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Fighting Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges can arise out of unfortunate misunderstandings or even false allegations, leaving the accused facing an uphill battle as they attempt to defend themselves.

Even if an alleged victim later recants, changes his or her story, or does not want to press charges, the accused individual can still face a criminal case if prosecutors decide to move forward with it. What can be just as troubling is the fact that even being charged with domestic violence can damage a person’s career, reputation, and potentially, even his or her family life.

As a result, individuals charged with domestic violence must have the strongest possible defense to minimize their chances of conviction

How I Can Help


Expert Knowledge

I have nearly 17 years of legal experience, much of that time spent in courtrooms throughout the state, fighting every level of criminal charges. I know the rules, standards, and critical court procedures down to the tiniest detail–and that's a big plus for your defense.

Protection of Your Rights

Knowing your rights is very important when you're facing criminal charges. As your Greenwood Village Criminal Defense attorney, I'll ensure these are protected throughout the entire legal process.

Negotiation Skills

I've got the negotiation chops to potentially trim down or even dismiss your charges, limit sentencing, or even negotiate a plea bargain.

Strategic Defense

I'll comb through every bit of your case, scoping out every potential defense and loophole to build a solid case in your favor.

Emotional Support

Beyond my legal support, I am here to give you emotional and psychological assistance, helping you maintain your composure throughout this legal process.

The Colorado Domestic Violence Process with Boney Law Firm



The process typically begins when a complaint is lodged against you. This could be by a spouse, an ex-spouse, a cohabitant, or even a family member. Once the complaint is made, law enforcement officers may take you into custody based on the severity of the allegations and the evidence presented.

But remember–you have rights. You have the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination, and you also have the right to an attorney.

As your Greenwood Village Criminal Defense attorney, I advise you to exercise these rights. Inform the officer that you wish to speak to your attorney before answering any questions. This is a very crucial step in protecting your legal interests throughout the experience.


Following the arrest, you will be arraigned – that is, formally charged. Here, you'll be informed of the charges against you, and you'll have to enter your plea - guilty, not guilty, or no contest.

As your Greenwood Village domestic violence lawyer, I can help you understand the implications of each plea and as well as guide you toward the decision that BEST suits your specific circumstances. For instance, pleading guilty might seem like the quickest way to resolve the case, but it could lead to immediate sentencing without even considering any defenses that may be available to you.

Protection Order Hearing

A mandatory protection order may be issued against you. Designed to protect the alleged victim from further harm or contact, it may restrict you from going to certain places, contacting certain people, or even returning to your own home.


The circumstances surrounding every case are unique, and sometimes these orders can be overly restrictive or unjust. For this, I'll represent to argue for either the modification or even dismissal of the protection order.


If a resolution isn't reached, the case proceeds to trial.

As your advocate, I will challenge the prosecution's evidence, cross-examine all their witnesses, and as well present a strong defense that ultimately aims to create reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury. My goal here is to tell your side of the story effectively, painting a clear picture of the events in question as well as your innocence.


​Without a solid defense, you have an increased risk of being convicted, which can result in both jail time and court-ordered therapy sessions. Additionally, it can also have longer-term (or potentially life-long) consequences, some of which include:

  • Losing the right to own guns and to obtain a hunting license

  • Becoming ineligible to serve in the military

  • Being discharged from the military

  • Losing military pensions

  • Having to comply with the terms of a temporary or permanent restraining order (and potentially losing one’s parental rights)

  • Losing the right to obtain public housing if or when necessary.


That's why it's my role to argue for the most lenient sentence possible, like showcasing your positive contributions to the community, emphasizing your remorse as well as your willingness to undergo treatment, or even highlighting any other factors that might persuade the judge to be lenient.

My primary aim here is to protect all your rights and champion all your interests.

Contact Boney Law Firm today and let us start building your robust defense.

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