How Colorado Handles Self-Defense in Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence is a serious offense in Colorado, and the laws clearly outline what the justice system considers domestic violence.

While the definition of domestic violence may be clear in the state, the idea that someone was defending themselves against the abuse of another isn’t as clear. It’s common in domestic violence cases for the party being accused of domestic violence to say they were only acting in self-defense. However, anyone claiming self-defense can only argue it successfully in court [...]