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Domestic Violence Education for Colorado Hairdressers?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Education for Colorado Hairdressers?

We all have people in our lives that we don’t know very well, but when we see them, we talk to them about our problems and even trust them in a way we don’t trust people we are close to. … Continue reading

Domestic Violence: The Effect of the Reported Holiday Increase

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence: The Effect of the Reported Holiday Increase

You’ve most likely heard this before: domestic violence incidents spike during the holiday season with more people spending long days and weeks with family members. It’s something that makes sense. It’s something that sounds true. So when media outlets report … Continue reading

“Extreme Domestic Violence” Leads to 1st-Degree Murder Charge

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence

“Extreme Domestic Violence” Leads to 1st-Degree Murder Charge

Thousands of women die each year due to domestic violence. Unfortunately, one recent case that happened right here in Colorado is a lesson to law enforcement officers on how important it can be to act on initial instances of violence. … Continue reading

Colorado Has Some of the Toughest Domestic Violence Laws

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence

Colorado Has Some of the Toughest Domestic Violence Laws

In 1994, victim-advocacy groups told the state of Colorado that the current laws on domestic violence did not bring justice to victims. Colorado listened, and enacted some of the harshest domestic violence laws in the country. The laws, which address … Continue reading

Supreme Court Upholds Firearms Ban for Domestic Violence

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence | Gun Crimes | Weapons Crimes

Supreme Court Upholds Firearms Ban for Domestic Violence

On June 27, the United States Supreme Court concluded a historic gun rights case by upholding a federal ban on individuals who have been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from owning or purchasing firearms. The court voted 6-2 in favor … Continue reading

When Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dismissed?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Criminal Defense | Domestic Violence

When Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dismissed?

Recently, Johnny Manziel, the former Cleveland Browns quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, was indicted on domestic violence charges. Colleen Crowley, one of Manziel’s ex-girlfriends, is accusing him of hitting and threatening her in an assault that took place in … Continue reading

Defending Colorado Domestic Violence Charges

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence

Defending Colorado Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence charges are taken very seriously in Colorado. Not only will you potentially face harsh penalties and restrictive protective orders, but a domestic violence conviction will also affect all aspects of your life. A domestic violence conviction greatly limits … Continue reading

A Guide to Colorado’s Domestic Violence Laws

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence

A Guide to Colorado’s Domestic Violence Laws

You thought that it was just a little lover’s quarrel. So when the police showed up and arrested you on charges of domestic violence, it was a complete shock. They didn’t even care that your supposed victim said it was … Continue reading

What Does a Restraining Order Do?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence | Restraining Orders

What Does a Restraining Order Do?

A restraining order – also called a protective order – is an order issued by a judge that tells one person to stay away from and not to communicate with, threaten, or hurt another person. Protective orders are usually used … Continue reading

Domestic Violence Rises After the Holidays

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Rises After the Holidays

Even though the media may stress that domestic violence increases over the holidays, domestic violence advocates and research tell a different story. Overall, domestic violence does not increase over the holidays. In fact, it may actually decrease a bit. Depending … Continue reading

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