Domestic Violence | Grand Junction Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Blog
Colorado law allows for alternative sentencing for some domestic violence convictions. A person who is convicted of a domestic violence offense may have the opportunity to avoid jail time altogether, or serve less time, by completing the terms of probation.
Being accused of domestic violence is not something to take lightly. That kind of claim could destroy your career, relationships, and reputation. That is why knowing who can legally make such a claim in Colorado may help prove your innocence.
Family relationships can be complicated, even at the best of times. Unfortunately, a family dispute that escalates can bring severe consequences. The police may arrive at your home if called by a member of your household, a neighbor, or another person who heard a loud argument. Once law enforcement arrives at your door, one of the parties could be facing a domestic violence charge.
Being charged with a domestic violence offense serious and can affect the rest of your life if you are convicted. Domestic violence is a classification that is attached to an underlying crime, such as assault, harassment, trespassing, false imprisonment, criminal mischief, stalking, or obstruction a telephone service. When the alleged victim and the accused are involved in an “intimate relationship” or have been in the past, virtually any criminal offense can be classified as domestic violence.
A domestic violence charge is also a sentence enhancer, meaning that it is the description of the circumstances under which another offense was committed that causes the sentence of that underlying offense to become harsher.
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