Because trial is not always an option, my clients also count on me to fight for them at all pretrial stages of their case. Whatever the charge, if I take on the responsibility of representing an accused person, my client can count on me to do everything possible to get results for him. He can count on me to explore trial options, plea options, and alternatives to jail or prison. Often, my skills and experience coupled with my persistence and commitment to my clients mean that I am successful in getting for my clients lesser charges and non-jail sentences.
I maintain sharp courtroom and trial skills that are critically important to you in this time. While many lawyers will be willing to take your case, it is my strong recommendation that you choose a Colorado Criminal Attorney, and not a multi-practice general practicioner. The practice of Criminal Defense is an both an art and a science, and those that spend each day strengthening these skills are most prepared to defend you against the power of the government.
Strong trial skills are critical. Even if you choose to settle your case with a plea bargain, it is the threat posed by a strong trial attorney that convinces the prosecutor to "deal" the case. Thorough investigation is critical in each case. A busy lawyer may be tempted not to look carefully into a case if it seems obvious it is a "loser" anyway. THIS IS A MISTAKE. Uncovering any evidence which weakens the prosecutor's case against you can cause the prosecutor to fear a loss at trial, and this can help you a great deal in plea negotiations.