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Facing criminal charges is sure to be a life-altering experience; that's why you must understand your rights and have an expert by your side to guide you.
As your Greenwood Village criminal defense attorney with over 16 years of criminal practice, I have tried dozens of cases throughout the state, which is why I'm here to provide you with all this vital and easy-to-follow information on criminal defense and how to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
What is Criminal Defense?
From the word itself, criminal defense refers to the legal process of defending an individual accused of committing a crime.
What is a Criminal Defense Attorney?
As your criminal defense attorney, my primary responsibility is to:
Provide legal advice and guidance
Investigate the facts and evidence surrounding the case
Develop a strong defense strategy
Represent clients during court proceedings
In short, I will represent and protect your rights throughout your investigation, arrest, trial, and sentencing.
Legal Advice for Criminal Defense
Aside from my primary responsibilities mentioned above, I'll also give you valuable legal advice which includes:
Explaining your charges and potential penalties
Informing you of your rights and options
Advising you on the best course of action for your situation
When to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney
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It's very important to hire a criminal defense attorney ASAP after being arrested or charged. Why? My early involvement allows me to:
Protect your rights during the investigation process
Make sure that our law enforcement follows the proper procedures
Collect and preserve evidence that may be favorable to your/our side
Negotiate with the prosecutors for your reduced charges or dismissal
Key Components of a Successful Criminal Defense Strategy
A successful criminal defense strategy may involve:
Challenging the evidence presented by the prosecution
Presenting an alibi or other exculpatory evidence
Identifying and exploiting weaknesses in the prosecution's case
Negotiating a plea deal for reduced charges or sentencing
Remember This: Your Rights in the Criminal Justice System
During your entire criminal justice process, it's a MUST to be aware that you have:
The right to remain silent
The right to an attorney
The right to a speedy and public trial
The right to confront witnesses against you
The right to present your own witnesses and evidence
The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty
No matter what level of charges you face, I make sure that police and prosecutors adhere to the letter of the law in investigating and trying your case.
Facing criminal charges and needing expert legal representation? Contact Boney Law Firm today for a free consultation. Let me help you protect and fight for your rights.