Category: Protectiion Orders

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

We’ve explored Colorado restraining orders in depth in previous posts, touching on the basic definition, some common terms, and penalties for violating them.


I’d like to take this post to discuss the different situations where someone might be able to take out a restraining order against you. A restraining order—typically referred to as a “protection order” in Colorado—is a civil order that is designed to keep you from harming

A protective order, otherwise known as a restraining order, is designed to protect victims of domestic violence by legally requiring the alleged abuser to stay away. The state of Colorado takes protective orders very seriously because this type of regulation is only effective if law officers are committed to enforcing it, and violating a protective order is considered a crime in and of itself.


But what happens if the