Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

The Real Costs of a Colorado Domestic Violence Conviction

When lawyers and law enforcement officers talk about penalties for crimes, jail is usually the first option mentioned. Realistically, though, focusing in on the law’s recommendation for jail time gives an incomplete look at the real penalties for crimes. A number of different crimes will warrant penalties that will affect you not only immediately after conviction, but also further down the line after your criminal sentence is served.

Let’s focus in on the penalties associated with domestic violence (DV) convictions in Colorado. There is much more to [..]

Victims Can Impact the Outcome of a Colorado Domestic Battery Case

The consequences of domestic violence impact not just the individual charged with the offense, but the entire family. Aside from the potential physical and emotional damages of domestic violence, criminal charges can compromise the entire family’s future in some situations.

Although domestic violence should never be tolerated, sometimes a simple misunderstanding or disagreement gone too far can result in charges that both the alleged victim and the accused perpetrator come to regret. In this case, the victim’s testimony may be helpful in getting charges dropped – or [..]

A Legal Guide to Subpoenas and Contempt of Court

As criminal defense attorneys in Colorado, we are often asked about witness related issues. Our most common question – “I’m a witness for a domestic violence case, do I have to testify?” The vague and simple answer is, it depends.

This answer becomes “yes” if you are personally served a subpoena. A subpoena is a court order that compels you to be at a certain place at a particular date and time, as listed on the subpoena. Below is a list of the numerous elements required for [..]