Domestic violence cases in Colorado are not always clear cut. It is the responsibility of the prosecution to provide evidence of guilt. Read about the severity and influences of a domestic violence charge on your life as well as information about how a Colorado Springs domestic violence attorney can help you get your case dismissed.
Colorado Springs residents that believe they have been falsely accused often ask me how to get domestic violence charges dropped in Colorado. Here are my thoughts on the subject.
Domestic violence is already a serious criminal offense in Colorado. But a 2016 law makes it clear that “habitual offenders” who engage in repeated acts of violence against spouses, intimate partners, and children will now face consequences much greater than they may have in the past.
If you are in a relationship for any period of time, you will get in an argument with your significant other. Hurtful words may be exchanged, and things can get heated. Most of the time, things do not escalate too much, you and your partner will make up, and life will go on. Sometimes, however, all those emotions can lead to police pulling up in your driveway and you winding up in the back of a squad car, arrested and charged with domestic violence. The events that led to your arrest may seem like they happened in the blink of an eye, without the police or anyone else listening to what you have to say about what happened.
In shock, maybe angry, and worried about what may happen next, especially if you have been falsely accused – a not uncommon occurrence. You need to make some important choices very quickly in order to keep a difficult situation from getting worse. The law is very specific and clear about the process and procedures leaving little discretion for law enforcement even if the case against you appears to be weak. For example, when a person in Colorado Springs is arrested or charged with domestic violence, that person must remain in jail until they appear before a judge.
The criminal jury system is the final protection against people innocent of a crime being convicted. As a Colorado Springs Criminal Defense attorney, I rely on the jury system to protect my clients. A recent case demonstrates the importance of our system.
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