Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Denver Domestic Battery: How Victims Determine the Outcome

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 [..]

What is Domestic Assault in Colorado?

Assault charges are serious, but different types of assault cases result in harsher penalties. One of these charges is domestic assault. Domestic violence is a prevalent issue in Denver, and offenders can lose certain rights if they are convicted.

If you have been charged with domestic assault or a related crime, it is important to understand what you are facing and the actions that distinguish domestic assault from less serious crimes. The more you know about the law, the better understanding you will have about your options [..]

Knowing the Types of Domestic Violence Could Help Your Defense

Domestic violence negatively affects numerous people across the country, and often, individuals can suffer from this type of abuse for years and continue to suffer even after they have escaped the situation. While this is the side of the narrative most often described, another side to the story could include a person who has faced negative impacts to his or her life due to someone bringing false accusations of abuse against him or her.

Understandably, most people want to believe someone claiming to be a victim of [..]

Unjust Accusations Could Leave You Needing a Defense

As you know, domestic violence negatively affects numerous people across the country. You certainly want victims of such violence to get the help they need and for the abusers to face justice.

However, you may face concerns of your own when allegations of abusing your spouse or other family members have unjustly been leveled against you. Because domestic violence can result in criminal charges, you will likely want information on defending against the accusations.

Luckily, when presented with such a predicament, you have various options that could [..]

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.

When is a Denver Subpoena Valid?

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 [..]