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In Colorado, LGBTQ-Partner Violence Is Domestic Violence
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Many people have a narrow conception of what domestic violence looks like. Typically, they envision a scared wife cowering from an abusive husband. Domestic violence can take many forms, however.
 
Not only can it include a variety of family members as well as significant others, but it also includes violence among same-sex partners.
 
Violence in the Colorado LGBTQ Community
 
The LGBTQ community has been slow to… Continue reading this article

When the State of Colorado Charges Victims with Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence is an epidemic throughout the United States, and Colorado has chosen a more aggressive approach than most states in fighting it – but these policies don’t always work in favor of the victim. In fact, victims themselves may even be charged with domestic violence, which can result in jail time, loss of custody, and other serious penalties.
 
Protect yourself with the knowledge of Colorado’s domestic violence… Continue reading this article

What It Means to Face Domestic Battery Charges in Colorado
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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… Continue reading this article

False Allegations of Domestic Violence: Why Coloradans Make Them
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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… Continue reading this article

The Three Degrees of Domestic Assault in Colorado
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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… Continue reading this article

You Don’t Have to Physically Hurt Someone in Colorado to Get a DV Charge
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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… Continue reading this article

Cop’s Charges Reminder of the Many Types of Colorado Domestic Violence
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A Washington cop allegedly tracked a woman’s location through GPS monitoring, manipulated her by threatening to commit suicide, threatened to shoot her after a no-contact order was filed against him in mid-February, and more.
 
After she went to police to describe his actions, Corporal Brooks Owen Laughlin, 33, was arrested and is currently under investigation and awaiting a hearing. There are numerous domestic violence charges that he could… Continue reading this article

“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

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