Criminal Defense For Ouray, Ridgway and Telluride, CO
There is hardly anything more daunting than the prospect of facing criminal charges. Even relatively minor charges carry with them the possibility of jail time and stiff fines and penalties. The more serious charges, including misdemeanors and felonies, can result in serious life-altering consequences.
The criminal justice system is not perfect; it is subject to problems and pitfalls just like any other institution operated by human beings. However, the rights afforded to a criminal defendant in this country by our Constitution – the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, the right to counsel, the right to a trial by an unbiased jury of one’s peers, the right against self-incrimination, the right to hold the government to its high burden of proof – these rights are critical to a defendant no matter the particular charge. These rights and others are truly the foundation of a free and democratic society.
We represent individuals in Ouray, Telluride and across the state in criminal courts involving an array of matters, from “white collar” crimes to DUI. In each case, we take a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to a defense to zealously protect our clients and their rights to the greatest possible extent. Our approach is framed by a careful review of the facts, our strategy will be grounded in the legal elements of the charges that must be proven, and our representation will strive to secure all the fundamental rights available to any person accused of a crime.
People who are accused of crimes hold a tenuous position in our society. While they are legally innocent until proven guilty, they are often held in suspicion within their community. Their reputations are at stake. We provide counsel to our clients at every stage of the criminal proceeding. Our work does not begin at trial and it does not end when we leave the courtroom. Instead, our work and analysis of the case begins at first contact and continues until the matter is concluded.
Contact us at (970) 325-4414 for more information about our criminal practice in Ouray and San Miguel County, if you are the subject of a criminal investigation or if you have been charged with a crime.
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