It is quite possible that when you and your spouse settled in Colorado, you never thought that it could come to this. However, now not only are you in the throes of a divorce, but your soon-to-be ex has fabricated domestic violence allegations against you in a power play at gaining sole custody of your children. Because of the seriousness of such allegations, you will want to make sure that you have the best attorney possible to assist you in defending your name, your reputation, and your future.
Without a doubt, domestic violence is a heinous and horrible crime. Consequently, law enforcement officers, Colorado legislators, and courtroom judges take it very seriously. And, because domestic violence was for so long a crime that was not talked about and remained hidden, now that it has been brought to light, those involved with the judicial system in any way feel the need to ensure that those who are the victims of such abuse are protected. It is justice that has been too long in coming.
Unfortunately, however, unscrupulous spouses have also figured out that an allegation of domestic violence makes for an incredibly powerful tool in trying to wrest custody away from a soon-to-be former spouse. Even when everything gets sorted out in the end, without the assistance of an experienced attorney at your side, even the accusation can do considerable damage to your reputation and your future.
Regardless of the circumstances, if you have been accused of domestic violence, the consequences can be incredibly severe. In addition to having to complete a mandatory course of treatment, anyone who is convicted of domestic violence in Colorado will never be permitted to own a firearm, will be placed in Colorado’s instant check system for life, and can be lawfully terminated if employed in a job that requires handling dangerous instruments or firearms. Having an attorney with extensive expertise in handling domestic violence cases and successfully defending against them is absolutely essential to protecting yourself both now and into the future.
However much you would have liked to believe that your spouse would have been above doing something like this, now that you are facing charges, it is time to vigorously defend yourself against such spurious allegations. The best way to mount such a defense in a Colorado courtroom is with the help of an experienced and knowledgeable Colorado domestic violence attorney. Contact an attorney today to schedule a free consultation in order to evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options. The consequences are too costly to do otherwise.
If you’re facing a domestic violence charge in Colorado, contact the Law Offices of Kimberly Diego. Kimberly Diego is a highly accomplished Colorado domestic violence attorney who represents clients from all walks of life throughout the Denver metro area – juveniles, adults, and clients accused of both felonies and misdemeanors. Contact Ms. Diego at 720.257.5346 (available 24-7) to schedule a free consultation to review the nature of your case or visit her website at www.diegocriminaldefense.com.
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