing charges, whether a misdemeanor or a felony. The specifics may vary depending on the nature of the charges and the case details.

Below is an overview of the criminal justice process:

  • Accusation of a crime. The process begins when an individual is accused of committing an act that violates the Colorado Revised Statutes.
  • Arrest and booking. The accused is arrested and taken into custody if there is probable cause. The booking process typically involves recording the individual's information, taking fingerprints, and possibly taking photographs.
  • Bail hearing. Shortly after arrest, a bail hearing is held where a judge determines whether the accused can be released from jail while awaiting trial. The amount of bail set depends on factors including the severity of the crime, the defendant’s ties to the community, and their criminal history.
  • Arraignment. During the arraignment, the accused is formally informed of the charges against them and their legal rights. The judge will outline the potential penalties if convicted.
  • Motion hearings. Before trial, there may be several hearings where the defense can challenge certain aspects of the prosecution’s case. This strategy includes filing motions to suppress evidence that may have been unlawfully obtained.
  • Trial. The trial is the main event in the criminal process, in which the prosecution and defense present their cases. Evidence is shown, witnesses may be called, and the legality of the defendant’s actions is assessed either by a judge or a jury.
  • Sentencing. If the defendant is found guilty, the process moves to sentencing. The judge will determine the appropriate penalties based on the nature of the crime, the circumstances, and the defendant’s criminal history.

Legal representation is essential throughout the criminal justice process, especially at critical stages such as arraignments, motion hearings, and plea negotiations. A defense lawyer can provide insightful guidance, advocate on behalf of the client, and strive for a favorable outcome.

Why Engaging a Defense Lawyer Is Important

Hiring a defense lawyer when facing criminal charges is crucial in protecting your rights throughout the legal process. Defense attorneys provide more than just representation in court; they offer strategic advice, strong negotiation skills, and a deep understanding of the legal system that can affect the case outcome.

Legal Insights

Defense lawyers are trained to understand complex legal frameworks. They are adept at interpreting and applying the law in various situations. Their knowledge extends to identifying legal loopholes and weaknesses in the prosecution’s case that can be pivotal. A skilled defense lawyer can change the course of a trial by challenging improperly obtained evidence, which can lead to it being excluded from the trial, or by finding faults in the prosecution's arguments that could lead to a reduction or dismissal of charges.

Negotiation Skills

One of a defense lawyer's lesser-known yet vital roles is the ability to negotiate effectively. Many criminal cases are resolved through plea bargains well before they reach trial. An attorney with strong negotiation skills can often negotiate lesser charges, reduced penalties, or alternative sentences that can benefit their client. This aspect of legal defense is critical and can mean the difference between a lengthy prison sentence and lesser penalties such as probation or community service.

Protection of Rights

From the moment of arrest, every individual has certain rights, such as the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. A lawyer upholds these rights throughout the legal process. They serve as a guardian against potential overreach by prosecutors or other officials, facilitating fair treatment under the law.

Why Choose Our Team?

At Denver Family Lawyers, we understand that a criminal charge is more than just a legal hurdle—it's a life-changing event that can have lasting repercussions on an individual's future, freedom, and family. Unlike some firms that may seek to resolve cases as quickly as possible, we dedicate the time and attention to fully understand each case's specifics and our clients' circumstances. This detailed approach allows us to craft tailored defense strategies to address the unique aspects of each situation, allowing us to explore all possible avenues for defense.

Contact our Denver criminal defense lawyers today at (303) 225-3343 or reach out online.

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