If you've been spending time in jail awaiting your criminal trial you, probably have two things on your mind: (1) You care more about achieving a not-guilty verdict than your appearance and (2) you're willing to do anything and everything that could give you an advantage during your trial, no matter how small that advantage happens to be.
If there is a potential that you'll have to go to trial, then you want to know all you can about the process. By understanding what happens, you can make a better judgment on whether you want to take a plea deal or go through the entire trial.
If you've been accused of a crime, it may not be surprising to find out that the police are becoming more prominent in daily life due to the rise in violent crime in Colorado.
If you are facing charges for a crime that you committed, your attorney's job is to help keep you out of jail or to reduce the number of penalties you face. Depending on the specific facts of your case, you may be at risk of minimum penalties and federal charges.
A criminal conviction can have many long-term impacts. While most people only think about the initial consequences, such as prison time or fines, there are many things that can happen to you following the administrative penalties you face.
It is not always easy to handle a situation in which you're accused of a crime. If you didn't commit it, then you're facing allegations that aren't fair and that you shouldn't need to defend yourself against. Unfortunately, that does happen and is something you'll have to handle as quickly and professionally as possible.
When you committed a crime, you really didn't think through the repercussions. At the time, you just wanted to avoid getting hurt. Today, you face charges for a situation you couldn't avoid.
If you have a history of violating the law and are charged with a new crime, then you may be concerned about your past hindering your ability to defend yourself in this case. You're partially right in your concern; there is a higher likelihood that your past could be brought up.
Imagine if a person driving a vehicle struck a pedestrian and continued on his or her way. For the most part, people would be in shock that something like that happened. Most people would stop immediately and render aid.
If you're caught drinking and heading to your vehicle, a kind officer might tell you to take an Uber or Lyft, to grab a taxi or to call someone for a ride. It would be in your best interests to follow those recommendations instead of getting behind the wheel, because once you do, you can be arrested for drunk driving.