Domestic Violence Definition
Domestic Violence, C.R.S. 18-6-800.3
The Attorney’s Definition of Domestic Violence in Colorado is:
(1) “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.
(2) “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.
This is the definition that courts and attorneys use in Denver County, Adams County, Jefferson County, and throughout Colorado, when people are charged with a Domestic Violence misdemeanor or felony.