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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTORNEYS – DECKER AND JONES – CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS DENVER, CO

Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer in Denver

Few crimes require more immediate intervention of a criminal defense lawyer than domestic cases. Otherwise, the “judicial system” takes over and the accused often find themselves without family and employment. An experienced and skilled Denver domestic violence attorney is critical to minimize the immediate consequences of a domestic violence (DV) charge. Either before or immediately after release from jail, a client charged with domestic violence needs expert advice on how to avoid additional charges which occur due to the accused’s lack of knowledge regarding the enforcement of the Mandatory Protection Order (MPO) entered against them shortly after their arrest. Expert advice is needed to detail what steps must be taken to minimize the harmful consequences of a DV charge, and to maximize the chances for a successful result. Missteps at the outset of DV cases are unfortunately common and often lead to irreparable damage to the accused’s ability to successfully defend himself. Domestic Violence is any crime committed within an intimate or formerly intimate relationship, regardless of whether violence is involved. The result of a DV charge can be devastating and often include: immediate arrest and incarceration, no opportunity for release on bail until a MPO is issued at your first court appearance, no contact directly or indirectly with the alleged victim who is usually a spouse or significant other, no modification of the MPO until the alleged victim is contacted and consulted (a process which takes precious time), the intervention of victim advocates who usually advise your intimate partner that it is unsafe and ill-advised to agree to any contact with you, and legislative mandates which prohibit judges and prosecutors from dealing leniently with these cases. In addition to other substantial consequences, a DV conviction automatically prohibits one from ever owning or possessing firearms or ammunition for the remainder of their life. Any violation of this prohibition is a federal felony. Through our specialized practice model, Decker and Jones take the necessary steps to avoid making your case worse and to begin taking immediate steps to minimize the effects of a pending DV case. Just as importantly, we begin working your case toward a successful resolution either through jury trial or by settlement acceptable to you. Contact one of our experienced domestic violence attorneys now to begin the defense of your case.

COMMONLY CHARGED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIMES

1ST DEGREE ASSAULT

1st degree assault is one of the most serious charges and requires nothing less than an experienced and accomplished Denver criminal attorney to defend against it. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with assault in the first degree if: The individual causes serious bodily injury to any person by Read the full article...

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT

2nd degree assault is one of the most serious charges and requires nothing less than an experienced and accomplished Denver defense attorney to defend against it. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with assault in the second degree if: The individual causes bodily injury to another person using a Read the full article...

3RD DEGREE ASSAULT

3rd degree assault is a serious charge requiring the services of an experienced and accomplished Colorado criminal lawyer. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with assault in the third degree if the individual causes bodily injury to another person, or if the individual causes a peace officer, a firefighter, Read the full article...

STALKING

Stalking can be a serious charge, requiring the services of an esteemed Colorado criminal attorney. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with stalking if the individual makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, or places under surveillance that person, Read the full article...

FALSE IMPRISONMENT

False imprisonment can be a serious charge, requiring the services of an esteemed Denver defense attorney. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with false imprisonment if the individual confines or detains another without the other’s consent. False imprisonment is a class 2 misdemeanor, but it can be a class Read the full article...

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Criminal mischief can be a serious charge, requiring the services of an esteemed Denver defense attorney. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with criminal mischief if the individual damages the property of another, including property owned jointly by the individual and others. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, Read the full article...

OBSTRUCTION OF A TELEPHONE

Obstruction of a telephone can be a serious charge, requiring the services of an esteemed Denver criminal defense lawyer. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with obstruction of a telephone if the individual, by any means, prevents, obstructs, or delays the sending or delivery of any message, communication, or Read the full article...

HARASSMENT

Harassment can be a serious charge, requiring the services of an esteemed Denver criminal lawyer. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with harassment if the individual, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another, does strike, shove, kick, or otherwise subject the other to physical contact. A person can Read the full article...

MENACING

Menacing can be a very serious charge requiring the services of an experienced and accomplished Denver defense lawyer. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with menacing if, by any threat or physical action, the individual places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. Read the full article...