The United States and Colorado Constitutions stand between the individual and the awesome power of the government. While these documents secure various rights for the individual, too often, it takes a good lawyer to ensure that they are respected. If you are arrested or fall under police suspicion, you have:

The Right to a Lawyer

The Right to Remain Silent

The Right to Bail

The Right to be Free from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures

The Right to be Presumed Innocent

The Right to a Speedy Trial

The Right to Demand Proof of Guilt Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The Right to Confront Your Accusers

The Right to Fair and Equal Treatment in the Criminal Process

The Right to Fair Sentencing

Violations of these constitutional guarantees by police or prosecutors can carry important consequences in court, including the suppression of confessions and other evidence at trial, or a reversal of a conviction on appeal or in other post-conviction proceedings. When facing the life-altering consequences of a criminal conviction, it is critical to have a lawyer with the knowledge and experience to protect your rights and keep police and prosecutors within the bounds of the law.