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Category: Domestic Battery


“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

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

Domestic Violence and Child Custody
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If you have been charged with a crime of domestic violence, the outcome of your case can have an impact on any pending or future child custody matters.  The mere fact of your being charged can also have an impact as well.
 
In Colorado, any time an incident of domestic violence occurs and a child is present, the defendant also will be charged with a count of Child Abuse… Continue reading this article

There’s No Such Thing as an Insignificant Criminal Charge
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Although it is true that some crimes are considered more serious than others and therefore carry more severe penalties upon conviction, it does not follow that there is such a thing as an insignificant criminal charge. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, it is significant, and you will want to avail yourself of the services of a reputable criminal lawyer in Denver as soon as possible… Continue reading this article