You are either going to have to be patient while the public defender does their job, or find a private attorney that takes payments. You may find one here: http://www.nacdl.org/impak/cms/members_online/members/findalawyer.asp
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My colleague is correct. You will either need the services of the Public Defender (we have some of the best ones in the nation in CO) or hire one of the many attorneys on Avvo who practice criminal defense and take cases on a low pay/slow pay basis. Many of us do so. This is an incredibly serious case and you simply have to have good counsel representing him. Whether you have to get a loan, max out credit cards, etc. - I have seen people over the past 21 years of practicing be able to afford a private attorney. Public Defenders are overwhelmed with over 200-250 felony cases at a time. Private attorneys handle 40-50 cases max at any one time.
The information provided in this answer does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you are interested in his legal services, feel free to call Chris at (303) 409-7635 at his law office in the Denver Tech Center. All initial consultations are free of charge.
My goodness -- what a story. The best thing you can do? You scrape together every resource you can and hire someone that has great experience in the criminal defense arena. Chris Leroi -- a former judge and highly regarded courtroom lawyer throughout our state -- responded to this same question and would be a great choice for your husband. The charges are more serious than you might imagine and in teh criminal defense world, you frequently get what you pay for so make a great decision!
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.