A felony conviction will hurt you repeatedly forever.
When you are arrested, the most important objective is to avoid a felony conviction. A felony conviction will hurt you repeatedly forever. A second conviction will result in an increased punishment. There are (3) ways to avoid a felony conviction and each strategy must be fully pursued:
- Is the charge true and accurate?
- Are crucial witnesses available and willing to testify?
- Are witnesses credible?
- Was evidence seized legally?
- Was the confession voluntary and legal?
- Any other technical reasons for dismissal.
- Acceptable Plea Agreement:
- Deferred prosecution.
- Deferred Judgment and Sentence.
- Conditional discharge.
- Reduced felony charge to a misdemeanor.
- Not Guilty verdict from jury.
The evidence and witnesses must be evaluated and the plea offer must be considered. You must balance the amount of risk with a verdict and compare the consequences between the offered plea agreement and a jury verdict.
Call me today (970-871-7400) to discuss your questions, needs and how the threatened consequences can be avoided.
Read about the 8 steps to an arrest and prosecution for more information.
"Over the last fourteen years, I have tried more jury trials than any practicing attorney in the 14th Judicial District (Routt County, Moffat County, and Grand County Colorado including Steamboat Springs, Craig, and Hot Sulphur Springs) with consistent success."
-- Larry D. Combs