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Know the Laws: Colorado

UPDATED January 2, 2017

Even if you do not qualify for a protection order, the abuser may have committed a crime.  If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court.  Remember that even if you do have a protection order, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.

If the abuser has mis-used technology in a way that you believe may be a crime, go to our Technology Abuse section to learn what types of behaviors are covered under criminal state laws.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Colorado?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Colorado?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Colorado?

Here is a list of some possible crimes in Colorado that the abuser may have committed.  You can click on the links to read the legal definition of the crime in our State Statutes page:

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Colorado?

The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance provides a directory to find crime victim services throughout Colorado.

Voices of Victims is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping victims of violent crimes after the legal proceedings are over.  They can help you navigate the legal system and provide emotional support.  To contact them, please call (303) 777-0112.

You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff's department, or district attorney's office.  See our CO Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff's department.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.

Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.

You may want to contact the Stalking Resource Center if you are being stalked or harassed.

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