Domestic Violence

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Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in Colorado

In Colorado, domestic violence carries a number of serious, lasting consequences (C.R.S. § 18-6-801). If not handled properly, they can result in additional legal problems for the accused. After an individual is arrested for domestic violence, they are automatically prevented from contacting the alleged victim with a mandatory restraining order.

Domestic violence charges can have a great impact on your future; they can impact your employment, your ability to obtain housing, your relationships with children and other family members, and your overall quality of life. Without competent legal representation, you stand to lose much more than just your freedom.

Any contact, including third-party contact with the accuser, can result in further consequences. Additionally, because prosecutors will often pursue these cases even after the accuser drops charges, it's important that you understand your rights.

Have you been accused of domestic violence? Call Barre M. Sakol, P.C., today at (720) 999-9506 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our domestic violence attorney in Boulder.

Domestic Violence Laws in Colorado

In the state of Colorado, domestic violence is legally defined as any form of abuse that occurs between two people who are related by blood or marriage or who are currently living in the same household. This includes physical, financial, psychological, sexual, and elder abuse. 

  • Physical abuse typically refers to violent behaviors that cause physical pain or harm to another individual. This can include slapping, punching, kicking, and other types of physical force.
  • Sexual abuse is any type of unwelcome touching or coercion into unwanted sexual activity.
  • Psychological abuse oftentimes involves verbal threats and intimidation tactics used to control another person's behavior or access to resources.
  • Stalking involves following someone around without their consent and trying to gain access to personal information.
  • Financial exploitation can happen when money or property is taken without permission through manipulation tactics such as fraud and deception.
  • Elder abuse generally involves the mistreatment of elderly individuals through physical or psychological violence, including forcing them into doing something they don't want to do or denying them their rights or freedom.

What To Do If Charged With Domestic Violence?

If you have been charged with or arrested for domestic violence in Colorado, it's wise to do the following:

  • Remain silent – Prosecutors can and often will use anything you say at the time of your arrest against you later on.
  • Do not contact the alleged victim – Violating the automatic mandatory restraining order can result in further penalties. This includes calling, texting, or emailing the accuser.
  • Do not accept attempted contact from the alleged victim – Even if the accuser is calling you, making contact can result in your bond being revoked.
  • Seek legal assistance from an experienced attorney – Having a seasoned domestic violence lawyer in Boulder on your side who understands the law can be invaluable to the strength of your case.

Even if the accuser later changes his or her mind or even claims that the abuse never happened, it's possible that the charges against you will not be dropped. In fact, only the responsible prosecuting attorney can decide whether or not to move forward with the case. In many instances, prosecutors will choose to proceed with a case even when the accuser is uncooperative.

Contact Our Domestic Violence Attorney in Boulder Today

If you have been accused, our firm can offer you the skilled legal representation you need. Our domestic violence defense attorney is prepared to help you fight for your rights and avoid the many negative consequences of these serious accusations. With more than 40 years of legal experience, we are well-equipped to assist you throughout the entire legal process, offering open accessibility and honest communication from start to finish.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • At Barre M. Sakol, P.C., we not only have an in-depth understanding of criminal law but family law as well.
  • Our Boulder, Colorado, domestic violence defense attorney understands the complex relationship between the two and uses this in order to create a strong defense on your behalf.
  • Barre understands that every situation is unique, which is why he is committed to providing you with the personalized legal guidance you need and the strong representation you deserve.
  • We can help you understand your options and work to defend your freedom and your future.

Contact Barre M. Sakol, P.C., today to get started on your defense with our Boulder domestic violence lawyer.

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