City courts, like Aurora Municipal Court and Westminster Municipal Court, have different definitions for certain crimes than state courts, like the Denver County Court. Domestic Violence, or DV, is a crime which is defined differently in Denver Municipal Court (City Court or Denver General Sessions). Under Section 14-68 of the Municipal Code of the City and County of Denver, Domestic Violence means:
- The infliction or threat of infliction, implied by word or action, of any bodily injury or harmful physical contact upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship; or
- The destruction or threat of destruction, implied by word or action, of property of a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.
Domestic Violence attaches to crimes like False Imprisonment, Menacing, and Harassment. It is never just charged by itself. The DV label cannot stand on its own.
Domestic Violence Intimate Relationship in Denver, Douglas County and Adams County: What is a DV Intimate Relationship?
The definition of an intimate relationship is important when determining whether a person committed a Domestic Violence crime in Denver, Douglas County and Adams County. The definition of an intimate relationship is:
“A relationship between spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, or persons who are both the parents of a child regardless of whether the persons have been married or have lived together at any time.”
Denver Municipal Domestic Violence Attorney: Call if Facing Charges of Domestic Violence in Denver General Sessions Court
When Domestic Violence attaches to other crimes like Harassment, Assault or Disorderly Conduct in Denver General Sessions Court, there are many possible consequences involved. If you receive probation for a Domestic Violence crime, you may also be required to complete a treatment evaluation and treatment program approved by the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board or similar board. Always contact a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer from the O'Malley Law Office to defend you in Denver Municipal Court if facing charges of Domestic Violence.
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If you or a loved one has been charged with Domestic Violence in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 or fill out the “Get Help Now” form on the side of this page. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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