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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Colorado Springs, CO

Let’s face it. Life happens.

One too many drinks can leave you sitting in the drunk tank with a DUI.

One loud fight can turn into domestic violence charges.

A moment of distraction or a heavy foot can turn into a speeding ticket.

In almost every case there is a silver lining and an opportunity to get the outcome you are looking for as long as you have an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide your through the complicated criminal process.

No one wants to get in trouble, but when it happens, what do you do?

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, the best decision you can make is to hire a good criminal defense attorney. With the right defense lawyer in your corner, you will be advised and guided towards the best outcome for your case.

A Criminal Conviction in Colorado Can Have Lasting, Life-Changing Consequences

Most people understand that there are significant consequences of criminal conviction imposed by the court system. Although, many people don’t think about the seriousness of the collateral consequences of a criminal accusation, an arrest, and especially a conviction.

PARENTING RIGHTS

Convictions of certain crimes cause courts to curtail or terminate parental custody rights.

GUN RIGHTS

If you have a felony or Class A misdemeanor conviction, you will not be able to possess a gun.

COLLEGE ADMISSION

You may find that colleges don’t want to admit you, even if your conviction is for a misdemeanor.

IMMIGRATION STATUS

You not only risk your chance at getting a green card, but you may also risk getting deported.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

If your profession requires you to have a license to practice it, you may have just thrown it away.

VOTING RIGHTS

If convicted of certain crimes, you may lose your right to vote in state and federal elections.

ADOPTION RIGHTS

If you want to adopt or foster children in the future, you may not be allowed to do so.

FINANCIAL AID

It can be difficult to obtain financial aid if you have a drug conviction or serious felony on your record.

SECURITY CLEARANCES

You may no longer pass security clearances for certain professions such as teaching or childcare.

Former Prosecutors, Now Colorado Springs DUI Attorney and Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Criminal Justice System is a balance between sides. On one side of the aisle sits the District Attorney. On the other side sits the defendant with their lawyer.

A prosecutor’s job is to convict.

It doesn’t get simpler than that. It doesn’t matter what a conviction will do to your record or future. It’s a numbers game, and a high conviction rate is good for the DA’s report card — and you better believe they are interested in good grades. The battle in court is their career versus your life.

There can be a number of reasons why you find yourself facing criminal charges, but just because you are being charged with a crime, doesn’t mean that you are a bad person.

Prosecutors are trained to see you as a criminal case file, not a person.

We all have a story. At Right Law Group, we see you as a human being in a tough spot. Our job is to make them see you that way too.

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Representing yourself is almost always a bad move.

Don’t think some Google searches will arm you with the tools you need to successfully argue your case. The Colorado court’s procedural rules can be complex and one mistake can cost you dearly. If you do not understand the purpose of each hearing and what deadlines apply or what to do next – that’s on you.

Ignorance of the law is never a defense.

The prosecutor has more power than you think.

“Prosecutorial discretion” is a fancy way of saying that the District Attorney has great latitude in how they want to apply the law. While prosecutors are held to high ethical standards, what they charge you with can affect you even if you are not convicted.

Why? Because you will still have an arrest record that shows those charges.

Another strategy out of the prosecutor’s playbook is to charge you with multiple serious offenses or a higher charge in order to force you into accepting a plea bargain out of fear of a conviction which could mean lengthy jail time or a prison sentence.

This becomes an easy conviction for them, which keeps their conviction rate high and moves you through the system quickly, so they don’t have to clog up the court calendar with hearing after hearing.

Police conduct isn’t always how it should be.

In most cases, law enforcement does not intentionally carry out injustice or break the law. That’s not to say that it isn’t possible, but it is unlikely in most cases. That being said, everyone makes mistakes, and it is possible for police to make mistakes during the arrest or when gathering evidence.

There are certain standards that have to be explicitly followed when obtaining evidence. If your rights are violated in any way, or it can be proved that evidence was mishandled, a good attorney will know where to look and what to do next, which in most cases would be a motion to suppress evidence or a move for an outright dismissal.

Knowing what to look for in a criminal case is critical to success.

When you need answers, you want knowledge you can trust.

Hiring an attorney means you have a trusted advisor working on your behalf to get you the absolute best outcome possible.

A public defender is often overworked, underpaid, and not incentivized to move mountains when defending your case. They do not have a reputation to protect. They get paid no matter what.

However, a law firm is a business built from the ground up through successful representation in criminal matters. Giving you the best criminal defense possible is how they feed their families and stay in business. There is no substitute when your future is at stake.

Good attorneys intimately understand the law.

The judicial system is complicated by any standard. It changes frequently and there is more than just state law to pay attention to. There are local rules of court that must be followed, and as much as the truth or what’s fair should be what prevails in court, justice typically takes a backseat to procedure.

It’s very easy to become a victim of procedure if you do not understand the law. While the judge’s duty is to weigh the facts and make a decision (if a case goes to trial), it is not the judge’s job to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the proceedings. If you do not know when to object or raise issues with the prosecution, you can easily have your rights violated without even knowing it.

Experience wins every time, especially in the courtroom.

Our team comprises THREE former prosecutors turned criminal defense lawyers. We understand the law from both sides of the aisle. This experience drives how Right Law Group handles cases, the prosecutor, and the judge. We know and understand how things are done, and we use this to our advantage to give our clients the best possible outcome, no matter the situation.

Not only that, we’ve successfully represented past clients that are facing the exact same situation you are now. Whether you have been arrested for DUI, charged with domestic violence, received a traffic violation, or got busted for drug possession, we can help.

CALL NOW IF YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED

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Ask A Criminal Defense Attorney

At Right Law Group, we understand the stress you are under. Our Criminal Defense Law Firm is here to guide you down the right path to your legal challenge. Whether you are facing your first DUI, a drug charge, need a restraining order, or are facing another type of criminal charge, our firm is committed to your well-being and protecting your rights the right way.

What should I do after being arrested?

If you have been arrested, the first thing you should do is exercise your right to remain silent. The next thing you should do is contact a Colorado Springs DUI attorney or criminal defense lawyer.

How much does it cost to hire a criminal defense attorney?

This cost ultimately depends on the seriousness of your charges and whether you go to trial. Costs typically are outlined in the representation agreement and require a client to pay a retainer, fixed fee or hourly cost. Top legal representation can still be affordable using payment plans and a fixed fee schedule. At Right Law Group, we offer both.

When should I hire a criminal defense attorney?

Generally, the best time to hire a criminal defense attorney is right at the beginning of your case. Judges hate delays, so if you can show up to your first hearing with an attorney ready to represent you, the process begins as smoothly as possible, and you are prepared right from the beginning.

How do I choose a criminal defense lawyer?

The first thing you want to make sure of is that the attorney you choose has the experience you need. Attorneys are licensed by the state, but there is no specific license for each area of law. Lawyers choose how they want to specialize. You do not want a “generalist” lawyer, i.e. someone who lists all kinds of practice areas on their homepage. If you needed heart surgery, you would want a specialized heart surgeon, not someone who says they do heart surgery, chiropractic work, allergy work, cosmetic surgery, and general medicine, right? It’s the same with lawyers. In order to get the best outcome for your case, you should choose an attorney who has specific experience dealing with your charges.

How do I talk to a lawyer for free?

This one is simple. Pick up the phone, send us a text, fill out a form, or talk to us on live chat right now to start the process and get a free, no-obligation case evaluation.