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Strategies Designed for Your case

Criminal Defense lawyers win cases long before they reach the courtroom.  In fact, early intervention by an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney can be the lynchpin for determining all the choices you have in front of you and enabling you to make an informed decision. Knowing who has the discretion to negotiate and how early on in the case this person can be contacted is just as critical as making a positive impression on a jury down the line.  Experience is paramount starting with the gathering of the information before determining the best approach for your case.

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Your criminal defense lawyer will work with you to develop a comprehensive strategy tailored to the facts and evidence of your case. Many times, this strategy begins with attempting to get the criminal charges reduced or dropped altogether. There are several ways to have a comprehensive approach and strategy, including:

Reasonable Doubt

Showing that the prosecution does not have enough evidence to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Reasonable doubt in a criminal case means that if you were to look at all of the evidence presented by the prosecution and then ask yourself whether any other person could have committed this crime, the answer would be no.  Prosecutors don’t always take a comprehensive approach when they review the case.  They have a victim and the victim says it happened, then the prosecutor is taught to believe the victim.

Self Defense

Demonstrating that you were acting in self-defense means proving that you reasonably believed that you or someone else was about to be harmed and that the only way to stop this from happening was to use force. Self Defense means you admit you committed the act but had justification in doing so.  This is a complicated legal defense, so it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side who can help you navigate this process.

Plea Agreement

Negotiating a favorable plea agreement may be the best option when the evidence against you is overwhelming. Your defense lawyer will work to get the charges and penalties reduced in exchange for a guilty plea.  Knowing what is a reasonable plea agreement is important because you don’t know what you don’t know.  An experienced criminal defense lawyer will know what is reasonable and what is appropriate.   You may be in a situation where you feel that a plea agreement is unreasonable because you didn’t do the crime.  Never be afraid to take the case to trial.  Just realize when turning down a plea offer, you are leaving it up to a jury–and that can be daunting.   Turning down an unreasonable plea agreement is easy–there isn’t much to lose. Turning down a reasonable plea agreement is a tough choice.  Sometimes the evidence is overwhelming whether it is an admission or confession, eye witness testimony, video evidence, chemical evidence including DNA, those are all factors in deciding whether to accept or reject a plea agreement.

Taking your case to trial

While it is always possible to take your case to trial, this is sometimes the only option.  The prosecution has the burden of proof in a criminal trial, so you need an experienced Colorado criminal defense lawyer who knows how to cast doubt on the state’s evidence and build a strong defense on your behalf.

Get Immediate Help

No matter what strategy your defense lawyer chooses, they will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome in your case.  The decision to resolve the matter by a plea agreement or take the case to trial is always the client’s.  Have the help of close to 30 years of experience helping you decide.   Contact a Colorado criminal defense lawyer today for more information about how they can help you. For immediate assistance, call or contact my office today to learn how I can help you.

 

 

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