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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Colorado Springs Helping You to Defend Yourself and Get Justice
Here at The Lux Law Firm, we understand how nerve-wracking it can be to face criminal charges. You may feel alone as you consider the possible effects of a conviction on your freedom, your finances, your relationships, and your reputation. We are here to make sure that you are not alone as you go through the criminal justice system. Our criminal defense team has a long track record of helping clients claim their constitutionally-guaranteed rights to skilled representation and a fair trial and to bring clients’ cases to the best outcomes possible. You need an advocate who knows the law and has the experience to implement it to give you the best chance at a fair and just conclusion to your case.
Our criminal defense attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case, finding any factors that we can use to your benefit. We will interview witnesses, gather evidence, and study any relevant case law to build the strong defense you need. We know how to use all of the elements of our specific case to defend you against any and all criminal charges aggressively. The time to protect your future is now. Call The Lux Law Firm’s Colorado Springs office today at 719-496-2177 to get started protecting your future.
How Are We Different from Other Law Firms?
Knowing your adversary can be a huge advantage in any fight, and some things can only be learned by experience. The United States criminal justice system is a complex, overgrown bureaucracy, impossible to navigate without the guidance of a skilled, highly educated, licensed attorney. Our founding criminal defense attorney, Austin Lux, spent his early career as a prosecutor before turning his focus to criminal defense. Austin’s time in the District Attorney’s office gave him special insight into how prosecutors think and how they are likely to proceed in criminal cases like yours.
During that time, Austin spent months out of each year in trials, appearing in front of dozens of judges, speaking to hundreds of jurors, and reviewing thousands of cases. This insider knowledge gives us the edge as we assist our clients who are facing criminal charges and the life-altering consequences that can result from a conviction. We know what moves the prosecutor is likely to make, and we can plan a defense using this knowledge. Our commitment is to our clients, and we bring every bit of our education and experience to helping you through your criminal case. Our knowledge and experience add up to one conclusion: we know how to win.
Client Success Stories
Absolutely amazing help. I could get in contact with either my attorney (Austin Lux) or an entire paralegal team at anytime. The longest I waited was one day because of a holiday and I still got an incredibly speedy response. Friendly, calming, and knowledgeable. They…
Austin helped me successfully fight baseless DUI charges, and I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. He was tough, diligent, savvy and fought for me throughout my trial. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a professional defense attorney.
Austin Lux is, and will forever be my lawyer. When I found myself in trouble he was there to lend a hand. He not only was there for me, but he put my mind at ease with gentle reassurance that I would be okay. His knowledge of the law and professionalism…
If I was to recommend any attorney it would be Mr. Lux. He’s a great attorney. Unlike other attorneys Mr. Lux actually picks up the phone and you can really talk to him before you spend thousands or dollars on someone you never talked to. Mr. Lux helped with…
How Can The Lux Law Firm Protect My Rights in the Criminal Justice System?
Being charged with a crime can make you feel like a second-class citizen—like you aren’t entitled to fair treatment or to the privileges you had before you were ever arrested. However, every American has certain rights under the law, and being charged with a crime does not change that. In America, you are innocent until proven guilty. This is true if you have been arrested for the first time or for the 100th time. In every case, you have the full force of the United States Constitution supporting your right to equal treatment.
At The Lux Law Firm, we have devoted our practice to seeing that these rights are protected. We focus on protecting all of your rights, but some that get our special focus as related to criminal justice include the right to remain silent; the right to an attorney; the right to equal treatment under the law regardless of race, age, or gender; the right to a speedy trial by an impartial jury, and the right to a sentence that fits the crime, among others, The protections you have under the law include protections against unreasonable search and seizure; self-incrimination; being tried for the same crime after acquittal (double jeopardy); and cruel and unusual punishment, to name a few. A criminal defense lawyer from The Lux Law Firm will scrutinize every action from the first moment of your arrest to the conclusion of your trial to make sure that your rights are scrupulously maintained.
Our Results Speak For Themselves
Client Facing 8-32 Years Mandatory
Prison Sentence, Marijuana.
Military Client charged with Domestic Violence.
Saved his career.
Out-of-state client served with
a protection order.
Client charged with 3rd DUI.
Judge dismissed the case.
What Happens if My Rights Were Violated During the Arrest?
All Americans are granted equal rights under the law, whether or not they are suspected of committing a crime. It is important to know your rights for several reasons. Knowing your rights can guide your behavior if you are stopped by the police.
For example, we have all heard that we have a right to remain silent when arrested, and remaining silent is probably in your best interest, as anything you say can be used against you. If your rights are violated, and you are arrested, this may aid in getting your case dismissed, or charges dropped, depending on the specific circumstances of your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Do Police Need a Search Warrant?
Police are allowed to conduct searches without a search warrant in several different situations. For example, if the search happens at the time of an arrest, if the item seized was in plain sight, or if you consent to the search, a search warrant will not be required. However, there are limits to these searches, and officers often push those limits. If you feel you have been subject to illegal search and seizure, contact a criminal defense attorney from The Lux Law Firm for a free consultation to assess your case and provide the skilled legal counsel you need to assert your rights under the law.
Are Misdemeanors and Felonies Different?
Certain crimes are classified as misdemeanors and other crimes as felonies. The main difference between the two is that in most cases, misdemeanors carry lighter penalties than felonies and result in fewer privileges being lost. In Colorado, misdemeanors are punishable by terms of 24 months or less in a county or local jail. Felonies are more serious crimes, punishable by state prison terms of 1 year or more. While in most cases, those convicted of misdemeanors retain their rights, felons generally lose their right to vote while incarcerated, the right to own firearms, and the right to certain kinds of employment, like being a lawyer or a teacher.
Do I Have to Answer Questions From the Police?
You always have the Constitutional right to remain silent. Whether or not you are informed of this right, you always have it. Even if you do not feel free to walk away, you are arrested, or you are in jail, you do not have to answer any questions from a law enforcement officer – with one exception. You must identify yourself if the law enforcement officer asks you to. Other than identifying yourself, your best choice when being questioned is to stay quiet except to request an attorney, which is also a Constitutional right. Once your lawyer is present, they can advise you on what questions to answer and what questions not to answer.
How Can I Get My Case Dismissed in Colorado?
One of the best possible outcomes for your criminal case is for the case to be dismissed. Whether your case can be dismissed depends on many factors, including what crime you are charged with and what evidence the prosecutor has against you. A skilled criminal defense attorney from The Lux Law Firm will scrutinize all of the actions of law enforcement and the prosecution to see if any violations of your constitutional rights, or even if any policies and procedures, have been violated. If they have, sometimes this can be grounds for dismissing your case before trial, which means that you will not have a conviction on your record or a sentence to serve.
Why Choose Our Firm?
Let us answer your questions & determine a plan for you
We will bring our skill and knowledge to your case
Emergencies can’t wait. You shouldn’t have to either
We will stand by your side when you need us most
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Do I Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
It would be fantastic if the criminal justice system were built to be accessible to everyday Americans facing criminal charges. Instead, it is a huge and complicated bureaucracy with all kinds of obstacles for anyone without the years of education and experience that a law degree requires. Trying to learn everything you would need to know to defend yourself in a criminal trial while simultaneously dealing with the disruption to your life and emotions that an arrest can cause would be incredibly difficult, if not impossible. Luckily, the skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyers at The Lux Law Firm are ready to help you navigate the courts and get you to the best possible outcome for your case. We would love to talk to you about what we can do to protect your rights and get justice in your case. WE provide a free consultation so that you can get your questions answered.
Our Colorado Springs office is located 7 miles from Cheyenne Mountain State Park and a mere 3 minutes from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. The closest airport, Colorado Springs Airport (COS), is just 12 miles away. Call The Lux Law Firm today at 719-496-2177 to get the professional and experienced help you need to protect your future.