Vail Daily column: How do restraining orders work?

29th December, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

In human relationships, sometimes things go bad. Particularly volatile, it seems, are intimate relationships, at times between friends or business partners, but more often when domestic bonds take a turn for the worse. Too often, there is violence and/or threats. Commonly, when a former love finds a new paramour, passions can erupt. And when anger, spite, or dejection spill over into unacceptable acts, that’s when the law steps in.Colorado Revised Statute Section 14-14-104.5(1)(a) provides that the appropriate court (usually, the county court) may issue a civil protection order “against an adult or against a juvenile who is 10 years of …

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