When you are looking for an attorney you must find one that
you trust has the experience and competence to meet your needs and will look
out for your best interests. Being accused of committing a criminal offense is
stressful. The right attorney can help reduce that stress by providing you with
the information you need to make the most informed choice on your case. It is your case, not the attorneys. You should trust that the attorney will keep
you informed of the options that will best serve your needs and strongly
advocate for the choice that you make.
Mr. Juarez has experience in representing clients accused of
committing serious felonies. Mr. Juarez has done trials for people accused of
drug possession and trafficking, sexual assault, sexual assault of a child,
securities fraud, other white collar crimes and murder. While these charges
carry significant penalties they each also have collateral consequences that
the client must be aware of. Being
accused of these crimes can often lead to losing their job. The person accused
of a sexual assault could be facing protection orders that limit who they can
contact including their own children. If
convicted they could also face the requirement to register as a sex offender.
In Colorado some sex offenses even carry indeterminate sentences that could
last for life.
For white collar crimes the collateral consequences could
include the loss of license to continue to engage in the financial services
industry. The court could order
significant restitution awards. There
can even be civil forfeiture actions against your personal assets even if no
criminal charges are ever filed.
Mr. Juarez has represented numerous clients accused of
misdemeanor and traffic offenses. Some
misdemeanors while carrying only minor court penalties also have significant
collateral consequences. A misdemeanor offense that is categorized as a crime
of domestic violence could also include the requirement to complete thirty–six
(36) weeks of domestic violence counseling.
Additionally, due to the Federal Brady Bill, a person convicted of a
domestic violence offense could lose their right to own or possess a
firearm. This includes for recreation or
hunting purposes. DUI cases almost always involve a driver’s license revocation
action. A license to drive could be lost
for up to two years and also require the use of an alcohol interlock system
Another collateral consequence to be aware of is that even
if in the country legally a conviction of any type could lead to the immediate
deportation or a revocation of legal status of the client.