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If you have been charged with domestic violence or a domestic assault in Colorado, often the first question is whether you should hire an attorney. The short answer is yes, you should always speak with an attorney. Even when I was a Deputy District Attorney I would advise people to speak with an attorney before making decisions. Having an attorney is a right given to us by the United States Constitution and one that everyone should take advantage of. Being charged and convicted of a crime can impact all aspects of your life. It can affect your job, your ability to drive, ability to leave the state, and ultimately your freedom. A Denver domestic violence lawyer can help explain the impact that an assault charge will have on your life.
Domestic violence has many technical aspects that can have lasting consequences, particularly if you have children. A conviction can make it more difficult to see your children and even results in you losing custody. If you have been arrested for domestic assault, you need an experienced Denver domestic violence lawyer that can help you make an informed decision and work towards the best outcome possible. Domestic assault charges can be difficult to prove depending on the circumstances of the case. While an arrest can come easy, it is still up to the District Attorney to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty as charged. You should talk to a lawyer before making a decision.
If you do not have knowledge of the law and want to increase the chances of a favorable outcome of your case, it’s always smart to at least speak to an experienced Denver domestic violence attorney about the options before you make a plea or talk to prosecutors. When you hire an attorney it becomes their job to advocate on your behalf and fight the District Attorney in court to give you the best possible outcome.
If you have doubts about whether your rights were violated or you need someone to give you straightforward, no-pressure advice on what you should expect from your charges, pick up the phone and call now.
The answer to that question often depends on your past criminal history and the specifics of your case. In Colorado, it can be a common tactic for police and the District Attorney to list multiple charges in the police report in order to make a conviction more likely. The reality is that domestic violence charges have a relatively low conviction rate in comparison to other crimes. While this is not true 100% of the time, the reality is that in most cases, where there are no clear injuries, it is a matter of “he said, she said”. Of course, each case is different and you may or may not have factors involved in your case that would allow it to be dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. The only way to know for sure is to contact us today for a free, honest assessment of your charges.
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Here are some facts you should know about Domestic Violence in Colorado: