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Understanding Your Rights: A Guide to Criminal Defense


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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

Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney ASAP

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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.


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