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Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dropped in Colorado?

Posted on 11/28/22

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


Strangulation in Colorado Domestic Violence Cases

Posted on 11/28/22

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.


Is Domestic Violence a Felony?

Posted on 10/17/22

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.


Ways to Spot Domestic Violence

Posted on 06/16/18

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?