Charged with Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence cases usually involve people that are living together, thus domestic violence generally occurs among family and extended family members and friends. Domestic violence can take many forms, and while men can be victims of domestic violence, women or children are most commonly the victims. Many forms of physical and psychological abuse are classified as domestic violence, but the most common are:
- Sexual Harassment
Child Assault and Sexual Abuse Charges
A category of domestic violence is child abuse and child sexual assault. Child abuse is defined as anything that has to do with the physical, emotional, or sexual neglect and mistreatment of children. Child abuse is considered a high priority in the United States justice system, so if you are facing charges of child abuse or child sexual assault, it is important that you contact an experienced lawyer in the Denver metro area or Westminster, so you can get the help you need to bring your family back together.
Domestic Violence in Colorado
Colorado law enforcement agencies and courts have become increasingly strict when dealing with domestic violence cases. Increased pressure from political groups, as well as extensive media coverage and public outrage, has contributed to Colorado’s strict laws and regulations on domestic violence, including child assault and sexual abuse.
If your spouse or family member calls the police or 911 to report a domestic violence incident, no matter how minor, you may face arrest and formal domestic violence charges—even if your partner or family member decides not to press charges or follow through with a case. New laws have made it tough to avoid formal charges since Colorado domestic violence cases can no longer be handled informally, under the radar. Even if the alleged victim decides not to press charges, the state prosecutor has the sole discretion to decide whether or not to follow through with the charges.
The Bendinelli Law Firm has the experience and knowledge of Colorado domestic violence laws to help you with your case. Contact us today at (303) 940-9900 for a free estimate!