Facing Domestic Violence Charges?
How Domestic Violence Is Defined in Connecticut
In the state of Connecticut, domestic violence occurs between family or
household members, and involves physical harm, bodily injury, assault,
or a threat of violence that causes fear of imminent physical harm, assault
or a physical injury. The legal system takes charges of domestic violence
extremely seriously. In fact, once the police have been called, the situation
is often out of the hands of the individuals, and law enforcement will
make a decision on whether or not to make an arrest. Once an individual
is placed in the system, their case will be scrutinized very closely and
a laborious process may result.
Connecticut defines "family or household members" as:
- Current or former spouses
- Individuals over the age of 18 and related by blood or marriage
- Individuals over the age of 16 who are currently or formerly residing together
- Individuals who have a child together
- Individuals who are currently or were formerly dating
At Tomeo Sills, LLC, our Connecticut criminal defense attorneys understand
that domestic violence cases are often highly complex. In the heat of
the moment, things are said and charges are made that may not be entirely
true or outright false. In addition to this, calls to the police may be
made when the calling individual simply wants to scare the other person.
Unfortunately, this will, many times, lead to an arrest that neither party
wants made. If you are facing domestic violence charges, you could be
looking at time in jail or prison, significant fines, probationary restrictions,
and even the loss of your rights as a parent.
Connecticut Criminal Defense Attorneys Investigating Every Aspect of Your Case
Our goal is to extensively investigate every aspect of the events that
led up to an arrest being made. We will look over witness statements and
police reports to find inconsistencies, see if law enforcement prompted
certain responses, and determine if the accuser made false allegations
or was even an aggressor themselves. Protecting your rights throughout
the process is a top priority, and we will do everything possible to have
the charges either reduced or dropped, and your protective order eliminated
Call (844) 913-7747 to
schedule a free case evaluation for your domestic violence case.