Mounting a serious criminal defense starts with hiring the best possible attorney

Mounting a serious criminal defense starts with hiring the best possible attorney

In life, there are certain things you don’t take chances with because if you do, you run the risk of paying dearly for having taken that shortcut. If you are charged with a serious crime, one of those things should be to find the best possible criminal defense lawyer that you can afford.

When you’re looking at a long stretch of prison time and/or significant fines and penalties, you will want to mount a serious criminal defense that will give you a fighting chance of maintaining your innocence or minimizing impacts to your freedom.

Unless you get a court appointed lawyer, this means you’re going to have to come up with some serious money to cover your legal fees. While you may be balking at the big hit to your bottom line, it’s best to remember that without the best attorney working for you, the costs to your life could be even greater.

When you hire a heavy hitter, it goes without saying that they will be experienced in practicing law as it directly relates to your type of case, but a serious criminal defense attorney will also bring several other things to the table.

An excellent defense attorney will keep you rooted in reality and remove much of the emotion from the case. By doing so, together, you can make clear-headed decisions that will fall in line with the prosecutor’s and the court’s thinking. This objectivity can help take away the depression, embarrassment and fear that defendants often suffer from.

In addition, a great attorney is a great negotiator. The ability to strike a plea bargain can save time, money and the length of a potential sentence, giving you the optimum outcome for your particular set of circumstances. In cases where you’ve been found guilty, an attorney can also work with the courts to find a good sentencing program that may involve shorter prison time combined with diversion programs that will reduce the possibility of committing a crime again.

Decker & Jones serves clients in Denver, Golden and communities throughout Jefferson County, Colorado.