If you face criminal charges in Colorado, the last thing you and your attorney need are nasty surprises cropping up during trial. (S)he needs to know exactly what the prosecution has so that (s)he can develop a strategy to best defend you. This is where the criminal discovery process serves as his or her best ally and therefore yours as well.
People who are arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be given the opportunity to defend themselves against the charge. There are many different ways in which an individual may do this. For instance, he or she may use an affirmative defense by claiming that he or she was forced to drive or that driving was a necessary evil. Other affirmative defenses include asserting that an individual was entrapped or became intoxicated without consent.
Sometimes you hear of someone facing criminal charges and you do not understand why. Perhaps you have never heard of the alleged crime or the charges.