Domestic violence (also known as domestic abuse or spousal abuse) occurs when a family member, partner or former partner attempts to physically or psychologically harm another. Domestic violence often refers to violence between spouses, or spousal abuse but can also include cohabitants and non-married intimate partners. Domestic violence is perpetrated by both men and women.
Domestic violence has many forms, including physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation, economic deprivation, and threats of violence. Violence in the home is a criminal offence and includes physical assault (hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity), and stalking.
The consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be very serious, including: incarceration, probation, fines, registration with law enforcement, and perhaps most damaging, a criminal record that severely limits future opportunities in work and private life.
If you have been charged with domestic violence in Colorado, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Hiring a criminal defense attorney will ensure that your case is carefully evaluated by a legal professional with the experience it takes to successfully contest your criminal charges. The Suro Law Firm has successfully represented a wide array of domestic violence cases and has obtained positive outcomes for our clients.
A drug related crime is a criminal offense that involves the possession, use, sale, manufacture or distribution of an illegal narcotic. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) uses the Controlled Substance Act to provide information on criteria and classification for substances. In Colorado, illegal narcotics include: cocaine, heroin, LSD, marijuana, methamphetamine (meth), steroids, opium, and unauthorized prescription drugs. Drug crimes may be classified as a misdemeanors or felonies. The classification usually depends upon the type of drug involved, the amount of the drug under possession, and the type of drug crime committed.
Persons convicted of a drug crime may be punished with imprisonment, fines, community service, probation, house arrest, and court ordered drug treatment. Drug crime sentences may be enhanced if the defendants have a prior criminal history, if there are prior drug crime convictions, or if they solicited the sale of drugs to minors.
Even though the state of Colorado and the city of Denver are taking steps toward decriminalizing use of certain narcotics in certain cases, there are still serious consequences which result from a drug crimes conviction. If you have been charged with a drug offense in Colorado, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
A theft crime is a criminal act involving the stealing or receiving of another person’s property without the person’s consent. The severity of criminal charges will depend upon several factors: the type of theft crime committed, the value of the stolen property, if the defendant has a prior criminal record, and if the defendant used a weapon during the crime. If a defendant is convicted of a theft crime, they may face imprisonment, fines, probation, parole or community service.
In the state of Colorado, some of the crimes defined as sex crimes include: rape, sexual assault, sexual contact with a minor (statutory rape) and indecent exposure. The majority of sex crimes are considered felonies, which means that a conviction can result in considerable jail time, as well as fines and the addition of the defendant’s information to a sex offender registry. Investigations for sex crimes are thorough and will involve the defendant and their friends and family.
Being investigated for a sex crime can often disrupt a defendants personal life, career and if the trial ends in a conviction will have long lasting consequences. The state of Colorado takes sex crimes very seriously and so should the defendant of a sex crime charge. Regardless of the severity of a sex crime, the penalties for sex crime convictions last longer than other criminal penalties.
Some defendants in DUI cases are under the impression that DUI and DWI charges are easy to fight in court, and choose to represent themselves.
A DUI charge can end in: points on your license, license revocation or suspension, substantial fines, increases in your insurance premiums and plenty of time and energy spent resolving the charges.
Once you contact us, we will begin by analyzing your case and discussing the options available to you. If you choose Suro Law as your defense attorney, the experienced team will review all the evidence including blood alcohol tests, police reports and witness statements. Each case is unique, but our goal will be to eliminate or limit negative outcomes.