If you are currently under investigation for criminal activity or you have recently been charged with a crime, make sure to contact our criminal attorneys right away. Trying to navigate the court systems on your own can leave you with a much worse outcome in the end than if you had proper legal representation guiding you down the right path and presenting an evidence backed legal defense in court.
Every criminal charge should be considered as serious because they all come with long term derogatory marks on your criminal record that can complicate your future opportunities in life. Always hire a professional criminal defense lawyer to handle your case because our years of experience dealing with the courts can drastically improve your outcome in the criminal justice system.
Rector Stuzynski LLC has been defending Colorado Springs residents from criminal charges for over 75 years now. No matter what the charges were, our attorneys are here to help. Below is a list of some of the types of crimes our law firm is prepared to represent you for:
Statistics show that most of the time, someone facing criminal charges experiences much better outcomes if they are represented by an attorney than those that do not have legal representation. With our law firm representing you at your first appearance in court, you are much more likely to be released from jail on your own recognizance, get your bail amount significantly reduced and serve less jail time. That is just the start when you first see a judge, but after that is where the real benefits come in.
Our legal team will work to find witnesses and gather their statements as well as get them to testify if necessary, we will acquire surveillance tapes of the incident, research the backgrounds of any other persons involved as well as the arresting officers. If your case is going to proceed to trial, it is important that your legal team be completely prepared as early as possible.
Occasionally, once we have all of this information, we can work on invalidating any charges that we can in order to get them dropped. We also work to reduce the charges when possible down from felonies to misdemeanors or lower the class of the charges in order to get a reduced sentence for any charges that we aren’t able to get dropped. Each case is different and every client has his or her own goals and expectations but the Colorado criminal justice system is not very lenient with criminal charges so it’s best to keep expectations realistic when trying to get charges reduced. In the event of mandatory minimum sentencing, there is not much that can be done to reduce those charges without a plea deal.
Most criminal defense cases don’t go to trial, typically they will end with a plea bargain of lesser charges or dismissal. But without an experienced criminal defense lawyer behind you, how will you get the best possible outcome? You won’t. So make sure to call our Colorado Springs criminal defense law firm today to get a proper defense.
For first time offenders, you may be able to get the charges dropped, though this is not a guarantee. In some cases the judge may also be willing to allow a deferred judgement, meaning that the defendant will be able to have the charges dropped once they complete some counseling, related classes and paying fines.
Most first time offenders won’t see any jail time unless the convictions were more serious in nature. In that case, we have experience convincing district attorneys and judges to reduce these penalties to probation or alternative sentencing like ankle bracelet electronic monitoring or house arrest so the courts can monitor for criminal activity while on probation.
Once you have been convicted of a crime in Colorado Springs, it will stay on your criminal record for years unless the charges get dismissed which can be very damaging to your life and ability to get a job. If the charges can’t be dropped, there is a 1-5 year waiting period to seal convictions and in some cases the convictions will stay on your record permanently.
With over 90% of criminal defense cases ending with a plea bargain, it is something to start considering strongly if you want reduced charges and an easier sentence to comply with. By agreeing to a plea bargain, you can accept some responsibility for your charges and receive a known consequence from the municipal court instead of taking the risk of going to trial and getting the maximum penalty for your crimes.
In other cases, the police and prosecutors have gotten the situation completely wrong and the only way out is by winning an acquittal at jury trial. In those circumstances, it is important to have experienced trial attorneys and seasoned investigators in your corner.
The attorneys at the Rector Stuzynski LLC have gone to trial in criminal law cases countless times and have won numerous victories for individuals who were either wrongly accused, or overcharged by the prosecution with a solid defense strategy to prove to the courts that their pursuit of justice was misleading. Some of the victories achieved by the legal professionals at the Rector Stuzynski LLC in criminal defense trials are as follows:
We have experienced trial lawyers that are ready to go to battle for you in the courtroom, however, the decision is up to the judge or jury during trial and there are no guarantees as to the outcome or how harsh the judge will rule upon your specific penalties. This is why we recommend taking a careful look at any plea bargains that are offered, as they usually provide the best possible outcome for our clients, though it is comforting to know that if the prosecution is unwilling to be reasonable, that your attorneys are battle tested in the courtroom.
We serve clients charged with crimes or injured anywhere throughout the state of Colorado, but we focus on residents of these areas: Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Fountain, Monument, Black Forest, Pueblo, Canon City, Larkspur, Security-Widefield, Peyton, Castle Rock, Teller County, El Paso County, Elbert County, Park County and beyond.