Criminal charges are a serious matter. Even a misdemeanor conviction can have a serious impact on what jobs you can pursue, where you can live, how you are viewed in court if you are charged later on, and other restrictions. Felony convictions can have even more serious impacts on your life and the loss of basic American rights.
If you want to give yourself the best chance at receiving a positive outcome in your case, you need a skilled Colorado criminal lawyer. There are many defense attorneys available in the area, but which is the best for you? How can you know?
Use these tips to find a lawyer that will truly fight for your case and do what they can to get your charges reduced or dismissed or to fight to win at trial.
What to Look for in a Denver Defense Attorney
There are a number of specific things that you should look for when seeking out a lawyer to help you with your charge.
Experience With Your Charges
Criminal law covers a lot of different charges: domestic violence, juvenile charges, child abuse, drunk driver charges, drug charges, computer crimes, and so on. Some lawyers are more skilled and/or have more experience in covering one type of case over another.
Find a lawyer who has represented defendants with charges similar to yours and see what kind of results they got in those cases. Every case is different, but if you see a lawyer with more experience winning cases like yours, they are worth a phone call.
Does the Denver criminal lawyer offer an opportunity to talk about your case for free before signing a contract?
Look on their website for ways to contact them to set up a free consultation. Even if you just have a chat over the phone, you can get a better feel for how you will work with the lawyer and what they expect from your case.
Criminal Defense Referrals or Testimonials
An attorney can tell you as much as they want about their business practices and expertise, but you can learn a lot more from testimonials that come from actual clients. Read testimonials from past clients about their charges, the process of working with the lawyer, and the outcome of the case.
Even if a client was convicted but still appreciated the work of their criminal defense lawyer, you may feel more comfortable working with them.
Questions to Ask a Denver Criminal Lawyer
Once you’ve narrowed down your options, it’s time to reach out to a few different lawyers. Talk to an attorney one-on-one about how they practice law and what you can expect if you hire them. Key questions include:
- What are the first steps you would take to approach my case?
- What experience do you have related to [charges you are facing]?
- What percentage of your cases have been [charges you are facing]?
- What is your billing process like?
The conversation should feel comfortable and confident. Even if you ask a question that they cannot answer at the time, they should have a plan for getting back to you or resources to look up. If you get an uncomfortable feeling talking to the lawyer one-on-one, trust your instincts.
Call a Denver Criminal Lawyer You Can Trust
It’s time to take the next steps toward fighting for dropped charges and walking away without a conviction. Reach out to a Colorado criminal lawyer for a free consultation about your case.
Contact Denver Criminal Attorney, Jeff Weeden
Since 2005, Jeffrey L. Weeden has been practicing criminal defense law in Colorado and has helped countless clients protect their rights and freedoms as a respected, caring, hard-nosed Denver criminal defense attorney.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Weeden’s work has been recognized in numerous ways, including being named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list by The National Trial Lawyers, earning a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating, receiving Martindale-Hubbard’s highest peer review rating — AV Preeminent, and being asked to speak on several issues of interest to the legal community.
Additionally, he is someone who cares deeply about his community and those in need, and is an active member of a number of professional legal organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center and Law Firm Pro Bono Coordinators.
A trusted advocate during his nearly 15 years representing those accused of crimes, attorney Weeden has represented clients throughout Colorado, including Adams, Arapahoe, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Morgan, Weld counties, and beyond.
Act Now—Call Attorney Jeff Weeden To Build A Solid Defense Strategy Against These Serious Charges. For a free initial consultation, call 720.307.4330. Phone answers 24/7 and collect calls from inmates are accepted.