In Colorado, accusations of domestic violence come with serious consequences. Even if the accuser later changes his or her mind or even claims the abuse never happened, the charges against you may not be dismissed. Only the prosecuting attorney responsible for the case can decide whether or not to move forward. Frequently, a prosecutor will choose to proceed with a case even when the accuser refuses to cooperate.
Domestic violence charges can impact your employment, your ability to obtain housing, your relationships with children and other family members, and your overall quality of life. Without competent legal representation, you stand to lose much more than just your freedom.
If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with an attorney.