For most people in Colorado, the laws governing domestic violence are completely foreign to them, until they are suddenly thrust into a potentially life-changing situation. At The Foley Law Firm, we think it is a good idea for everyone to be familiar with the laws, so you will know what to expect should a domestic violence call be made.
Do you know the legal definition of the term "domestic violence" in the state of Colorado? All too many defendants are unaware that their assault and battery and other charges could be upgraded because of domestic violence allegations. Understanding the formal definition of domestic violence can help defendants formulate a more effective criminal defense against these accusations.
We hear a lot about the role of social media in the law today, and a recent case out of Colorado proves that Facebook posts can sometimes incite strange behavior. Officials in Centennial say that a Facebook update may be to blame for a giant apartment fire in June. That blaze injured eight people and caused about $1.5 million in damages at a local apartment complex. Investigators say the fire may be traced back to a domestic violence situation that was exacerbated by a social media post. The defendant is facing charges of attempted murder and domestic violence.