Domestic violence issues demand immediate attention

Domestic violence issues demand immediate attention

In Colorado, domestic violence cases are fast-tracked due to the serious nature of the crimes and the far-reaching implications they might have. Domestic violence can affect parenting rights, employment, current living situations and in some cases, a person’s gun rights.

Domestic violence is taken seriously in this country, that is why it is imperative that a person involved in a domestic violence situation retain an experienced domestic violence attorney as soon as possible. Because of the aggressive nature of such investigations, as soon as someone is suspected of domestic violence, the system may start working against them, and any move they make or any comments that are spoken can have far-reaching implications down the road.

Domestic violence attorneys can deal with a broad range of cases, not just instances where a husband hits a wife or child. For domestic violence to take place, all that is required is that an act has a victim, which can be a child, parent, sibling or an elderly relative. The abuse does not necessarily need to be physical either. It can include stalking, intimidation, kidnapping, harassment or any other actions that inflict physical or emotional pain on a victim.

Attorneys protect victims as well. One of the most important things an attorney can do is to make sure that any abuse that is going on stops immediately. Victim protection can happen through the issuance of an emergency protective order or a restraining order that will lead to an arrest if it is violated.

Also, an attorney can also help protect all family members by a victim filing a custody or spousal support order to make sure children are protected as well.

Decker & Jones serves clients in Denver, Golden and communities throughout Jefferson County, Colorado.