The “Dual Arrest” Problem in Colorado Domestic Violence Cases – the Terrible Impact
By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer
Introduction – What Is A Dual Arrest in a Colorado Domestic Violence Case?
The term “dual arrest” means the police, in investigating a domestic violence case, means arresting both (or more than two) parties at the scene. This occurs most often in Colorado domestic violence cases where it is difficult to identify the “primary aggressor” (the person responsible for starting the altercation usually striking the first blow) and both parties have been injured.