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Denver Domestic Violence Attorney

The Fast Track Trap

Under the County Court's Domestic Violence Fast Track Program, both the defendant and the victim are supposed to receive a speedy court hearing. The state of Colorado has a domestic violence mandatory arrest policy (18-6-803.7) as many states have.

Under this policy, when a police officer has reason to believe (probable cause) that domestic violence has occurred, then he or she must arrest the alleged offender and take them to jail for booking. The following day the defendant appears in court for the alleged attack.

If you have been arrested for domestic violence, you are urged to contact a Denver domestic violence lawyer from the Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna for immediate legal assistance.

The victim is also given a Notice to Appear, thereby requesting their presence at the hearing on the same day as the defendant.

At the hearing the victim is able to do the following:

  • Obtain immediate support
  • Request special conditions for bond
  • Leave the court with a copy of the mandatory protection order (MPO)
  • Meet with a deputy district attorney
  • Discuss the possibility of a disposition of their case
  • Meet with a victim advocate

Denver Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

The purpose of the Fast Track program is to enhance victim safety by taking swift action against the alleged offender. This process was designed by prosecutors and special interest groups to coerce a defendant into feeling pressured and immediately pleading guilty without hiring an attorney beforehand. It's absolutely critical that you do not plead guilty at any Fast Track proceeding. Demand an attorney and plead not guilty! Then, contact Denver domestic violence attorney Chris Cessna for the legal defense you deserve!

Contact a Denver domestic violence attorney from the Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna for legal representation in your domestic violence case.

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