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Adams County Lawyer for False Imprisonment - Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment Attorney in Adams County, Colorado

When men and women fight, many cases of Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment arise. This crime can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on whether force is involved, and the length of time someone is held against their will.

Domestic Violence and Protection Orders in Castle Rock - Scared Judges Overuse

DV-Protection-Orders.jpgDouglas County Protections Orders in a Domestic Violence Harassment Case

Judges are like anyone else - sometimes they love their jobs too much. Some judges love their job so much that they actually hurt men, women, children and marriages to protect their job. Of course, they won't admit this, but after 25 years as a criminal defense attorney, I see it more and more. Judges put Protection Orders in place in Domestic Violence cases, so they won't be at risk for criticism if a defendant decides to reoffend.

Denver Municipal Court Domestic Violence - General Sessions Sec. 14-68

Municipal-Court.jpgDenver General Sessions - Domestic Violence Definition in Municipal Court

Today I was in the Denver Municipal Court, or General Sessions, for a Protection Order violation. The City Attorney insisted that my client plead to a Domestic Violence charge, since he had been in an intimate relationship with their victim. I disagreed, and asked the deputy city attorney to show my how my client's text to his ex, amounted to Domestic Violence. As I suspected, the CA did not have a good answer. What's the Difference Between Municipal Court and County Court?

How to Prove You Are Innocent in Court? A Douglas County Criminal Lawyer Explains

Domestic Violence Lie to Police - How to Prove I am Innocent of Harassment in Castle Rock and Parker, Colorado

How you prove you are Innocent of False Allegations comes to the mind of every man and woman after police arrest them and take them to jail. Once the shock of being arrested goes away, people need to start thinking about their defense. A good example to use in this discussion, is the common Douglas County domestic violence case where Parker Police arrest a man or woman because their spouse claims they were hit, slapped or pushed. This is called Harassment. Even when it is an absolute lie, you still have a chance of NOT being arrested, if there is no evidence. Let's look at what evidence looks like in this common Domestic Violence case, and what you should do. Read also about False Reporting to Authorities.

Harassment Accusations in the Denver Metropolitan Area Requires the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

Harassment-Accusations.jpgHow Can a Person get Charged with Harassment in Denver?

Harassment, C.R.S. 18-9-111, can be charged when Denver police decide someone was hit, shoved or followed in a public place. Harassment charges can also be filed if someone is yelled at or they emailed obscenities, or if someone is the repeated victim of telephone calls at inconvenient hours which invaded that person's privacy. These are just a few ways a person can be charged with Harassment. To make matters worse, if any of the above mentioned things is directed at someone who is or has been in an intimate relationship with the accused, then a Domestic Violence enhancer is added to the mix, increasing the severity of the charges. As I have written before, I believe Harassment is one of the most overly abused charges in Colorado.

Habitual Domestic Violence Lawyer in Denver - Felony and Misdemeanor

Domestic Violence in Jefferson County - Turn a Misdemeanor into a Felony with Habitual Charges

Only with the new DUI law have I seen the government able to turn a misdemeanor case into a felony. A new Colorado law now adds another way to take this extreme step. It happens in a very common crime: those involving allegations of Jefferson County domestic violence. Now, a misdemeanor crime can turn into a class 5 felony, where you can face a sentencing range of 1-3 years in prison. Read more below to find out how this can happen.

Denver Domestic Violence Defense Attorney: Harassment and Assault

Domestic-Violence.jpgDenver Domestic Violence Lawyer - Harassment and Assault Charges are Common

We are frequently called when men and women are accused of Denver Domestic Violence Harassment and domestic violence third degree assault in Adams County. But what is the difference between these two crimes and does it really matter if you get charged with one over the other? It really does matter, particularly if you want to possess a firearm or gun in the future. Even besides that, though, being charged with one is preferable to the other.

Civil Assist in a Criminal Case - What is This Strange Thing? A Douglas County Criminal Lawyer Explains

Civil-Assist.jpgCivil Assist to Get Your Property - A Castle Rock and Parker Criminal Case Lawyer's Advice

When police arrest you, they don't give you notice or time to get necessary things from your house. In Domestic Violence cases, this is a real problem, because the court won't let you go home after you bond out of the Douglas County Jail. Your medicine is at your house. Your wallet is at home. Your phone is at home. Your clothes and car are at home. Your life is there! With any Domestic Violence case, there is a protection order or restraining order preventing you from going back home to get your things. In order for people to be able to function while their criminal case is proceeding, they are granted a one time "Civil Assist" to retrieve personal belongings. The Civil Assist occurs when police are with you and it is a one-time exception to your protection order or restraining order.

Criminal Mischief Lawyer in Denver, Colorado C.R.S 18-4-501

Criminal-Mischief.jpgCriminal Mischief May Also Include Domestic Violence in Denver

Criminal Mischief is also known as the destruction of another person's property in Denver, Arapahoe, and Douglas County. As a criminal defense attorney who practices law every day in the courts throughout this great state, I have seen many people face false misdemeanor and felony charges. In the worst instances, these same people are dealing with Domestic Violence as a sentence enhancer to those charges. People facing charges of Criminal Mischief need the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

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