I am a defense attorney who is dedicated to protecting your rights and interests. If you are facing charges, call today. Domestic violence laws in Colorado are tough. For this reason, you should have an attorney dispute your case from the start. I am a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Plus, my years as a prosecutor of criminal cases can bring insight and perspective to your defense. I have a proven track record of persuading prosecutors to dismiss unwarranted charges.

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Denver Domestic Violence Attorney

For a skilled lawyer, call 303-725-0017
Your initial consultation is free and financing is available for those who qualify

The law requires mandatory action by police officers when they answer calls of familial abuse or assault. The first step that officers must take is to determine which of the parties involved in the dispute is responsible for the abuse, and then arrest them as quickly as possible. This procedure calls for split second judgments. As a result, mistakes are often made.

If you are seeking a lawyer because you have been arrested on charges of familial abuse or assault, then you will already have been served with a Mandatory Protection Order, which is required under Colorado Statutes. Violating it is a crime, and the penalties imposed by the order arefor the allegation of having committed the crime, not for a conviction. Following your arrest:

  • You have to get out of the victim’s house, even if it is yours
  • You have to stay away from the house and anywhere the victim might be
  • You cannot contact the victim; harass, retaliate or intimidate the victim
  • You cannot possess a gun
  • You cannot drink alcohol
  • Colorado’s protection order is considered very harsh, and you will need a lawyer to challenge the case.

As a domestic violence defense attorney, it is my job to present what happened in context. Some situations involve self-defense. Some allegations are contrived and made in order to influence the outcome of a divorce or custody battle. Some charges result simply because an argument went too far. However, this doesn’t matter to police. My job is to make it matter.


In Colorado, the person who is considered the victim may not decide to drop charges. Only a district attorney may decide not to press charges, and this is where my years as a District Attorney can prove valuable to your case.

Domestic violence against a person can include stalking, spousal abuse, violent crimes or homicide committed in the course of familial dispute. According to Colorado Statutes, it can mean an act or the threat of an act of abuse or harm upon someone with whom you are involved in an intimate relationship. Cruelty against an animal or destruction of property in an effort to control, punish, get revenge upon or intimidate another person also falls under the domestic category of crimes.


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It is my job as a domestic violence defense attorney in Denver to put the facts of your case into context, and to challenge the facts whenever appropriate and possible. The police, prosecutors, judges and juries generally look at a case from the perspective of a victim, and this is simply not always fair. You may also wish to contact a legal representative to discuss getting your charges dropped or reduced in order to help you work things out with your loved ones, save your marriage and keep your family intact.

Once penalties are in place, they can prove to be the final wedge that leads to a permanent separation. In addition, penalties for a conviction include jail time, an order for up to 36 weeks of treatment at your expense, and, under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, you may lose the right to possess or own a firearm for the rest of your life. This includes hunting rifles.

For a skilled domestic violence defense attorney, call 303-725-0017
Your initial consultation is free and financing is available for those who qualify

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