Experienced Domestic Violence Representation
Whether you’re the accused or the victim of domestic violence, it can negatively impact your life on multiple levels. Having worked with clients on both sides, we know how to sympathize with your difficult situation. More importantly, we have experience representing and defending individuals in the matter meaning we have a unique ability to craft representation with the opposition in mind. If you are dealing with a domestic violence case, you should speak with an experienced Denver domestic violence attorney as soon as possible.
Acts of Domestic Violence Examples
- Causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, with or without a “dangerous instrument” (i.e., a weapon, heavy object, etc.)
- Placing someone in fear of bodily injury by “credible threat,” which means a verbal or written threat (including via email, text, etc.), or a threat that is implied through a pattern of conduct or a combination of verbal, written, or electronic statements/conduct that causes you to fear for your safety or your family’s safety.
- Forcing unwanted sexual contact or sexual penetration, as defined by the law.
Domestic Violence Protection Order
Domestic Violence Protection Orders, commonly referred to as Restraining Orders, are civil orders issued by the court to protect victims of domestic violence from further abuse.
How to Obtain a Restraining Order
A domestic violence protection order is obtained by filing a petition with the court establishing that an act of domestic violence has been perpetrated against you. The initial protection order is issued on a temporary basis and then the parties return to determine whether the protection order should be made permanent.
How to Defend Against a Domestic Violence Protection Order
If you have been accused of domestic violence and served with a temporary order of protection, your case will be set for a permanent protection order hearing within 14 days. During this proceeding, we assert certain defenses that are applicable to our client’s case. Leading up to the hearing we will prepare a full defense to present in court, or attempt to negotiate a beneficial resolution with the other side.