Know Your Basic Rights if You Are Accused of a Crime

Every person accused of a crime in the State of Colorado has basic rights under the law. First and foremost, every defendant in a criminal proceeding is assumed innocent until proven guilty. If you are charged with a crime, your guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt for you to be convicted.  Anything you say to law enforcement can be used against you, so it is important to discuss your case with an attorney before speaking with law enforcement about your case.

In addition, persons accused of more serious criminal charges have a right to demand and receive a preliminary hearing within a reasonable time to determine whether probable cause exists.  Just because there is evidence against you, doesn’t mean that such evidence was obtained properly by law enforcement.

Criminal defendants also have the right to a speedy trial, the right to be tried by a jury of their peers, and the right to present a defense on their own behalf.  It is the responsibility of criminal defense attorneys in the State of Colorado to advise you properly.  If you are accused of a crime, it is wise to make sure that your rights are protected under the law. The attorneys at this firm are passionate about defending the rights of those charged with criminal offenses.  Feel free to give us a call.

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