Understanding The Scope Of The Crime
“Domestic violence” means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the defendant is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence also includes any other crime against a person or against property when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. “Intimate relationship” means a relationship between spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, or persons who are the parents of the same child, regardless of whether the persons have been married or have lived together at any time.
Representing Clients In Domestic Violence Cases
Individuals accused of an offense classified as domestic violence rarely realize the serious consequences that can result from pleading guilty to or being convicted of domestic violence. Individuals convicted of a crime of domestic violence offenses may be precluded from making decisions with regard to their own children, and they may also be banned from owning or possessing a firearm. Persons accused of domestic violence offenses are almost always subject to restraining orders, the violation of which may result in additional criminal charges. And there can be additional employment, relationship and family fallout that results from a conviction.
The attorneys The Law Offices of Rodger C. Daley and Associates are experienced in the issues that are common in domestic violence cases. We vigorously defend clients who are accused of domestic violence in the Denver, Colorado, metro area. We will evaluate the strength of the prosecution’s case and thereafter negotiate and litigate to obtain the best possible results for our clients.
Strong Representation On Either Side Of A Restraining Order
Issues involving restraining orders, also known as “protective orders,” can arise in domestic relations, criminal and civil cases. Designed to protect an individual, or an individual and his or her minor children, from situations ranging from harassment to stalking and threats or acts of physical violence, our attorneys aggressively pursue the issuance of these orders for the protection of our clients on both a temporary and on a permanent basis.
At the same time, our criminal defense lawyers also defend our clients against orders that have been issued improperly, for inappropriate purposes, or without grounds to support the allegations or the orders themselves. In situations where the orders are already in place, we can assist our clients in modifying or vacating the existing orders.
Sometimes a parent in a family law dispute obtains a restraining order for the purpose of gaining leverage against the other parent in a child custody or parenting time case. This can be particularly damaging as even an accusation of domestic violence— even if false— can have serious consequences for the person who has been charged.