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If you’re in Boulder, Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Estes Park, or the surrounding areas and you’re being investigated for or facing a criminal charge, you need the help of an experienced northern Colorado criminal defense law firm. Getting charged with, let alone convicted of, a criminal act can change your life and your future. Martin & Reed, LLC, is northern Colorado’s premier criminal defense firm. We’re here to help you not only defend yourself against the criminal charges levied against you, but also help you protect your future. Schedule your free consultation now to begin planning your defense.
Understanding Your Rights If You’re Arrested in Northern Colorado
If you’re arrested or even if you’re under investigation for a criminal act in Northern Colorado, there are several things you can do to help protect your future. However, to do so, it’s imperative that you first understand and exercise your rights.
- If you’re being questioned, properly exercise your constitutional right to not answer any questions asked by law enforcement without having an attorney present. Some law enforcement officials more lax than others when it comes to allowing you place your phone call to contact a lawyer. All you need to say is, “I decline to answer any questions without a defense attorney present.” Then, call the criminal defense attorneys at Martin & Reed, LLC, right away.
- Regardless of whether you’re on jail phones, at home, in your car, with your mother, or with your best friend, do not talk with anyone about the alleged criminal act. You don’t know who may be listening. Although there’s a marital privilege, that doesn’t mean that your spouse will enact it. It’s always safer to not say anything except to your lawyer.
- If you’re only a criminal suspect and not under arrest and you have not been read your Miranda rights you may have the right to end the questioning of the police and leave. Ask if you are under arrest or if you’re being detained. If you are not under arrest and if you are not being detained, ask if you are free to leave. If the police say you are free to leave, do so and contact Martin & Reed, LLC, right away to schedule your free consultation. Being free to leave doesn’t mean that you’re no longer free of suspicion.
Why Hire the Northern Colorado Criminal Defense Attorneys at Martin & Reed, LLC?
Hiring the right northern Colorado criminal defense attorney is important because if you’re suspected of, charged with, or convicted of a crime, your entire life can change. Although our criminal justice system is supposed to afford you with the luxury of being innocent until proven guilty, we know that the public doesn’t think that way. An allegation of being a “criminal” colors how others think of you. Hiring the criminal defense attorneys from Martin & Reed, LLC, can help clear your name and restore your reputation.
And if you’re convicted of a crime? Certain misdemeanors along with most felonies can make it more difficult for people to find adequate work or housing. Image how difficult that can make it to take care of yourself or your family. At Martin & Reed, LLC, we work hard to get you the best possible outcome. Learn how we can help by scheduling your free consultation now.