Denver has mandatory arrest laws for domestic violence cases. For many crimes, law enforcement officials in Colorado can decide whether to charge or arrest someone. This discretion does not apply to domestic violence crimes!
If a peace officer believes that you have committed an act of domestic violence, then they are legally required to arrest you there and then!
Furthermore, under the Colorado Constitution, domestic violence is considered a victim’s rights crime. This has several important implications, including that someone charged with domestic violence cannot be given bond until the victim has been informed of the bond hearing and afford an opportunity to be heard.
If you are charged with domestic violence, then you will be locked in jail until the bond hearing!
Finally, bear in mind that charges of domestic violence can not be dropped by the victim. Even if the person reporting a case of domestic violence later decides that they no longer want to pursue it, only the district attorney prosecuting the case can decide whether to drop the charges or not.