In Colorado, there are many situations in which an individual may be charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another within a domestic context. This domestic context can include marriage, cohabitation, or an intimate partner.
There are four categories of domestic violence charges in Colorado, each based on a different statute. These four categories include domestic battery, corporal injury to spouse or cohabitant, criminal threats, and harassment.
TYPES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES
The following are the categories of domestic violence charges in Colorado.
This statute says it is a misdemeanor to inflict violence or force on an intimate partner such as a cohabitant, current or former spouse, dating partner, parent of a child, or fiancé. Domestic battery does not require a visible injury.
CORPORAL INJURY TO A SPOUSE OR COHABITANT
This statute says it is illegal to strike an intimate partner in a manner that causes a visible injury. The injury may be slight such as a bruise. This law will come into play if the alleged victim is a cohabitant, parent of a child, or current or former spouse.
This statute makes it illegal to threaten an individual with harm if the intent is to scare the person and they are living in sustained fear due to threats or harassment.
This statute makes it illegal for an individual to maliciously, repeatedly, and willfully harass or follow another individual, and make a credible threat with the intent of making the individual afraid for his or her safety or the safety of their immediate family members.
There are also other charges that may fall under domestic violence in Colorado. This includes child abuse which says it is a crime to inflict corporal punishment or injury on a child that is abusive and cruel and results in an injury, child endangerment which says it is unlawful to allow a child to suffer physical or mental harm, and elder abuse which says that it is a crime to inflict emotional or physical abuse, neglect, fraud or endangerment on a victim aged 65 or older.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BAIL BONDS
The cost for a bail bond in Colorado is normally 15% of the total bail amount. Stan The Bail Man offers discounts on all bonds (Normally 10%) (Could be more depending on the amount of the bond) Domestic violence bail amounts can vary wildly for misdemeanor domestic violence and serious felony assault charges. If a charge of criminal threats is added, the bail amount can be increased.
ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
When police arrive on the scene of a domestic disturbance, their main goal is calming everyone, making an arrest if necessary, and allowing the court system to sort out what happened. In many cases, males will be automatically arrested, even if they are not the primary aggressor. Unfortunately, many innocent people have been arrested for domestic violence, and accusers can lie to police out of anger or use the charge as a threat. In some cases, what appears to be domestic violence was an accident or the arrested was defending herself or himself in a mutual struggle.
At Stan the Bail Man Bail Bonds, we are not here to judge you or your loved one. We are here to get your friend or family member out of jail as quickly as possible. Call us today for an immediate bail bond to get you out of jail.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Some of the crimes and information may not apply to your city or state.