Norwalk, CT Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Experienced Domestic Violence Attorneys Serving Norwalk and Stamford, Connecticut
Domestic violence is a problem that plagues our society. Unfortunately, these charges can be used as a weapon against spouses by people seeking leverage in divorce cases and other family law disputes. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you are facing serious consequences. You need to meet with an experienced attorney to learn more about your options.
For more than 30 years, the attorneys at the Law Office of Michael R. Corsello, LLC, in Norwalk have been providing people throughout Connecticut with an aggressive defense against domestic violence charges. We will work closely with you to make sure you understand all of your options as well as the possible consequences of your actions.
Bad things happen to good people, but we can help you improve your situation. If youve been charged with domestic violence, contact us today by calling 203-838-7007 for a free initial consultation.
Orders for Protection and Restraining Orders
In order to err on the side of caution, judges are often quick to issue restraining orders to protect alleged victims of domestic abuse and assault. If you are saddled with one of these, you may be excluded from your home and lose the ability to see your children.
This is often not fair, necessary or appropriate and well fight to ensure that such an order is not issued or if issued, to have it lifted. We have relationships with area resources who work with domestic violence issues to help ensure that you get a fair hearing so you can make your side of the story known.
Laws Changes in 2012
Due to a number of new domestic violence and domestic assault laws that took effect starting January 1, 2012, domestic violence allegations are taken even more seriously by law enforcement and can have an even more drastic impact on your life. If someone dials 911 during the course of a domestic argument, the police will show up and someone will be arrested. The individual who was arrested is required to appear in court the next day, regardless of his or her schedule.
The courts have expansive domestic violence units that will be looking to apply some sort of restraining order or protective order to the alleged offender who was arrested. This may have widespread ramifications such as preventing you from residing in your home, visiting your kids, ability to travel, as well as causing complications at the airport and the inability to possess firearms.
In some instances, neither party meant for the issue to escalate and 911 was called in error. Howe’ver, police do not take this into consideration. Whether 911 was dialed in retaliation, as a reaction or legitimately, someone is going to jail.
Contact a Norwalk, Connecticut, Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Today
You cannot afford having a domestic violence conviction on your record. It could haunt you for the rest of your life. If youve been arrested for domestic violence, contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss how to put an experienced criminal defense lawyer and dedicated law firm by your side by calling 203-838-7007.