If you or a loved one is charged with domestic violence, it would be in your best interest to learn as much as possible about the crime and how it will impact your life.
In the state of Colorado, police are required by law to arrest a person if they have reason to believe that domestic violence occurred. Furthermore, you cannot bond out of jail until you have been seen by a judge. In many cases, this may mean spending a night in jail.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions associated with domestic violence:
-- Are domestic violence charges more serious than other types? This depends on the types of charges you are comparing, but this can have a negative impact on many aspects of your life.
-- Can you be charged with domestic violence even if your significant other doesn't press charges? Yes. Once charges have been filed, it is the state that takes on the process of pressing charges, not the victim.
-- Can domestic violence have an impact on my military career? Yes. The reason for this is that any domestic violence charge or conviction means that you have to surrender firearms. In most cases, a conviction will result in the end of your time in the military.
If you have any questions about domestic violence, don't hesitate to review the many pages of our website dedicated to this subject matter. There is a lot to learn, and you don't want to stop short of collecting all the necessary information. You can begin your search on our "Domestic Violence FAQ's" webpage.