I’m under investigation by a Grand Jury | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Grand juries have the power to conduct investigations.  They have very broad subpoena powers to obtain documents and tangible items.  Often, grand juries subpoena people appear before them to testify.

If you are a witness and refuse to testify, you can be held in contempt and placed in jail.  If you are the target of the grand jury investigation, you have the right to remain silent.

Grand jury proceedings are secret and the testimony heard before them is sealed.

If you are currently under grand jury investigation, it is imperative that you immediately contact an attorney.  A skilled and seasoned attorney may be able to help you avoid being indicted.

What should I do if I am arrested? | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

  1. Be respectful: We have all seen COPS on TV and remember the person who gets “mouthy” with the police.  While it may be funny to watch on TV, I can guarantee you that things did not go well for them.  I can also guarantee you that if you are respectful to the arresting officers, they will do the same in return.  Remember, they are just people  trying to do a tough job.  Nothing you say will change their mind, however your comments can make things worse—they will end up in a police report.
  2. Ask to speak with an attorney: You have a right to an attorney.  Exercise that right.  The only information you should be telling the police is biographical (name, date of birth, address).
  3. Don’t speak unless spoken to: It is a rare occasion that someone can talk their way out of being arrested.  The best thing you can do is be quiet and only answer biographical questions.
  4. Remain calm: Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and try to relax.  You will survive this experience, but nothing will be gained if you lose your temper.  Let your attorney fight for your freedom.
  5. Your day will come: Your arrest is not the time to make your case for freedom.  Do not resist the arresting officer.  Do not argue.  Do not respond to comments you find to be insulting.  Remember that your day in court will come.

The Arrest | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

No one plans on going to jail.  Being arrested is a traumatic event, regardless of what you are accused of.  You will never forget the feeling of the steel handcuffs wrapped around your wrists, the humiliation of riding in the back of a police car, and the embarrassment of explaining the events to your family, friends and co-workers.  If a police officer has decided to arrest you, there is generally no room for negotiation.  While it is difficult to make the situation instantly better, it is very easy to make things worse.

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At the Law Offices of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, we understand the stress, hardship and embarrassment that come with being charged with a crime.  We also know that the most important question you should be asking yourself right now is:

Who do I want standing with me in court?

This problem is not going to go away on its own.  You need someone to represent your interests right now.  You need a proven attorney who knows the law, understands the perspective of the prosecution, knows common mistakes police officers make, and will fight, fight, fight for your good name.  With the Law Offices of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, your questions will be answered and your rights will be protected.

Contact The Law Offices of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ today.

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We provide aggressive and persistent legal defense for Coloradans.  Our main office is in Denver, but we help people across our great state.  From Baca County to Moffat; from Montezuma County to Sedgwick…let our experience be the light at the end of this dark and scary time.

Search & Seizure | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Everyone knows that they have Constitutional rights.  Not everyone knows what rights they actually do have.  Even fewer know how to identify a violation of their rights.

The 4th Amendment to United States Constitution guarantees:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Similarly, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado promises:

The people shall be secure in their persons, papers, homes and effects, from unreasonable searches and seizures; and no warrant to search any place or seize any person or things shall issue without describing the place to be searched, or the person or thing to be seized, as near as may be, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation reduced to writing.

These assurances from the Government do not always mean that your rights are protected.  You need aggressive legal representation to ensure that your Constitutional rights have not been violated.

As a prosecutor, I drafted hundreds of search and arrest warrants.  I instructed new prosecutors on the fine points to drafting these documents and often reviewed warrants drafted by my peers before they were presented to a judge.  I have specialized training and the unique experience to recognize a violation.

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Put my experience to work for you! | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

As a prosecutor, I handled many vehicular crimes.  In fact, the District Attorney asked me to be part of a Vehicular Crimes section where I handled only the most serious of offenses.  I was often asked to speak to rooms of prosecutors and police officers on the law, proper investigative methods and techniques and best practices for trial.  I spent a considerable amount of time developing procedures for law enforcement which are still followed and emulated by other agencies.

Almost nightly, I was contacted by police officers who were conducting drunk driving investigations.  And on more occasions than I care to recall, I was called out to the scene of fatality crashes where alcohol was believed to be a cause.  I organized and directed investigators in their pursuit of evidence, assisted officers with crash reconstruction, presented witnesses and cases to grand juries, subpoenaed hard to find evidence, and obtained convictions and long prison terms on each case.  For my efforts, I received numerous awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

My experience and skill placed me in a position where other prosecutors asked for my help on cases with faulty investigations.  These cases were often reassigned to me, and it was my job to completely review the case, then identify and remedy problems.

Only a few attorneys will have this experience.  When choosing the person you want to defend against your charge, ask questions.  Have they been on the side of the road while field sobriety tests are administered?  Will they recognize when evidence collected at the scene is not properly preserved?  Do they know the tough questions to ask, or will they follow the same script that other attorneys use, which is full of questions that the police are ready for.

As a prosecutor I faced many attorneys who claimed to be experts in drunk driving defense.  Not one of them had my roadside experience and most missed the important issues.  Don’t let this happen to you.  Contact me today!