Being charged with a criminal offense is likely to be one of the most frightening experiences you ever go through. Little in life compares to getting arrested and being held at your local Colorado police station while waiting for interrogation or for official criminal charges to be brought against you.
Worse, with violent crimes on the rise in Denver, Colorado criminal courts are taking a hard stance on criminal offenses of all kinds. As law enforcement officials endeavor to take on our city’s high crime rates, they are handing out stiff penalties. A criminal conviction in Colorado carries the possibility of jail or prison time, heavy fines, lengthy probation, and a lifetime of stigma.
Do not risk harsh consequences by taking on our state’s legal system on your own.
Whether you are under investigation or have already been arrested and/or formally charged, there are critical moves you must make in order to ensure your rights, freedom, and reputation are protected. In such a situation, you should take advantage of your right to remain silent until you secure legal representation from a knowledgeable Denver criminal defense attorney.
Do not try to convince the officer of your innocence or make a statement in the hopes that you will be allowed to leave. Everything you say to an officer can be monitored and recorded, and confessing to anything can come back to incriminate you in a trial. Damaging confessions or inconsistent statements often become tools that a prosecutor can use to build their case.
Rather than making statements that could potentially be twisted against you, explain that you will not provide any information until you have spoken to a lawyer. Refusing to make a statement and asserting your right to have an attorney present is one of the best ways to protect your rights.
With Ms. Diego on your side, you will not have to face this challenge alone. She can counsel you on your rights and prevent you from landing in deeper trouble by advising you on what to say and how to act. Moreover, she will make sure that your rights are not violated and that law enforcement officials follow all of the proper protocols and procedures.
Do not delay in reaching out to The Law Office of Kimberly Diego. The initial few days are critical in every case, and the earlier you start working with us, the sooner Ms. Diego can begin building the strongest possible case for you.