Domestic Violence is an extremely complicated area of the law in Colorado. Several aspects of domestic violence cases differentiate them from other crimes, and make them more complicated. Domestic Violence occurs when an act of violence is committed or threatened against a person with whom the actor has an intimate relationship, or has had one in the past. Colorado Revised Statutes define an intimate relationship as a relationship between spouses or former spouses, unmarried couples or former couples, or any two people who are the parents of the same child. A person who is convicted of a domestic violence charge will be required to complete domestic violence treatment. The nature of the treatment will depend upon the details of the particular case.
In addition to a domestic violence treatment program, fines and jail time imposed for any given charge may be more severe if the charge involves domestic violence. Domestic violence charges can ruin your life. Don’t let them. People sometimes forget that being charged with a crime is not the same as being guilty of that crime. If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense, or if you believe that you will be, speak with an attorney immediately, before making any statement to the police. You are innocent until proven guilty, and you need an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer to protect your rights.
No one has to stand alone when facing criminal charges; everyone accused of a crime in the United States is entitled to be represented by an attorney. An experienced criminal defense attorney will protect your rights as you move through the justice system and fight hard for justice for you.
One of the main jobs of Denver criminal defense attorney John Fuller is to protect the rights of his clients. He will ensure that your rights are observed, and if they are violated he can work to have your charges dropped. John knows that having been charged with domestic violence does not mean that you committed any crime, and he will fight hard to have your charges dismissed, or to get you an acquittal. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact John at (303)597-4500.