Facing a domestic violence charge is a very serious matter with potentially dire consequences. Understanding the entire court process can be overwhelming, but with the right help and advice, you will be able to make informed decisions as you move forward with your case. Whether it’s navigating the paperwork or preparing for a court hearing,
Domestic violence is a serious charge. If you are convicted of domestic violence in Colorado, you could face jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record. If you have been arrested, it is important to understand the charges against you and what you can do to defend yourself. Unfortunately, it is not a defense for
Colorado became the 48th state to pass a law making “strangulation” its own separate criminal offense. Under this new law, strangulation is defined as knowingly preventing someone from breathing by applying pressure to their throat or neck, or by blocking their nose or mouth. In Colorado, there are two types of strangulation: manual and ligature.
Many people are surprised to learn that in Colorado, domestic violence is not considered a standalone crime. Rather, it’s an enhancement added to other criminal offenses. This means that if you are charged with a crime and the prosecutor believes that domestic violence was involved, they can add on a domestic violence charge—and enhanced penalties.
It doesn’t matter how old you are. Your race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation are irrelevant. It doesn’t matter what your relationship status is, whether you’re dating, living together or married. Your educational, financial, and social status make no difference—anyone can be a victim of domestic violence or even a perpetrator. What Is Domestic Violence?
Colorado Springs might not have seen the worst of the recent extreme weather in the U.S., but it is not immune from extreme weather conditions and, therefore, a theory about domestic violence. The “Cabin Fever” theory suggests that when cold, rain, snow or other extreme weather conditions are at-play, domestic partners tend to not play