Being charged with a crime can be a stressful and traumatic event. The disruption to your life from being arrested makes it even worse. You may lose your job. You may lose your housing. You have already lost money if you were arrested and bonded out. After that you are left wondering, “Am I going to go back to jail?”
Aggressive Trial Defense for the Wrongfully Accused
We understand that being charged with a crime can be a frightening experience. To make matters worse, an arrest can cause financial hardship and even more stress. The defendant is always in a poor position to represent himself. Given the emotional situation involved, you may have difficulty speaking to the prosecutors or other authorities. The general rule is that you should never speak to law enforcement authorities without an attorney. It may be unsafe to speak to them, and there are ethical rules which can prevent them from questioning you. It is always in your best interests to be represented by an attorney who can communicate with the authorities on your behalf. Ideally, you want constructive and straightforward advice from a criminal defense attorney with experience in the type of case you are charged with.
It is important to contact an attorney right away if you have been charged or think you may be charged with a crime. Exercising the right defenses and procedural tactics can be the key to success in criminal proceedings. The time to request a preliminary hearing may begin immediately. If you miss this deadline the court may find that you waived your right to a preliminary hearing and you may continue to lose other procedural rights. Marshall R. Sumrall is an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows the law, and knows how to protect your rights. He will advocate for you and aggressively defend your case.
The Sumrall Law Office handles criminal cases at all levels including:
- Traffic Infractions
- Drug Charges
- Domestic Violence
- Sex Crimes
- Shoplifting and Theft
- Petty and Municipal Offenses
Mitigating the Effects of Plea Bargains
If you plead guilty to a crime in Colorado it may stay on your record for life. However, under many circumstances there are legal avenues you can take to avoid a permanent mark on your record, or to have the record sealed after a period of time. Marshall R. Sumrall knows the law on criminal records and takes a pro-active approach to protecting clients from the repercussions of a negative criminal record.
Contact the Sumrall Law Office for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges in Southwest Colorado call the Sumrall Law Office today, or inquire online and speak to a lawyer today about your criminal case.
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