Facing Domestic Violence Charges in Colorado?

Charged with domestic violence in Colorado? Feeling scared, confused, or overwhelmed about what’s next? You’re not alone, and we’re here to help.

At Path Forward Legal, we are dedicated to defending criminal charges, especially ones that involve domestic violence. Don’t go to court alone; let our experienced attorneys guide you through the complex legal maze to secure the best possible outcome for your future.

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Call (303) 535-5820 or book a free consultation now.

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Why Choose Path Forward Legal?

We understand the intricate details of Colorado’s domestic violence laws – one of the harshest in the country. It doesn’t matter what you’ve been charged with: we know that you deserve a strong defense. Whether it’s assault, harassment, stalking, or violation of a protection order, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle any situation.

But it’s not just about our legal knowledge. We also understand that domestic violence charges can be emotionally challenging. Our compassionate approach ensures we walk with you, offering support and understanding, at every step of the journey.

No one is as bad as the worst thing they’ve ever done. And just because you were accused, that doesn’t mean you’re guilty. Let us fight for you.

Domestic violence charges can have significant impacts – affecting your employment, housing, child custody rights, and more. But remember, a charge does not mean a conviction.

Possible Penalties

Because domestic violence is a sentencing enhancer, there is no set penalty range. You may face penalties like jail, probation, fines, and community service. If convicted, you will also have to compete mandatory domestic violence evaluation treatment.

The other consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be long-lasting. Under federal law, you may lose your gun rights for life. A restraining or protection order will also be in place during the probationary period after a conviction. That order can affect your employment, child visitation, and living situation.

How we help

  • Understanding the Charges: We’ll help you make sense of the charges against you, explain their potential consequences, and outline your defense options.
  • Navigating Court Proceedings: The legal process can be daunting. Our skilled attorneys will guide you through it, making sure you understand every step.
  • Developing a Strong Defense: With our extensive experience in domestic violence cases, we’ll construct a solid defense strategy tailored to your unique situation.
  • Protection of Your Rights: Your rights are our priority. We will fight relentlessly to make sure your rights are protected during the court case and after.
  • Support and Guidance: We provide emotional support and legal guidance to ensure you never feel alone during this challenging time.

Our Process

1. Free Case Consultation

Get started right now by sending us a brief description of your case. Or, give us a call. A member of our team will set you up with a free consultation.

2. New Client Onboarding

You shouldn’t be left in the dark. We pride ourselves on the information we can provide to you from the very beginning. We will guide you from the hiring process through to working on your case. From welcoming you as a new client to going over the police reports with you, you’ll be informed every step of the way.

3. Working Your Case

Every case is different, and yours will have our full attention. We will review your case and take any steps needed to mount a strong defense. From our skilled case assistants to our strong relationships with investigators and experts, we have the tools to defend you.

4. Finding a Solution

You need an attorney who will tell you what your options are, not someone who will sell you by only telling you what you want to hear. You will benefit from our years of experience in criminal defense. From negotiating with the prosecutor to preparing for trial, we’ll put in the work so you can be confident in your decision for your future.

See why people in Colorado trust us

Kathryn and Jennifer put in the time, energy and effort to help each and every client. I have worked with both of these amazing attorney’s on complex criminal cases and would choose them each and every time moving forward.


From the very beginning, Jennifer exhibited a level of tenacity and determination that immediately instilled confidence in me. She is an absolute badass in the courtroom, leaving no stone unturned in her pursuit of the best possible outcome for her clients.


These cases have resulted in negotiated pleas, charges being dropped, and clients getting released. I can unequivocally say they are a standout amongst their peers, and I recommend them for the most demanding cases.


The Path Forward Legal Team

Attorneys Jennifer Gersch and Kathryn Sheely each have years of experience defending people from serious criminal charges. Our goal is to provide effective legal representation and support to clients just like you.

We believe that our combined experience and different perspectives allow us to craft personalized legal strategies for each client’s unique needs. We are dedicated to providing compassionate representation and helping our clients move forward with confidence.

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