The role of the prosecutor’s or the district attorney’s office is to impartially bring cases against defendants when there is adequate evidence of a crime. They are supposed to use the evidence supplied by police to determine what charges are appropriate and bring those charges in court. Prosecutors are supposed to work with law enforcement, but not for them. Their goal should never be to convict as many people as possible, but rather to handle all cases fairly and make sure everyone receives due process. Because prosecutors hold a tremendous amount of power, corruption or misconduct can put your freedom or your life at risk. Law Office of Daniel A. Smith stands up to prosecutors, police and the criminal justice system to protect your rights.
District attorneys and prosecutors represent the side of “the state” in criminal cases. “The state” can refer to either Colorado or the United States, depending on whether your case is in state or federal court. In all criminal proceedings, the state must prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If prosecutors do not have enough evidence to meet this burden, they should drop the charges or wait for the police to uncover more evidence. Corrupt prosecutors overcome this hurdle by falsifying evidence or using other methods to violate your rights. Common rights violations by criminal prosecutors include:
Whether this conduct is the result of policy, bribery or overzealousness, I stand up for your rights and seek to hold the responsible parties accountable. I represent the public whenever their rights are violated by police or prosecutors.
If you are the victim of prosecutorial misconduct, seek the advice of Law Office of Daniel A. Smith in Woodland Park. I look forward to helping you pursue a civil rights claim in order to secure your freedom and hold the state accountable for its actions. Contact me at 904-420-7226 or online to schedule a consultation.