Criminal Defense

Accused of criminal charges? Get professional advice from a former Colorado Springs prosecutor. Call local criminal defense attorney James Newby (719) 578-3322.

James Newby is a Colorado Springs based criminal defense attorney with nearly a decade of experience in Colorado criminal law. He specializes in DUIs, traffic tickets, drug crimes, child abuse, domestic violence and reckless driving. He's available to take your El Paso, Teller, Pueblo, and Fremont county misdemeanor and felony cases. Gain new insight into criminal defense and how James Newby can help you with your case by reading the blogs below. Still have questions? Call James for a Free consultation at (719) 578-3322.

Are you here because you searched on “cheap criminal defense attorneys near me?”

In these days of mobile searching, Google often recommends that you add “near me” to the end of your search terms.

So, this week’s blog includes “near me” as a keyword in the article.  It helps my site get found.  

But the real topic of this blog is the pitfalls of hiring a “cheap attorney” (also a popular search phrase).

All criminal lawyers in Colorado Springs share some of the same qualities: every one of them went to law school, passed the bar exam, and got their law license.

Beyond that, however, there can be a world of difference between the hundreds of choices you have after you have been arrested and charged with a crime.

No one wants to be arrested. When a Colorado police officer slaps handcuffs on you and starts reading you your Miranda rights, you may be understandably angry, shocked, and scared, especially if you think you’re being wrongfully arrested. When those intense emotions turn into physical acts that threaten or injure the arresting officer, the alleged crime you are being arrested for will be joined by a charge of resisting arrest. This can make an already bad situation worse.

Life in the military isn’t the same as it is for those not in uniform. For members of our armed services, the risks can be greater, the sacrifices can be larger, and the challenges can be more difficult to overcome. Additionally, those in the military are subject to different rules and have different rights than civilians. This is especially true when it comes to servicemen or servicewomen charged with a crime. 

There are a number of very important distinctions between the criminal justice system that applies to civilians and the one that handles crimes by members of the military. If you are a soldier, sailor, or airman who finds themselves in trouble with the law, it is important that you understand the differences between these two systems – and that you retain an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and guide you through a difficult time.

“If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” – Will Rogers

If you find yourself under arrest, you are indeed in a hole, and potentially a whole lot of trouble. There are things you should do at that point to keep the hole from getting any deeper, such as calling a criminal defense lawyer immediately and exercising your right to remain silent. Unfortunately, many folks dig themselves a deeper hole by making poor choices while being arrested and shortly thereafter.  

To keep your bad situation from getting worse, here are four things NOT to do when you’ve been stopped by the police or arrested in Colorado:

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James Newby Law
102 S. Tejon Street, Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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