Trusted Colorado Criminal Defense Team

Why Choose Us?

At Path Forward Legal, we understand that facing criminal charges can be one of the most challenging and stressful experiences of your life. Choosing the right criminal defense attorney is a crucial decision that can have a lasting impact on your future. Below, we address some of the most common questions clients have about hiring a criminal defense attorney. Read more about our process here.

Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

Frequently asked questions.

How do I find the right criminal defense attorney for my case?

Finding the right criminal defense attorney involves thorough research, seeking recommendations, and comparing the expertise and track records of various attorneys. At Path Forward Legal, we pride ourselves on our compassionate and understanding approach, specializing in criminal defense cases such as DUI, domestic violence, drug offenses, and more. Our firm is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complex legal system and providing the guidance and support they need during this difficult time.

What should I consider when choosing a criminal defense attorney?

When choosing a criminal defense attorney, consider factors such as their experience in handling cases similar to yours, their reputation, communication style, and fee structure. At Path Forward Legal, our attorneys have a wealth of experience in dealing with the specific legal issues you may be facing. Our empathetic and patient approach allows us to build strong relationships with our clients, ensuring they feel heard, informed, and confident in our ability to achieve the best possible outcome for their unique situation.

What questions should I ask during the initial consultation with a criminal defense attorney?

During the initial consultation, it’s essential to ask questions about the attorney’s experience, their approach to your case, their success rate, and how they plan to keep you informed throughout the process. At Path Forward Legal, we are always transparent and upfront with our clients, providing clear answers to these questions and any other concerns they may have.

How much does it cost to hire a criminal defense attorney, and what factors can affect their fees?

The cost of hiring a criminal defense attorney can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the case, the attorney’s experience, and the geographic location. At Path Forward Legal, we understand that clients may be concerned about the financial implications of hiring an attorney. That’s why we strive to offer competitive and transparent fee structures, ensuring our clients receive the best possible representation without adding unnecessary financial stress.

How do retainer fees and payment plans work when hiring a criminal defense attorney?

A retainer fee is an upfront payment made to secure the services of an attorney, while a payment plan allows clients to make regular payments toward their legal fees over time. At Path Forward Legal, we understand the importance of flexibility when it comes to managing legal expenses. We work closely with our clients to determine the most suitable payment structure for their circumstances, ensuring they can access the high-quality legal representation they need.

What is the process for hiring a criminal defense attorney if I cannot afford one (e.g., court-appointed attorney or public defender)?

If you cannot afford a private attorney, the court may appoint a public defender to represent you. Each public defender’s office has its own place to submit the form, which can be found here on the Colorado Public Defender’s website. In Colorado, everyone who is being held in custody before trial is considered eligible for the public defender.

How soon should I hire a criminal defense attorney after being arrested or charged?

It’s crucial to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after being arrested or charged. Early representation can help protect your rights, ensure you have access to essential information, and allow your attorney to begin building a strong defense strategy from the onset. At Path Forward Legal, we understand the importance of acting quickly and are always ready to provide immediate assistance to clients in need.

You deserve to work with a team of attorneys you can depend on.

Choosing the right criminal defense attorney is an essential decision that can significantly impact your future. At Path Forward Legal, our compassionate, understanding, and experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing personalized, attentive representation in a wide range of criminal defense cases. By prioritizing the unique needs and circumstances of each client, we strive to achieve the best possible outcomes and help our clients find a path forward.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Colorado, don’t wait – contact Path Forward Legal today for a confidential consultation. Let us put our experience and commitment to work for you, guiding you through the complex legal process and providing the support you need every step of the way. Remember, at Path Forward Legal, we’re not just your attorneys: we’re your partners on the path forward.