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Protection Orders in Douglas County, Colorado – Do They Protect?

On Behalf of | Oct 21, 2017 | Protection Order |

Arapahoe County, Colorado Protection Order and Restraining Orders Lawyer

We often hear of judges and district attorneys heartfelt insistence that a domestic violence protection order be in place to protect their “victim.” I chuckle with their act of concern. A piece of paper does not protect anyone, and if someone is crazy enough to want to hurt someone, a Protection Order won’t stop them. What is the real story on these Restraining / Protection Orders in Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado?

Domestic Violence Protection Orders in Jefferson County, Colorado – What do They do?

Domestic Violence Protection orders are required in every Jefferson County criminal case under C.R.S. 18-1-1001. They are a form which has lines with boxes in front of the lines. One line says, “you shall not harass, molest, intimidate or retaliate against any victim or witness in your case.” Another talks about vacating the home of the victim. Another talks about no contact with the victim. Another might say that the defendant needs to get rid of their guns and ammunition. Depending on the facts of the case, certain boxes are checked and others are not.

Denver Protection Orders Protect Judges and District Attorneys

One of the main functions of Denver Protection Orders is to protect the career of judges and district attorneys. They never want to be accused of failing to do all they could do, to stop someone from harming or even killing another. Their career would suffer greatly if that were to occur. Sure, a benefit is that the parties to a dispute are not having physical contact, and that lessens the likelihood of another blow up. That is a good and legitimate function. But, we see a ton of cases where men and women still have contact behind the scenes under a Protection Order’s no contact provisions. Caution, violation of a Protection Order will send you to jail.

Adams County Violation of a Protection Order Lawyer

We frequently go to courts and deputy DAs and get Adams County Protection Orders modified. Imagine the pregnant woman who relies on her husband to help with the kids. He should be allowed contact to do this. How about the father who works out of his house basement, and has been told he can’t come home? These and many cases justify an amendment to the Protection Order. Violation of a Protection Order is a separate crime.

If you have been charged with a crime, you have a Protection Order. Call our Protection Order attorneys at 303-731-0719 today. Let us help you get the order modified so life can continue. Together, we can protect your future.