Domestic violence (D.V.) charges can have staggering effects on a person’s life, marriage, and career. If you are convicted of a domestic violence charge you may lose your right to carry a firearm under Federal Law under the Lautenberg Amendment. This has special consequences for those in the military, law enforcement or persons that are required to carry a weapon for employment. Domestic violence cases in Colorado can stem from many different types of activity, but are classified as “domestic violence” when the alleged victim is an intimate partner of the accused.
Some Common Domestic Violence Charges:
- Third Degree Assault (Misdemeanor)
- Second Degree Assault (Felony)
- First Degree Assault (Felony)
- Telephone Obstruction
- False Imprisonment
- Menacing (Felony of Misdemeanor)
- Criminal Mischief (Felony or Misdemeanor)
Domestic violence cases can result in extensive jail time or even prison time if charged as a felony. Colorado D.V. cases also carry extensive periods of supervised probation, fines and court costs, domestic violence classes and/or counseling and other conditions as the Court sees fit to impose.