Exploring Colorado’s Laws on Weapons Possession and Concealed Carry
May 25, 2023
Many people think of protective orders and restraining orders as interchangeable. The truth is that they are two very different things in Colorado.
Here’s what you need to know about these two distinct orders, how they’re different, and what happens if one is violated.Colorado Restraining Orders
Restraining orders are court-issued. They demand that a person suspected of domestic abuse or violence avoid contact with a victim.What a Restraining Order Is
Anyone who fears for their safety can ask [...]
This question has a simple answer. There is no difference in Colorado.
Protective orders, also commonly referred to as restraining orders, are intended to stop one person from harming another. It’s also referred to as a protection order. Therefore, we will use these three terms interchangeably.
Unfortunately, answering many of the other questions surrounding these orders isn’t so simple.
How do protective orders work? What are the terms of a protective order, and what happens if you violate one? If [...]
Restraining orders can have a serious impact on your day-to-day life. You might have to change your commute, move out of your home, or stay away from the people you love most.
You’ve done the time for your mistakes (or perhaps shouldn’t have been given the order in the first place), so how do you get back to your normal life?
In today’s post, we share the five steps you need to take to successfully have your Colorado restraining order [...]
If you have been charged with violating a restraining order in Colorado, it’s important to know what happens next. In this post, we’re going to explain the restraining order laws in our state as well as the penalties for violating an order.Understanding Protective Orders in Colorado
A protective order, otherwise known as a restraining order, prohibits you from contact with a person who believes that you intend to do them harm. The order is intended to prevent touching, tampering, [...]
If you have ever been in a fight with another person, you know that sometimes you say things you don’t mean. For example, a partner could threaten leaving, taking your kids, taking your property, or even filing a restraining order.
Most of the time, these threats are empty and don’t amount to anything after you’ve both calmed down. But what happens if a partner, roommate, or family member does decide to file a restraining order? When are they issued, and [...]
Understanding the laws related to weapons possession and concealed carry is crucial for residents of Colorado. Exploring the legal framework, requirements, and restrictions, individuals can navigate these laws responsibly and ensure compliance to protect their rights and maintain personal safety.
Colorado has specific laws regulating firearms possession, purchase, and transfer. These laws cover various aspects such as background checks, restrictions on firearm possession for certain individuals, regulations on the open carry of firearms, and more. Familiarizing oneself with these laws [...]
Racial bias continues to be a significant issue within the criminal justice system, including in Colorado. The impact of racial bias on criminal cases can lead to unequal treatment, unfair outcomes, and a loss of trust in the system.Racial Disparities in Arrest and Charging
Racial bias can manifest at various stages of the criminal justice process, starting with the initial arrest and charging decisions. Studies have shown that individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups are often disproportionately [...]
Sexual assault is a serious crime that carries severe penalties under Colorado law. However, defending against charges of sexual assault in the era of #MeToo can be even more challenging. The #MeToo movement has sparked a cultural shift, and society has become more receptive to allegations of sexual misconduct. As a result, sexual assault cases often generate significant media attention, and public perception is often heavily influenced by the allegations themselves. This can make it difficult for defendants to [...]