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Victim’s Advocates in Domestic Violence Cases in Colorado

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Throughout Denver County, Delta County and other counties in Colorado, the alleged victim of a Domestic Violence case is assigned a victim's advocate. Domestic Violence, C.R.S. 18-6-800.3, is typically charged whenever an act or threatened act of violence is committed against someone you are or have ever been in an intimate relationship with. If you have been charged with Domestic Violence anywhere in Colorado, it's imperative you involve a Domestic Violence lawyer early on in your case to fight for your future, your job, your firearm rights and your family.

Who Are Victim's Advocates in Douglas County DV Cases?

In Douglas County, Jefferson County and elsewhere in Colorado, victim's advocates are advocates for an alleged victim in a Domestic Violence case or other sex cases (like Sexual Assault, for example). Some victim's advocates are paid and others are volunteers. They are there to support the alleged victim but often use their role for the prosecution instead.

Victim's Advocates Personal Opinions Can Get in the Way

Under the law, statements given to victim's advocates are confidential, which makes it easier for them to have an influence over an alleged victim. Unfortunately, sometimes victim's advocates in Adams and Arapahoe County, Colorado let their personal opinions get in the way and can negatively affect the outcome of a DV case. For instance, we've seen cases where an alleged victim is pressured into getting a divorce in order to avoid losing custody of their children by victims advocates. This could have a negative impact on the defendant, as restraining orders could be filed, DV treatment could be required, and other stressful outcomes could result.  It is never wise to fight added charges of Domestic Violence in Colorado alone. Always involve an aggressive Domestic Violence lawyer who will fight hard to uncover evidence and flaws in the government's case against you.

Charged with Domestic Violence in Colorado? Call One of Our Attorneys Today

If you've been charged with Domestic Violence anywhere in Colorado, contact a Domestic Violence lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office today. The last thing you can afford is to lose your job or custody of your own children. The criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office work tirelessly to uncover the truth in your criminal case and vow to fight hard for your freedom.

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If you or someone you love has been charged with Domestic Violence in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call the best Domestic Violence lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office today at 303-830-0880. 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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