Just because you are being investigated for a crime does not mean you will be convicted or even charged for that crime. It’s an important distinction to make, and here at the Law Office of Jill M. Jackson we want to make sure you are entitled to certain rights.

Chief among those rights is the right to a criminal defense attorney, who can go to work on your behalf to provide pre-arrest representation throughout the investigation, and possibly even work to prevent charges from ever being filed. Our criminal defense team has successfully prevented numerous charges from being filed throughout the Denver area, including Adams, Arapahoe, El Paso, and Jefferson counties.

Be aware that police officers are serving suspects with paperwork labeled “notice to appear” at the Denver Police Department. Do not be fooled by their tricks; this is not the same as a court summons. You should never talk to police without first contacting a lawyer. In fact, talking to a Colorado criminal defense attorney prior to speaking with officers might be able to save you from being charged with a crime.

If a police officer asks to speak with you, it is important to remember that you have certain rights. You have the right to remain silent and do not have to speak with police officers. Although it can be tempting to defend yourself and tell your side of the story, doing this can actually hurt you and your case.

You are at a complete disadvantage anytime you are asked to interact with a police officer. Officers are trained in interrogation techniques and know what information they are looking for to support a criminal offense. The more you talk, the easier it is for officers to gather evidence against you and prove a crime was committed.

That’s why it’s important to hire experienced, reliable representation that will work on your behalf to ensure your side of the story is told correctly and without coercion. If you or someone you know has been arrested, then act quickly and contact the Law Office of Jill M. Jackson today.