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Domestic Violence Protection Orders in Denver and Adams County: Adams County Judges Too Strict with Protection Orders

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Apr 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

In Denver and Adams County, judges are often so afraid of losing their jobs that they issue and strictly enforce protection / restraining orders in Domestic Violence – Sexual Assault cases, Domestic Violence – Unlawful Sexual Contact cases, Domestic Violence – Indecent Exposure cases, and countless other Domestic Violence cases. When issuing these Domestic Violence Protection Orders in Denver and Adams County, individuals are hurt and families are torn apart. Judges consistently issue these protection orders for fear that if a defendant reoffends, judges will be criticized by the public.

What is the Purpose of a Protection Order in a Jefferson County Domestic Violence Case?

When a Domestic Violence Protection Order is issued in Jefferson County, it is typically to protect the alleged victim. Courts and judges want to have a period where the defendant and alleged victim cannot contact one another, so they issue a protection order. The problem is that these Domestic Violence Protection Orders and other types of protection orders can be issued and remain in place for too long, simply because a Jefferson County Court / judge wants to protect their career. Typically, our criminal defense lawyers see Domestic Violence Protection Orders and other types of protection orders / restraining orders issued for two weeks. Then, the restraining order is modified so the accused and alleged victim can gradually have more contact over time. This may include phone and email contact first, then public contact, and finally contact at home.

Are Restraining Orders / Protection Orders the Same Thing in Arapahoe County and Douglas County?

Restraining Orders / Protection Orders are used interchangeably in Arapahoe County and Douglas County. Civil versions of these orders require that imminent harm exists to an alleged victim, but judges often issue Protection Orders / Restraining Orders with little to no proof that any potential harm exists. In the criminal world, every case gets a Protection Order.  When this occurs, families are torn apart and children are harmed when their parents separate. It is extremely important you involve a Domestic Violence lawyer to help you in a Domestic Violence case involving Sexual Assault, Unlawful Sexual Contact or another sexual offense in Colorado.  Don't plead guilty to a Domestic Violence case without fully understanding your rights within the law. Contact the O'Malley Law Office today so we can work together to fight for the freedom and protection of you and your loved ones.

If you've been issued a Domestic Violence Protection Order in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call a Denver criminal defense lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Or, fill out the “Get Help Now” form on the side of this page. Together, we can protect your future.

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About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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