Fort Collins Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Merry Christmas from the O’Malley Law Office! 

Merry Christmas from the O'Malley Law Office! If your holidays were interrupted by Domestic Violence charges, call us!

We, here at the O’Malley Law Office hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas filled with family, fun, and festivities. However, we know that often the holiday season can be stressful and stress can lead to tension and arguments with loved ones. Sometimes, things can go too far and the police get involved with a domestic issue. Whether you had an argument with your ex-spouse over visitation with your children and names are exchanged, or in trying to end an argument you stop your significant other from leaving the room, an arrest for a Domestic Violence crime can be difficult to deal with.  

What Makes a Crime Domestic Violence in Fort Collins and Loveland? 

In Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park, Domestic Violence – C.R.S. 18-6-800.3 – is defined as: 

an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.

Intimate relationship is defined as: 

a relationship between spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, or persons who are both the parents of the same child regardless of whether the persons have been married or have lived together at any time. Domestic violence also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge.

Based on this definition, simply going on a date with someone a few times could be considered an intimate relationship.  

Domestic Violence Crimes in Larimer County 

Domestic Violence in Larimer, Boulder, and Grand County is not a crime itself, but instead a sentence enhancer that can be added to any crime. Most often, we see the following crimes charged as acts of Domestic Violence: 

However, this is not an all-inclusive list. Any crime can be charged as an act of Domestic Violence.  

If you or someone you love has been charged with a Domestic Violence crime, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best Fort Collins criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-658-0007 today. Together, we can protect your future.  

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