Domestic violence charges can greatly impact your freedom, your family, your career and your reputation. In fact, even if the charges are based on false accusations, you can still be arrested. What may be even more distressing is the fact that, even if the accuser later wants to drop the charges, a prosecutor can still move forward with a criminal case, forcing a person to defend himself in order to clear his name.
At The Datz Law Firm, our Broomfield domestic violence defense lawyers know how troubling these charges can be and how important it is to have a strong defense against them. That’s why we are dedicated to providing the accused with superior defense representation so that they have the best chance of resolving their cases as favorably as possible.
Domestic Violence Cases in Colorado: Important Facts to Know
If police are called to a scene based on allegations of domestic violence, the person accused of domestic violence will usually be arrested on the spot. If you or a loved one has been accused of domestic violence in Colorado, here is some important information you should know about these cases:
- After a domestic violence arrest, a protection order (or restraining order) will immediately go into effect, preventing the accused person from coming into contact with the alleged victim(s).
- Physical contact or injury does not have to occur for domestic violence charges to be filed. The threat of physical violence can be sufficient to warrant domestic violence charges.
- If a person has at least three prior domestic violence convictions, circumstances that would typically warrant misdemeanor domestic violence charges could result in felony charges being filed. Specifically, in these cases, domestic violence charges can be filed as class 5 felonies.
- If a conviction is handed down in the case, a person can be ordered to attend domestic violence classes and pay expensive fines. Additionally, a person could lose his/her rights to possess firearms and will have a criminal record to contend with in the future.
The bottom line is that domestic violence charges are serious and can result in some complicated repercussions. Having an experienced attorney on your side will be critical to obtaining the best possible outcomes in these cases.
Broomfield Domestic Violence Lawyers at The Datz Law Firm
Have you or a loved one been accused of domestic violence? If so, the Broomfield domestic violence defense attorneys at The Datz Law Firm are ready to put their experience, skills and knowledge to work defending you. At The Datz Law Firm, we are here to help you resolve your legal issues, get through these challenging times and move forward into a brighter future.
With the insight of a former district attorney, our Broomfield domestic violence defense lawyers know how prosecutors build their cases, which makes us effective at building a strong defense and challenging prosecutors in any legal setting. In addition to being dedicated to defending our clients’ rights, we are also committed to understanding their circumstances, providing compassionate representation and making sure that our clients clearly understand their legal options so that they have peace of mind as their case progresses.
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Let’s discuss your options for defending yourself against domestic violence charges and successfully resolving your case. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 720-879-1114, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page.
Although our office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., we make ourselves available anytime of the day or night to talk about your important legal matters – or simply to discuss your worries and concerns. The bottom line is that we are flexible, available, and responsive.
From our offices in Broomfield, we represent clients throughout the Denver metro area, as well as throughout Boulder County, Broomfield County, Denver County, Larimer County, Jefferson County, Weld County, Adams County, Arapahoe County and Douglas County.