Domestic violence cases are often particularly difficult because the parties involved undoubtedly have a prior close relationship. If you’re charged with an act of domestic violence, it’s critical you choose a domestic violence defense attorney to represent you with ample experience, including plenty of time in court, to help you through the process.
Colorado Criminal Attorney Roger J. Lucas, serving the areas of Colorado Springs and Denver, has that experience. As a former government lawyer, Mr. Lucas has handled hundreds of domestic violence cases, including dozens that went to trial. He will aggressively protect and defend your rights in and out of court.
Experienced Domestic Violence Lawyer in Colorado Springs
Domestic violence charges can result from allegations of assault, harassment, or even simple verbal or emotional abuse, or property damage. In Colorado, the consequences can be severe, and if convicted, you could face hefty fines, incarceration, a restraining order, loss of your right to own a firearm, and loss of custody of your children, not to mention potential immigration consequences if you are not a citizen. For repeat offenders, the charges may be raised from a simple misdemeanor to a more serious felony.
The laws in Colorado surrounding domestic violence are unforgiving. For many crimes, a police officer can decide whether or not to make an arrest. That’s not true for domestic violence calls, where the officer must make an arrest if they make a probable cause determination. And once charges have been made, the alleged victim cannot choose to drop the case. Only the District Attorney, acting on behalf of the State, gets to decide whether or not to proceed in court.
In addition, oftentimes with domestic violence prosecutions, there is an associated civil permanent protection order proceeding, or PPO hearing. If the court finds the need to impose a permanent protection order, they can also find that an act of domestic violence has been committed, even without a criminal conviction. This finding can also have adverse consequences on your life.
For all these reasons, it’s imperative to contact a domestic violence defense lawyer as soon as you have been charged with this type of crime.
Call Domestic Violence Attorney Roger J. Lucas in Colorado Springs for a Free Consultation
Discuss your case in a free consultation with Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Lawyer Roger J. Lucas. He is an experienced Domestic Violence lawyer who has defended the rights of thousands of Colorado citizens. He fought hard to defend their rights, and he can do the same for you. Call him at his office at 719-475-1600 to set up your free, no-obligation consultation today.