David H. Johnson, PC: A Criminal Defense Lawyer Colorado Can Trust
As an experienced criminal defense lawyer Colorado residents can rely on, attorney David H. Johnson. He is fully capable of assisting those accused of various crimes in the Larimer, Weld, and Adams County area. If you are facing criminal charges—often, the experience and skill of your lawyer is a key part of determining the outcome of your case. David H. Johnson can be that lawyer for you.
Qualities of an Effective Criminal Defense Lawyer
Colorado criminal laws are tough. It is easy for the District Attorney to judge you based on what appears in the police report. The District Attorney needs to know the rest of the story. Those details are seldom in the reports. To help secure a positive outcome for your case, you need an attorney you can trust that is:
- Skilled in negotiation;
- Strong in litigation experience;
- Truly cares about his/her clients;
- Is a great communicator.
Negotiation skills matter a great deal when it comes to securing a positive outcome. It’s a fact that the vast majority of criminal cases never go to trial—instead, they typically settle well beforehand. This means sound negotiation tactics are often key to making sure charges are either reduced or dropped altogether.
There are some cases that have to go to trial. As such, you need someone who is a skilled litigator who is comfortable representing you at trial. Even if your case never actually goes to trial, the fact that the District Attorney knows your attorney is ready to go to trial can help with plea negotiations.
Finally, the most effective Colorado criminal defense lawyer truly cares about you. He’ll get to know you and your situation. He will spend time with you. He will represent you in a way that emphasizes who you are as a human being rather than a person in a report. He’ll see you for who you are not for what you’ve been charged with. It is through his communication skills that your attorney will paint the picture that places you in the best light for the District Attorney to see.
Further Experience Areas
Beyond these qualities, there are other experience areas to look for when choosing a criminal defense lawyer. Colorado hearings often hinge on the types of witnesses and evidence brought to the courtroom. It is vital to thoroughly evaluate any evidence produced, and at times an expert witness, such as a doctor or forensic scientist, may be instrumental in determining the outcome of a case.
Experience with your specific charges is also vital to success for you and your criminal defense attorney. Colorado laws and court precedents vary from one offense to the next and the way your case is handled will depend largely on the nature of the charges. David H. Johnson has experience representing clients facing each of the following types of charges:
- Criminal mischief
- Drug offenses
- Vehicular assault
- Vehicular homicide
- Sex offenses
- Domestic violence
- Probation violation
We have been able to help people facing these charges achieve positive results, either by negotiating a reduction in charges, winning at trial, or getting charges dropped altogether.
Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer – Colorado Criminal Law
Whether you are facing DUI/DWAI charges, shoplifting allegations, or more serious accusations, you need the representation and legal counsel of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Colorado laws can be unforgiving. You need someone with the requisite skills and experience to secure the best possible outcome.
With a criminal defense attorney assisting you, Colorado legal processes become more bearable. We can provide the guidance people need to overcome legal challenges and help them get their lives back on track. To get a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer, Colorado residents can contact us at 970-829-1221 or use our online form.