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Is It Necessary to Hire a Criminal Lawyer?

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If you have been charged with a crime, you may be wondering if you should spend the money to hire a criminal lawyer Denver, CO trusts from The Law Office of Richard J. Banta, P.C., After all, you can get a public defender for free, right? Actually, no. In order to qualify for free legal services from a public defender, you must prove that your annual income is less than a certain amount as determined by the state of Colorado. Regardless of how little you may earn, you might be surprised to find you do not qualify for free legal services. However, this could be a good thing because there are many advantages to hiring a Denver criminal lawyer from our firm rather than having a public defender represent you.

More Resources Than a Public Defender

A criminal lawyer from our Denver office has years of experience, a legal support team at their disposal, and a limited caseload. We do not accept every case; we limit our caseload in order to provide each of our clients the resources and focus that they deserve. A public defender does not have the option of turning away defendants who qualify for their legal services. This often leaves them overworked and without the support and resources they need to protect their clients’ rights. This can translate to them not having the time or ability to interview witnesses who might corroborate your alibi. Conversely, they may not be able to investigate the circumstances of your alleged crime and if the criminal charge against you even has merit. When you hire a criminal lawyer from our Denver, CO firm, you can feel confident that your best interests will be protected and every effort will be made to enact a positive outcome for your case.

More Experience

As you already know, a criminal charge is serious because a conviction can have lifelong repercussions. Depending on the nature of your charge, a conviction may result in prison time, fines, and shame. Even after you have served your time you may still feel the sting of your conviction in trying to find a job, a place to live, and entering into new relationships. For these reasons, it’s important to hire a Denver criminal lawyer who is experienced and has a thorough understanding of the justice system. At The Law Office of Richard J. Banta, P.C., we have protected the rights of our fellow community members for a combined total of 50 years. We have a long track record of providing outstanding legal services for a wide range of clients, including those who were charged with serious crimes. Very often, a public defender cannot compete with a criminal defense attorney from our firm when it comes to years of experience and breadth of knowledge. Public defenders are generally overworked and underpaid so turnover is high, and as a result they may have only recently graduated from law school.

Talk to a Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney at No Charge

It’s natural to have many questions after being charged with a crime. Your future is uncertain at this point. It’s important that you not proceed through the criminal justice system without skilled counsel. We encourage you to call us at The Law Office of Richard J. Banta, P.C., without delay. Contact  the criminal lawyer Denver, CO residents call first, to learn how we might be able to help you during this difficult time.