Domestic Violence Calls Have Experts Concerned: Know Your Triggers

The coronavirus has shaken the world up in many ways aside from the virus itself. Millions of people are finding themselves out of work and businesses are being forced to close doors en masse. Lots of people are also practicing social distancing by staying home.

Because of these things, one issue that cities like Denver are contending with? The potential for a massive spike in domestic violence.

Experts Concerned for Potential Spike in CO Domestic Violence Calls

The extensive quarantine [...]

Yes, Colorado Domestic Violence Can Be Charged at the Federal Level

We have encountered a lot of confusion surrounding domestic violence among clients in Colorado. So we decided to tackle some of the most common questions we encounter:

  • I’m not with the victim anymore; Why am I being charged with domestic violence?
  • I thought I would end up in state court; Why am I facing federal charges this time?
  • What do federal domestic charges mean in terms of possible sentences and penalties?

The following information should answer these and others you [...]

How Connected are Substance Abuse and CO Domestic Violence Charges?

Substance abuse and domestic violence are both unfortunate realties of modern society. Both are common, affecting thousands of Coloradans annually.

In fact, many times these two problems occur together, as both domestic violence victims and perpetrators are often substance abusers.

So, what is the link between the two things?

The short answer is that it’s complicated. However, research has shown that substance abusers are more likely to become victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. Moreover, these two problems have many [...]

What Factors Make Colorado Domestic Violence “Aggravated”?

Domestic violence charges in Colorado hold an interesting position under the laws as written.

Although the acts that constitute domestic violence come with a number of civil and criminal consequences – many of them quite far-reaching – technically, there is no actual “charge” for domestic violence. Rather, it is considered an “enhancement” to other charges.

So, what does it mean when someone is charged with “aggravated” domestic violence?

For most charges, there are a list of factors deemed to be [...]