Colorado Springs Lawyers for Domestic Violence & Protection Orders
Domestic violence occurs in intimate, household, and family relationships across the board to people from all walks of life, educational and professional backgrounds, and socio-economic levels. This phenomenon can manifest in many ways but results in one spouse being dominated by the other to a negative effect. It can be the result of financial distress, substance abuse, and emotional duress connected with the breakdown of relationships, impending divorce, child custody disputes, and more.
Any type of behavior that threatens to harm or results in actual harm to someone in a domestic or romantic relationship is viewed as domestic violence by the state. In such cases, the abused party’s best action is to seek the protection of the court, remove oneself or have the offending party removed from the scene, and seek the help of an attorney.
At Aviso Law, we can help you on two fronts: as both family law attorneys as well as criminal defense lawyers. Conversely, if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, we can fight for you against both criminal charges and unfair protection orders.
Request a free phone consultation with a Colorado Springs attorney for domestic violence and protection orders by calling Aviso Law at (719) 356-5552 or sending us your contact information online.
What Is Domestic Violence in Colorado?
Domestic violence can occur in various ways, such as the following:
- Through physical acts, such as hitting, kicking, shoving, punching, pinching, hair-pulling, and more
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Unlawful physical restraint
- Coercion designed to make the victim do or not do something in violation of one’s rights
- Threats of imminent harm to control the other person
To protect yourself and/or your children from any type of domestic abuse, you can seek an emergency protective order from the court by informing the judge that you were harmed or threatened with harm. You will not need to provide proof for this initial action. The protective order can be issued on an emergency basis that will last for two weeks. A court hearing will be scheduled during this time in which both parties can appear to present evidence in the matter of making the temporary order permanent.
Once the judge makes a ruling on the matter of a “permanent” protective order, it cannot be removed until four years afterward, and then you will have to petition the court. These orders can be devastating to the accused who may face repercussions if it shows up on background checks. These orders commonly remove the accused’s gun rights, which can seriously impact those in the military, basically ending their careers.
More About Protective Orders
Protective orders are meant to keep domestic violence victims and their children safe by doing the following:
- Ordering the abuser to cease any further type of violent behavior or threats of such behavior against the victim and his or her children
- Ordering the abuser to make no further contact with the victim and/or his or her children
- Ordering the abuser to vacate the shared home
- Ordering the abuser to stay away from the vicinity of the home, the victim’s work or school, the children’s school, and any commonly frequented places
- Limiting or denying the abuser’s custody/visitation rights
- Removing the abuser’s rights to possession/use of firearms
- Removing the abuser’s rights to possess or take action against the family pets
As you can see, those accused of domestic violence face serious consequences. Violations of these orders will result in further criminal consequences as well.
Why You Need an Attorney in Domestic Violence Matters
As either the alleged victim or abuser in domestic violence cases, it is important to have legal representation to support your position, protect your rights, and see that justice is served. Our team is ready to protect those who have suffered abuses in a family context as well as those who have been falsely accused of such abuses. No matter what side of the issue you are on, as a family law firm as well as a criminal law team, we under the full implications of how criminal charges and protective orders can help or hinder your life.
To get the legal protections you need, discuss your case in a free phone consultation with one of our Colorado Springs attorneys for domestic violence and protective orders today. Call (719) 356-5552.
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