A Colorado man was recently taken into police custody for allegedly refusing to let a woman leave his apartment. The criminal charges filed against him are reportedly many. If convicted, the consequences could be quite severe.
Restraining orders are often put in place to protect victims from violent individuals. Unfortunately, these orders may also be put in place against individuals who are accused of being violent where there is no real evidence of such behavior. After a protective order is issued, can Colorado residents accused of domestic violence do anything to get them dismissed?
You got in a fight with your spouse. Things got a little heated and before you knew it, the cops were on your doorstep. The neighbors called in the domestic disturbance. After a brief investigation, you were hauled from your house, booked into jail and now you are facing domestic assault charges. In the state of Colorado such charges can have serious consequences.
Police in Colorado Springs recently arrested a man following a report of a domestic disturbance. The criminal charges against him include domestic violence, a felony level DUI and various misdemeanors. If the accused is convicted on any of these charges, the penalties could be quite severe.
In Colorado as well as elsewhere, the police must struggle with domestic violence and family discordance issues daily. Sometimes, these matters turn nasty after the police are called to quell a disturbance or to enforce an existing protective order. Recently, police arrested a man who allegedly barricaded himself and resisted police prior to being taken into custody on domestic violence charges.
Although incidents of domestic violence may be the foundation of a purported criminal episode, the police may choose to arrest the accused for more serious charges under Colorado law, if the facts justify it. That apparently is the general picture surrounding criminal charges of attempted murder and other violations asserted against a man who was arrested on Christmas Eve after an ongoing series of incidents involving his wife. Boulder County deputies took the man into custody after a 911 call from his wife in which she described his several attempts to grab the steering wheel of their car and cause them to go over a cliff or engage in a head-on collision.
The Colorado law on domestic violence was enacted about 25 years ago, and it currently has critics who assert that it needs some revamping. For one thing, the law requires a mandatory arrest where there are signs of domestic violence, but in some instances, that may be a subjective determination or one that is hastily and inaccurately made. Critics would like to see a law that does not so quickly draw the full force of the criminal law and its heavy sanctions for domestic violence charges into the mix.
After recent events, it may not be any wonder that a Colorado man is running from the law. The 37-year-old man is accused of a horrific crime, and police are now focusing on family members and friends who may be helping him elude capture. In fact, three days after the incident, a relative of the man was arrested for allegations of accessory to attempted murder.
Domestic violence can be a difficult topic to discuss due to its understandably sensitive nature. Those facing domestic violence charges often feel frustrated and confused with the system and unsure of how to proceed. Experienced legal representation can minimize these feelings while giving defendants a better chance at achieving the best possible outcome for their personal situations.
Viral videos often spread like wildfire across social media networks for their humorous content, but a recent viral sensation had quite the opposite effect on viewers. An arrest quickly followed the video that allegedly depicted abuse against a 3-year-old child. A short while later, the woman who recorded the video was also arrested.