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Colorado Has Some of the Toughest Domestic Violence Laws

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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

How Will A Domestic Violence Charge Affect Your Gun Rights?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence | Gun Crimes | Protective Orders

How Will A Domestic Violence Charge Affect Your Gun Rights?

Though many people are aware that federal law restricts felons from owning firearms, they may not be aware that Colorado also restricts the gun rights of individuals convicted of domestic violence crimes—even if the offense was a misdemeanor. In 2013, … Continue reading

Why Do People Commit Domestic Violence Crimes?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence

Why Do People Commit Domestic Violence Crimes?

Domestic violence is a crime that occurs behind closed doors—both the closed doors of a shared dwelling and the closed doors of the domestic abuser’s mind. The psychology of a domestic abuser is different from other violent criminals.  Often the … Continue reading

Domestic Violence Charges in a Gay or Lesbian Relationship

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Charges in a Gay or Lesbian Relationship

Law enforcement officials, government agencies, and the general public acknowledge that domestic violence is a serious problem affecting women and men who are married or in a romantic relationship. However, domestic violence can occur between two people in any type … Continue reading

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