The Denver Post is reporting that Norberto Abundez of Ft. Lupton was convicted on Tuesday for the murder of his cousin, Jesus Abundez-Plige. At the time of the murder, Abundez suspected that his wife and cousin were engaged in a romantic relationship.
Abundez had a previous confrontation with is cousin, and a protective order was issued. That order did not keep Abundez from shooting his cousin in the head at his Platteville home in 2008.
Abundez was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Sawf News is reporting that Denise Richards may testify against her ex-husband, Charlie Sheen. She is expected to recount alleged physical abuse Sheen inflicted upon her during their volatile marriage.
Sheen and Richards were married for four years. The pair went through a very public and bitter divorce in 2006. They have two children together.
Pitkin County District Attorney has charged Sheen with third-degree assault and criminal mischief, stemming from a Christmas day melee. The fight was between Sheen and his current wife, Brooke Mueller.
Self-defense is a common defense to most assaults. If applied correctly, it can be very successful. This requires a professional who understands the facts of your particular case. Call the Law Offices of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ today for a free consultation. Let us tell your side of the story so that the prosecution understands what really happened.
Facing this type of crime prevents you from qualifying for deferred prosecution, and requires enrollment and attendance in specific treatments. Even if you are granted probation or deferred sentencing, you will not be allowed to live in your own home if your accuser still resides there.
The law does not care who holds the keys to the house, only that the accuser is safe. This law fails to take into account whether the accusation is true. Obviously, the results can wreak havoc on your life.
The judge can make you move out of your own house while the case is pending, even if you are innocent of all charges! Even if you receive probation or deferred sentencing, you will not be able to move home if the accuser is still there. It is very important that you contact our office today so we can begin fighting for your rights.
The domestic violence law in Colorado is broad. It includes a crime against the person, property, or even animals belonging to your accuser. This extends to situations where you’re accused of doing things to coerce, control, punish, intimidate or seek revenge against your accuser.
The law is quick to act, and takes a “shoot first, ask questions later” approach to separating individuals believed to be in a domestic violence situation. The police and prosecutors are quickly building a case based upon the information they received from the accuser. This means that you must act quickly to make the truth known to the authorities. Do not do this alone!
Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. Law enforcement officials have responded to this in creating very strict laws for domestic violence. Often times, the police are in such a hurry to separate the parties and figure out what happened that there is a rush to judgment…and it’s done at your expense.
Punishment ranges for assault can be confusing, and are directly linked to the facts and circumstances surrounding the event.
First Degree Assault
Class 3 Felony*
4 – 12 years
$3,000 – $750,000
Second Degree Assault
Class 4 Felony**
2 – 6 years
$2,000 – $500,000
Third Degree Assault
Class 1 Misdemeanor
1 – 3 years
$1,000 – $100,000
Class 3 Misdemeanor***
$50 – $750
* Class 5 felony if assault is committed as a result of sudden passion or a highly provoking act.
** Class 6 felony if assault is committed as a result of sudden passion or a highly provoking act. Class 3 felony if serious bodily injury results.
*** Class 5 felony if use or display a deadly weapon, or represent that you are armed with a deadly weapon.
Certain offenses carry mandatory sentences that are different than those listed here. You need an attorney who can investigate and challenge the government’s evidence. It is very important that you contact the Law Offices of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ today to discuss your case.