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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a confrontation among family members, but it is a widely misunderstood and overused term. Many assume that domestic violence must include physical altercations, but confrontations take many forms under the statute. In fact, domestic violence may include any encounter with physical, emotional, mental, or sexual abuse. Spouses and former spouses, family members

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The Harsh Realities of a Domestic Violence Conviction

Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting Domestic Violence Convictions for the Accused throughout Colorado Domestic violence charges are very serious. Even if you are innocent, there is not much evidence required for you to be convicted of domestic violence. So if you are charged, you need to seek out the counsel of a qualified attorney to help

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Accusations of Domestic Violence While on Active Duty

Defense Lawyer for Colorado’s Active Duty Military Accused of Domestic Violence Allegations of domestic violence can occur to anyone, including men and women. However, when you are in the military, a charge of domestic violence or abuse carries significant consequences that could not only impact your freedom, but your career. The military has special rules

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Is Emotional Abuse a Form of Domestic Violence?

Colorado Springs, Colorado Domestic Violence and Abuse Defense Attorney Most think of domestic violence as a physical act of violence against someone. However, domestic abuse comes in many forms. A person could be arrested for domestic violence and charged with the criminal act if he or she commits certain types of abuse. Domestic abuse can

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When Does Extreme Domestic Violence Lead to a Murder Charge?

Domestic Violence and Murder Defense Attorney Serving the Colorado Springs Area Women across the country die each year due to domestic violence. According to the Huffington Post, three women are murdered every day in the United States by a current or former male partner. More than 38 million suffer physical violence in their lifetime. In

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When Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dismissed?

Domestic violence situations between domestic partners or spouses can be complex. Sometimes the victim, the spouse of the offender, may not want to press charges and stop the case. But, once the victim has gone to the police and the prosecutor has taken over, can domestic violence charges be dropped? The Prosecutor, Not the Victim,

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Key Things to Know About Violence Laws in Colorado

Accusations of domestic violence are serious – and they are taken seriously by law enforcement, as well as prosecutors, in the state of Colorado. If you have been arrested or accused of domestic violence, it is imperative that you hire counsel. It is also important that you understand the laws regarding domestic violence, so that

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Can a Domestic Violence Charge Be Dropped in Colorado?

After the complaint has been made and the charges issued, a victim of domestic violence cannot drop the charges in the state of Colorado. A criminal charge is one that is brought by the state against the alleged offender, not the victim. Therefore, only the state prosecutor can drop the charges. But, the Colorado Victim’s

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