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Boulder College Crimes are Serious

According to collegefctual.com, the University of Colorado Boulder reported 3,283 incidents involving students on or near campus in 2017. Of the 2,795 colleges and universities which reported crime and safety data, 2,793 reported fewer incidents than this. A college student who is accused of a crime can see the effects of that arrest and/or conviction for a very long time. In addition to criminal penalties, a college student could be subject to college disciplinary proceedings, which could potentially result in suspension or expulsion. A student arrested on drug charges or for a violent crime could possibly lose eligibility for federal student loans as well and may even find that certain career choices are no longer available.  Continue reading

How Widespread is Domestic Violence?

According to New Hope.org, most domestic violence incidents in Colorado are never reported, yet one in four women will experience an instance of domestic violence during her lifetime. Women between the ages of 20 and 24 are those at the greatest risk of becoming a victim of domestic violence and women of all ages are more likely to be injured in a domestic violence incident than in car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. Sadly, domestic violence often escalates into murder—every year one in three women who are victims of homicide were murdered by a current spouse or partner or a former spouse or partner. Continue reading

Domestic Violence is a Common Cause of Workplace Violence

OSHA demands that all employers provide a working environment for their employees that is free from hazards that could cause death or physical harm. This includes protection from workplace violence. Unfortunately, the incidents of workplace violence is on the rise. In 2016, homicide was the ninth leading cause of workplace deaths in the United States. In 2017, homicides became the fourth leading cause of death in the workplace. Even more sobering is the fact that homicide is the LEADING cause of death for women in the workplace and 42% of those that are killed are murdered by a family member or domestic partner and 80% of those workplace fatalities involved a firearm. Continue reading

What to Expect When Arrested for Domestic Violence

In the heat of the moment, a simple argument can escalate quickly. Words may be said that can’t be unsaid and actions may be taken that can’t be undone. An accuser may call the police and claim that domestic violence or assault has occurred. Sometimes these accusations are completely true and all care should be taken to protect the victim. But sometimes, these accusations are false. However, once they’re made, an accuser can’t simply take them back. Colorado law is very specific and strict about what happens after an accusation of domestic violence is made. Continue reading

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