ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS FROM A DENVER CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
What happens after a criminal arrest?
What is an arraignment?
How does bail work? Will I get the money back?
Do I have to answer police questions during or after an arrest?
The only information you need to give law enforcement is your identification. If the police ask you questions, you have the right to remain silent. You must tell them that you are invoking your right to do so under constitutional law. It is best to tell law enforcement as little as possible until you have retained the services of a criminal defense lawyer who can be present during any questioning or investigation or should you be asked to sign a statement. Your right to an attorney is also guaranteed under law.
What's the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
A misdemeanor is a criminal offense that is more serious than a petty offense and less serious than a felony. Misdemeanors are classified from the most serious, a Class 1, to a Class 3, the least serious. A misdemeanor conviction may result in jail time of up to a year as well as a fine. Examples of misdemeanors include criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, drunk driving, and domestic violence assault.
A felony is the most serious criminal defense which may result in state prison time as well as a fine, probation, and other courtordered actions. They are classified from Class 1, the most serious, to Class 6, the least serious. Examples of felonies include theft, stalking, possession of controlled substances, and vehicular assault.
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