Domestic Violence destroys families, harms children, and leaves men and women scarred emotionally, mentally and physically.
If you have been accused of committing an act of Domestic Violence, then your reputation and career can be tarnished and your life with your family can be completely upended. Before you have been found guilty by the judge or jury, you will likely be forced out of your marital home, restricted from having contact with your family and treated like an outcast. The "scarlett letters" of DV on your record can last a lifetime.
DO NOT go into court alone. Hire a reputable attorney who can properly defend against allegations of Domestic Violence. The Harrell Law Firm focuses on nuances in the law and understands how to conduct a defense-oriented investigation to root out biases inherent in police investigations.
What You Need to Know:
- Domestic Violence is a sentence enhancer which requires a state authorized evaluation and treatment program upon conviction in addition to the possibility of jail time.
- Law enforement officers must arrest you if they believe you have committed a crime involving Domestic Violence.
- Criminal convictions for Domestic Violence may remain on your public records for life.
- A mandatory protection order will enter against anyone charged with an act of Domestic Violence. Typically the court will enter a No Contact Order, preventing you having any contact with your spouse, and, in many cases, your children.
- Domestic violence can be charged with or without the presence of an allegation involving physical violence.
Under Colorado law, Domestic Violence is defined in C.R.S. 18-6-800.3, which states the following: As used in this part 8, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) "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. "Domestic violence" also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.
(2) "Intimate relationship" means 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.
Sean P. Harrell has built a reputation for respectfully defending clients accused of Domestic Violence. Call The Harrell Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.