Archives for: August 27th, 2019


Domestic violence is a tragic reality in relationships across the county. Lawmakers, social workers, and educators have worked hard to assess the causes and what actions should be taken to curb domestic violence deaths.


The solutions are not easy to find. Not all domestic violence cases are the same. One in four women have experienced domestic violence, but one in nine men are also victims of domestic violence.


Domestic violence is an epidemic throughout the United States, and Colorado has chosen a more aggressive approach than most states in fighting it – but these policies don’t always work in favor of the victim. In fact, victims themselves may even be charged with domestic violence, which can result in jail time, loss of custody, and other serious penalties.


Protect yourself with the knowledge of Colorado’s domestic violence


When Colorado police respond to a domestic violence call, and have probable cause to believe it has occurred, it is mandatory for them to make an arrest – regardless of whether the alleged victim denies any violence has occurred.


In these cases, it is the state pressing charges, not the victim.


However, there are a handful of scenarios which are even out of the state’s hands. In


In Colorado, domestic violence goes far beyond physical acts to encompass a wide range of behaviors. The law defines domestic violence as any act, attempted act, or threatened act of violence, harassment, stalking, or coercion between individuals in a relationship. The relationship may be a current or former marriage or romantic partnership, or simply a current or former shared living situation.


That means you could be charged with

The state of Colorado rightly sees domestic violence as a cancer that needs to be wiped out if our most vulnerable citizens are ever going to be able to feel truly safe. Because of this, our statutes on domestic violence are weighted towards empowering alleged victims and making sure that everything is done to punish perpetrators. Case-in-point: when someone in Colorado makes a domestic violence complaint and the police are