Delay can hurt your case
The moment you are contacted by the police, information and evidence must be collected. Witnesses must be identified and contact numbers recorded. Physical circumstances, such as weather, lighting and road conditions should be recorded. Photographs of locations may be needed to preserve the scene. A time line of events should be established and all physical evidence should be collected and secured. Telephone calls, text messages and emails may be available and should be saved.
As soon as possible, witnesses must be interviewed and their statements either written or recorded. Photographs of injuries and property damage are necessary and medical or repair expenses are documented.
The police have the responsibility of investigating and all documents produced or collected must be made available. This material is described as "discovery" and includes police reports, witness statements, test results, photographs, recordings, criminal records, medical information and any calculations or diagrams. All of this information must be obtained as soon as possible in order to evaluate the case, determine alternatives and strengthen the defense. Any delay in starting this process may result in the loss of information. Delay can hurt your case.
You have the right to remain silent. Use it.
For any case in Steamboat Springs, Craig, or Hot Sulphur Springs, call me immediately (970-871-7400).
"Over the last fourteen years, I have tried more jury trials than any practicing attorney in the 14th Judicial District (Routt County, Moffat County, and Grand County Colorado including Steamboat Springs, Craig, and Hot Sulphur Springs) with consistent success."
-- Larry D. Combs