At the Law Office of Andrew L. Bertrand, PC, our criminal defense attorneys have significant experience representing clients accused of domestic violence crimes in Fort Collins and throughout northern Colorado.
Domestic Violence Encompasses a Range of Relationships & Conduct
Under Colorado law, domestic violence is an act or threatened act of violence against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. Intimate relationships include relationships between spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, or parents of the same child. Actual physical assault, such as hitting, does not need to occur for domestic violence charges to be filed. In fact, many actions may be designated as domestic violence, including but not limited to:
- Physical violence, ranging from assault and battery to homicide crimes
- Threats of violence
- Domestic abuse
- Criminal mischief
- False imprisonment
- Crimes against property, including animals
- Improper financial control
- Document control
A domestic violence classification works to enhance the penalties associated with the underlying crime. Whether charged as a felony or misdemeanor, the consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be severe, including mandatory counseling, fines, restitution, probation, limitations in child visitation rights, loss of gun privileges, jail time, and even prison.
Supportive Representation in the Face of Serious Charges
Our attorneys are familiar with the complexities and emotionally delicate nature of charges involving domestic violence. Not only do you face substantial criminal penalties, your family is likely in turmoil. As our client, you can be sure that we will mount an effective defense on your behalf, while never sacrificing sensitivity and discretion.
In some cases, you may be unable to have the charges against you dropped, but our attorneys can still help you achieve a favorable resolution.We will thoroughly investigate your case, reviewing the initial incident report and interviewing the victim to develop a compelling defense strategy. If the victim has since recanted or changed his or her story, we can use this to strengthen your case.
Seek Experienced, Knowledge Defense Counsel
If you have been charged with domestic violence, we will provide non-judgmental, zealous advocacy on your behalf, always working to minimize penalties as much as possible. For more information about domestic violence defense, please contact the Law Office Andrew L. Bertrand, PC for a free initial consultation. We offer flexible hours and accept all major credit cards.