My wife has severe PTSD from her first husband( held captive for 3 years cult police rescued her). We lost everything and came to Co for my son who has a half a heart left side.My son and I said the same statement. I wasn't allowed to contact my paid lawyer. But even my PD said I would win, but... Read more »
Assuming all the facts stated in your question are accurate (it is always possible something was misheard), then the answer to your question is no; a defendant's decision to proceed to trial or accept a plea offer, must be knowing and voluntary. A threat to penalize a defendant if they go to trial...Read more »
The protective order restrains whoever it is being enforced against. The restrained party has the obligation to make sure they do not come in contact with the protected parties, whoever they may be. If the protective order includes no contact and/or requires whoever the restrained party is be a...Read more »
You may want to file for a civil protection order that will limit her contact with you and your son. You should retain an attorney for this. Also, you could contact the police since assault is a crime.
he still have to allow visits? We were living together off & on we also violating protection order. I did file for full custody & no mediation I didn't know he retained the same attorney for custody case in Jan that he had for criminal. I haven't been able to talk or see my son in over week and... Read more »
His child slept thru the entire thing. He was even tazed 10 feet away. The police had to wake his son up to let him know what was going on. The police had asked if he wanted them to call his mom. He said no he would stay with me than the next day go to grandpa's. So they left him with me which was... Read more »
We were in a violent fight due to a sensitive problem that happened less than a week prior. The fight led to my significant other being charged with assault and false imprisonment. I was sent to the hospital for 4 stitches in my lip. Being investigated after a traumatic experience had me... Read more »
The likelihood of success here is minimal. You can certainly contact the victim advocate associated with the prosecutor's office and make your wishes known. But to be perfectly honest, it is unlikely that they will honor your wishes regarding dropping the charges and lifting the DANCO. You may...Read more »
It's been over a month since I left my ex boyfriend of 2 years. We we're living together and I moved out, staying on my friends couch for now. After several times of telling him to leave me alone, he persists. I have blocked him on everything - my phone, email, social media. For him to create a new... Read more »
While it is possible to pursue a civil protection order, the best approach is usually to contact the your local police about the harassment. If they find an incidence of domestic violence (note: DV charges do not necessarily require physical harm if threats of physical violence are concrete), an...Read more »
The case will be filed in Juvenile Court - and most likely - if the injuries were not serious - the juvenile will be offered a diversion program which is a kind of probation that ends with a dismissal of the case following anger management classes etc.
The investigator received a call from someone falsely claiming to be me with a name and address of where the attacker might be. Once I was aware I called the investigator to let him know that was not me and I didn't know why or who would call him. As a result I had two men outside of my home at 5am... Read more »
I would recommend contacting the District Attorney assigned to your case and/or your victim's advocate. If you do not feel that will work, or you have tried and it hasn't helped, I would recommend contacting an attorney to represent you as your victim's advocate; once you are represented by...Read more »
There is not supposed to be a correlation between paying support and parenting time. However, not paying child support may be viewed by the judge as a negative factor and bring into question your concern for the child. You should retain an attorney to assist you with this important issue.
You have two options - (1) seek a civil restraining order on your own using Colorado's civil restraining order system. (2) Request the DA - usually through your victim advocate (in the DA's office) to request the DA to file a Motion for a no contact order. Again - this is automatic in most cases...Read more »
It seems like the cops will not help me. I say that because everytime i call them nothing comes out of it, and they continue to state that it is a civil dispute. I have little to no evidence and am wondering how i can prove that i am being abused.. Do i need to record our conversations? I have a... Read more »
I applied for the police report and pictures through the DA because i believed as a victim I have the right to have copies of these documents but my requests were denied. How can I obtain these documents and why am I not granted permission to them? This incidence occured in douglas county, colorado.
I am not sure why the DA did not give you copies of these documents; he/she should have. Perhaps your victim's advocate will be able to give you those documents. If that does not work, you could ask the police department who made the report to give you copies - although, they might charge you a...Read more »
My soon to be ex daughter in law had another child with her boyfriend. He is an alcoholic And very violent. The police is called to the residence at least 2 times a month. What can I do to get him out of this abusive home?
If CPS becomes involved and determines that a Dependency and Neglect case needs to be opened, then you would have opportunity to intervene in that case, as an interested party. Domestic violence can be a basis for CPS to become involved.
The victim had a hypoglycemic episode that causes them to be irrational, aggressive and talked about killing themselves. Original report was that the victim was attacked but after time realized what happened and was not attacked. The defendant actually stopped the victim from hurting themselves. A... Read more »
Only the DA can make the decision whether or not to proceed with the case. Your actions may weaken the DV case (which may result in the DA dropping charges), but the DA can proceed with or without your participation.
Automatic protection orders are removed when a DV case is closed. The closure can occur via conviction, dropping of charges or substituting non-DV charges in a plea deal. If the protection order was separately claimed or modified by a court, the closing of a DV case may not remove the protection...Read more »
Ultimately the judge decides whether or not the publication requirement is required. If you have health/safety concerns, there is a realistic possibility that a judge may waive the publication requirement, but there are no guarantees. If the evidence of molestation is documented and proven (say a...Read more »
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