Colorado orders of protection issued in domestic violence cases are far from trivial things that can be considered casually by individuals subjected to their terms and conditions. We note on our Denver criminal defense website at Shazam Kianpour & Associates that if you are served such an order, “you must follow it to the letter or you will be arrested and criminally charged for the violation.”
A sophomore cornerback for the Colorado Buffaloes has been accused of attempting to push a female companion down a stairwell. He has been arrested and charged with domestic violence, assault and harassment. He has also been suspended indefinitely, on the eve of fall football camp.
Domestic violence charges can come after a variety of situations occur. We recently discussed how stalking someone might end with you facing criminal charges based on that behavior. This is only one example. Other examples include physical violence, financial abuse, and emotional abuse.
Here's an immediate and closely relevant fact concerning family violence in Colorado: It's a widely perceived universe.
A new bill is making its way through the legislature that may significantly change the way that those convicted of habitual domestic violence or felony stalking are treated by the court. The bill is part of a response to public outrage after a woman who filed a restraining order against her former boyfriend was later killed by him.
Domestic violence is always heartbreaking, but it is even more so when its victims are innocent children. Recently, a 2-year-old girl from Westminster died, and authorities suspect domestic violence played a part after finding that the young girl suffered head trauma.
Just south of Denver, officials in Douglas County are rolling out some new efforts to reduce fatalities due to domestic violence. Using a number of targeted questions when responding to domestic violence calls, officers hope to be able to identify situations that may go from dangerous to deadly before a tragedy occurs.
Domestic violence is not a welcome part of anyone's holiday season, but for many people, spending time with family this year will mean that old tensions and conflicts have the opportunity to flare up in ugly, destructive ways. Family tensions flared far out of control for one Colorado man recently, and he stands accused of serious charges, including attempted murder, after allegedly committing some serious acts of violence towards his own mother.
Domestic violence has been on the rise in Colorado, with an above-average of incidents reported resulting in the loss of a life. These situations are always terrible, especially when a person is killed. The concerning trend continued recently when a man in El Paso County engaged in a several-hour standoff with police in a domestic violence dispute that escalated to a hostage situation and ended in his wife dying of a gunshot wound.