Domestic violence charges can be filed against a spouse, romantic partner, family member or any other type of roommate when one party has threatened or actually used force or violence against another party in an effort to control, punish, intimidate or exact revenge upon the alleged victim. When the police are called to the scene of a domestic violence incident, whether or not the victim made the call, the police will arrest one or both parties involved in the incident, depending on the situation at hand. If one party is officially charged with domestic violence, an automatic protection order will be granted; this will legally require the accused to stay away from and not contact the alleged victim until the matter has been resolved in court.
What can be worse than the aftermath of a domestic violence arrest and having to stay away from your loved ones is the fact that convictions can carry jail sentences and requirements that the offender attend mandatory therapy sessions. If you happen to also be going through a divorce or you are already divorced, domestic violence convictions can seriously affect a parents’ custody or visitation rights with their children.
Given all that is at stake when domestic violence charges are filed, it’s crucial that those who are charged with these crimes work with the skilled Denver domestic violence attorneys at the Adams Law Firm. For years, our experienced legal professionals have been aggressively defending the rights of those accused of domestic violence, and we have a proven track records of successfully going up against prosecutors and law enforcement officials in any legal setting.
Domestic Violence Convictions and Penalties
The following penalties, in addition to jail time and mandatory therapy, are typically imposed on those who are convicted of domestic violence:
Loss of the rights to own firearms
Loss of the right to serve in the military, discharge from the military if already enlisted and possible loss of military pensions
Two years of probation for first convictions
In-place restraining orders against contacting the victim until all terms of the sentence have been completed
Loss of the ability to secure public housing or student loans
Loss of the right to get a hunting license
Deportation for those who are not U.S. citizens.
For more information about your legal rights, as well as a professional assessment of your case, contact our Denver domestic violence defense lawyers at the Adams Law Firm by emailing us or calling us at (720) 333-9490.
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When facing any type of criminal charge, the accused will want to secure the strongest possible defense representation in order to reduce the chances of conviction, the possibility of having to submit to harsh sentences and the chances of having a permanent criminal record.
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