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If you find yourself in a situation where someone close to you is being violent or threatening violence against you, then it is important to seek help.  When the aggressor is someone with whom you have shared an intimate relationship, this act is considered domestic violence by statute.

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colorado criminal domestic violence attorneyIf you find yourself in a situation where someone close to you is being violent or threatening violence against you, then it is important to seek help. When the aggressor is someone with whom you have shared an intimate relationship, this act is considered domestic violence by statute.

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domestic_violenceHave you been charged with domestic violence in Colorado?  Chances are, if this is your first offense you are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the Colorado domestic violence statutes.  Unlike many other crimes that may occur between strangers, domestic violence has its own set of standards for the court-ordered treatment of offenders.  And contrary to what many people think, it is considered a serious crime and not simply a response to a failed relationship.

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blog-logoIf you have been accused of a domestic violence crime in Colorado, it is important to know how the difference between this crime and other offenses that may seem similar.  As any domestic violence attorney will tell you; this is a crime that you will want to avoid at all costs.  Defined as a crime against a person with whom one has an existing intimate relationship, domestic violence is broadly defined and carries much harsher penalties than most people realize. 

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blog-logoIf there is one thing that should be understood about Colorado’s domestic violence laws it is this – the laws in this state are harsher than most people expect.  As a domestic violence attorney, most of the client’s I’ve defended are shocked when they learn what might happen to them if convicted.  That’s why I always stress the importance of finding the best domestic violence lawyer to defend your case and doing this as early as possible. 

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blog-logoAs a domestic violence attorney in Colorado, I have seen many couples fight it out in court and deal with the restraining orders and other unforeseen repurcussions of Colorado's harsh domestic violence laws.  In many cases, the tough penalties are warranted, and the plaintiff is very grateful to have such protections; but there are many cases that might have resolved on their own were it not for that fateful “911” call. 

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blog-logoNo one ever expects to hurt the ones they love, but often there are underlying issues that have not been addressed properly.  Combine these with the responsibilities of family, financial burdens, job stress and other factors, and a marital squabble can become physically violent.  This type of behavior should never be acceptable in any family or loving relationship.  If you are dealing with any type of domestic abuse, a Colorado domestic violence lawyer can get you the legal help you need.  An attorney can get you an immediate restraining order and a safe place to stay. 

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Explains the effects of domestic violence on the work atmosphere in Colorado Springs as well as its financial cost. Explains what can be done about it and what resources are available.
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MPatMarrisonFor over a quarter century, we have helped people during what is often the darkest time in their lives. Divorce is not easy even under the best of circumstances. For most people, family is central. Having something go wrong in the family can have a ripple effect that extends beyond the home and into other areas.

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