According to the Connecticut State Department of Children and Families, there are approximately 20,000 incidents of family violence each year, resulting in at least one arrest in Connecticut. Domestic violence allegations in the state of Connecticut are serious and could jeopardize your reputation, quality of life, freedom, and future opportunities. If convicted, you could be facing a lengthy prison sentence, massive fines, a restraining order, loss of parenting privileges, and deportation.
If you're under investigation for domestic violence, it is imperative that you work with a highly skilled and aggressive Connecticut criminal defense attorney to build a defense strategy for your case. Here at my firm, Dematteo Legal Solutions, I'm dedicated to offering experienced legal guidance and strong representation to individuals facing domestic violence charges. As your legal counsel, I will investigate all of the surrounding facts of the case, explore all possible legal options, and work to dispute the charges against you so that you can have every chance at a positive outcome.
My firm is proud to serve clients across West Haven, Connecticut, and the surrounding areas of Milford, Meriden, Derby, Middletown, Bridgeport, and New Haven. Call or reach out to my office today to learn more about how I can help you with your case.
Domestic Violence in Connecticut
Domestic or family violence in the state of Connecticut involves a violent act committed by one family member, household member, or intimate partner against another. Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 46b-38a(1), family violence can be described as;
"An incident resulting in physical harm, bodily injury or assault, or an act of threatened violence that constitutes fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, including, but not limited to, stalking or a pattern of threatening, between family or household members."
It is important to note that verbal abuse or arguments do not constitute family violence unless there is a present danger and the likelihood that physical violence will occur.