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 one person involved in the argument. But that is not what the law says. So it’s important to call a domestic violence attorney right away.
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 is 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 domestic violence attorney in Colorado Springs. In these cases, there are often children involved and a protection order that has been put in place by the court and/or your partner, and your Second Amendment rights undoubtedly will be in 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 we have an experienced domestic violence attorney in Colorado Springs who understands the complexities of these 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. But don’t worry because Maher & Maher Law will do everything we can to slow this process down and ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.