There’s no doubt that domestic violence is a serious societal problem. Thousands of persons in Denver and across Colorado are victims of domestic violence. However, the fact is also that many domestic violence complaints are based on fraud or lies. False complaints are far too common to ignore.
When a person is accused of domestic violence, there are serious repercussions for his work, social and personal interactions, and relationships with his community. There is a high level of social disapproval for domestic violence, and if you are currently facing charges of domestic violence, you may find that many people are willing to believe the charges against you. You may find people behaving oddly with you, not just in your social circle, but also at work.
In fact, if you are convicted of domestic violence, it can actually affect your job. Your employer may decide that you’re no longer a good fit for the organization, because of your record. If you work in any kind of position of authority, like a teacher, or one where you have responsibility over other persons, you may even lose your job because of a conviction.
There are however defenses, that you can mount to charges of domestic violence. One of the most widely used of these is self-defense. Your Denver criminal defense lawyer may argue that the injuries that the plaintiff suffered were the result of an altercation in which you tried to defend yourself from his or her attacks. Speak to your Denver criminal defense lawyer if this kind of defense would be appropriate in your case. Your lawyer may also try to downplay the attack as being too minor to warrant legal action.
Discuss your case with a Denver criminal defense lawyer to consider your legal defense options.