When Do I Need An Attorney?

The government has an attorney, and so should you

When facing the prospects of jail or prison, you should never be without an attorney. When you are charged with a crime, you may feel that you are presumed guilty. You may have been taken to jail, posted bond and now must follow the government’s system for dealing with the criminally accused. Fortunately, you are not presumed guilty. In fact, you are presumed innocent. A strong presumption that remains with you unless the government proves your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Hiring a criminal defense attorney is important to protect your rights and make the government overcome their burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Whether guilty as charged or wrongly accused, having an attorney is essential to protect your rights, fight for your freedom and advise you throughout the entire process.

Sometimes a resolution without trial may be necessary depending on the evidence the government has against you. Often the government has weaknesses in their case and an attorney can articulate reasons why a case should be dismissed or a better resolution should be offered. When facing the prospects of probation, jail or prison, you should never stand by yourself.

How an attorney can help your case

A criminal defense lawyer can raise the constitutional issues evident in your case and ultimately an attorney can make the government prove you guilty at trial. A defense attorney can protect you from the power and force of the government. Sometimes it is necessary to hire experts to educate the prosecution and ultimately a jury. Identifying potential constitutional issues and factual issues, and the possible defense options, is essential to properly defend all cases.Criminal defense attorney Richard B. Huttner has handled thousands of cases involving both misdemeanors and felonies throughout Colorado. Richard B. Huttner handles all misdemeanors and felonies including the following charges:

  • Internet Crimes
  • Computer Crimes
  • False Information
  • Juvenile Cases
  • Exploitation Of Minor
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Trespass
  • Theft/Burglary
  • Forgery
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • First, Second and Third Degree Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Possession/Distribution/Manufacture of Marijuana/Controlled Substance
  • Driving Under The Influence
  • Sex Assault
  • Sex Assault on a Child
  • Internet Luring of a child
  • Child Abuse
  • Menacing
  • Battery
  • Harassment
  • Indecent Exposure

Often an officer will contact you before you are charged in hopes of coercing a confession. You have the right to have an attorney present during questioning. The police don’t warn you of that right because they don’t place you in custody prior to the discussion. The police use these strategies in hopes of making their case easier to prove. When contacted by the police, it is important to ask for time to confer with Counsel. Often this is the time to retain an attorney. Richard B. Huttner is an experienced, Denver criminal defense lawyer who handles misdemeanors and felony cases in Denver and across the Front Range of Colorado. He offers a free consultation and payment plans.

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