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Aggressive Defense For Domestic Violence Victims & Offenders

Domestic violence cases move very quickly in Colorado and this can have damaging effects for either side of the situation. Most people aren’t aware of how serious domestic violence issues are taken by the court system and the penalties from these incidents can have life long impacts on both the victim and the offender. This is why we provide aggressive defense for both the victims who need to be heard and the offenders who deserve to tell their side of the story.
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Every domestic violence case is unique and many incidents are the results of long term abuse or mistreatment of the other person. Our Colorado Springs domestic violence attorneys are industry experts and have been providing strong legal representation for domestic violence cases for many years. We make sure our clients get the legal advice they need, a fair trial, their story to be told and the absolute best legal representation that we can provide.

Colorado Has Strict Domestic Violence Laws

Domestic violence is handled differently in Colorado, meaning that it is not directly attached to physical assault laws. Typically it is added on to other criminal charges and acts as what we call a “sentence enhancer”. This can mean serious charges with major consequences that will follow you around for many years.

Colorado revised statutes state:

“domestic violence means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship…”

Colorado defines an “intimate relationship” as:

“…a relationship between spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, or persons who are both the parents of the same child regardless of whether the persons have been married or have lived together at any time.” Colorado criminal code regarding domestic violence also includes acts of violence against the victim’s property, city ordinance violations against the person, their animals or property; and especially when the property is used to coerce, control, punish, intimidate or exact revenge against a person whom the offender has been involved with intimately.

If the police get called for a domestic violence incident, it is Colorado law that a mandatory arrest will be made if the police determine probable cause. Since probable cause is a very low standard, and there are a wide variety of laws that can be charged as domestic violence, someone is usually going to jail. After determining that there is probable cause that the confrontation contained domestic violence, the offender will be arrested and required to spend the night in jail or until a judge can set a bond amount for them.

Penalties For Offenders

After being convicted on domestic violence charges, there are many aspects that will go into the sentencing for the crimes based on the severity of the charges, prior criminal history and if you are willing to accept a plea bargain. These can include jail time, hefty fines, community service, counseling, anger management, restraining orders, child visitation rights restrictions, probation and more. If you are facing domestic violence charges, consult with our domestic violence lawyers right away. We always offer free consultations.

False Accusations Of Domestic Violence Or Abuse

Sometimes domestic violence charges are brought upon people fraudulently or are the result of self-defense and if these charges aren’t handled professionally by a lawyer, you could end up facing some serious penalties for a crime you didn’t commit. If the accuser has falsely exaggerated their story or claims, you need to contact an attorney right away for the best possible results.

We can help you navigate the entire situation to make sure you don’t incriminate yourself or say anything that could be damaging to your case in the long run. This can be very tricky as you will feel pressured to explain the events to a police officer or a child protective services worker and what you say can cause issues that you might not expect. Our attorneys have been defending clients in domestic violence and domestic battery cases for many years now and we can give you the legal representation you deserve for a favorable outcome with your case.

Other Important Things You Should Know

The amount and severity of domestic violence accusations varies drastically, but it is still a very common occurrence in Colorado.

According to statistics, there are over 10,000 police reports made every year in Colorado for domestic violence crimes. Some of these victims are also killed by their former or current intimate partners every year as well, most of the deaths being via firearm. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime and having a gun in the home increases the chances of homicide during domestic violence incidents by 500%.

Many couples don’t show signs of domestic abuse publicly so it can be hard to tell, but if you or someone you know is being abused, call for help right away. If you suspect that someone is the victim of domestic violence or domestic battery, here are some signs that will help give you a better idea of the situation. Does the person have injuries that may have been caused by punches, choking, being thrown; possibly black eyes or sprained wrists? Is the person trying to hide injuries with makeup or long sleeved clothing? Does the person blame consistent injuries on being clumsy or using some other excuse? Does the person avoid contact socially with friends and family to hide injuries? Does the person have to ask for permission to meet up with or talk to friends and family?

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you can get help from the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) or call the police if you are in immediate danger. If you are not sure if you have the grounds for a domestic violence case against your partner, call Rector Stuzynski LLC today and we will listen to your situation and give you the best options for your situation moving forward. Consultations are free and offered by appointment at (719) 578-1106.

Contact A Local Attorney For Help

No matter if you are the victim of domestic violence, have been falsely accused or are the offender in a domestic violence or domestic battery case, our attorneys at Rector Stuzynski LLC are here to help you make your case. With decades of experience fighting domestic violence cases, you can trust that you have the best legal representation in Colorado Springs backing you. Our law firm offers free consultations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so call us at (719) 578-1106 to discuss your situation.

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We serve clients injured anywhere throughout the state of Colorado, but we focus on residents of these areas: Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Fountain, Briargate, Monument, Black Forest, Pueblo, Canon City, Larkspur, Security-Widefield, Peyton, Falcon, Calhan, Castle Rock, Teller County, El Paso County, Elbert County, Park County, Douglas County and beyond.

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