Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Who Has the Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases

In a criminal trial, the burden of proof always falls on the government—prosecution—who must prove criminal charges against a defendant. In the United States, a defendant is always presumed innocent under any and all circumstances until found guilty under the Constitution’s 5th and 14th amendment protections of due process.

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Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney Explains the Burden of Proof

For an individual to be found guilty in a criminal court, the prosecution must show beyond a reasonable doubt to a [..]

Do I Need A Criminal Lawyer in Colorado?

The answer is a resounding YES.

If you’ve been charged with any crime or suspect you’re going to be arrested, it’s not too soon to retain a criminal defense attorney. While you think you can handle your case alone, the repercussions of not retaining a savvy, experienced criminal defense attorney could make the difference between prison or freedom, a criminal record or not.

Consequences for Criminal Convictions in Colorado

Worst of all, a criminal conviction can take your freedom. Even if you think the charges aren’t serious, [..]