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Category: Domestic Violence


“No Bail For Stalking and Domestic Violence Offenders” Now Law
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Colorado has a history of aggressively protecting domestic violence victims. From mandatory overnight holding to the serious consequences after a conviction, these laws are meant to crack down on this type of crime.
 
Earlier this month, Colorado signed another domestic violence law called “No Bail for Stalking and Domestic Violence Offenders.” The name speaks for itself. While Colorado had already denied bail to individuals who have been convicted… Continue reading this article

How Colorado Domestic Violence Cases are Reviewed May Soon Change
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If you follow college sports or have been reading the news reports about the University of Colorado, you probably know that former coach Joe Tumpkin is in some big trouble. He recently resigned over allegations of repeatedly abusing his ex-girlfriend, who has a restraining order against him.
 
Currently, Tumpkin is facing five felony counts of second-degree assault and three misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault. It’s not just the former… Continue reading this article

Yes, Even Texting Can Net You a Colorado Domestic Violence Charge
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We have highlighted Colorado’s strict policies against domestic violence in many past blog posts. From the moment an incident is reported to police, Colorado aims to put alleged attackers behind bars at the first sign of harassment or violence through its “victim’s rights” policies.
 
While these policies do help many victims find justice for the wrongdoing and violence perpetrated against them, there are also many cases where simple offenses… Continue reading this article

Colorado’s Domestic Violence Laws Lead to Unnecessary Arrests
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Domestic violence is a tragic occurrence, and it is something that happens far too often both in our state and our country as a whole. How often? The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control says that 1 in 3 women will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetime. Perhaps even more shocking is the fact that 1 in 4 men will also be victims of domestic violence.
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Inconsistency in Domestic Violence Arrests May Mean Policy Change
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In the past year, Denver7 has been investigating how Colorado law enforcement handles domestic violence cases, from the moment a call is made about alleged domestic violence to the moment someone is arrested (or not arrested). Investigators looked at records and rates of arrest throughout different counties in Colorado and reported back with troubling statistics.
 
The rates at which law enforcement carries out domestic violence arrests vary wildly. When… Continue reading this article

Bill Passed to Help Prosecute Domestic Violence Offenders
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Last month, a bill that will enact harsher sentences on domestic violence offenders with multiple convictions in Colorado was signed into law.
 
House Bill 16-1066, a bill called “Concerning An Habitual Domestic Violence Offender” was first introduced in early 2016 and sponsored by state Representative Kit Roupe, a Republican from Colorado Springs. The bill was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives, and was 2 votes away from… Continue reading this article

The Everyday Effects of a Domestic Violence Charge
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No one is immune to the consequences of being accused of domestic violence – just ask actor Johnny Depp.
 
On May 23, Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, filed for divorce and asked for spousal support. Two days after Depp rejected her request, she claimed in court that Depp had abused her throughout their 5-year relationship. Heard had a bruise on the right side of her eye, which she said… Continue reading this article

Colorado Domestic Violence Defense Strategies
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Over the last few decades, lawmakers have come to recognize that domestic violence is a serious issue in our country. Charges and penalties have been increased to punish offenders and serve as a deterrent to anyone who might be inclined to engage in this kind of behavior.
 
But in an effort to protect victims, we have turned domestic violence charges into something that can completely derail an individual’s… Continue reading this article

5 Things to Know About Domestic Violence Charges in Colorado
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Domestic violence is described as a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship. It is often used by one partner to maintain or gain control and power over the other partner.
 
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), an average of 20 people are physically abused every minute by an intimate partner in the U.S. This is unacceptable, and it’s something that all of us need… Continue reading this article

Domestic Violence and Protection Orders: What You Need to Know
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Accusations of domestic violence are a serious matter—even if the alleged incident never actually occurred. In order to protect actual victims of abuse, Colorado has mandatory arrest laws for anyone who has been accused of domestic violence.
 
The law requires police to arrest any person when “there is probable cause to believe that a crime or offense involving domestic violence.” In the real world, this means that if… Continue reading this article

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