Category: Domestic Violence

There’s no doubt: crime charges that include domestic violence can be devastating to a person’s life. That’s why it’s vital, if you’re facing domestic violence charges, to make sure you mount the most robust defense possible.

Sometimes, help in defense can come from an unlikely source: the victim. There are actually many ways in which a victim can help with a Colorado domestic violence case. So, if you’re facing charges

When you commit crimes of violence against someone with whom you have been or are currently in an intimate relationship, it’s called domestic violence. What many people don’t realize, however, is what that actually means according to Colorado law.

In this comprehensive guide, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about domestic violence charges in our state, including how it is legally defined and what can happen

Domestic violence is not a crime all by itself in Colorado. In fact, domestic violence is what is known as a “sentence enhancer” in the state, meaning that it will increase punishment for an underlying offense.

If you’re accused of a crime involving domestic violence as an aggravating factor, you may face serious charges in the state. In Colorado, police will arrest anyone they suspect with probable cause to have

Colorado courts treat domestic violence charges as enhancements or additions to existing charges. So, if the defendant and alleged victim share or have shared an intimate relationship, additional penalties will be imposed upon conviction.

To ensure due punishment, domestic violence charges in Colorado have some unique characteristics:

  • They require mandatory arrest.
  • The accuser cannot drop the charges.
  • The District Attorney can proceed with the case even if the accuser does

Domestic violence crimes impact the lives of many people.

Up until this point, the court system in Colorado focused on helping adult victims of domestic violence. They did not protect children to the same extent. Now, with the horrific death of a child at the hands of his father, the way the law operates for children in domestic violence situations is going to change.

In September 2019, a judge sent