Posts Categorized: Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in Papua New Guinea

I was recently lucky enough to attend an event focused on ending the domestic violence in Papua New Guinea. Senisim Pasin is a strategic Papua New Guinea Tribal Foundation initiative in alliance with the National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development. Two thirds (7 out of 10) of the women in Papua New Guinea will experience… Read more »

Grand Jury Indicts Manziel for Assault

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback, Johnny Manziel, is rumored to have been indicted by a grand jury for assaulting his girlfriend back in January.  His girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, alleged that he hit her so hard it burst her eardrum.  Grand juries usually hear felony level allegations, but the prosecution decided to take Manziel’s case to the… Read more »

Domestic Violence Felony Law

On Sunday, the Denver Post ran an article on the habitual domestic violence offender law.  This law, while infrequently used, allows prosecutors to charge a felony based on the number of prior domestic violence related convictions.  The article provides the perspective of various metro area District Attorney Offices.  El Paso County uses the law the… Read more »

Denver Municipal Case Dismissed

One of Stephanie’s clients had his case dismissed today.  He was charged in Denver municipal court with a domestic violence charge.  After a personal meeting with the prosecutor, at which Stephanie presented information her client had provided, the City decided to dismiss the case. Because the case was completely dismissed, the client may immediately file… Read more »

Case Dismissed!

Congratulations to two of our clients who got their cases dismissed this week! One client was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence.  Because the case was outright dismissed, the records can be sealed so that the client is protected from future employers, landlords and other members of the general public viewing records related to a case… Read more »

U.S. Women's Goalkeeper Pleads Not Guilty to Domestic Violence Charges

Hope Solo Pleads Not Guilty to Domestic Violence Assault Charges Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s soccer team, was arrested over the weekend for allegedly assaulting her step-sister and nephew.  She was charged with two counts of fourth degree assault as acts of domestic violence.  Solo appeared in court today with her attorney and… Read more »

U.S. Soccer Player Arrested for Domestic Violence

Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the Seattle Reign women’s soccer team, was arrested overnight for domestic violence.  Solo is being held without bail pending investigation.  She is accused of hitting her sister and nephew, causing visible injuries.  Police were called to Solo’s home on a report of an assault and noise disturbance. If the reported information… Read more »