Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Domestic Violence Defense Strategies In Colorado

In Colorado, domestic violence is defined as an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in a relationship including spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, co-parents, or a co-habitant when the violent or threatening act is used to coerce, control, punish, intimidate or seek revenge.

When marital or family disputes go beyond a simple argument and a spouse or family member loses control, a verbal disagreement can become physical. With emotions running high, especially [..]

What You’re Up against If Charged with Domestic Battery in Colorado

If you’ve watched any shows about law enforcement ever, you’ve probably heard the term “assault and battery.” What you might not know, however, is that in Colorado these are actually two separate charges.

Battery charges can be serious, and offenders may be especially anxious if they are charged with domestic battery. Learn what constitutes battery in our state, as well as how to defend against these charges so that you can avoid the consequences that come with conviction.

What Is “Battery” in Colorado?

Battery (also known [..]

The Real Costs of a Colorado Domestic Violence Conviction

If you’re known as a “batterer”, you’ll know it’s not exactly a great title. However, if you’re charged with domestic battery, the stigma and damage to your reputation should be the least of your worries.

When lawyers and law enforcement officers talk about penalties for crimes, jail is usually the first option mentioned. Realistically, though, focusing in on the law’s recommendation for jail time gives an incomplete look at the real penalties for crimes. A number of different crimes will warrant penalties that will affect you not [..]

Denver Domestic Battery: How Victims Determine the Outcome

The consequences of domestic violence impact not just the individual charged with the offense, but the entire family. Aside from the potential physical and emotional damages of domestic violence, criminal charges can compromise the entire family’s future in some situations.

Although domestic violence should never be tolerated, sometimes a simple misunderstanding or disagreement gone too far can result in charges that both the alleged victim and the accused perpetrator come to regret. In this case, the victim’s testimony may be helpful in getting charges dropped – or [..]

What is Domestic Assault in Colorado?

Assault charges are serious, but different types of assault cases result in harsher penalties. One of these charges is domestic assault. Domestic violence is a prevalent issue in Denver, and offenders can lose certain rights if they are convicted.

If you have been charged with domestic assault or a related crime, it is important to understand what you are facing and the actions that distinguish domestic assault from less serious crimes. The more you know about the law, the better understanding you will have about your options [..]