Domestic Violence

Littleton Criminal Defense Attorneys

Colorado domestic violence and assault laws carry serious penalties. Mandatory penalties abound and custody, visitation and other rights during divorce proceedings are quickly curtailed if a person is convicted or sometimes even accused.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, do not hesitate to contact a domestic violence lawyer immediately. Consequences for domestic violence charges can include:

  • Mandatory arrest. In Colorado, there are often mandatory arrest policies. When police respond to a domestic violence call, someone goes to jail. It is that simple. If you are the person going to jail, you will also have to attend court the next day and post bond, which can run between $500 to $2,000.
  • If you are in the midst of divorce proceedings and are accused of domestic violence, you may face a no-contact order against you in regard to your spouse and children. The sheriff will escort you to your home, where you will have as little as 15 minutes to gather essential belongings. You will have no right to reenter your home until a judge grants them.
  • Thirty-six weeks of domestic violence classes, at approximately $50 per week and three hours per class could be imposed.
  • A criminal record of violence, even if no gun or other weapon was used.
  • Restrictions on gun possession and hunting licenses can be imposed

At the law office of Prendergast & Associates, P.C., we are experienced in defending against domestic violence charges and know how to protect your rights and your name. Domestic violence charges are often misused in divorce proceedings to discredit a spouse and affect custody proceedings. We can conduct a thorough and careful investigation of your case, including:

  • Attacking the basis of your initial arrest
  • Interviewing police officers
  • Contacting the complainant
  • Completing and filing your paperwork
  • Examining the mental health history of each party
  • Examining family counseling documents
  • Using lack of DNA, bruises, marks and photos to prove your innocence

We can work with you to make sure that the truth comes out. We can expose exaggerations and misrepresentations in front of a jury, clear your name, and regain your full rights. If innocence cannot be proved, we can enter you in course work which will help persuade the courts to show leniency when sentencing you.

If you face domestic violence charges, call us. We offer free initial consultations and accept credit cards to better serve you.

We are experienced with all matters of complex criminal law.

Contact Us Prendergast and Associates, P.C. now at 303-797-3300.


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