Domestic Violence Attorneys

Most of the crimes in Colorado’s crim­i­nal code, under the appro­pri­ate cir­cum­stances, qual­ify as domes­tic vio­lence.  For this rea­son, domes­tic vio­lence is often referred to as an “enhancer” or “aggra­va­tor. ” Domes­tic vio­lence means:

an act or threat­ened act of vio­lence upon a per­son with whom the actor is or has been involved in an inti­mate rela­tion­ship. It also includes any other crime against a per­son, or against prop­erty, includ­ing an ani­mal, or any munic­i­pal ordi­nance vio­la­tion against a per­son, or against prop­erty, includ­ing an ani­mal, when used as a method of coer­cion, con­trol, pun­ish­ment, intim­i­da­tion, or revenge directed against a per­son with whom the actor is or has been involved in an inti­mate rela­tion­ship.
“Inti­mate rela­tion­ship” means a rela­tion­ship between spouses, for­mer spouses, past or present unmar­ried cou­ples, or per­sons who are both the par­ents of the same child regard­less of whether the per­sons have been mar­ried or have lived together at any time.

C.R.S. 18–6-800.3

Pro­tect Your Rights | Con­tact The Firm

Colorado’s crim­i­nal penal­ties for domes­tic vio­lence are among the harsh­est in the coun­try. Dur­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion, if there is prob­a­ble cause to believe that domes­tic vio­lence has occurred, the police must make an arrest.  Fur­ther, dis­trict attor­neys can­not dis­miss or plead down cases of domes­tic vio­lence unless they are able to demon­strate to a judge that a con­vic­tion is unlikely.

A domes­tic vio­lence con­vic­tion is a seri­ous mat­ter, and is likely to have life-altering con­se­quences.  If you are charged with domes­tic vio­lence, con­tact our team of expe­ri­enced attor­neys to help you nav­i­gate your case.