Violent Crime2018-07-23T11:17:22+00:00

Exceptional Colorado Springs Violent Crimes Defense Lawyers

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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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The lawyers at Anaya-McKedy, P.C. are available 24/7 to answer your questions, put you at ease and immediately start defending you. We are ready to discuss your case over the phone or at an in-person meeting at our Colorado Springs office or at jail.

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

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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Sexual Assault

Sexual assault charges are extremely serious, ranging from Class 1 misdemeanors to Class 2 felonies, depending on factors like (but not limited to):

  • The age of the alleged victim
  • The relationship between the alleged victim and the alleged perpetrator
  • Whether the alleged victim sustained serious injuries during the offense
  • Whether a deadly weapon was allegedly used during the offense
  • Whether the alleged perpetrator has any prior convictions for sexual assault (or other sex offenses or violent crimes).

In general, a conviction on sexual assault charges can result in the penalties like lengthy jail or prison sentences and expensive fines. The penalties may also include:

  • Additional court-ordered penalties, like requirements to register as a sex offender, sex offender treatment programs and mandatory parole terms
  • Negative impacts outside of the criminal justice system, such as damage to personal relationships, careers and more.

At Anaya-McKedy, P.C., our attorneys are highly skilled at defending clients against various types of sexual assault charges. The sooner you partner with our experienced lawyers for your sexual assault defense case, the sooner you can be confident that you have strategic, dedicated advocates on your side, fighting to protect you at every step as your case moves forward.

Bolster Your Defense with 30+ Years of Criminal Law Experience: Contact an Experienced Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney at Anaya-McKedy, P.C.

Whether you are the subject of a criminal investigation or you have been arrested for or charged with any type of violent crime, call (719) 227-0007 or email us to speak to a trusted Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney at Anaya-McKedy, P.C. We provide free, confidential, no obligations consultations, and we are ready 24/7 to:

  • Answer your questions
  • Address your concerns
  • Advise you of your rights, options and how to proceed
  • Vigorously defend you.

At Anaya-McKedy, P.C., our lawyers take pride in providing the strongest possible defense representation as we work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We are also proud to:

  • Represent civilians and members from all branches of the military in various types of violent crime cases
  • Treat our clients with the highest level of respect and professionalism.

Regardless of the nature and severity of the charges you face, we know that your case is likely the most important thing in your life, and we will handle it with the utmost expertise, care and professionalism.

Our record of extraordinary advocacy and success in violent crime cases has earned us many professional honors, positive testimonials from former clients, and the respect of colleagues, local judges and prosecutors.