When someone is facing assault charges, or has been accused of any other type of violent crime, they may be dealing with a myriad of issues. For example, they may be struggling with completely false allegations and and be incredibly stressed out because they are worried about having their voice heard in the courtroom. Moreover, being accused of assault can cause serious harm to an individual's reputation. In Stamford, and other parts of Connecticut, people who are going through this on a personal level should analyze every option that is on the table.
Law enforcement officials say that a Connecticut woman recently assaulted a grocery store employee over an online dispute. The incident, which was reported at 7:36 p.m., prompted authorities to arrest the woman and charge her with third-degree assault.
Officials claim the woman leapt over a counter and attacked the alleged victim, but did not offer details on the social media dispute that reportedly took place. The woman was let go after posting bond and scheduled to make a courtroom appearance.
When it comes to assault charges, every situation is different and many have unique details that will play an important role in the outcome of the case. As a result, it may be wise for people who have been accused of a violent crime to consult a legal professional who can offer help on an individual basis. From time in prison to costly fines and a shattered reputation, these charges must be taken seriously and handled appropriately.
Source: Connecticut Post, "Dispute over social media leads to Sam’s Club assault," Jim Shay, Aug. 17, 2016