Russell Hebets April 19, 2012

Everyone who contacts our law office asking for advice receives some form of free consultation with a criminal attorney. For some people, they have a few simple questions which can be answered on the telephone, but for most cases that have been set for a court appearance we offer a Denver criminal defense attorney’s free consultation. There are many reasons that anyone who is accused of should attempt to discuss the matter with a lawyer.

First, even small cases can produce a permanent criminal record. While a charge in municipal court may not seem that concerning because the punishments most municipal courts can give is not extremely severe, even these cases still deserve serious legal consideration. What may seem like a small charge with a simple explanation can create a permanent criminal record. Many people find out months or years after taking a plea that the plea they took is harming their career. The problem is the first time a lot of people consult with a lawyer about their criminal record is after they start having problems. A free consultation with a criminal lawyer can clear up any confusion, and by speaking to a lawyer before you do anything you have the best chance to create a favorable outcome in your case.

Second, even if people have been offered a deal that seems desirable there are many complex parts to most pleas. Many pleas can involve alcohol and drug monitoring, months of dealing with probation, and possibly the surrender of firearms and maybe all future privilege to own firearms. It is very important before taking a plea that you understand what will be expected of you and that you can fulfill your requirements. Violating the conditions of most pleas can create nightmare scenarios in the future. Again, this is why it is important to make use of the opportunity for a free consultation with a lawyer before you start having problems with your plea conditions.

Finally, most people will have very few interactions with the criminal justice system in their lifetime. Without a wealth of experience it is difficult to understand all the possible outcomes you might ask for. There are a wide range of outcomes in the justice system besides guilty or not guilty at trial. It is important for you to understand what you should be asking for and what options there are in your case so that you can make an informed decision.

If any of these things resonates with you contact our office at 303-756-3231 or visit the rest of our website for more information.