Domestic violence can be extremely upsetting for families, and often the legal aftermath of accusations is no exception. At The Law Offices of Gabriel N. Schwartz, P.C., we work with individuals and their families to resolve domestic violence charges.
In Colorado, domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. Many people believe domestic violence occurs only between spouses, but accusations can also come from a parent, child, boyfriend or girlfriend, relative or roommate.
Conduct that may be considered domestic violence includes causing actual physical harm, threatening physical harm, sexual battery or rape, stalking, criminal harassment, kidnapping and acts of violence like pushing, hitting or slapping.
Minimizing the Penalties of Domestic Violence Charges in Colorado
A conviction for domestic violence carries severe penalties in Colorado:
- You may be denied your right to own a firearm or hunt ever again.
- You may have difficulty gaining employment in the future when your conviction shows up on a background check.
- You may not be able to secure the kind of housing and child care services you otherwise would.
- You may not be able to spend time with your children if a restraining order is put into place.
If someone calls the police with allegations of domestic violence, the officers must arrest someone at the scene. Even if no real violence occurred and both parties just want the issue to go away, these cases spiral quickly and can get out of control.
At The Law Offices of Gabriel N. Schwartz, P.C., we work with a skilled network of investigators and experts to interview witnesses, evaluate the evidence and pursue a fair and reasonable resolution to your case.
Often, we can get a case dismissed or seek a reduced sentence for domestic violence charges. We also work with individuals who have been accused of violating restraining orders.
Contact Our Vail Valley Domestic Assault Charge Lawyers
Given the gravity of domestic violence charges and the complex issues of the law, it is important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how to fight for you. At The Law Offices of Gabriel N. Schwartz, P.C., we are committed to protecting your rights and helping you get the best possible result in your case.
Please contact us at (877) 860-4878 to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one of our skilled lawyers. We accept credit cards and offer services in Spanish.