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Colorado man in Eagle County faces felony domestic assault claims

A Colorado man has been accused of domestic violence accusations following an apparent altercation in an Eagle County mobile home park. Local sheriff's deputies responded to the scene shortly before 6 a.m. on a recent Friday morning. The complainant, a woman, asserted that the man had attacked her with a knife in the midst of an argument between the two. The specific relationship between them was not reported. The accused man is now facing a number of serious domestic assault charges.

Authorities say the man fled the scene, and when they arrived to investigate, the man was not there. The woman apparently exhibited wounds on her arms and hands. She was transported for medical care, the nature of which was not further specified.

Authorities apprehended the 25-year-old man about three hours after the incident. It is not clear where the man was arrested or if the knife said to have been used in the purported attack was recovered. Nevertheless, the man now stands accused of multiple felony counts alleging domestic violence. There was no bail information provided, and the man was initially detained at the Eagle County Detention Facility.

Domestic assault allegations, by their very nature, merit careful deliberations in a Colorado criminal courtroom. However, the mere accusation of criminal conduct is a far cry from a conviction. Prosecutors will now have to prove their claims by competent and relevant evidence that meets a critical burden of proof. In defending himself, the accused man will need to examine the evidence prosecutors intend to use in court, as compared to the elements of the crimes alleged against him. In that manner, a legal defense can be planned that both protects the accused's considerable legal rights while focusing on achieving the best possible resolution.

Source: vaildaily.com, "Dotsero man arrested after search," July 12, 2013

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