Criminal Defense Attorney
in Greenwood Village, CO
Here at Boney Law Firm, I understand that wading through the intricacies of Colorado's criminal law process can feel like you're trying to find your way out of a dense forest–it's overwhelming and quite frankly, a bit scary.
The second you're faced with charges, it's like your world shifts on its axis. The outcome could have a major impact on your personal life, your career, and your future. We're talking about possible criminal records, hefty fines, and maybe even jail time.
That's why my mission isn't just about providing legal services. It's about giving you unparalleled support and guidance when you need it most.
This is a journey, and trust me, you don't have to walk it alone.
Why Retained Legal Counsel Matters
Having a lawyer in your corner can make a world of difference.
A study by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association found that defendants who had a lawyer by their side were twice as likely to be happy with the outcome of their case compared to those who went it alone (NLADA, 2021).
Expert Knowledge of Criminal Law
As a criminal defense attorney, I've spent years honing my knowledge and understanding of Colorado's law. I know the rules, standards, as well as all those court procedures down to the tiniest detail–and that's a big plus for your defense.
Protection of Your Rights
Knowing your rights is very important when you're facing criminal charges. And as your legal counsel, I'll make sure these are protected throughout the entire legal process.
I'll comb through every bit of your case, scoping out potential defenses and even loopholes to build a solid-strong case in your favor.
I've got the negotiation chops to potentially trim down or even dismiss your charges, limit sentencing, or even negotiate a plea bargain.
Beyond my legal support, I am here to give you emotional and psychological assistance, helping you maintain your composure throughout this legal process.
The Colorado Criminal Process
The more you know about it, the better equipped you'll be to handle any charges that come your way. So, let's break down the stages:
Investigation: This is when law enforcement starts gathering evidence about your potential crime. You may not even know this is happening until things move to the next stage.
Arrest or Summons: If enough evidence stacks up, you could find yourself under arrest, or you might get a summons with a court date.
Charges Filed: The prosecutor takes a look at your case and decides what charges, if any, to file against you.
First Appearance: This is when you stand before a judge who informs you of your charges, reminds you of your rights, and sets bail, if necessary.
Preliminary Hearing (for felony cases): A judge checks out the evidence to see if there's enough to move forward with your case.
Arraignment: This is where you get to have your say–guilty, not guilty, or no contest. If you plead not guilty, better grab your calendar–a trial date will be scheduled.
Trial: This is when both sides lay their cards on the table, presenting their evidence. If you're up against a felony charge, a jury will be the one to decide your fate. For misdemeanors though, the judge usually calls the shots.
Sentencing: If the gavel comes down on the side of guilty, you'll find yourself back in court for sentencing.
Appeals: If you're not happy with a guilty verdict–don't lose hope. You still have an opportunity to appeal the court's decision.
Common Criminal Cases
According to the Colorado Judicial Branch’s 2022 Annual Statistical Report, a few categories really pop up on the radar:
1. DUI/DWAI Cases: The State of Colorado isn't messing around when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which is why the penalties on these cases can be really hefty.
2. Drug Offenses: Colorado law separates drug misdemeanors and felonies, with the latter packing that heavier punch in terms of sentencing. But don't let the legalization of marijuana fool you–other drug offenses like possession, distribution, or manufacturing are still pursued with gusto by prosecutors.
3. Domestic Violence: This one is often linked with assault or battery charges and trust me, it's no small matter. A conviction can send shockwaves through your life, affecting your job and even your right to own firearms.
4. Assault: The spectrum here ranges from simple to aggravated assault, and the consequences can be pretty serious - think time in the slammer and fines.
5. Theft: This could be something as minor as petty theft (you know, taking items of little value) or as major as grand theft (making off with items valued over $2,000). Either way, you might end up facing jail time and fines.
Why Choose Boney Law Firm
As an established law firm in Greenwood Village, CO, my specialty is defending you against all sorts of charges–white-collar crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and more.
But here's the thing. I'm not just your criminal defense lawyer. I'm your ally, your confidant, and your champion. I don't just practice law; I build relationships and go to battle for your justice.
Hand me your case, and I'll stand up for you toward the most favorable outcome.
" I was most impressed with Brian Boney. Brian is an excellent family law attorney. Attentive, detail-oriented, and hard working. Brian surpassed my expectations for representation. He was easy to work with and gave excellent advice on how to navigate a complicated process Highly recommended. "
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