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:
Intimate relationship is defined as:
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:
- Harassment as an act of Domestic Violence;
- Obstruction of a Telephone Service as an act of Domestic Violence;
- 3rd Degree Assault as an act of Domestic Violence;
- False Imprisonment as an act of Domestic Violence;
- Criminal Mischief as an act of Domestic Violence;
- Menacing as an act of Domestic Violence; and
- Reckless Endangerment as an Act 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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