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
  • Parents
  • Children
  • 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 or modified.

Call (844) 913-7747 to schedule a free case evaluation for your domestic violence case.