2022 Colorado Code
Title 18 - Criminal Code
Article 6 - Offenses Involving the Family Relations
Part 8 - Domestic Violence
§ 18-6-800.3. Definitions
As used in this part 8, unless the context otherwise requires:
- "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.
- "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.
Source: L. 89: Entire section added, p. 909, § 1, effective April 4. L. 94: (1) amended, p. 2020, § 1, effective June 3; entire section amended, p. 2025, § 1, effective July 1. L. 95: IP and (1) amended, p. 566, § 1, effective July 1. L. 2007: (1) amended, p. 726, § 7, effective July 1.
Editor's note: Subsection (1) was amended in Senate Bill 94-51. Those amendments were superseded by the amendment of the entire section in House Bill 94-1253.