What Happens when an Order of Protection is Violated?

Domestic abuse accusations are taken seriously by the Colorado court system. Violating an order of protection is a class 2 misdemeanor and is punishable by three months to one year in jail, as well as fines ranging from $250 to $1,000. Violation occurs when someone has been served with a protection order and disobeys it […]

If you have been threatened or harmed by your spouse or domestic partner, you have a right to request a temporary civil order of protection (a restraining order). A civil order of protection is a court order stating the person in question must stay a specific distance away from you and also prevents the person […]

Family Law Protection Orders

Protection orders are a method for preventing contact between people. If a person feels threatened by someone, he or she can request a protection order from the court and the person against whom the order is filed is banned from coming within a certain distance of the protected person or from performing certain acts, such […]