True Consequences of Taking a Plea in Colorado

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plea bargaining in ColoradoThere are numerous benefits to taking a plea in Colorado but it is important to know all of the consequences of a plea before you take it.  Most criminal cases are resolved through the plea bargaining process.  As a result, it is essential that you know all of the details involved in the process and how the plea will affect you over the long-term.

In today’s society, convictions follow you well after you plea guilty.  A conviction can make it difficult for you to find a job, can end your financial aid if you are a student, can result in you losing your job, can end your social security benefits, can end your veterans benefits, can cost you Constitutional rights, and, if you are not a citizen, can result in deportation.

It is important to know the consequences of pleaing guilty well before you decide to take a plea.  Without the knowledge of what you are actually pleaing to, you may subject yourself to more than you originally realized.

This series goes into the details of the plea bargain process and what you are binding yourself to.

The information in this post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or as the creation of an attorney-client relationship. For legal advice, please contact an Attorney.

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Nathaniel has worked in criminal law on both sides of the aisle spending time working for the prosecution as well as the defense. Most recently Nathaniel has represented individuals in violent felonies and drug cases. Prior to this work, Nathaniel handled DWIs, Domestic Violence Cases, Property Crimes, and White Collar Crimes. On the prosecutorial side, Nathaniel has most notably worked in Bosnia helping to prosecute individuals who committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Bosnian War from 1993-1995. In particular, Nathaniel helped in the prosecution of military leaders who arranged for the organized murders and rapes of innocent civilians in various towns in Bosnia. Nathaniel is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Northwestern University, and Phillips Exeter Academy. Google Profile: Nathaniel Baca