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Defending Those Accused Of Domestic Violence in Colorado
In the United States, “domestic violence” is defined as any pattern of behavior used to gain or maintain control over an intimate partner. The term "intimate partner" refers to housemates, roommates, family members, dating partners, or other close acquaintances.
You might think that domestic violence is only committed between husbands and wives. This is false. Domestic violence can occur between individuals in any domestic relationship. People of all races, sexes, and socioeconomic backgrounds are affected by domestic violence. At Cantafio & Song PLLC, our domestic violence attorneys in Colorado have extensive experience in handling these types of cases and are ready to provide a strong legal defense on your behalf.
Have you been accused of domestic violence? Call Cantafio & Song PLLC today at (888) 458-0991 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our Colorado domestic violence attorneys.
Types Of Domestic Violence
Domestic abuse comes in many forms. The three most basic forms of domestic violence are:
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
Emotionally abusive individuals may call victims names and attempt to insult them incessantly. By continually criticizing, acting possessively, or stalking their victims, emotional abusers tear down the self-esteem of people close to them in an effort to gain control. Emotional may go unnoticed, but it is often characterized by specific habits. For instance, an emotionally abusive spouse may not want his/her husband/wife to work. Why? Without an income, the victim is financially dependent on the abuser. This is a form of control.
Physical abuse is less convoluted and easier to identify. Physically abusive individuals may damage victims' property by punching walls, kicking doors, and throwing objects. They may bite, kick, slap, or choke their victims, or they might attempt to scare victims by driving dangerously. Physical abusers have been known to trap their victims at home or abandon children (and other victims) in dangerous or unfamiliar places. All of these situations are used to intimidate victims so that their abusers have more power over them.
Sexual abusers may objectify women and follow unrealistically strict gender roles. If a partner constantly accuses his/her significant other of cheating or is jealous of outside family and friend relationships, he/she may be sexually abusive. Partners that demand sex, are physically violent during sex, or attempt to insult their partners in sexually demeaning ways are considered sexually abusive. Additionally, abusers may be manipulative and controlling.
What is the Punishment For Domestic Violence in Colorado?
In a domestic violence case, the accused can face a protective order as well as potential penalties if convicted. Some of these penalties can include the following:
- Jail time
- Protective Order
If convicted, you could also lose your right to have firearms. Because of the severity of the potential penalties you can face in a domestic violence case, it is important that you retain a skilled domestic violence attorney in Colorado to defend you.
What To Do If You Are Accused of Domestic Violence?
At Cantafio & Song PLLC, our domestic violence lawyers in Colorado understand that domestic abuse is a serious threat to the health and safety of people all over the United States. We also know that being accused of domestic violence and being convicted are very different. In the heat of an emotional argument, partners may make wild accusations. Hurt, anger, or petty feelings of bitterness could easily drive a spouse, dating partner, child, roommate, or another individual to accuse you of a crime. Domestic violence is not a charge on its own. It is an enhanced charge that is given to any violent crime that occurs between two people in a domestic setting.
This means that you can be charged with domestic violence in regard to assault, harassment, stalking - even homicide. Generally, domestic violence goes hand-in-hand with spousal abuse or child-abuse allegations. At Cantafio & Song PLLC, we want you to remember that all suspects are innocent until proven guilty, and as your Colorado domestic violence attorneys, it is our job to protect that innocence. If you are facing domestic abuse allegations and don't know where to turn, you've come to the right place. We are ready to help people who have been wrongfully accused of crimes. Abuse is never okay – but neither are false accusations.
Contact Cantafio & Song PLLC today to get started on your defense with our Colorado domestic violence lawyer.
Contact Our Domestic Violence Attorney Today
If you have been charged or accused of domestic violence in Colorado, it is essential to have an experienced and skilled domestic violence attorney on your side to defend and protect your rights. Our team at Cantafio & Song PLLC is here to help you. We are committed to delivering personalized and aggressive representation for each of our clients. We know that domestic violence allegations can have severe consequences on your life, and we are determined to fight for your rights and secure the best possible result for your case. If you are being faced with domestic violence charges in Colorado, please do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Our main goal is to provide you with the legal guidance and support you need during this challenging time.
Contact our domestic violence lawyers in Colorado today at Cantafio & Song PLLC for an experienced defense.
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