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Threats Can Be Domestic Violence

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | April 7, 2015

People often think of domestic violence in Colorado as physical abuse. In some cases, they also think about verbal and emotional abuse. While these things certainly are abuse, they do not tell the whole story.

For instance, did you know that threats and intimidation can count as domestic abuse? Just saying that you are going to injure someone may be enough. If the threats are aimed at getting people to act a certain way or do something that they do not want to do, that could bring things under the category of intimidation.

It's important to know this because it can change the way that you want to defend yourself as your case moves forward. Perhaps you have been accused of domestic violence, but you know that no evidence of physical violence exists because you never struck the other person at all. You may have been thinking about saying you are not guilty based on that fact.

However, you have to think back over the events carefully. Did you ever say that you were going to injure someone, even if you never went through with it? Did you use body language or anything else to intimidate someone? The case could end up being based around these things, rather than physical violence, meaning that things are going to progress differently and you need to build your defense to match.

Would you like to learn more about domestic violence charges and all of the legal options that you have? If so, we hope that you will take a moment to check out the information on our main site.

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