According to Colorado law, if law enforcement gets a report involving two people who are dating, married, or have had some intimate relationship at any time, the officer is required to investigate. Unfortunately, some local law enforcement agencies have wrongly made the assumption that investigation means they must arrest at least once person involved in the argument. But that is not what the law says.
At Maher & Maher Law, we have prosecuted and defended domestic violence cases. We know that just because the officer may have told you he had to arrest someone, that may not really be the case. We also know that in addition to pleading guilty to a crime, there are a wide range of options that are available to first-time domestic violence offenders. Some of these options may even allow you to get the case dismissed and to keep your firearms.
This is a tricky area of law and requires an experienced attorney. In domestic violence cases, there are often children involved, a protection order that has been put in place by the court and/or your partner, and your Second Amendment rights undoubtedly will be jeopardy. A domestic violence conviction can be career ending for active duty military clients.
Relationships are difficult, and there are two sides to every story. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime labeled as “domestic violence” then you probably feel like the deck is already stacked against you. At Maher & Maher Law, PC the experienced domestic violence attorney Colorado Springs trusts understand the complexities of domestic violence cases.
The prosecution in the typical domestic violence case can be focused on quickly moving your case toward a conviction. The process will likely feel one-sided and rushed. Maher & Maher Law, PC will slow this process down and ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.