Denver Domestic Violence Attorney
Defending Colorado Clients against Domestic Violence and related Family Violence.
At The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal, we represent many clients facing accusations of domestic violence. Men and women both are victims or alleged perpetrators of Domestic Violence in Colorado. Domestic Violence is not racial or gender bias. It can occur in any home at any time. Domestic Violence is not always between a man and a woman, or a husband and wife. Domestic Violence in Colorado can occur between a man and a woman but it can also occur between a woman and a woman or a man and a man. Domestic Violence is a blanket term. Many people hear domestic violence and naturally assume it means a man hurt a woman physically, but this is not always the case. There are four main types of domestic violence, some of which you may not even think of as a form of DV in Colorado. The four forms of domestic violence are:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Financial Abuse
You may not think it but if your significant other constantly insults you or prevents you from working, regardless of the reasoning behind it, that is domestic violence.
As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we approach domestic violence charges in Coloradoaggressively, working within the facts of your case and employing proven defense techniques. To discuss your case with a professional Denver Colorado Domestic Violence Lawyer, contact The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal for a free initial consultation.
Domestic violence charges can be brought against a spouse, former spouse, unmarried partner, or any close relative sharing the same residence. In some instances, false charges of domestic abuse may arise in conjunction with hostile divorce proceedings in an attempt by one party to achieve a more favorable settlement.
We represent our clients at hearings that determine temporary restraining orders, as well as courtroom proceedings that carry the possibility of criminal penalties ranging from community service and anger management classes to serious jail time. We also work with Domestic Violence Repeat Offenders.
The Colorado legislature has determined that domestic violence is one of the most pressing concerns in this state. It is the job of the executive branch (police officers and district attorneys) to carry out the legislature’s wants. Therefore it is the job of the executive branch to handle these types of cases with an “iron fist.” Even the most minor offense (such as phone harassment) will carry the DV (Domestic Violence) designation if the alleged victim is, or ever was, an intimate partner or family member. A guilty plea in this type of case can literally have life-altering consequences. Domestic Violence charges will NOT go away because the alleged victim decides that they do not want to go forward with the charges. In other areas of law, if the alleged victim tells the DA that they do not want to go forward the DA will usually respect their wishes. In DV this is not the case. DA’s feel that it is their duty to protect “victims” even if they do not want to be protected. Domestic Violence charges are arguably the toughest and most contentious charges in law.
Domestic violence charges can carry severe collateral consequences. Some men and women may not realize that a person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a domestic assault charge permanently surrenders his or her right to own any firearm – a particular concern for hunting enthusiasts. To protect your rights, contact the domestic violence lawyers of The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal today.