A criminal defense team is a lawyer or group of people who help people who have been accused of a crime in Colorado. A defendant is encouraged to understand the state’s laws and work on building a strong case.
Obtain witness testimony
Eyewitness testimony has the power to bring criminal convictions against suspects and refute the claims made by witnesses. Reliable eyewitnesses are available to testify on the defendant’s behalf. An unreliable testimony is often labeled as hearsay and would be inadmissible in court.
Collect audiovisual evidence
Criminal suspects have to prove that they were in a certain place at a certain time while the crime was being committed. The most effective form of criminal defense involves the use of recorded evidence, such as audio or video tapes, rather than over-relying on personal testimonies that could be discredited.
Work with legal advisors
Apart from working with a qualified attorney, the best legal advice comes from everyday legal advisors. They are found online in legal directories or through organizations that provide assistance to low-income clients.
Understand specific laws
Every state has criminal laws that differ for the same crimes. In some states, there are additional penalties for aggravated crimes, but in other states, punishments for the crimes are less strict. Every law has specific subsections with specific details that tend to be overlooked. Understanding every fine detail of every section is how defendants build strong cases.
Forming a solid criminal defense team is a collective effort between the defendant and the attorney. Making a solid defense plan can involve collecting reliable witness testimony and strong forms of evidence and having a thorough personal knowledge of criminal laws.