Category: Domestic Abuse

 

Batterer – it’s not a pretty stigma. However, if you are charged with domestic battery, stigma and damage to your reputation will be just a few of the many consequences you face.

 

Even an accusation of domestic violence will trigger an automatic protective order. This order is intended to protect the alleged victim, but it results in severe restrictions on the defendant’s civil liberties – especially if the

 

When Colorado police respond to a domestic violence call, and have probable cause to believe it has occurred, it is mandatory for them to make an arrest – regardless of whether the alleged victim denies any violence has occurred.

 

In these cases, it is the state pressing charges, not the victim.

 

However, there are a handful of scenarios which are even out of the state’s hands. In

 

Many domestic violence allegations are legitimate cries for help, and they should absolutely be taken seriously. However, false claims do unfortunately occur in Colorado from time to time.

 

False claims of domestic violence are a disservice not only to the person accused and to any children from the relationship, but also to the millions of Americans who are genuine victims of domestic violence.

 

Unfortunately, failing to investigate

 

Domestic violence is a widespread crime throughout Colorado and the United States as a whole. Recent studies revealed that close to half of all murders of women in this country are done at the hands of a current or former romantic partner. Often, the conversation after a mass shooting turns to the connection between domestic violence and other crimes committed with a deadly weapon.

 

Our high rates of

 

Colorado does not have a standalone statute or charge dedicated to domestic violence. After all, domestic violence cannot be defined by one single action.

 

Instead, domestic violence (DV) is a broad term that is separated into a handful of categories. Physical violence is just one type of domestic violence, and is not the only type of DV that is against Colorado law.

 

In other words, even if