Trial Lawyers & Legal Services of Colorado, LLC Domestic Violence Legal Counsel
At Trial Lawyers & Legal Services of Colorado, LLC we have dedicated years of our practice to defending people against different types of criminal charges, including domestic violence offenses. We understand that domestic violence cases often involve circumstances that are complicated by personal relationships. As a result, we are sensitive to each of our clients’ experiences, and ensure that we will treat each case with professional respect and discretion to ensure that attorney-client communications remain confidential.
Domestic violence charges are a serious matter. Therefore, you need a serious advocate in your corner who you can rely on to fight for your constitutionally guaranteed due process rights to receive a fair criminal proceeding. That is why you should call Trial Lawyers & Legal Services of Colorado, LLC and consult an experienced Denver domestic violence defense attorney for legal advice. We offer our clients with round-the-clock access to our award-winning lawyers who are also members of the National Trial Lawyers Association.
You can expect us to provide professional and compassionate criminal defense advocacy with personalized attention to the specific needs of your case. We are dedicated to strenuously fighting for your rights and best interests throughout each stage of your criminal proceedings. From police questioning to closing statements at trial, our lawyers will work hard to see your case through to the end.
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Understanding Colorado’s Domestic Violence Laws
When someone acts violently or threatens violence against another person, that person may be guilty of the crime of assault. However, when someone uses violence or intimidation against their spouse or significant other, the law considers such an act to be domestic violence.
Offenses that constitute or are related to domestic violence include:
- Misdemeanor domestic violence. A first domestic violence offense constitutes a misdemeanor.
- Felony habitual domestic violence. Subsequent domestic violence offenses may be escalated into a class 5 felony.
- Violation of a protective order. Violation of a restraining order prohibiting the restrained party from contacting the protected party.
Under Colorado law, domestic violence is defined as “an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.” Colorado law defines “intimate relationship” as “a relationship between spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, or persons who are both parents of the same child regardless of whether the persons have been married or have lived together at any time.”
Domestic violence offenses can constitute a crime against a person, or against property, including pets or animals.