Why an experienced attorney matters
This article will discuss how the differences among jurisdictions and courtrooms within those jurisdictions can make a difference in your case, and how having a lawyer who has practiced in your specific jurisdiction and courtroom can give you an advantage towards a positive outcome.
Each jurisdiction is differentColorado is split into numerous counties. There is a state and county court in each of those counties. In addition, cities and towns located within those counties have municipal courts that are separate and distinct from the district and county courts.
Every jurisdiction has its own way of doing things, including the process in which cases are scheduled and handled.
An experienced attorney who has handled cases in the jurisdiction where your case has been filed will be able to give you an advantage because he/she will know and understand how that jurisdiction does things. Don't discount how helpful this can be towards the outcome of your case.
Each court division within each jurisdiction is differentEven within one particular jurisdiction you can find differences among the courtroom or divisions. Denver County Court, for example, has approximately 6 county court judges. Each of those judges handle their courtrooms differently and have their own hot button issues and triggers. One judge may be more harsh with DUIs than the other judges located just down the hall. While that same judge may go easier on defendants who have been convicted of a domestic violence offense. How can you know how your judge or the jurisdiction where your case is filed will affect your case? The answer is hire a lawyer who has vast experience in jurisdictions and courtrooms throughout the state.