Domestic Violence Lawyer in Danbury
Danbury Defense Against Charges of Domestic Violence
Being arrested on a charge of domestic violence or simply being accused of it can be a shocking experience. Tempers in domestic situations can run high and even get out of control. An experienced Danbury criminal defense attorney understands that the allegations made against you may not be totally factual. No matter how innocent you may be or how much provocation there was, these charges are serious. Do not take them lightly. The consequences on you as well as your entire family can be devastating. The legal team at the firm has seen a great deal of trauma result from these charges where the defendant did not have a domestic violence defense attorney on his or her side.
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Examples of Domestic Violence Crimes:
Domestic violence crimes are not limited to, but may include the following:
- Threatening - first and second degree
- Assault - first, second and third degree
- Assault of a pregnant woman which results in the termination of the pregnancy
- Reckless Endangerment
What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence?
If charged for domestic violence, you may be subject prison time ranging from 6 months to 25 years and fines ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 depending on the severity of your charges. Additionally, alleged victims may file restraining orders against you.
Connecticut Domestic Violence Law
If the police respond to an alleged domestic violence incident in Connecticut, an officer may arrest the “primary aggressor” if there is probable cause an offense has occurred. In addition, only the state prosecutor has the authority to drop or pursue criminal charges. This means if a victim wishes to have the case against their loved one dismissed, only the state can make that decision.
Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney for Danbury
Domestic violence is defined as actual harm or threatened harm where the
other person experienced fear of actual harm on a blood relative in a
household, spouse, ex-spouse, between persons who have a child together
or were living together, or were dating. A police officer responding to
a complaint of domestic violence may make an arrest or not depending on
the circumstances, but will make a report of the call. The accused individual
may be denied access to the home and property by the court issuing a restraining
order or protective order. A savvy domestic violence lawyer will draw
upon years of experience to assist the court to arrive at a fair decision.
By meeting and talking with a non-judgmental criminal defense lawyer, a clear picture can be established of the events which led up to the complaint. This will assist the legal team at the firm to investigate further as necessary to gather the facts needed to develop a complete defense on your behalf. For example, if some or all of the allegations were exaggerated it would be necessary to demonstrate this to the court and present the underlying motive(s) for the exaggeration. In some cases, it has been possible to have the charges dropped. Whatever your circumstances are, call Jowdy & Jowdy immediately for assistance.
Contact a Danbury domestic violence attorney at the firm for a free consultation and assistance in protecting your future. The firm serves clients throughout the Danbury area.
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