Connecticut Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys
Providing tenacious criminal defense representation for individuals accused of domestic violence
Domestic violence offenses are very serious and are often emotionally wrenching. Broadly defined, domestic violence involves physical, emotional, or verbal violence between family members or people who are in an intimate relationship. Connecticut has many laws that apply to situations of domestic violence that are also stand-alone offenses in the absence of a family relationship. When a family relationship exists, however, victims have additional legal options and the charges against domestic violence offenders can be more complex.
In many cases, law enforcement may arrive at the scene of a domestic dispute and incorrectly assess a particular situation, resulting in domestic violence charges against you. In others, accusations against you of domestic violence may be completely unfounded and brought by a former spouse trying to gain an advantage in a divorce, or intimate partner who may simply be retaliating because they feel rejected or for some other malicious reason. Whatever the case, it is important for you to retain an attorney as soon as possible if you are facing domestic violence allegations so that you can protect both your reputation and your legal rights.
To schedule a free consultation with a Connecticut domestic violence attorney, call our New Haven office today at 203-946-2000.
Domestic violence can take many forms
There are many types of abuse that can be considered domestic violence when it occurs between family members. Some of most common are detailed below.
- Physical abuse – Physical abuse is perhaps the most easily identifiable for of domestic violence. It can involve conduct such as pushing, shoving, slapping, punching, throwing objects, destroying valued possessions, spitting, and more. Importantly, physical violence does not need to cause serious injury in order to be considered domestic violence and it does not matter if the party imposing the violence is physically smaller or weaker than the victim. Even threats of harm can be prosecuted as domestic violence in certain situations.
- Stalking and harassment – This type of domestic violence occurs when a person engages in unwanted communication with a partner or ex-partner in person or through phone calls, emails, text messages, or inappropriately shows up at places where he or she knows the partner or ex-partner will be.
Personal relationships can be very complicated, and it is important to remember that not every instance of domestic mistreatment rises to the level of a criminal action. In many cases, there are potential defenses that an experienced defense attorney may be able to raise to clear your name.
Contact a Connecticut domestic violence lawyer today to schedule a free case evaluation
A conviction for a crime involving domestic violence has a significant stigma in our society and can have a negative impact on your reputation within your family or community. In addition, if you are found guilty of domestic violence crimes, you can be subject to substantial criminal penalties and may have your parental rights curtailed. For this reason, if you are facing a Connecticut domestic violence case, you should immediately retain an attorney as soon as possible. As a former federal prosecutor, Attorney Felice Duffy understands how to navigate the criminal justice system and defends her clients’ rights with compassion and fierce determination. To schedule a free consultation with a Connecticut domestic violence lawyer, call Duffy Law, LLC today at 203-946-2000.