The Benefits Of Hiring An Attorney For Your Case

Some people who are arrested try representing themselves, or decide to plead guilty without getting legal advice. Even in cases involving "minor" crimes however, this can be a big mistake. The fact is, in any case, there may be one of more facts or legal issues that could result in a dismissal of the charge, or a reduction to a less serious offense. Without experienced legal help, you will never know what you could have gotten.

I am J.B. Katz, a criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of experience in cases ranging from disorderly conduct to vehicular homicide. I defend my clients aggressively, and I am determined to help each one obtain the best possible outcome. If you have been arrested, it will not cost you anything to discuss your case with me. In a free consultation, I can review your case and discuss potential defense strategies with you.

The Benefits Of Experienced Legal Representation

There are many reasons why you should obtain legal representation rather than trying to represent yourself or simply pleading guilty to a charge.

You could overlook that nugget of gold that could result in a dismissal — In a criminal case, the state must prove every element of its case. This is not always easy, even when a case seems to be open and shut. Police and prosecutors make mistakes. The law carefully defines what is and what is not a crime. Crucial evidence may not be admissible in court. As a defense lawyer, my job is finding fatal flaws in criminal cases. If there is a way to win your case, I will find it.

You could overlook the collateral consequences — If you are found guilty, there could be serious consequences beyond the penalties themselves. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may not be able to work in certain occupations. In a domestic violence case, you could lose your child custody or visitation rights. In a DUI case, you could lose your driver's license. I will work tenaciously to obtain the best possible result for you.

The judge and prosecutor will not tell you of your options — They are under no obligation to tell you about drug court, deferred judgment or other alternatives to conviction and jail. I have helped many people obtain these types of outcomes, and if your case makes you eligible, I can explore the possibility of obtaining an alternative outcome for you.

A criminal conviction for even a so-called "nuisance crime" such as public intoxication or disorderly conduct can have serious consequences for your career and reputation. Get legal help today.

Free Consultation With A Lawyer

To find out how I can be of service to you, please contact my Breckenridge office at 970-368-2321 or send me an email to schedule a free consultation. I will present an aggressive defense that helps you get results.