Teller County Felony Defense Attorney
A felony conviction can haunt you for years after the fact, even after you've served your jail sentence, paid off all your fines, remunerated any victims, and served out your probation. A felony conviction can permanently alter the trajectory of your professional life, take away your right to vote, and lead to many other indirect negative consequences. Fortunately, an experienced felony defense lawyer can give you the tools, knowledge, and strategic focus you need to put up the stiffest possible defense to your charges.
What Constitutes a Felony?
Here is a quick list of common felonies:
- Armed robbery
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated assault
Even if the allegations against you are based in fact, the categorization of your crime can play an enormous role in your sentencing. Felony convictions are very different from misdemeanor convictions, in that convicted felons will serve longer jail sentences, likely endure a rockier rehabilitation, and pay more in fines and court costs.
Prosecutors will analyze dozens of factors when debating how to charge you; and judges will also look at dozens of factors when they set sentencing. These will include (but are not limited to): your intent when you committed the crime, your criminal history, whether you committed the crime alone or in collaboration with other co-conspirators, and whether you show remorse for your actions and a desire to get rehabilitated.
Developing an Appropriate Response
Irrespective of how serious the charges are, you should be deliberate and thoughtful about how you build your defense. Statements you make (or do not make) following your arrest, evidence you collect (or neglect to collect) and the quality of your legal representation can all profoundly influence both how prosecutors charge you and whether you manage to get those charges dismissed, pled down, serve jail time or are sentenced to probation.
Call Today for a Free Consultation
Timothy Bussey of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C, has represented clients in dozens of complex and difficult felony cases. Attorney Bussey is a former prosecutor who has settled more than a 1,000 cases in his long career. Whether you are a military cadet at Cheyenne Mountain who has been investigated for armed robbery or a teacher at the U.S. Air Force Academy who has been charged with sexually assaulting a co-worker, Attorney Bussey can provide a confidential and compassionate case evaluation. Call him to set your appointment at (719) 475-2555, or review our site for more information about the firm and about criminal defense law.