The complexities of a relationship -- especially relationships of couples who have been together for more than two decades -- may be difficult to fully understand. Unfortunately, some relationships experience serious conflict, often leaving someone facing a circumstance in which he or she sees no other option than to take action to protect one's personal safety. In fact, a representative for a Colorado woman who is accused of several felonies claims that some victims of domestic abuse have no option but to fight to protect themselves.
The incident that led to the woman's arrest reportedly happened on a day in January. The 48-year-old woman was reportedly waiting for her 51-year-old husband when he returned home around midnight, according to the husband. He claims that she confronted him with a can of Mace and told him to leave her house, to which he responded, "Leave me alone."
He then claims that she grabbed things from the garage that she threw at him. Though she missed, he says that she struck a window in one of their vehicles, causing $200 in damage. He then states that he entered the house, at which time she retrieved knives from a kitchen drawer and began throwing them at him. Though the only injury he suffered was "pain and slight bleeding," he claims that he feared for his life.
As a result of the accusations, the woman is charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors. In addition to alluding to suffering from domestic violence at the hands of her husband, the Colorado woman's representative is optimistic that "the truth will come out." Accusations such as this often involve one person's word against another person's, and this is often insufficient to meet the high burden of proof required by the court to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. To help evaluate the evidence in a case, many people want an experienced criminal defense attorney on their side.