Concluding our three-part blog series Colorado Domestic Violence Cases: 7 Important Facts to Know (Pt. 1), below are a few final important facts to know about these types of criminal cases.
Fact 5 – When Colorado domestic violence cases result in convictions, there are some long-term penalties that people should be prepared for.
When people think of the penalties associated with convictions in Colorado domestic violence cases, they tend to focus on the jail (or prison) time, the fines and the probationary period. However, there can be a number of other penalties in these cases, some of which may be ordered by the courts and some of which may just automatically come into play due to the conviction.
Among these longer-term penalties that can be associated with Colorado domestic violence cases are:
- The loss of one’s professional licenses (for people who may hold certain types of professional licensing)
- The loss of one’s right to own and bear firearms (and, as a result, the loss of one’s right to obtain hunting licenses)
- The loss of one’s voting privileges (for felony Colorado domestic violence cases)
- A permanent criminal record that can preclude various future opportunities (including, but not limited to, professional, educational and possibly even borrowing opportunities).
Given all that can be on the line when Colorado domestic violence cases are filed against people, it’s critical that the accused people have the strongest possible defense by working with an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer. This can be essential to favorably resolving Colorado domestic violence cases.
Fact 6 – Convicted people are typically not permitted to serve jail time under home detention in Colorado domestic violence cases.
For some types of cases, especially those that may be associated with first-time offenders, requesting to serve a jail sentence under home detention (or house arrest) may be an option. This, however, is usually not the case for Colorado Springs domestic violence cases, as the court will not want to put the convicted individual in the same home as the victim(s) of the incident.
If, however, a person does NOT live with the victims in the case and (s)he does not have a criminal record (or an extensive criminal record), it may be possible to request home detention as part of the sentence in Colorado domestic violence cases.
Fact 7 – For the strongest defense in Colorado domestic violence cases, contact the Colorado Springs domestic violence defense attorneys at Kohn Law Firm
While all of the facts about Colorado domestic violence cases that we’ve discussed thus far are important, this is perhaps the most critical fact to remember if you or someone you love ends up being arrested for and accused of domestic violence.
The fact is that, after a domestic violence arrest, you will need to start immediately defending yourself and that having one of our trusted Colorado Springs domestic violence defense lawyers on your side can be pivotal to successfully resolving your case.
Colorado Springs Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers at Kohn Law Firm
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