Domestic violence is a serious charge. If you are convicted of domestic violence in Colorado, you could face jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record. If you have been arrested, it is important to understand the charges against you and what you can do to defend yourself. Unfortunately, it is not a defense for
Colorado became the 48th state to pass a law making “strangulation” its own separate criminal offense. Under this new law, strangulation is defined as knowingly preventing someone from breathing by applying pressure to their throat or neck, or by blocking their nose or mouth. In Colorado, there are two types of strangulation: manual and ligature.