When you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, it can be easy to feel trapped, overwhelmed, angry and even helpless. While you may just want to get your criminal case over with and behind you, pleading guilty without putting up a defense – or accepting an unfavorable plea deal or trusting an inexperienced lawyer – can end up costing you. In the event the charges were for serious felony offenses, these costs can have devastating impacts on people’s finances, families and careers.

When you are facing criminal charges, here’s why it’s crucial to hire an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer, rather than plead guilty or rely on a public defender.

When you are facing criminal charges, here’s why it’s crucial to hire an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer, rather than plead guilty or rely on a public defender.

As grim as all of this may seem, however, it’s crucial for the accused to remember that:

  • They are not alone.
  • Having a strong defense can make all of the difference in the success and outcome of their case.
  • The best defense will come at the hands of an experienced defense attorney like Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Bruce H. Rabun.

Delving a bit deeper into this topic, this blog series will highlight some of the various ways that a Denver criminal defense lawyer can help those accused of crimes. While the discussion herein has been generalized to make it as widely applicable as possible, you can readily get more specific info about your best defense options by contacting Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Bruce H. Rabun today.

Here’s What a Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Do…

While, of course, the services of a Denver criminal defense lawyer will vary from case to case, generally, these attorneys can:

1 – Determine if or when police may have violated your rights

During the investigation and/or your arrest, police may not have been as careful as they should have regarding your rights. For instance, the following are just some of the ways that police can violate people’s rights when investigating alleged crimes:

  • Failing to read suspects their Miranda rights upon arresting them
  • Continuing interrogations even after a suspect has requested a lawyer
  • Searching suspects’ property without their consent and/or a warrant
  • Using force and/or threats to try to get suspects to confess to crimes.

By carefully reviewing police reports for cases, an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer can pinpoint if or when such violations have occurred and, in turn:

  • Point out these violations to the court
  • Potentially get “evidence” related to the violation of a defendant’s rights thrown out of court.

2 – Fight to get evidence against you thrown out of court

This is a huge way that an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer can help with your case, as it can end up crippling a prosecutor’s case if the right evidence is successfully tossed out by a judge.

In this effort, a Denver criminal defense lawyer can try to argue that a piece of evidence is/was:

  • Illegally obtained, which may come into play if the evidence was stolen, obtained from an illegal search and seizure, etc.
  • Incomplete, which would likely pertain to video, sound or digital recordings (as it may be argued that the complete cut would provide evidence of innocence)
  • Hearsay, which could come into play when the testimony of a prosecutor’s witness is based on information told to that witness at some other time
  • Contaminated and/or otherwise unreliable, which would be important for evidence like blood and/or DNA evidence.

Be sure to check out the two upcoming parts of this blog series for more important reasons to retain a Denver criminal defense lawyer if you’re facing criminal charges.

Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer at the Law Office of Bruce H. Rabun, LLC

Have you or someone you love been charged with a crime? If so, you can turn to Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Bruce H. Rabun for caring, aggressive representation and the strongest possible defense.

To attend an initial consultation with Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Bruce H. Rabun and find out more about how he can help you, call (303) 221-7899 or email our firm using the contact form on this page. From our office in Centennial, we represent people throughout the Denver metro areas, Arapahoe County, Douglas County and Jefferson County.

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