Full Statute Name:  West's Colorado Revised Statutes Annotated. Title 18. Criminal Code. Article 6. Offenses Involving The Family Relations. Part 8. Domestic Violence.

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Popular Title:  Colorado Domestic Violence Definition Primary Citation:  CO ST § 18-6-800.3 Last Checked:  August, 2014 Date Adopted:  1989
Summary:

This statute includes within the definition of "domestic violence" 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.

Statute Text: 

As used in this part 8, unless the context otherwise requires:

(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.

CREDIT(S)

Added by Laws 1989, H.B.1124, § 1. Amended by Laws 1994, H.B.94-1253, § 1, eff. July 1, 1994; Laws 1994, S.B.94-51, § 1, eff. June 3, 1994; Laws 1995, H.B.95-1179, § 1, eff. July 1, 1995; Laws 2007, Ch. 197, § 7, eff. July 1, 2007.

 

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