Denver police are reportedly investigating a situation that they claim was domestic violence. A pregnant woman was hit by a car on Sunday night, and police said they initially thought the incident was a hit-and-run, but later believe that it was domestic violence.
A woman in Colorado has been accused of domestic violence after an alleged altercation with her ex-boyfriend, who is a police officer. According to a report, the police chief of that police department is now being scrutinized after the woman allegedly sent police a video tape of the woman's ex-boyfriend abusing her child. She alleges that police did nothing and attempted to cover up the abuse.
Sometimes people have very public professions. Whether they are a famous celebrity, a politician or an athlete, people sometimes get pulled into the spotlight because of alleged criminal behavior. Although media might sometimes present a person as guilty, and not follow up on whether the person is actually convicted, everyone is entitled to a fair trial.
Every couple has disagreed about something at one time or another. Sometimes, disputes can escalate past the point of heated conversation when a person gets swept up in an emotional moment and does something completely out of character.
A Denver Nuggets player was arrested over the weekend. Tywon Lawson and his girlfriend were arrested for alleged domestic violence. Many times one person is arrested in a case of domestic violence, but in this case Lawson and his girlfriend were both arrested. The man's girlfriend was arrested for domestic violence-related property damage and he was arrested for domestic violence-related harassment and property damage.
When someone is accused of domestic violence, they might be overwhelmed with emotions and nervous about the legal process. Sometimes these accusations can result in a person having to spend time apart from their loved one, and might even cause difficult situations at a person's place of employment.
A former Colorado Springs police officer admitted that she had fabricated allegations of domestic assault in order to have an ex-boyfriend jailed. The boyfriend in question had served six months in jail, faced two separate jury trials and had been fired from his job - presumably due to the false allegations.
When a person faces a criminal charge, it is important that they understand their rights. Convictions for some crimes might result in consequences that exceed that of time spent in jail or a fine. Depending on the crime that a person is convicted of, they might face complications with their employment, have troubles maintaining child custody and if a bill that recently passed the Colorado legislature is signed into law, people convicted of domestic violence charges could lose firearm rights.
An article about sexual assault and domestic violence allegations at an Ivy League college out east presents a bleak picture of what sometimes occurs on our college campuses. However, it also tells a story about how false reports of these crimes can sometimes interfere with the abilities of officials and institutions to deal with the circumstances.
Domestic violence is a crime generally associated with male partners is a relationship, but occasionally women can be charged with the crime as well. In a nationally publicized story, domestic violence and assault charges were recently dismissed against a woman that was accused of punching and biting a former college football star, Maurice Clarett.