From the office of Elizabeth McClintock,
Domestic Violence Attorney
According to Colorado state laws,
A Domestic violence offense refers to a criminal offense committed by an individual against another individual with whom they have close relations.
In addition, if you have ever been in an intimate relationship with someone, you can be charged with domestic violence for any criminal offense against that person.
Due to the intimate nature of domestic violence cases, it is not uncommon for domestic violence charges to occur due to a misunderstanding between the parties or an exaggeration of the actual situation.
Accusations of domestic violence most commonly occur between spouses, people who share a child, those currently in a relationship, cohabitants and family members.
There are different types of abuse that can be classified as a domestic violence offense. The most common types reported are:
Regardless of whether a substantial reason for an arrest exist, the implications of being charged and possibly convicted are dire. Hiring an experienced and successful Colorado domestic violence attorney is essential.
Domestic Violence Charges are Often Unwarranted
Law enforcement officers are required to make an arrest whenever they receive a report of domestic violence. In cases where there aren’t any injuries or injuries sustained were due to self-defense, officers are still required to establish an offender and make an arrest based on their judgement.
If you have found yourself in this unfortunate situation, you are not alone. But you do need to act now in order to defend your freedom.
Your attorney from the McClintock Law Firm will review every aspect of your case and establish conclusive grounds for dismissal of charges based on factors such as:
- Fraudulent testimonies
- Lack of evidence
- Protocol not being adhered to
- and any other circumstance that may arise during our review of your case.
Many cases of domestic violence exists due to the accused not being aware, beforehand, that their actions are considered a form of abuse under Colorado laws. For example, most people are accustomed to the notion that striking someone is primarily what a physical abuse charge entails. However, in some cases, restraining someone may be considered physical abuse.
The legal complexity of domestic violence charges is a major contributor in many cases of domestic violence that arise. Whether the charges are warranted or not, it is imperative that you attain the counsel of a legal professional who is trained and has vast knowledge of Colorado domestic violence proceedings.Scheduling a Free Case Review is the first step in making an informed and decisive decision on how to best fight for your freedom and rights.
Adherence to a Restraining Order is Imperative
When a domestic violence charge is filed, a restraining order is also put into effect. The restraining order is served to restrict the accused from attempting to make contact with the victim.
Restraining orders lasts throughout the domestic violence trial and may be extended afterwards based on outcome of trial.
Violating a restraining order has serious implications, including things such as additional charges, fines, as well as revocation of bail.Contacting an attorney after being arrested for violating a restraining order can make an immense difference on how effectively this issue is resolved.
Elizabeth McClintock and the team at McClintock Law firm are trained in domestic violence criminal defense law and have years of experience defending Colorado domestic violence cases.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need tireless and aggressive representation to ensure that your legal rights are protected and a favorable outcome is reached. Start here with a Free Case Evaluation.