Domestic Violence/Assault



Domestic Violence is one of the most commonly charged crimes in Colorado. They are also the crimes that the District Attorney most abusively “over charges.” This means that a simple dispute is often taken over by the DA and, all too often, they charge defendants with felonies, even when both parties don't want this, and even when the facts don't support the charges. This is a trend that Baumgartner Law is familiar with, and we are not intimidated by these aggressive tactics by the DA. We will fight to get you a fair and just outcome.


Domestic Violence Charges require knowledgeable professional representation in order to preserve the rights that you have, and to effectively fight back against your accuser. You should never speak to the District Attorney or any investigator, including the police, because anything that you say will be used against you.
The number one mistake that accused people make is to try to convince the police or the District Attorney that they are innocent. The DA and the police use these statements against the accused every time. Often, their statements are twisted and misconstrued into admissions of guilt. Only an experienced attorney should discuss your case with the DA or the police, and often these discussions lead to a reduction or dismissal of the charges.
Additionally, if you have a cooperative “victim” a skilled attorney may be able to craft a strong defense against the charges based on what the victim says really happened. More often than not, the allegations in the Police Report are very different than what the victim says actually happened and what the victim reported to the police. A knowledgeable and careful attorney can bring the truth to light and undermine the credibility of the reporting officer.
Contact Birk Baumgartner, your domestic violence lawyer in Denver, CO, to inquire about the other legal services he provides at Baumgartner Law, LLC.


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If you have been charged with a domestic violence, whether it has been filed as a misdemeanor or a felony, you need the expertise of a domestic violence assault attorney who knows how to put the DA's office in their place. Baumgartner Law has a history successfully defending domestic violence charges. These cases often need to be taken to trial because the DA's office will not be reasonable. The DA will not be fair with you, and a Public Defender will not fight for you. We will. Every time.

Domestic violence charges are among the most embarrassing and degrading charges you can face. A domestic violence conviction will blacken your record for employers, educators, and others. You cannot afford to roll over on a domestic violence charge. You have to fight these charges and you need an attorney who knows how to do this.

Facing Accusations:

If you've been accused of Domestic Violence, then you may have been served with a domestic violence protection order. This order may cause you to lose contact with your children and leave your family home, in addition to facing charges for domestic violence. A restraining order also goes on your public record and therefore can be seen by potential employers or anybody else who runs a background check on you. Baumgartner Law has helped many victims of police and prosecutorial overreach, and has been able victims of domestic abuse charged with the very crimes they have been subjected to.

Recent Success Stories:

  • Winston H was charged with assaulting his girlfriend after himself being the victim of his girlfriend's attacks. He called the police, but when they came, he was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence Assault. After building a solid defense, Birk Baumgartner was able to obtain a dismissal of all charges.
  • Vince L. was charged with Domestic Violence Assault, and the prosecutor tried to bring felony assault charges. Not only was Birk Baumgartner able to prevent the charges from being filed as a felony, he was able to force a dismissal of all charges.
  • Michael R. was charged with assault twice within six months, for separate events. One charge was an allegation of domestic violence. Each time, Baumgartner Law was able to get the charges dismissed without a trial.
**These stories, while true, are not meant to be an indication of the results you should expect in your case. Every case is different and there are too many variables to make any prediction in the outcome of a particular case. No attorney can promise you a particular result in any case.