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Have you been arrested or charged with a misdemeanor crime? If so, you need legal representation from the most experienced defense attorneys in the Colorado Springs area.
If you are facing a criminal charge, schedule a free initial consultation with our law office at the Right Law Group. We are a specialized team of criminal defense attorneys focusing specifically on criminal law, and we are here to help you avoid a criminal conviction.
Misdemeanor crimes are lesser than felony crimes and tend to carry lighter criminal penalties. However, although misdemeanors are generally less serious than felony charges, the consequences of a misdemeanor charge can still be significant. They can still result in a jail sentence, mandatory community service, expensive fines, and a permanent criminal record.
Don’t plead guilty if you are facing a misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence charges, traffic violations, drug charges, DUI charges, or other charges. Having a Colorado Springs practice with the most experienced criminal defense lawyers will be your best approach.
That’s where we come in.
We are an experienced criminal defense law firm specializing in misdemeanor cases and help clients who make minor mistakes avoid significant legal consequences.
We want to do the same for you.
Facing a criminal case—especially for the first time—can be scary. We know you have questions and are here to help answer them.
Depending on the severity of the misdemeanor, a judge might order jail time. However, the defense experts at the Right Law Group, a Colorado Springs law firm, are specifically trained to help you avoid jail and lessen the severity of your misdemeanor offenses.
Misdemeanors—and the penalties associated with them—are broken into several classes.
Class 1 misdemeanors represent the most severe of misdemeanor crimes. Crimes in this class include assault and other violent crimes.
Class 1 misdemeanors are punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and 364 days in jail.
A Class 2 misdemeanor is less severe than a Class 1 but more severe than petty offenses and some traffic offenses. . These crimes carry a fine of up to $750 and up to 120 days of jail time.
If you are facing misdemeanor charges, you need an assertive yet caring criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer at your side should you have to undergo court proceedings.
Alexis Austin, founding criminal defense lawyer at the Right Law Group, is a former prosecutor who worked for the district attorney of three Colorado Springs counties.
She built a firm dedicated to helping people who face criminal charges due:
We are lawyers with experience – both in and out of the court – and we want to help you.
Contact the law offices of the Right Law Group in Colorado Springs today for your legal counsel. The first consultation is free, and we have payment plans to help you offset the financial burden of legal fees.
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The process begins with either an arrest or a summons. The accused is either arrested or served with paperwork summoning them to appear in court. During an arrest, Miranda rights may or may not be read to you. Officers are only required to recite your rights if they intend to question you about potentially incriminating things.
In most cases, you're entitled to have a reasonable bond set after you've been arrested. In situations involving domestic violence, the police will request input from the victim before setting a bond. Bonds are set to ensure that a person appears in court at their court dates. If they don’t show up, they forfeit the money that was paid for the bond.
Whether you are arrested or given a summons to appear, the court must make sure you understand what crimes you are being accused of committing. This is called advisement of charges. The District Attorney will detail the specific charges against you, and the Judge has to make sure you understand what possible penalties are associated with that charge in the state.
A preliminary hearing is a way for your defense attorney to challenge the District Attorney’s right to bring charges against you by making them prove that there is reason to believe you committed a crime. The Judge is not deciding your guilt or innocence, but rather whether or not there is probable cause to charge you with the crime in question.
This court date comes after your attorney has reviewed all of the reports and evidence in your case. Here’s where your attorney will engage in plea negotiations with the DA. If they can reach an agreement on the case, you may be able to take a plea bargain. If they cannot reach a resolution, your case will be set for an arraignment or trial date.
An arraignment is the final date for you to decide how you choose to plea. Guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, then the case is set for a sentencing date. If you plead not guilty, you and your attorney will then set the case for trial.
A motion hearing is when an attorney makes a request that requires a decision from the judge. For example, motions to suppress evidence or statements. These motions can limit the information that goes before a jury if it benefits your case, and there are legal grounds for doing so.
A pretrial readiness conference is held at some point before trial. It usually is held about a week to a month before the date trial is set to begin. This court date ensures everyone is ready to go to trial on the set date. It is also a time for lawyers to bring up any issues they may have to be addressed before the day of trial.
After a jury is selected for trial, the District Attorney’s responsibility is to present the case to the jury. The DA must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime. Otherwise, the jury must find you innocent. Your attorney will be able to cross-examine all of the witnesses, present evidence, and ultimately help you navigate this process.
At sentencing, the Judge must decide the appropriate legal penalty for the crime you plead guilty. The Judge’s decision is based on the listed penalties for the specific charge, recommendations from the presentence investigation, your criminal history, as well as statements made at the sentencing by the District Attorney, your attorney, you, and any named victims of the crime.