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Can An Alleged Victim Drop Domestic Violence Charges?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | October 13, 2022
Domestic violence matters are often highly emotional situations. They may stem from an argument that got out of hand. In some cases, they’re due to a misunderstanding. All it takes is a loud altercation, a couple of pushes or a shove and a call to the police for someone to end up in handcuffs over […]

What Causes False Accusations Of Domestic Violence?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | July 16, 2022
Not only do domestic violence charges carry severe criminal penalties, but there is also a stigma attached to these types of offenses. There’s no doubt that domestic abuse and violence do happen, but so too do false accusations. What options are open to you if you are facing false allegations of domestic abuse? And why […]

How Viable is A Self-Defense Claim In Domestic Violence Charges?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | May 4, 2022
If you are facing domestic violence charges, arguing self-defense is not so straightforward. There is a lot that is considered, depending on the circumstances of your case. However, if you can successfully prove that you acted in self-defense, it is possible to beat the domestic violence charges you face. Here is what you need to […]

Have You Been Accused Of Stalking Someone?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | April 3, 2022
Domestic violence often goes hand-in-hand with allegations of stalking. A person who is accused of committing such actions may have followed the other person to their home or their place of employment, for instance, or they may have shown up at their school. The alleged victim then feels apprehensive about seeing this individual in a […]

2 Mistakes To Avoid When Charged With Domestic Violence

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | March 13, 2022
It is not uncommon for people who share living space to argue. Sometimes, these arguments can extremely tense. However, when things escalate from simple arguments to abuse (physical, verbal, emotional or sexual), then the law may step in. Domestic violence is a serious offense with serious consequences. If you have been accused of domestic violence, […]

Is Divorce a Harbinger of False Domestic Violence Allegations?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | February 15, 2022
It is very unfortunate when a spouse in the throes of a hotly contested divorce attempts to game the system by falsely accusing the other spouse of domestic violence. However, these scenarios can and do arise in the Colorado family law courts. Below are some reasons why it is so vital to protect yourself, your […]

The Consequences of Violating a Protection Order

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | January 29, 2022
Having a protection order (also commonly referred to as a restraining order) issued against you can be a frustrating and perhaps even infuriating experience. You may believe that any allegations of harassment or any kind of domestic violence are completely unfounded or blown out of proportion. However, it’s crucial to understand and abide by the […]

Technology Abuse Can Be a Facet of Domestic Violence

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | December 31, 2021
If you are romantically involved with someone or are in a marital relationship, you might assume that doing things like using your partner’s smartphone to track their whereabouts or employing electronic gadgets like doorbell cameras to monitor their actions is okay. Maybe you assume that taking steps such as those and similar ones that involve […]

3 Reasons Not to Plead Guilty to Domestic Violence Charges

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | December 15, 2021
Sometimes, an argument between partners gets out of hand, and someone calls the cops. After an arrest for domestic violence, you may worry about going to court. You might think that the more time you spend in court, the more likely people are to hear about the charges against you. Therefore you may decide to […]

3 Common Questions About Domestic Violence Offenses In Colorado

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | November 18, 2021
In Colorado, being convicted of a domestic violence offense can have serious ramifications. The crime is defined by statute but essentially amounts to an act or threat of violence towards a partner in an intimate relationship. As the penalties for domestic violence can be life-changing, it is worth addressing some of the more frequent queries. […]
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