Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Denver
Colorado Domestic Violence Laws & Penalties
Under Colorado law, domestic violence means an act or threat of violence against a current or former spouse or the other parent of your child. Unlike some other states, there are no exclusive “domestic violence” (DV) charges in Colorado.
Instead, domestic violence is a sentencing enhancement that makes a crime more severe and increases the penalties imposed; typical crimes with domestic violence enhancements include:
- Assault & Battery
- Child Abuse
- Elder Abuse
- Sexual Contact
- Stalking (Vonnie’s Law)
What Are the Penalties for Domestic Violence?
The penalties for domestic violence vary based on the charge filed, but a conviction of any domestic violence crime comes with additional penalties:
Anyone suspected of domestic violence can be arrested, regardless of whether the alleged victim changes his or her mind.
A domestic violence charge triggers an automatic restraining order that makes it impossible to legally enter your own home, consume alcohol, or contact the other party by any means.
In a domestic violence conviction, the judge may order the defendant to complete a DV treatment program.
Additionally, domestic violence can come with an assault in the first degree (class 3 felony up to 32 years in prison & $750k in fines) or third degree (up to 2 years in prison & $5k in fines).
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Domestic Violence as a Reason for Divorce
In some cases, domestic violence is used as the basis for a divorce. These divorces can be messy and are best navigated with an experienced legal counsel by your side. At Big Mountain Law, we represent people who are accused of a domestic violence crime and support them in criminal defense, civil divorce, and any other legal matter arises.
An arrest doesn’t automatically lead to a guilty verdict, you still have an opportunity to avoid serious criminal penalties. We are here to defend your rights aggressively and protect your rights if you are accused of a misdemeanor or felony domestic violence crime.
Big Mountain Law Domestic Violence Legal Counsel
If you have been charged with domestic violence, you are likely going through one of the most challenging times in your life. Not only are you facing the life-changing consequences of a conviction but dealing with emotionally charged family problems. Sadly, charges of domestic violence can be false accusations from an embittered spouse or romantic partner. Minor arguments are blown out of proportion, and you can find yourself in a very tough position despite having done nothing wrong.
At Big Mountain Law, we understand what you are going through and are here to help. Our Denver domestic violence defense lawyer represents individuals charged with domestic violence, aggressively defending you in and out of court to pursue the best possible outcome for you.
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