If your spouse or partner accuses you of domestic violence, your life may never be the same. If they claim that you injured them or assaulted them, you may face a number of penalties, such as prison time and having a restraining order taken out against you. At the Law Offices of Joseph J. Colarusso, we are very familiar with the multitude of ways that domestic violence accusations turn the lives of those accused upside down in Stamford, and everywhere else in the state of Connecticut.
Unfortunately, you may be accused of domestic violence and face serious consequences even if you are innocent. For some of those who have been falsely accused, their reputation has suffered permanent damage and they find themselves unable to have the quality of life that they enjoyed prior to the allegations. For example, they could lose their job, be unable to spend time with their loved ones or experience other problems due to the stigma that is associated with domestic violence.
When it comes to domestic violence, every case is different and there are often a plethora of details surrounding the alleged incidents. Sometimes, certain details are exaggerated, while others are altogether false. However, people may not believe your side of the story if you are on the defensive, which underlines the importance of presenting your case properly.
If you take a look at our page on domestic violence crimes, you can review more information related to accusations of bodily injury and other types of domestic violence.