Category: Protectiion Orders

When someone is in crisis, there are usually clear signals that something is wrong. Those closest to the person in crisis are usually the first to notice these signs, but they often have too few tools at their disposal to do anything about it. Enter Colorado’s Red Flag law.

Sometimes it’s necessary to take firearms out of the hands of someone who would use them against another or themselves. In

Sometimes referred to as a restraining order or protective order, a protection order is designed to protect a victim from a defendant’s threats or actions.

Usually, courts issue protection orders to prevent the protected person from domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, threats, or intimidation.

When you have a protective order against you, though, it can prohibit you from performing certain actions involving the protected person. In Colorado, a protective order

Protection orders, also called restraining orders, limit your freedoms and can be emotionally stressful. Restraining orders are often filed by exes or family members and may prohibit defendants from seeing their children, other loved ones – even pets!

 

Each order is different, but penalties for violating protection orders are serious. So it is important to learn as much as you can about your next steps upon receiving a protection

 

Accusations of domestic violence are a serious matter—even if the alleged incident never actually occurred. In order to protect actual victims of abuse, Colorado has mandatory arrest laws for anyone who has been accused of domestic violence.

 

The law requires police to arrest any person when “there is probable cause to believe that a crime or offense involving domestic violence.” In the real world, this means that if