Colorado DUI/DV Defense
Office of Jim Forslund
3780 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
Few crimes require more immediate intervention of an
attorney for the accused than do domestic violence-related crimes.
Otherwise, the system takes over and the accused may find themselves
without family and employment. An experienced and skilled lawyer is
critical to minimize the immediate consequences of a domestic violence (DV) charge.
This is true in order to advise the client how best to avoid additional
charges which occur due to the accused's lack of knowledge regarding the
enforcement of the Mandatory Protection Order
(MPO) entered against them shortly after their arrest. Expert advice
is needed to detail what steps must be taken to minimize the harmful
consequences of a DV charge, and to maximize the chances for a
successful result. Missteps at the outset of DV cases are very common
and often lead to irreparable damage to the accused's ability to
successfully defend himself.
Violence is any crime committed within an intimate or formerly
intimate relationship, regardless of whether violence is involved. The
results of a DV charge can be devastating and may include: immediate
arrest and incarceration, no opportunity for release on bail until an
MPO is issued at your first court appearance, no contact directly or
indirectly with the alleged victim who is usually a spouse or other
intimate partner, no modification of the MPO until the alleged victim is
contacted and consulted (a process which takes precious time), the
intervention of victim advocates who usually advise your loved one that
it is unsafe and ill-advised to agree to any contact with you, and
legislative mandates which prohibit judges and prosecutors from dealing
leniently with these cases.
In addition to other substantial consequences, a
DV conviction automatically prohibits one from ever owning or possessing
firearms or ammunition for the remainder of their life. Any violation of
this prohibition is a federal felony.
We will take the
necessary steps to avoid making your case worse and to begin taking
immediate steps to minimize the effects of a pending DV case. Just as
importantly, we begin working your case toward a successful resolution
either through jury trial or settlement acceptable to you. Contact us
now to begin the defense of your case.