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Arrested for domestic violenceIf you have been charged with a crime of domestic violence, you need to act to protect your rights immediately. Domestic violence charges can have life-altering negative effects including criminal convictions, restraining orders, loss of your job, and potential family law concerns.

At The Law Office of Michael Boyce, PC, Attorney Michael Boyce understands that this time in your life requires experienced, trusted defense. His team works quickly to develop a personalized approach to each case.

Following an arrest, call the Denver domestic violence lawyer Michael Boyce at (303) 622-5559 and schedule a FREE case evaluation right away.

What Classifies as Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence typically involves multiple crimes, but domestic violence itself is not actually a formal charge. Related cases are classified as a variety of different charges, and the underlying denominator is that the accused committed a violent crime against someone that they were in a personal relationship with.

You could be charged with domestic violence if you were accused of any of the following:

Accusations of domestic violence are taken very seriously in the Colorado criminal justice system, and you need to act quickly to protect yourself. If you have been arrested or cited for abuse, call a Denver domestic violence lawyer right away.

Is domestic violence a felony in Colorado?

Individuals with three prior criminal convictions involving domestic violence will be labeled a habitual domestic violence offender leading to a Colorado class 5 felony, which includes one to three years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000.

How long does a domestic violence Charge stay on your record in Colorado?

Most domestic violence charges will stay on your record forever. The only sealable DV-related convictions in Colorado are municipal court cases. There is a three-year waiting period to seal the criminal record. And the defendant must not have picked up any new cases. But any DV-related case that gets dismissed is sealable immediately. This includes both municipal and non-municipal cases. The best way to defend against a domestic violence charge is to argue against it. The defendant can argue that:

  • The incident was an accident; or
  • It was an act of self-defense

To specifically eliminate a DV enhancement under Colorado criminal law, the defendant can show that the accuser was never in an intimate relationship with him/her. Possible evidence that may show there was no intimacy includes:

  • Text messages, emails, and voicemails;
  • Therapist notes

Get Personalized Defense for Your Case

Your future is on the line and you need to take immediate action to ensure that your rights are protected. Let The Law Office of Michael Boyce, PC use their experience and knowledge of the Colorado justice system to help develop a personalized defense for your case.

Work quickly, time is of the essence. Call (303) 622-5559 or contact their firm online to schedule your free case evaluation with a Denver domestic violence attorney now.

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