SERIOUS CRIMES

The Law Office of Stephen Wells

Durango, Colorado Serious Crimes Attorney

It's essential to begin the process of investigation the evidence and charges against you as soon as possible in cases involving serious criminal charges. At the Law Office of Stephen Wells, I assemble a team of investigators, forensic experts, toxicologists, and computer professionals in evaluating the evidence against our client. Since police departments and prosecutors often have more work than they can handle, many criminal cases do not receive the resources and investigative work needed. As a result, not all relevant eyewitnesses are interviewed, not all evidence is gathered, and not all important alternative leads or suspects followed up on. As your criminal defense lawyer, I track down witnesses ignored or forgotten by the prosecution, follow alternative leads, and carefully review the actions of police officers and crime scene personnel. I identity inconsistencies in testimony, the incorrect handling of evidence, and point to other suspects the prosecution should have investigated as well.

Before you speak to the police or provide a statement, contact criminal defense lawyer Stephen Wells today. I accompany my clients to pre-trial hearings, plea discussions, and police interviews. I make sure your rights are protected.

Criminal Defense and Serious Criminal Charges

The Law Office of Stephen Wells advises and defends clients charged with committing the following kinds of crime:

  • Homicide
  • Sexual assault
  • Felony drug possession
  • Conspiracy
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity theft
  • Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Extortion
  • Computer crimes
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping
  • Money laundering
  • Burglary and property crimes

Protecting Your Rights - Why It's Essential to Contact an Attorney

Even if you haven't been officially charged, police and investigators will not tell you everything they know about your case. If you freely talk to investigators or the police, anything you tell them can be used against you later. While you may believe you can talk your way out of being charged, if you say something that contradicts what the police already know, a prosecutor may use that statement against you at trial to indicate your guilt. If police or investigators ask to speak to you, don't say anything without a lawyer present.

Additionally, certain crimes like those involving fraud, white collar crime, narcotics, and murder often result in a charge of conspiracy. Once a charge of conspiracy has been entered by the prosecutor, the hear-say rules that protect the accused from unsubstantiated statements in and out of court are suspended. As a result, anything you say to an acquaintance, friend, or family member could also come back to haunt you at trial.

Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have already been arrested or are facing charges, contact criminal defense attorney Stephen Wells today before speaking to anyone else about your case. My office provides confidential consultations protected by the attorney-client privilege even if you decide to hire a different lawyer. Call today.

Evening Appointments Available • Credit Cards Accepted

The Law Office of Stephen Wells
101 W. 9 th Street
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-5282
(970) 799-1822 Cell
(970) 247-5284 Fax

The Law Office of Stephen Wells serves clients throughout La Plata County, Archuleta County, and Montezuma County including the communities of Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, Dolores, and Silverton.