Denver Domestic Violence Attorney
IMPORTANT: If you are arrested for domestic violence in Colorado - DO NOT PLEAD GUILTY AT ANY FAST-TRACK PROCEEDING. DEMAND AN ATTORNEY AND PLEAD NOT GUILTY! Then call Attorney Chris Cessna at 303-456-1600.
Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges in the Metro Denver Area
While domestic violence is a very real and terrible occurrence in this nation, it is a sad truth that there are those who will accuse another of this crime when no such violence has occurred. It is not an uncommon happening for someone to pick up the phone and accuse a spouse or significant other of domestic violence out of jealousy, anger or to gain the upper hand in a legal issue, such as a child custody suit. Once the charge is made, however, even if they immediately regret it and wish to take it back, it is out of their hands. The accused will be submitted to the embarrassing and frightening situation of a criminal case and will have to work tirelessly to protect their rights. If you or a loved one have found yourself in a situation such as this, you should not hesitate to secure the legal assistance that you deserve.
We have been in the business of domestic violence defense long enough to know just how serious offenses of this nature can be. Over the years, we have seen a number of different circumstances concerning matters of abuse, and in many of these cases the claims are no more than malicious lies. Many claims of
spousal abuse come after a heated argument between a feuding couple. In some cases, no physical violence was actually used; rather, the accusations are falsified by an angry or spiteful partner who wishes to further harm their spouse. Along the same lines, many instances of
child abuse are no more than a game of "crying wolf." Young children, adolescents, and near adults can all falsely claim child abuse in an attempt to be released from a living condition that they are unhappy with, or simply to negatively affect their parental figures. Many times, the false claims made to hurt another are irrationally made before someone even has time to think about how serious the repercussions could be.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, it’s not unusual to feel angry, upset, or betrayed. The truth is that most domestic violence accusations are based on lies or exaggerated versions of truth. Furthermore, once the police have been notified of a domestic violence incident, little can be done to prevent an arrest. At this point, the best thing you can do to protect your rights and minimize the damage to your reputation is to contact an experienced Denver domestic violence defense lawyer.
Frankly, many experienced criminal justice professionals in Colorado believe that given the way the law is written, that the first person to pick up the phone and call police will often insure that the other party (spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend) will be arrested whether or not the initial allegations made over the phone are true. This is why someone charged with domestic violence needs an experienced domestic violence attorney to find the true evidence which will exonerate you.
In reality, and in most Colorado jurisdictions, once the police arrest you on a domestic violence charge, you will be taken to jail and held there without bond until you are put through a domestic violence "FAST-TRACK" process. The D.V. - FAST-TRACK was designed by prosecutors and special interest groups to coerce a defendant (almost always a male defendant) to feel pressured into pleading guilty immediately without ever having the chance to speak to an attorney.
Chris Cessna is a former police officer and state prosecutor (deputy district attorney) who has handled thousands of domestic violence cases. Because of this experience, Chris knows that these cases often are very weak, but are still prosecuted due to political pressure from feminist and other special interest groups. And that means they are being prosecuted for all of the wrong reasons . The good news is that juries don't care about politics. If the case is weak, they will acquit. And that has been one of the major reasons that Chris Cessna wins Domestic Violence cases.
With the help of a skilled domestic violence defense attorney such as Chris Cessna, you will have a much better chance of avoiding a domestic violence conviction that would forever strip you of basic constitutional rights (the right to own a firearm), bar you from seeing your loved ones due to restraining orders, and compel you to submit to oppresive domestic violence classes (re-education) and terms of probation.
Why Chris Cessna?
When searching for an attorney to handle your case, it’s important to find someone who has a great deal of knowledge, experience, and success in defending people against domestic violence charges. Metro Denver domestic violence defense attorney Chris Cessna is one of those attorneys. Mr. Cessna has been defending people against domestic violence charges throughout Denver and Colorado for years, and has a solid knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the district attorney's office and the domestic violence laws in Colorado.
In Colorado, "domestic violence" in and of itself is not a crime. However, it is a very serious sentencing enhancer. A domestic violence conviction will result in the following penalties: up to two years in jail, one or more years of probation, 36-weeks of domestic violence counseling, and a court-issued protection order that prohibits you from contacting or coming within a certain distance of the victim. If you were charged with felony domestic violence, you may also face time in the state prison.
For many, especially those who's hobbies or careers involve the possession and use of firearms (police officer, military, hunters, etc), a conviction, even to a minor domestic violence charge will forever mean a loss of one's constitutional right to possess or own a firearm again.
Chris Cessna is fully aware of what such sentencing enhancers could mean to you. As a former deputy district attorney, Mr. Cessna has prosecuted hundreds of domestic violence cases, so he is aware of not only what is involved, but how the prosecution will likely build their case against you. Fortunately Mr. Cessna knows how to fight back, and will use his skills and expertise to prepare a strong and compelling defense on your behalf. Mr. Cessna has experience defending people against all forms of domestic violence and knows what to do if a
restraining order or
order of protection is filed against you.
If you have been charged, or you are currently under investigation for domestic violence contact our office immediately at 303-456-1600.