You and your spouse were recently in an argument, which is common for many couples. However, much to your surprise, law enforcement serves you with a protection order, despite not having laid a hand on your wife or children. You may be worried that authorities will show up intending to arrest you for domestic violence. This is a concern that you share with many other Coloradans after a domestic dispute. You may have done nothing wrong, but that might not prevent you from facing domestic violence charges based on nothing more than your spouse's accusations.
As a 2014 article written for the Mint Press News so aptly explained, it's difficult to talk about the subject of domestic violence without warranting some level of trepidation. While it's important to remain sensitive to its victims - which, in a majority of cases, are women - it's important not to ignore other truths about the subject, such as the fact that men can also be victims of domestic violence.
Members of the military face a lot of challenges throughout the course of their service and family life, and domestic violence allegations are no exception. While some of these charges are well founded, others can be the result of misunderstandings that have gone out of control. There are even cases where accusations of domestic violence may be completely false and are made by an alleged victim to punish the accused for one reason or another.
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.