Archives for: October 8th, 2013

A recent survey by the Avon Foundation, an initiative designed to expose and shed light on the realities of domestic violence in the U.S. while increasing education, awareness, and prevention, shows that a staggering 60% of Americans know a victim of domestic violence. The survey, titled No More Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Survey of Attitudes and Experiences of Teens and Adults, was intended to highlight the lack of

Current law permits Colorado citizens to use physical force, even deadly force, against another person when (1) that other person has made an unlawful entry into their dwelling, (2) when the homeowner/resident has a reasonable belief that the intruder has committed or will commit a crime in the home, and (3) when the homeowner/resident reasonably believes the intruder may use any physical force against the homeowner.  A change to this

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