Charges associated with violent crimes can carry some of the harshest penalties, including mandatory prison terms, expensive fines and lifelong criminal records. If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a violent crime, the sooner you retain an experienced defense attorney at Anaya-McKedy, P.C., the sooner you can be confident that you have experienced, strategic advocates in your corner, ready to:
Explain your rights and defense options
Help you structure and present the strongest possible defense
Fight to get the charges reduced or dismissed whenever feasible
Work relentlessly to achieve the best outcome possible.
Our attorneys have more than 30 years of criminal trial experience, including experience as former prosecutors. This empowers us to effectively anticipate the prosecution’s arguments and take carefully calculated steps to protect your rights and defend you at every phase of your case.
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We look forward to discussing your unique situation. Until then, please explore the following for more information about our violent crimes defense practice.
Domestic violence charges and cases in Colorado come with some facets that are unique from other violent crimes cases. In fact, according to Colorado domestic violence criminal statutes:
There are mandatory arrest laws, meaning police are legally required to make an arrest “without undue delay” if there is probable cause to suspect that an act of domestic violence has occurred.
After an arrest, a protective order will automatically go into effect, preventing the accused person from contacting the alleged victim as the investigation and case proceed.
An alleged victim does not have the power or authority to drop the charges. Once the charges are filed, only the prosecutor can make this decision.
Whether domestic violence is a misdemeanor or felony will depend on the underlying charge(s) associated with the case. Additionally, it’s important to be aware that:
Those who have three prior domestic violence convictions and are charged for a fourth time can be charged as a habitual domestic violence offender, which is a Class 5 felony.
Certain people who face domestic violence criminal charges – like members of the military – may also have to deal with cases and consequences outside of the criminal justice system, such as court martials.
The attorneys at Anaya-McKedy, P.C. have extensive experienced defending clients in all types of domestic violence cases, including those involving misdemeanor and felony charges, as well as military domestic violence cases. We are also skilled at representing clients in cases arising from alleged violations of restraining orders.
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