Domestic abuse in Colorado is far more than just physical abuse. This is perhaps the most common and well-known type of abuse, but the reality is that emotional abuse happens very frequently. Though it looks far different, it's important to know that it can be very serious.
Domestic violence is a subject that draws significant attention today, but is often misunderstood in the criminal context.
Most domestic violence involves physical violence that leads directly to immediate physical injury. However, these injuries -- like a black eye, for example -- usually heal rather quickly, leading some people to believe that the impact of that violence is behind them. However, studies have shown that this type of violence can actually have quite a large long-term impact, bringing on consequences that are not nearly so obvious.