When it comes to choosing a defense lawyer to meet with and potentially represent you, it’s likely that you are doing your preliminary research on possibly lawyers via the Internet. In general, Internet searches on criminal defense lawyers – even when they are pared down to your own city or county – can yield a lot of potential results, which can make it especially difficult for you to know who would be the best lawyer to defend your rights and represent you. The following are some tips on what to consider and look for when you are trying to decide who to meet with regarding your (or a loved one’s) criminal defense:
- The lawyer’s status with the Colorado Bar Association: The Colorado Bar Association maintains up-to-date information regarding the specific licensing that every lawyer within the state has, as well as any disciplinary actions that may have been taken against the lawyer in the past. Checking to ensure that a lawyer is in good standing with the Colorado Bar Association is the best first step in researching any attorney you are considering to represent you.
- The lawyer’s web site: If the lawyer is in good standing with the Colorado Bar Association, the next step will be to check out the lawyer’s website to learn more about his practice and stated experience. While a poorly constructed website may not necessarily mean that a lawyer is incapable of effectively representing you, a well-constructed, well-written website that provides you with detailed information about the lawyer’s areas of expertise and his experience is a good sign that the attorney has his practice in order, is a skilled legal professional and has the experience and know-how to build you the defense case you may need.
For additional tips on what to look for and consider when trying to select a defense attorney for an initial consult, check out the upcoming Part 2 of this blog.
Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers
The authorities take allegations of felony crimes, particularly when they have allegedly been committed by individuals who have a criminal record or when they involve victims, extremely seriously, and these charges – even if a person is ultimately acquitted of them – can have a devastating impact on a person’s personal and professional life. If you or a loved one has been accused of any felony or misdemeanor crime in Denver, you will need an experienced defense attorney who is dedicated to defending your rights.
At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, our skilled Denver criminal defense lawyers are committed to providing the accused with the best possible defense and to working tirelessly to helping them resolve their case as favorably as possible. As soon as you start working with our trusted criminal defense lawyers, we will begin investigating your case, interviewing witnesses and compiling evidence to support your defense. We will also work diligently to get the prosecution’s evidence against you thrown out of court and, whenever possible, to get the charges against you reduce or potentially even dismissed entirely. To learn more about your legal rights and receive expert advice on how to proceed with your case, contact us at (720) 379-8262.