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Understanding Misdemeanor & Felony Charges in Boulder County

Facing a criminal charge is often an overwhelming experience, no matter if the charge is a misdemeanor or felony. Though many people think of felonies as far more grave than misdemeanors—and felonies do, in fact, tend to carry more severe penalties—both felony and misdemeanor charges are taken quite seriously by law enforcement and prosecutors. Frequently, the prosecutor will seek significant ramifications for both felony and misdemeanor charges.

If you are facing a felony or misdemeanor conviction in Colorado, there are many things you need to know about your legal rights. Our Boulder, Colorado criminal defense attorney can help you understand what to expect from the legal process, offering compassionate guidance and aggressive advocacy of your rights. At Barre M. Sakol, P.C., we strive to provide all our clients with superior quality representation.

Facing felony or misdemeanor charges? Call (720) 999-9506 to schedule your free initial consultation with our team today.

The Colorado Felony & Misdemeanor Arrest Process

One of the most important things to remember after you are charged or arrested for a crime is your right to remain silent. It is wise to strongly consider the possible implications of making a statement to the authorities. There are strong legal implications that come with making a false statement to the authorities and, therefore, you are better off remaining silent in nearly every situation.

If you’ve been charged with a crime, it’s wise to do the following:

  • Do not incriminate yourself!
  • Be very selective about who you speak to regarding your case—even family members can be forced to testify against you
  • Do not post anything about your case on any social media website

If you have been arrested for a crime, it’s important that you contact a Boulder felony attorney or misdemeanor attorney who can evaluate your specific situation and advise you on the right course of legal action for your unique case. Barre M. Sakol, P.C. has been fighting for the rights of the accused since 1980, offering sound legal counsel and outstanding representation every step of the way.

Colorado Felony & Misdemeanor Penalties

Both felony and misdemeanor charges carry with them serious, long-lasting consequences. Enlisting the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Boulder is merely the first step in an often lengthy defense process. At Barre M. Sakol, P.C., we are committed to keeping our clients informed and helping you understand what you can expect in the upcoming weeks, months, and even years.

Some of the most common questions that people ask when they have been arrested for a felony or misdemeanor offense include:

  • Am I going to jail? Whether a conviction for a crime carries jail time depends on the severity of the crime and a defendant’s criminal history. A defense attorney plays an important role in the legal process for those accused of criminal offenses. Your lawyer will fight for you to stay out of jail or prison, and they will negotiate the best possible deal on your behalf.
  • What will a criminal conviction do to my future? Being convicted of a felony or misdemeanor can derail the course of your life. While your life will not be ruined, recovering and reestablishing yourself professionally and socially can be extremely challenging. If you were convicted of a felony, you would lose access to your 2A rights or careers in law enforcement and some areas of healthcare.
  • Do I need an attorney? Every accused individual has a right to be represented and defended. A defense attorney's job isn’t to prove your innocence but highlight how the government hasn’t proved its case. Defense attorneys also stand between their clients and the state to prevent abuses of power.
  • How much will an attorney cost? The cost of an attorney varies. An interested party would need to consult with an attorney with experience in the practice area needed.
  • Will I be able to get a job? Colorado provides ban-the-box protection for workers with a criminal record seeking employment. The state also prohibits background checks beyond seven years.
  • For Coloradans with a criminal record, some jobs may be unattainable. Jobs in public health & safety, education, law enforcement, or the legal field are not allowed.

A criminal conviction can result in very serious consequences, including incarceration in the Colorado state prison system or the county jail. We strongly recommend that you seek the advice of an experienced Boulder felony or misdemeanor lawyer. To put it bluntly, if you choose to handle your criminal case without an attorney, your chances of getting the best possible offer from the prosecuting attorney are very slim.

Barre can analyze your case, determine whether there have been any constitutional violations that can lead to the exclusion of evidence or dismissal of the charges, and build a strong legal defense on your behalf. He has the experience and willingness to aggressively pursue a dismissal and/or fair disposition in your case. If necessary, our firm is prepared to take your case to trial.

Contact our firm at (720) 999-9506 to learn more about how our team can assist you with your felony or misdemeanor charges.

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