Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
A domestic violence charge is defined as a crime against someone with whom exists an intimate relationship. This includes people who are past or present married and unmarried couples. These Domestic Violence charges can be assault, menacing, harassment, and damaging property (criminal mischief). These could be misdemeanors or felonies. You will need a Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer.
When facing a domestic violence charge, you need a domestic violence defense lawyer who has worked many domestic violence cases and understands the complexity of domestic violence cases.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need to obtain the help of an attorney who has worked on many domestic violence cases and understands their complexity. With over a decade spent helping clients obtain the best possible outcome for their situation, Mark Solomon, Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer, offers award-winning representation to those who find their future in jeopardy.
Complex Cases – Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer needed
Often, the “victim” will be interviewed by a victim rights advocate. Before this happens, hire an attorney to discuss YOUR rights and what Mark Solomon can do to help you.
Preserving evidence: Police will usually arrest the person they think is the aggressor and take him/her to jail. This leaves the “victim” alone in the home to disturb evidence that the police may not have documented. Arresting officers and jails will often fail to document injuries on the defendant.
Arresting officers and jails will often fail to document injuries on the defendant. Having an attorney on your side can help you tell your side of the story and avoid losing everything to a false accusation. A conviction of domestic abuse carries devastating consequences that can follow you around for the rest of your life. Nothing is more painful and life-changing as having a domestic abuse conviction.
Mandatory Protection Orders
Once brought before a judge in a domestic violence case, a defendant will be served with a mandatory protection order prohibiting the defendant from further acts that would constitute harassment or intimidation of a witness in the case. This will most often specifically target the alleged victim.
When a protective order prohibits contact, no contact is allowed at all. This means no contact in person, by phone, in text messages, or third-party contact by passing messages to the alleged victim. However, your lawyer has a right to contact any witness in the case. As such, your lawyer can communicate with the alleged victim even if a no-contact order is in place. This is a very powerful tool in planning your defense.
Another facet of a no-contact protection order may require the defendant to leave the home of the victim. Having to temporarily move out of your home is often part of a domestic violence case, and is probably the most traumatic. Any judicial orders to allow contact or to allow the defendant to move back home will often take many weeks and sometimes months to change. Some courts even require the defendant to take a class before they will approve modifications to a no-contact order.
Domestic Violence Counseling
Any resolution other than a “not guilty” verdict at trial or an outright dismissal of the case will require 6-9 months of domestic violence classes and counseling.
Our domestic violence defense lawyer will fight for your gun rights
Colorado and Federal law require that any defendant subject to a protection order in a domestic violence case relinquish possession of all firearms. Some companies will take possession of these firearms for a fee. The Denver Police Department has offered its services to hold guns for a monthly fee per firearm.
If a defendant is convicted of a domestic violence crime, even a misdemeanor, that involves the use or threatened use of force or violence, he/she will be a “prohibited person” from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.
Protect your rights
Get a lawyer on your side who will fight for your rights. Mark Solomon will work with you, investigators, and witnesses to get to the bottom of what happened and defend you. Call (720) 722-2050 for your initial consultation.