Have you or a family member been charged with a crime? If so, you need to seek immediate legal representation to make sure you’re protecting your fundamental rights.

The professionals at The Guerra Law Firm have the knowledge, the judgment-free advice, and the specialized criminal law experience to help defend you at both state and municipal levels—whether you’re a US Citizen or not.

FAQ's (frequently asked questions)

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you’re likely already overwhelmed and frustrated. Let us provide some overarching answers to your questions regarding your basic rights, court, and more.

Why do I need to speak with an attorney immediately after I’ve been charged?

If too much time has passed, crucial evidence and witnesses could be lost or destroyed—having a devastating impact on your defense.

What are my rights?

Both the United States Constitution and the Colorado Constitution guarantee individual fundamental rights, which include:

  • The right to be free from illegal search and seizure;
  • The right remain to remain silent,
  • The right to an attorney;
  • The right to a fair and impartial trial.
I’ve been summoned to appear in court. What can I expect?

At your first court appearance the judge will usually inform you of your rights and the charges pending against you. The judge will also let you decide whether you are going to hire a private attorney, apply for the public defender, or proceed without an attorney. 

Do I need to hire an attorney, also known as “counsel?”

Yes—it would be in your best interest. If you let the judge know that you want to hire an attorney, the judge will give you a date to return to court with counsel. We will help you determine if your rights have been violated and help recover “discovery” as it relates to your case, which includes police reports, photos, video, witness statements, and more.