The State of Connecticut defines domestic violence as an act of violence, physical harm, injury or assault, or a threat causing fear of imminent physical harm, between any of the following individuals:
- Spouses or former spouses
- Individuals who are or were dating
- Individuals currently living together
- Individuals who have lived together
- Parents and their children
- College Roommates
- Other related individuals
Domestic violence calls are often out of the hands of the individuals involved. Once the police arrive, it is in their hands and can leave all parties feeling confused and helpless. If you are charged with a domestic violence offense, you will likely be subject to a criminal protective order from the court requiring you to stay away from your home until further order by the court. If this happens, you need to secure another place to live while the case is pending, or until the court modifies its order.
Also, if you are charged with a domestic violence offense, you will be ordered to turn over any firearm you may possess as part of the protective order and the pending charges.
- Risk of Injury to a minor
Assault charges are no joke. If you or a family member have been arrested for assault, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who has the knowledge and case history to craft a solid defense, and if necessary, go to trial for you. An assault conviction could result in a number of years in prison along with thousands of dollars in fines. These cases also have a number of determining factors in understanding the degree to which you are being charged including who was involved, the intent of the attack, and whether or not a weapon was involved in the incident. Attorney Bonanno has over 30 years of experience as a Hartford criminal defense lawyer and has the knowledge and experience to defend you well.
Assault charges may include:
- Assault in the 1st Degree
- Assault in the 2nd Degree
- Assault in the 2nd Degree with a motor vehicle.
- Assault in the 3rd Degree