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Defending Against Drug Crime Charges in Colorado: The Role of an Attorney

Have you been charged with drug crimes in Colorado? Perhaps you’re facing possession of a controlled substance or the sale of a controlled substance in Colorado. If you’ve been charged with a drug charge, hiring an attorney is likely the best move you can make at this time; the sooner you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney, the better. Here’s some more information on the role an attorney will play in your case.

They will Focus on Your Case

In the United States, anyone who has been charged with a crime has the right to representation. As a defendant, you will have four options for counsel; the first is being appointed a Public Defender, second you may be appointed an attorney, third is to represent yourself which is never recommended. The best option when you are being criminally charged is to hire private counsel that is experienced and ready to defend you.

If you choose to represent yourself, or be pro se, you will be bound to the same burden an attorney is bound to. You will be required to understand and follow all the rules of the court and the law. For many people, legal jargan can be overwhelming and confusing. If you don’t have the knowledge and experience to competently represent yourself, you may end up receiving the max sentence.

While some public offenders are skilled attorneys, more often than not they will have hundreds of active cases at a time. They often won’t have the time to fully focus on your case and won’t be available to answer your questions or explain what’s happening as often as private counsel.

Alternatively, a private attorney will focus on your case and be there for you in your time of need. Hiring an attorney is an investment in your future, which is on the line right now. They will give you guidance and guide you every step of the way.

They will Disprove the Facts

The police and District Attorney’s office will prepare their case against you, gathering as much evidence as possible to prove guilt. Our job it to discredit potential witnesses, break down the evidence brought against you, and strengthen your case with evidence to disprove the allegations brought by the prosecution. Our attorneys, with a combined 40+ years of experience defending individuals charged with a crime, will pour over the evidence, gather proof of innocence, and witnesses to discredit the prosecution.

They Will Guide You on What to Do – And Not to Do

Your attorney will let you know what you should, and shouldn’t be doing after you get charged with a drug crime. For example, you should never post about your charges on social media or talk about your case with anyone but your attorney. You also shouldn’t contact anyone else involved in the case. Anyone you discuss your case with could be called as a witness by the prosecution. If you need to discuss your case or have questions, do so with your attorney only.

They will Push for a Plea Deal or go to Trial

Many cases end with a plea deals, meaning you plead guilty or no contest in exchange for reduced charges – or dropped charges altogether. Our experienced attorneys will look at all the evidence and details of your specific case and then help you decide what to do. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Clifton Black are vetern defense attorney who are not afraid to take your case to a jury trial.

Finding an Attorney

When looking for an attorney, you need one with ample experience in defending drug crimes in Colorado. While experience is necessary, your attorney should be attentive, communicating with you throught the duration of your case, and make you feel comfortable in their experience and representation. That’s where the Law Offices of Clifton Black comes in; our attorneys have decades of experience defending the rights of those charged with crimes and are ready to defend you.

Get in Touch with the Law Offices of Clifton Black

Do you need help with criminal charges that involve drugs? Contact the Law Offices of Clifton Black for help. Our experienced team of attorneys and paralegals are ready to defend your rights. Call us now at (719) 328-1616 or get in touch on our website.

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