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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

Colorado “Red Flag” Bill Makes Strong DV Defense Even More Important
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A new bill circulating through the Colorado state government may make it easier to take guns away from certain people. Specifically, judges may be allowed to seize firearms for six months or more from those who are categorized as “significant risks” under the new “Red Flag” law.
 
What exactly is this bill? How did it come into being?
 
On Dec. 31, 2017, a Douglas County sheriff was… 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

Longmont Domestic Violence Story Reminds Us Men Are Victims Too
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When we think about domestic violence, most of us picture the man as the aggressor and the woman as the victim. However, studies have shown that a surprising number of men are actually domestic violence victims. Moreover, many incidents of domestic violence are mutual, meaning that both parties could be considered aggressors… or victims.
 
A recent domestic incident in Longmont provides us with a real-world reminder of this… Continue reading this article

Colorado Man Shot in Domestic Dispute – Some Hypothetical Defenses
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Shot in the groin.
 
That’s what police in Colorado Springs say happened to a local man during what they are calling a domestic dispute. Preliminary reports indicated that there were two wounds in his groin area, caused by either one or two bullets (one of wound could be where the bullet exited).  The only thing else release at the time of this writing is that two people were in… Continue reading this article

Why Domestic Violence Awareness Month Could Lead to More Charges
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We recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month here in Colorado, and this year marks the 30th anniversary of the campaign.
 
“It’s important that we recognize this month because it’s an issue that keeps growing in our society,” said Shirley Crow, Peterson Air Force Base’s domestic violence victim advocate. “Not that it’s new, but it is very hidden and [kept] behind closed doors.”
 
In 1981, the National… Continue reading this article

New Colorado Domestic Violence Law Can Stop You from Getting Bail
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Our state takes domestic violence seriously, and a new law that has recently gone into effect shows just how serious Colorado is when it comes to domestic violence charges.
 
As of Wednesday, August 9, the No Bail for Stalking and Domestic Violence Offenders Act says bail will be denied to anyone convicted of habitual domestic violence or felony stalking in order to protect the alleged victims. Instead… Continue reading this article

How to Lift a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in Colorado
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Domestic violence charges are taken very seriously in our state, and can affect all aspects of your life, including your job, time with your children, and even where you are allowed to live. If you also have to adhere to a restraining order while your case is pending, you might find that your everyday life is now riddled with inconvenient limitations.
 
If you have a restraining order against… 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

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

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