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The Victim, The Court, and the Cat's-Paw

Our trial team just completed a jury trial in the Arapahoe County courthouse. We successfully defended charges of assault and harassment made under the cloud of domestic violence. The complaining witness, by statute, is referred to as the “victim.” The “victim” in this case claimed to have been assaulted in 2009, as well as 2008 and 2004. In a pre-trial ruling, the judge ruled that the “victim” could tell the jury about all three acts to show that our client had a history of violence. The cornerstone of the “victim’s” allegations was a set of fraudulent photographs of her injuries that were allegedly inflicted by our client in 2008. Truth be told, the “victim” was using the allegations of domestic violence in order to gain the upper hand in a contentious divorce and child custody battle.

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