Facing Criminal Charges? Protect Your Constitutional Rights.
Attorney Mark Langston challenges prosecutors in Colorado during all aspects of a case in order to protect your fundamental constitutional rights and to ensure due process. All individuals, including those accused of a violation of the criminal law, have the following important rights:
- Right to be Free from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures: All persons are entitled to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. A violation of this constitutional guarantee by police or other government agents may result in the exclusion or suppression of any illegally seized evidence at a defendant’s trial.
- Right Against Self-Incrimination: A person who is under investigation, or who has been charged with a crime, is never required to talk to the police or to make any statement whatsoever. All people have the right to remain silent and to not incriminate themselves.
- Right to an Attorney: An accused person has the right to an attorney throughout the legal proceedings. The government will appoint and pay for a competent attorney for indigent defendants.
- Right to Due Process and Equal Protection: The State may not deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law, nor deny any person the equal protection of the law.
- Right to Bail: Following an arrest, most defendants have the right to gain their freedom pending trial by posting bail with the court.
- Right to a Trial: All defendants have the right to a speedy, public trial. At the trial, the defendant is presumed innocent, and the prosecution has the burden of proving the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Right to Confront Witnesses: All defendants have the right to confront and cross-examine the witnesses testifying against them.
- Right to Present Evidence: All defendants have the right to present evidence and to have the court issue subpoenas to bring into court all witnesses and evidence favorable to them.
- Right to be Free from Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The United States Constitution is the cornerstone of the relationship between the federal and state governments, and between individuals and those governments.
Turn To A Lawyer Versed In All Aspects Of Criminal Procedure
In Colorado, in addition to the individual rights and procedural safeguards provided by the United States Constitution, further protections may be bestowed by the Colorado State Constitution. Attorney Mark Langston knows the law and how to apply court decisions that interpret the United States and Colorado Constitutions in areas such as criminal procedure, due process, equal protection, right to counsel, Miranda issues, witness confrontation, and search and seizure, to achieve the best outcome for his clients.
The Law Office of Mark T. Langston, P.C., in Boulder, is a proven resource for dealing with complex criminal concerns. We welcome all client inquiries as well as referrals and requests from both local and out-of-state law firms. For a consultation focused on your unique case or concerns, call 303-440-0856 or contact us online.