From years of imprisonment to a permanently damaged reputation, there are many ways that assault charges can affect those who are accused. In New London, and other parts of the state, assault accusations sometimes contain false details and alleged victims may not have a perfect memory of what took place. Moreover, some assault charges are completely false, which underlines the importance of handling these types of cases properly.
Law enforcement officials say that an elderly man was assaulted by three individuals after he got into a fight with one of them at a Connecticut store. Authorities say three people began assaulting the man, who tried to run away. However, one individual allegedly pulled him out of an apartment building to carry on the assault. The 58-year-old man was injured by the attacks and taken to the hospital.
Officials in New London took three people into custody, a 30-year-old man and two women who were in their 20s. Authorities say the incident was reported at about 9:30 p.m. on a Friday and the suspects were taken into custody on Connecticut Avenue. Bond for every one of the three suspects has been set at $50,000.
Being charged with a violent crime is a serious matter and can have a wide range of repercussions, such as preventing suspects from spending time with loved ones or causing them to lose their job. As a result, people charged with assault or any other crime that is violent in nature should take a careful look at their situation. For some, consulting an experienced attorney provides a clearer understanding of what to do next.
Source: NBC Connecticut, "New London Police Arrest 3 Suspects on Assault Charges," Sept. 10, 2016