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Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys in Colorado Springs

Experienced Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys in Colorado Springs

Have you or someone you know been charged with and arrested for domestic violence? If yes, there are three things you need to do right now.

1. Calm Down

Tempers and emotions are probably running hot right now. You have the right to remain silent and you should. This is a troubling and highly emotional time.

2. Stop Talking

As a domestic violence defense attorney in Colorado Springs that has handled hundreds of defense cases, I know that oftentimes things that are said in the heat of the moment are exaggerated and can end up hurting your case. It is best to fight the urge to plead with your accuser or the authorities and insist on your innocence.

3. Review Your Case with a Lawyer

You must seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Domestic violence defense cases are very serious and come with many mandatory punishments in Colorado.

You will need a criminal defense lawyer who can navigate the system, knows the law, is familiar with the Colorado Springs prosecutors and judges, and can be your advocate when everything seems to be crashing around you.

Your fight for freedom starts now!


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Build a Smart Team

You don’t have to – and shouldn’t – face the Colorado Springs criminal prosecution process alone. The stakes are just too high. A domestic violence conviction can result in prison time and long-term employment and housing issues. You need a domestic violence defense attorney in Colorado Springs to be your trusted advocate in court and deal with your accuser for you throughout your case.

How to Challenge Domestic Violence Charges

The good news is there are several ways to beat or lower domestic violence charges. Here are just a few examples:

Prove the charges are false.

In many cases, people are falsely accused of domestic violence. An experienced lawyer knows how to challenge false evidence and get your charges dropped.

Prove self-defense.

Often self-defense looks like domestic violence. In this case, you need legal help to prepare the evidence that you acted in self-defense. Documenting your evidence needs to happen immediately before the evidence is compromised or destroyed. For example, documenting scrapes and bruises, witness statements, text messages, social media posts, receipts for alcohol purchases, etc.

Plea to a lesser charge.

An experienced domestic violence defense attorney can often negotiate a plea bargain to a lesser offense. Taking a plea to a lesser offense can help you avoid the negative consequences and social stigma of a domestic violence conviction.

Those are just a few of the many legal defenses that can be used to convince the prosecutor to drop or lessen the charges. Schedule a free consultation with Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer to create a defense strategy tailored to your specific case.

Get the “Former Prosecutor” Advantage

You have a major advantage when you work with a lawyer with local prosecutor experience. James Newby spent three years as a Colorado Springs prosecutor in the District Attorneys (DA) office. He knows the judges, prosecutors, and police in Colorado Springs. He knows the system and he knows how to win. Just as importantly, he knows how to negotiate with prosecutors to arrange plea agreements that result in lesser charges and fewer consequences.

Domestic Violence Defense Results

False Imprisonment

False imprisonment with domestic violence charges dismissed and sealed.

DV With Additional Charges

Assault, domestic violence, and robbery.  No conviction. All charges were dismissed.

Assault With DV

Facing jail time. No conviction. No jail. Charges dismissed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of lawyer defends domestic violence charges?

If you are arrested and charged with domestic violence, then you need to work with a criminal defense lawyer that has experience with the Colorado Springs criminal court system.  The best criminal law firms have former prosecutor experience.

How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?

Every domestic violence case is different. While it is difficult to say how much a criminal lawyer will cost in your particular case, our focus on your protecting your freedom extends to providing exceptional criminal defense representation at a reasonable price.

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Do I really need a lawyer for domestic violence charges?

Of all the things you can do after a domestic violence arrest, trying to handle the situation on your own may be the worst. Without an experienced domestic violence attorney in Colorado Springs protecting your rights and guiding you through the next steps, you could cost yourself the chance of getting your charges dropped or reduced.

What are the penalties for domestic violence conviction?

If there is one thing you need to know about facing Colorado domestic violence charges, it’s this: take it seriously. El Paso and Teller County prosecutors certainly do. A conviction for domestic violence, even if it is your first offense, can have potentially severe consequences with wide-ranging impacts on your future, your family, and your freedoms.

More info > What are the consequences of domestic violence conviction in Colorado.

What is the legal definition of “domestic violence” in Colorado?

Domestic violence means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the alleged perpetrator is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence also includes using coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the alleged perpetrator is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.

More info > Colorado Criminal Code section on domestic violence.


Don’t Let a Domestic Violence Conviction Ruin Your Life

Unless you are willing to accept the maximum penalties for a domestic violence conviction, it is in your best interests to hire a qualified domestic violence defense attorney in Colorado Springs to guide you through the system.

I know from being on both sides of domestic violence cases that no matter how grim a situation may look, no matter how much it may seem that prosecutors have you dead to rights, there are almost always ways to fight the charges.

A local domestic violence defense lawyer knows how to challenge your domestic violence charges, including the pursuit of case dismissal, plea bargain negotiations, and trying the case in court.

The smartest thing you can do right now is speak to a criminal defense lawyer in Colorado Springs. The call and initial consultation are free so you have nothing to lose. Schedule the call now.