Facing charges for violent crime is a terrifying, stressful experience. Police and prosecutors are extremely aggressive in their handling of violent crime; if you have been charged with or are being investigated for charges of any violent crime, you need to speak with an experienced Boulder criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights just as aggressively. The criminal justice system is extremely complicated. There are many people involved, and while all of them are interested in justice, the only person whose primary role is to protect YOUR rights, and to get the best possible outcome for YOU is your criminal defense attorney.
Violent crime is a general category of criminal charges that includes several types of charges, including:
As with any category of criminal charges, some of these charges are more serious than others. Depending on the evidence available to the police, some of these charges may be misdemeanor charges, or they may be felony charges. While misdemeanor charges are less serious than felony charges, always remember that even misdemeanor charges can result in jail time, and can put your future at risk.
Boulder criminal defense attorney Steven Louth has spent his entire career working within the criminal justice system. He spent eight years as a Deputy District Attorney in Boulder, giving him a strong insight into the methods and strategies that prosecutors use to try cases. This insight helps him design an effective defense strategy.
Of course, the strategy used will depend upon the details of the case. There are many common defense strategies, or Mr. Louth may use a combination of different strategies. The first step may be to try to show that there is not enough evidence against you to proceed to trial. Mr. Louth may be able to show that physical evidence was obtained illegally, or that your rights were violated. At trial, the prosecutor will probably present some combination of physical evidence, circumstantial evidence, witness testimony, criminal history, and motive to attempt to prove guilt. It is important to remember that you do not need to PROVE innocence. Mr. Louth may use a number of methods to create the reasonable doubt that is needed to secure your acquittal, including:
- Showing that there may have been no crime at all
- Demonstrating that evidence against you was obtained illegally
- Proving that investigators violated your rights
- Poking holes in witness testimony
- Presenting a reasonable alternate explanation of the crime
If you face any criminal charges, whether those charges have been filed or you are being investigated, speak with an experienced, aggressive Boulder criminal defense attorney immediately. Don’t risk your future and don’t speak with police without a lawyer; remember that only a criminal defense attorney has the role of protecting YOUR rights. Steven Louth has the legal skills, the experience on both sides of the criminal court system, and the aggressive courtroom manner that you need to get the best possible outcome for your case. Whether that means dismissal of charges, or the most lenient possible penalty after a conviction, Steven Louth will fight hard to protect you. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact the Boulder law office of Steven Louth today at (303)442-2297.