Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Signs of Domestic Violence, and How to Help

Unfortunately, domestic abuse remains a serious problem in Colorado. According to the latest data provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), approximately 16,700 domestic violence reports are filed with law enforcement in the state each year. Sadly, the true extent of the domestic violence problem is undoubtedly far higher than the official law...

You Are Not Invited to Violate a Restraining Order

Civil protection orders, which are called restraining orders, can be issued on a temporary or permanent basis. Many times the parties are not strangers and have or had some type of relationship. It could be any familiar relationship such as husband-wife, boyfriend and girlfriend or similar relationships. When actual violence or threats of violence cause one party...

Civil Protection Orders and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a very real and unfortunate reality for hundreds of thousands all over the United States. Getting help from family or emergency services is one of the first steps you need to take, but what comes next? Civil protection orders are a great place to start! Here are five things you need to...

Top 3 Things to Know About a Domestic Violence Arrest

Domestic violence is an unfortunate reality for people all throughout the United States. The reason that domestic violence is such a problem is that the guilty party is usually the partner of the victim and they still feel too much emotional attachment to that person to call the police and get them arrested. They may also...

Domestic Violence Laws in Colorado

Colorado has a very broad criminal definition of domestic violence.  This is designed to provide the greatest amount of protection for a victim of domestic violence and gives the police the greatest latitude to arrest someone.  Colorado criminal law defines domestic violence as “an act or threatened an act of violence upon a person with...