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Attorney for Domestic Violence in Denver: Will A DV Conviction Affect My Firearm Rights?

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Mar 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

In Denver, Adams County and across Colorado, an accusation, charge or conviction of Domestic Violence can affect many areas of your life, including your ability to possess a firearm. Our domestic violence criminal defense lawyers believe in your constitutional right to own a gun, so we fight hard on the behalf of those accused or charged with DV. If you've been accused or charged of an act of domestic violence anywhere in Colorado, it's imperative you consult one of our Denver domestic violence attorneys today.

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Arapahoe County DV Restraining / Protection Orders Effect on Firearm Rights

Under C.R.S. 18-1-1001, a mandatory criminal restraining / protection order is issued in every domestic violence case in Arapahoe County and across Colorado. If you have been issued a restraining / protection order in Colorado, you may not possess or control a firearm or other weapon. After probation or case dismissal, these criminal restraining / protection orders will expire, but you will still not be able to own a firearm. In other circumstances, civil judges may grant a civil restraining order based on a victim's accusation. Unlike criminal restraining orders, civil restraining orders don't expire upon a finding of not guilty in court. The government is too afraid to be blamed if something happens to the victim issuing the order. A civil protection order restricts your ability to possess a handgun just as much as a criminal protection order does. Because there is so much at stake upon an accusation or charge of DV in Colorado, you need a domestic violence attorney who is experienced in court to fight for you.

Past Accusations of Domestic Violence in Douglas County Can Be Used by DAs in Court

Call a DV attorney today if you've been charged with Domestic Violence in Colorado

According to C.R.S. 18-6-801.5, Douglas County DAs may use past allegations of domestic violence as evidence in court. It doesn't matter whether you've been convicted of an act of domestic violence in the past. If the court uses previous accusations from someone as evidence, it can make it easier to convict you of a domestic violence charge. Since past allegations may be used in a current domestic violence case, the risks are that much higher of losing your handgun / firearm rights. If you have been accused, arrested or charged with domestic violence in Douglas County, Jefferson County or anywhere else in Colorado, call our aggressive domestic violence attorneys today to set up a free initial consultation and protect your future.

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If you have been charged or accused of an act of domestic violence in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, an experienced attorney is just a phone call away. Always be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call our Denver domestic violence lawyers at 303-830-0880 for a free consultation. We will uncover the truth of your DV case and help protect your firearm rights. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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