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Domestic Violence Lawyers in Denver

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At Barringer Law Firm, we understand that relationships are complex, and navigating a domestic violence charge in Denver can be challenging. Our domestic violence lawyers are here to help you navigate your options and achieve the best possible outcome in court.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is an escalation of events that stems from controlling behavior and transitions into an actionable threat. An assault  does not have to be physical to be considered domestic violence against a current or former spouse or significant other. A domestic violence charge can pose a serious threat to your lifestyle. Protect yourself and your family with expert legal counsel from Barringer Law Firm’s team of domestic violence attorneys.

Domestic Violence Laws & Charges: What is a Domestic Violence Enhancer?

A domestic violence charge is not a stand-alone criminal charge in Colorado. It functions as a sentence enhancer for crimes such as assault or harassment, including sexual assault. The domestic violence enhancer adds additional charges to those crimes because they were committed against an intimate partner.

Domestic Violence Laws

  • Colorado is a mandatory arrest state. Police must arrest anyone with probable cause to have committed domestic violence.
  • Domestic violence can include harm to pets and property.
  • A mandatory protection order is established, and the defendant must avoid the accuser.
  • Domestic violence defendants must not possess firearms while a restraining order is against them. They must surrender their guns to law enforcement, an arms dealer, or a private party.

Domestic Violence Charges

  • If an individual is convicted of domestic violence, they have to conduct a domestic violence evaluation and comply with any treatment the evaluation recommends.
  • A domestic violence charge is deportable.
  • Fines and length of sentence will depend on the underlying charge.
  • Colorado has a habitual criminal statute that enhances a misdemeanor domestic violence charge up to a Class 5 Felony charge if an individual has up to three prior domestic violence convictions. 

How Our Domestic Violence Attorney Services Can Help

While each domestic violence case will depend on the underlying circumstances, our team of domestic violence attorneys will help protect you from damage caused by an overzealous prosecution or minor domestic disputes. We understand the hardships that relationships can have and want to help alleviate the stress of the situation by helping you understand your options and working towards the best possible outcome for you in court. Talk to one of our domestic violence defense attorneys in Denver today!

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