Category: Domestic Violence

A new law passed earlier this year, allowing prosecutors to utilize out of court statements by a developmentally challenged victim against a defendant in a jury trial, is currently being used for the first time in a Denver rape case.

 

Hearsay evidence (a statement, other than one made by a witness testifying at a trial, offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted) typically is inadmissible in a

If the Denver police are called to your residence on a domestic disturbance call, and they suspect that any kind of violence has taken place, you are likely to be arrested even if the argument has abated by the time the police show up. Even if your girlfriend was also arrested or even if she does not want to press charges against you now that the fight is over, you

A domestic violence charge carries a social stigma with it that can be damaging to a person’s reputation even if they are never convicted. That’s why anyone facing such a charge needs the services of an experienced and competent lawyer before ever entering a Colorado courtroom. Defense attorney Kimberly Diego is a knowledgeable domestic violence lawyer in Colorado who can not only defend you against the criminal charge but can

In Colorado, the law authorizes and in fact requires the issuance of protection orders in all domestic violence cases.  Current law allows not only a no-contact order, but also restrictions as to the possession of firearms, possession of alcohol, and any other restrictions the court deems appropriate to protect the safety of the alleged victim.

 

However, the law does not currently authorize the issuance of protection orders in non-domestic

Recently, the State House Committee voted down a bill that would reverse the life sentences of 48 murders in Colorado.  Each of these individuals was a juvenile at the time they committed the offense for which they are incarcerated.  Between 1992 and 2006, Colorado applied life without parole to certain juvenile offenders.  This was changed in 2006.  However, for those juveniles sentenced between 1992 and 2006, parole is not possible