Colorado Criminal Law: Victim Representation in Colorado Domestic Violence Cases
The Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Firm helps clients who have been accused of committing domestic-violence crimes against their family members. We also help victims who seek lenience on behalf of their family members.
District Attorneys do not always heed the wishes of victims.
Sometimes, over the alleged victims’ objections:
District Attorneys prosecute family members.
District Attorneys ask the Court to order “no contact” between family members and victims.
District Attorneys refuse to drop cases after rehabilitation has occurred.
I help victims have a say in the outcome of domestic-violence cases. However, I never represent defendants and victims in the same case.
Before domestic-violence cases are resolved, Courts routinely issue “temporary orders of protection” requiring the accused to stay away from the home, school, business, or place of employment of one or more family members.
Violating a temporary order of protection can result in additional charges being filed. For example, a temporary order of protection might completely prohibit a husband from communicating with his wife.
Under the circumstances, a call home by the husband to speak with his children could also result in additional criminal-contempt charges if the complainant happens to pick up the phone.
Domestic-violence cases frequently involve false or exaggerated allegations.
Charges often arise in emotionally-wrought situations; for example, where divorce is occurring. Intense turmoil sometimes inspires one family member to falsely accuse another, fueled by powerful motives such as anger, jealousy, or gaining the upper hand in a child-custody proceeding.
Unfortunately, even false allegations give rise to orders of protection, causing defendants in domestic-violence cases to be separated from their children and removed from their homes, in cases that never should have been brought in the first place.
Some Courts habitually issue orders of protection in situations where the “protected spouse” genuinely does not want to be protected. Here too, defendants in domestic-violence cases are unnecessarily separated from their families and removed from their homes.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need a criminal-defense lawyer to navigate you through complex Criminal Court and Family Court proceedings, to fight your case from beginning to end.
If you are the alleged victim of an act of domestic violence but do NOT want the case to move forward – I may also be able to help you if I do not already represent the accused.
One of the most frequently occurring crimes in all of Colorado is Domestic Violence.
Our office will encourage the Colorado Judges and Office of the District Attorney to stay away from conventional forms of criminal punishment while simultaneously advocating for our client’s innocence. Whether you have been charged with rape, menacing, stalking, aggravated harassment, assault, sexual assault, sex abuse, sodomy, endangering the welfare of a child or even murder, our office will vigorously defend you against the criminal charge.
Call the Colorado Domestic Violence Law Firm that is ready right now to defend you and is backed by the experience and knowledge to help you in the most difficult of cases, yours.
Experienced Colorado Domestic Violence Defense
If you have been, or currently are a victim of domestic violence, our lawyers can help. As experienced and compassionate Colorado domestic violence attorneys, we believe that you do not need to be a victim of this type of hurt and pain any longer. We can use the legal system to protect you from your abuser and work to make sure that he or she is severely punished for his or her actions. Putting a stop to the abuse now is crucial in protecting your future and your very life. It is a sad fact that many law officials have seen domestic violence situations end in death, and we do not want this to happen to you. Our law firm believes that you deserve to experience happiness and freedom – no matter what your spouse, family member or significant other may say.
At the Law Offices of H. Michael Steinberg, our Colorado domestic violence lawyers have helped many victims of domestic violence take legal action in order to overcome their situation and move forward with their lives. We may be able to offer you immediate protection by filing an order of protection or restraining order against your abuser. We can also fight to have your abuser put behind bars where he or she can cause no further harm. Our attorneys can also work with you to get your life back on track by providing resources that can help insure your safety now and in the future. It is very important that you meet with a Colorado domestic violence lawyer at our firm as soon as possible.
Child Abuse & Spousal Abuse Lawyer in Colorado
If you are the actual victim of domestic violence – or – spousal abuse, often child abuse may also be taking place if there are children within the home. Children cannot fight back and may not be able to inform others as to what is occurring. Children look for protection from you, their parent or guardian. That is why it is so important to act quickly. When domestic violence is taking place, time is critical. You must remove yourself and any children from harm’s way right this very minute by contacting 911 and call a Colorado domestic violence lawyer today.
Protect Yourself Now – Consult a Colorado Domestic Violence Attorney
Contact the Law Offices of H. Michael Steinberg today.