Larimer County Domestic Violence Attorney

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Domestic Violence Attorney in Larimer County, Colorado

Domestic violence is a serious charge. Even unfounded allegations can negatively impact your job, your reputation, and may subject you to other unwarranted penalties, including protection orders and the inability to own or possess firearms. 

Under Colorado law, domestic violence is an enhancement or aggravator added to another criminal charge, typically: 

  • Assault (CRS 18-3-202 – 204)
  • Stalking a.k.a. “Vonnie’s Law” (CRS 18-3-602)
  • Harassment (CRS 18-9-111)
  • False imprisonment (CRS 18-3-303)
  • Elder abuse (CRS 18-6.5-103)
  • Sexual assault (CRS 18-3-402)
  • Violating a restraining order (CRS 18-6-803.5)

Domestic Violence Arrest in Larimer

Amid today’s zero tolerance environment, Colorado is a mandatory arrest state. That means you will be arrested if police believe a violation has occurred against an intimate partner or family member, even if the alleged victim does not wish to pursue a case. Additionally, it’s important to note there does not have to be actual violence involved. Domestic violence charges can stem from financial abuse, technological abuse, and emotional abuse.

Contacting an experienced domestic violence attorney in Larimer is best done as soon as possible. These cases are fast-tracked, meaning your attorney will have a limited time to prepare your defense before you must face the charges in court. One of the first things that will happen is you will face a protection order, which can negatively impact divorce or child custody proceedings, can prevent you from seeing your children, and can prevent you from living in your home. 

Defense of Domestic Violence in Larimer County

Simply violating the protection order (CRS 18-6-803.5) in a class 1 misdemeanor. As the state’s most serious class of misdemeanor, the penalty for a first time offense is up to a year in jail (364 days). 

Because domestic violence is an enhancement, the penalty for conviction will depend upon the underlying charge (assault, stalking, etc.). While there are many elements to mounting a successful defense, one of the primary ways your Larimer domestic violence defense attorney will work to defend you is to have the underlying charge either reduced or dismissed. 

There are many other ways to beat these charges. Our experienced Larimer domestic violence defense lawyers represent clients throughout the area, including Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, Larimer County, Weld County, Berthoud, Estes Park, Johnstown, Red Feather Lakes, Timnath, Wellington, Windsor, LaPorte, Bellevue, Greeley, Ault, Eaton, Severance, Nunn, Firestone, Dacono, Boulder, Winter Park, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, and Fraser. We represent clients in Larimer County, Boulder County, Weld County, Grand County and beyond.

Call Matthew Haltzman at the Haltzman Law Firm today at (970) 692-3440 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.

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