When it comes to defending yourself in Denver, Jefferson, or Arapahoe County from a felony sex offense case such as Incest (CRS 18-6-302), Sexual Assault on a Child (CRS 18-3-405), or Sexual Exploitation of a Child (CRS 18-6-403), you need to be prepared to fund your defense. After all, police and District Attorneys have multi-million dollar budgets to put you behind bars. The price of an experienced private criminal defense attorney and an investigator are nothing to assure a lifetime of freedom after a successful defense of your charges.
When consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney, be aware that they have other resources at their disposal which will help you defend your name. One of those resources is private investigators. Private investigators (or PI's) are experts at finding witnesses, interviewing them, and getting the facts surrounding your case. They approach things very differently than government investigators, who frequently only look for evidence that supports their theory of the case. This slanted view has put many people in jail or prison for a long time when they were not guilty. Always remember that the government has an agenda, and their employees do not keep their jobs if they do not get convictions.
In addition to retaining a private criminal defense attorney, there are many advantages to having an experienced private investigator looking out for you. They are able to fully dedicate themselves to searching for and seeking out potential witnesses and bringing them into a courtroom or trial. There is a rule in the law that prevents defense attorneys from being witnesses in a trial case. When a criminal defense lawyer tries to investigate or interview witnesses themselves, there is a strong possibility the witness may change their story or produce other conflicts of interest that would require the defense attorney to be a witness. If this occurs the lawyer can no longer defend you in the case.
The government has many people working for them to prosecute your case; you should have just as many people on your side. If police contact you about a felony sex crime charge, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.