Colorado Springs Domestic Violence Attorney

Consequences of a Domestic Violence Arrest

A heated argument can easily spiral out of control, and before you know it you are in handcuffs and are being arrested for domestic violence. One of the most frightening aspects of the situation is the uncertainty over what will happen next. You can face all of the following penalties:

  • Being sent to jail
  • Payment of fines
  • Mandatory attendance of anger management classes
  • Lengthy probation

You might also have a domestic violence restraining order issued against you, potentially barring you from seeing your children, spouse, or significant other.

Take Your Case Seriously

Prosecutors and the courts in Colorado Springs take domestic violence charges seriously, and if you have been charged with a crime of this nature you cannot afford to take any chances with the outcome of the situation. Whether you are accused of assault, battery, menacing, harassment, kidnapping, trespassing, false imprisonment or a sexual offense such as sexual assault or unlawful sexual contact, you are now being prosecuted by the state of Colorado.

The charges against you are not filed by the alleged victim, but by the office of the District Attorney, and the case will move forward regardless of whether your spouse or partner wishes for it to do so. The one thing you must do to protect your future is to contact The Samuelson Law Firm for a confidential consultation with a Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer who can listen to your side of the story, advise you of your legal options and begin working on a strategy for your case.

About Domestic Violence Protection Orders

In most cases when the police arrive at the scene of a domestic violence complaint, they will arrest the alleged abuser and take him or her to jail overnight. As a condition of release from jail, the defendant is normally informed that he or she is now the subject of a domestic violence protection order, which is also referred to as a restraining order or no-contact order. It is also possible for a domestic violence victim to seek such an order by going to court.

The provisions may include:

  • Prohibitions against continuing to abuse the other party in any way
  • An injunction against contacting or coming near the other party
  • Orders to vacate a shared residence, regardless of whose name is on the lease or deed, and to continue paying for the mortgage or rent and any utilities or other bills
  • A temporary award of child custody to the other party, along with an order for you to contribute financially to child care
  • A prohibition against attempting to deprive the other party of shared property

Any type of violation of this order – even if the other party initiated contact with you – can result in an arrest and penalties including up to $5,000 in fines and 18 months in jail. Do not attempt to contact your spouse or partner as long as this order is in place. Instead, let your attorney speak on your behalf. This may be a highly stressful experience for you, but you can find the help you need at my firm and I'm here for you.

Can a lawyer help me in a domestic violence case?

Accusations of domestic violence have long-lasting and serious consequences. Not only can this have an impact on your criminal record, but it can also affect your reputation in your community and may prevent you from being able to peacefully live the same way you did before. This is unacceptable. With the number of false accusations and miscommunications that can be put into play during the dynamics of a relationship, you deserve a chance. This is where I come in. As a criminal defense attorney, I examine all aspects of your case and defend you in court.

Don't let your reputation be affected by a domestic violence accusation. Work with The Samuelson Law Firm as soon as possible!