Sometimes, you can have the best lawyer and get the best possible outcome in your criminal case in Denver, Arapahoe, and El Paso County, but still end up going to prison. How, you might ask? People often go to prison because they didn't live by the rules and follow the restrictions of their probation. Then, their probation is revoked. This is frustrating, because people are often their own worst enemies. A perfect example of this is found in a recent article I read about a man who just got sentenced to prison after violating his probation terms and conditions. Let's take a look at his situation in order to understand what I mean.
Peeping Tom Caught on College Campus
According to the news, a young man was arrested after he was caught filming women while they were taking showers in the dormitory at Colorado College. He was charged with multiple crimes, including Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – C.R.S. 18-3-405.6. He must have had an excellent criminal defense attorney, because he received probation for his offenses.
Man Sentenced to Prison After Probation Violation
That was in October of 2013. Fast-forward to 2015, and this young man is now going to prison. Why? Because he violated probation, missed required meetings, and failed to register as a sex offender. Because he failed to do what he was supposed to, a judge revoked his probation and sentenced the young man to 4 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
A Lawyer Can Help You, So You Don't Violate Probation
If you've received a Complaint to Revoke Probation, we are often able to speak with the DA and judge to lessen the consequences.
A person could have the best criminal defense lawyer in the world, but if they don't take responsibility and make sure they fulfill all the requirements of probation or their sex offender registration requirements, prison is a likely outcome. This is frustrating as a criminal defense attorney, because we can only help our clients so much. We can work out a favorable plea agreement, but if our client doesn't take responsibility and abide by the rules, there's not much we can do. This doesn't mean there isn't hope, however. When a client receives a Complaint to Revoke Probation, we are often able to speak with the DA and judge in order to lessen the consequences. This is why working with an aggressive defense attorney is wise – we have 40 years of combined courtroom experience and can help you understand the rules and requirements of probation, so you don't commit a violation. Don't go through the criminal justice system alone – hire a competent attorney to stand by your side and guide you in Douglas, Adams, and Jefferson County.Request a Free Consultation