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Fort Collins Criminal Defense Attorneys
Get Help From a Top-Rated Fort Collins Criminal Defense Lawyer
At Bruno Lilly Legal, PLLC, our Fort Collins criminal defense attorneys are experienced advocates for clients. Everyone deserves their day in court. If you or someone you know was arrested and charged with a crime in Larimer County, we can help protect you against a criminal conviction.
To set up a strictly confidential, no-obligation consultation with a skilled Fort Collins criminal defense lawyer, please call us at 720-340-1373 or reach out to us directly online.
We Defend Misdemeanor and Felony Charges in Fort Collins, CO
Our Colorado criminal defense law firm provides comprehensive legal representation. With experience handling both misdemeanor and felony cases, we are here to protect your rights and you can be confident in our firm handling your case. A non-exhaustive list of criminal cases we help clients within Fort Collins includes:
In Colorado, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.08 or greater. If you or your loved one was arrested for drunk driving, contact our Fort Collins DUI/DWAI defense lawyers for immediate assistance. It is also illegal to operate a motor vehicle if the driver is substantially impaired, mentally or physically, by marijuana and is unable to operate their vehicle.
Our Fort Collins drug crimes defense lawyer can help you with the full range of charges, including drug possession, drug trafficking, and drug manufacturing. A drug crime could be a felony or misdemeanor offense.
We have extensive experience with domestic violence charges in Colorado. We understand how challenging and sensitive these charges are for the people facing them. If you or your loved one was arrested, call our Fort Collins domestic violence defense attorneys for help.
Colorado has a specialized legal process in place for juveniles. A mistake by a teenager should not ruin their life. There are many rehabilitative options available. If your child or juvenile loved one was arrested in Larimer County, our Fort Collins juvenile defense attorneys can help.
Common Types of Defenses For Criminal Offenses
Our criminal defense attorneys play a crucial role in safeguarding the rights and interests of individuals facing a criminal conviction. We utilize a wide array of defenses to advocate for our clients, ensuring a fair trial and just outcomes. Let’s delve into various types of defenses that criminal defense attorneys can employ to protect their clients’ rights:
- Accidents: Our defense attorney may argue that the alleged criminal act was a result of an unforeseen accident, lacking any intention or mens rea (guilty mind). This strategy often applies to cases where the accused had no control over the situation leading to the alleged crime.
- Alibi: The alibi defense involves presenting evidence that the accused was in a different place at the time the crime was committed, thereby disproving their involvement in the offense.
- Coerced Confession: If law enforcement obtained a confession under duress, threat, or coercion, a defense attorney can argue that the confession is inadmissible as evidence due to its involuntary nature.
- Double Jeopardy: When an individual is being tried for the same crime more than once, a defense attorney can invoke the principle of double jeopardy to prevent such retrials, protecting their client from being unfairly subjected to multiple prosecutions.
- Duress: The duress defense asserts that the accused committed the crime under threat or fear of harm to themselves or someone they care about. This defense highlights the lack of voluntary criminal intent.
- Entrapment: Your attorney may use the entrapment defense if they can prove that law enforcement induced the accused to commit a crime they would not have otherwise committed.
- False Accusation: A common defense taken is that the charges stem from false allegations, perhaps due to personal vendettas, biases, or misunderstandings.
- Insanity: The insanity defense posits that the accused was not mentally capable of understanding the nature of their actions at the time of the crime. This defense requires expert testimony and thorough evaluation.
- Involuntary Act: This defense maintains that the accused committed the crime involuntarily due to circumstances beyond their control, such as a medical condition or an external force.
- Mistaken Identity: You could develop an argument that you were wrongly identified as the perpetrator due to confusion, poor lighting, or unreliable eyewitness testimony.
- Mistaken Fact: When the accused has a mistaken belief about a crucial fact that negates the intent required for the crime, a defense attorney can use this as a defense.
- Necessity: The necessity defense asserts that the accused committed the crime to prevent greater harm. The defense relies on evidence that what you did prevented something much worse from happening.
- Police Misconduct: Our firm may challenge evidence obtained through illegal searches, seizures, or other forms of police misconduct, seeking to have such evidence suppressed in court.
- Probable Cause: If an arrest was made without proper probable cause, a defense attorney can argue that the arrest was unlawful, potentially leading to the exclusion of evidence obtained as a result of that arrest.
- Self-Defense, Defense of Someone Else, or Defense of Property: This defense is commonly seen but can present evidence that their client’s actions were taken in self-defense, the defense of another person, or to protect their property, asserting that the use of force was justified.
You Can Rely On Our Fort Collins Law Firm
There are few things more confusing, intimidating, or stressful than being arrested and charged with a crime. Your freedom and your future could be at stake. As a former prosecutor, our managing attorney Havilah Louise Bruno Lilly knows exactly how the criminal justice system operates. Among other things, our Fort Collins criminal defense attorneys are ready to:
- Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your case to help in developing the best defense for your situation;
- Answer your questions and explain the charges against you;
- Investigate your case—working diligently in securing any exonerating evidence;
- Represent you in any negotiation with prosecutors; and
- Take your case as far as needed to get justice and the best outcome. Our lawyers are not afraid of trial.
Contact Our Fort Collins Criminal Defense Attorneys Today
At Bruno Lilly Legal, PLLC, our Fort Collins criminal defense attorney is a compassionate and justice-driven advocate. If you or your loved one was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, we are here to protect your rights. We encourage you to make informed decisions by contacting us now for a completely confidential review of your criminal case. Our law firm provides criminal defense representation in Fort Collins, Colorado, and throughout all of Larimer County.
People v. A. G. - Weld County
Client charged with domestic violence.
Case dismissed - January 2022
People v. S. A. - Weld County
Client charged with domestic violence.
Case dismissed - January 2022
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