In many Colorado jurisdictions, Domestic Violence defendants are put through what is called a Fast Track program.
The Fast Track aims for a quicker resolution of the criminal charges against the accused than is typical in a criminal case.

If your case is put on the Fast Track, you will be required to either accept a guilty plea or set the matter for a trial at your first court appearance after being placed under arrest for domestic violence charges. Further, the alleged victim will be issued a subpoena to appear at your first court date, at which you will be in custody, and they will be given a subpoena to appear for your trial.