Domestic Violence

Have you been charged with “Domestic violence” in Longmont, Colorado or any other Colorado jurisdiction?

When a crime is charged and classified as Domestic Violence, it carries a variety of additional requirements on the accused. These requirements make it extrememly important that you talk with a criminal defense attorney immediately!

So what exactly does “Domestic violence” mean?

“Domestic violence” means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. “Domestic violence” also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.

“Intimate relationship” means a relationship between spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, or persons who are both the parents of the same child regardless of whether the persons have been married or have lived together at any time.

As the above definitions demonstrate, you do not have to be married or even engaged to the alleged victim in order for the police to add the tag of ““Domestic violence”. And, almost any crime can carry the “Domestic Violence” tag if it is alleged that the behavior was done for coercion, control, intimidation, revenge, or punishment against someone you have been intimate with.

If your summons or charging document contains the tag “DV” or the term “Domestic Violence” after the charges The Law Firm of Amy Okubo can help!