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Famous Denver adventurer arrested on domestic violence charges

A man who became famous after cutting off is arm after being trapped by a boulder on an expedition 10 years ago was arrested over the weekend for alleged domestic violence. Aron Ralston, who had continued in adventure sports since his frightful accident in 2003, wrote a book which was later adapted into a film.

According to a report, he was booked into Denver County jail and has been charged with one count of assault and one count of wrongs to minors. After being arrested for domestic violence, many times a person can't post bail until they appear in front of a judge.

Domestic violence charges can be very serious. When someone is arrested, they have the right to speak with an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney even if they haven't yet appeared in front of a judge. An attorney can be with a person during police questioning to help ensure they don't incriminate themselves.

When someone is famous or in a position of power, they might be treated harshly in court and by police. They might also face intense media attention. This can result in damage to a person's reputation even before they have a fair trial. An experienced attorney can help a person understand their rights, and be with them when answering questions from authorities and any media requests. Domestic violence cases in Denver are especially sensitive, but it is important that an accused person is still treated fairly and has the ability to defend themselves in court.

Source: Reuters, "'127 hours' adventurer arrested in Denver for suspected domestic violence," Keith Coffman, Dec. 8, 2013

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