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Four Tips for Choosing a Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney

By Timothy Bussey on May 5, 2014

Facing a criminal charge is tough. You may feel confused, frustrated, or overwhelmed. A criminal charge does not necessarily equate to guilt, yet it can negatively affect many areas of your life.

Choosing a criminal defense attorney with whom you feel comfortable and confident can help you tackle the challenge of a criminal charge head-on. If you’ve been accused of a crime in Colorado and you need to find a lawyer who can stand with you, keep the following tips in mind:

  1. Choose an attorney with experience. The attorney who represents you should have experience handling criminal defense cases. He or she should also have experience defending people who faced the same charges you are facing. For instance, if you are facing a Colorado drunk driving charge, your attorney should have experience in DMV hearings as well as in court.
  2. Choose an attorney who can explain what you’re facing. The attorney you choose should be able to explain the charges against you and the possible penalties in a way you can understand. No attorney should promise a particular outcome in your case, but he or she should be able to explain your options and what will happen in a “best-case” and “worst-case” scenario.
  3. Choose an attorney with a plan. Your attorney should keep you informed of the progression of your case, including which options you have at every step. While you should choose an attorney whose judgment you trust, you should also feel unafraid to ask questions and to keep asking them until you understand the answers.
  4. Choose an attorney with a good reputation. An attorney’s “track record” with former clients is important – but so is the attorney’s reputation with local courts, judges, and other lawyers. An attorney who is respected and taken seriously by local lawyers and courts is in a better position to help you than one who is not.

For reliable legal representation, get in touch with The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. today.

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