Chances are if you’ve been arrested, you are uncertain as to what steps you need to take next. You know you need an attorney but you’re probably scared, confused and concerned about what could happen if you are found guilty of the charges you’re facing. I am Joel Fry, a Colorado criminal defense attorney representing clients in southwest Colorado. I have years of experience as a trial attorney and I’ll use that experience to provide you with the best criminal defense possible.
Felony and misdemeanor charges
Just because you’ve been arrested doesn’t mean you are automatically considered guilty of the charges you are facing. There is always supposed to be a presumption of innocence.
Felony charges are more serious and can result in prison time with life long consequences. You need to have an experienced attorney to try your case or to negotiate an appropriate plea agreement with the District Attorney.
Domestic violence charges
If you’re facing domestic violence charges you need someone who understands Colorado laws pertaining to domestic violence. Keep in mind, a guilty finding could result in not only a loss of your freedom because you’re facing jail time, you could also lose your rights to carry a firearm for the rest of your life.
DUI and major traffic offenses
Being arrested for a DUI could result in your losing your license, facing jail time and increased insurance premiums for years. To further complicate these charges, if anyone was injured or killed while you were driving you could be facing manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide or vehicular homicide charges. Don’t take the risk of working with an attorney who doesn’t have trial experience; call Joel Fry immediately. With more than 30 years of trial experience, I can provide an aggressive defense on your behalf.
Expungements and record sealing
Criminal records can dog you for the rest of your life and impact your ability to obtain student loans, housing and employment. Unfortunately, many people believe that if they are found not guilty or the charges are dropped they have no record. This is inaccurate; even a simple arrest can mean when a background check is run your arrest record comes up. I have a working knowledge of what charges can be sealed or expunged from your record allowing you to have a “clean slate” and allowing you the right to claim no criminal record. Call me if you have questions about prior criminal acts and we can discuss what options are open to you.
Regardless of whether you’re facing a DUI charge, domestic violence charges or felony charges, call me or contact me online immediately. I’ll be happy to meet with you and discuss your case and we can discuss the various options available to you.