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Domestic Violence Archives

Is physical violence always part of domestic abuse?

If you have been accused of domestic abuse against a spouse or significant other in Connecticut but you know you have never physically harmed them, you may be wondering how you could be facing such a charge. Many people almost equate physical violence like hitting, slugging or slapping with domestic violence. However, the definition of domestic abuse is much broader than this and understanding what it may entail can be important for anyone in a relationship.

Domestic violence reports in 2017

Very often, public news reports detailing allegations of domestic violence in Connecticut make it all but seem the accused person is guilty right off the bat. There is generally little discussion about the possibility that an incident either involve a person truly defending them against someone else, for example. This is just one situation that may change a person's view of a defendant if more facts were known.

New domestic violence law in neighboring state

With Connecticut being a relatively small state from a physical area perspective, it can be especially interesting and important for residents to be aware of the laws in its neighboring states. Family, friends and even jobs often necessitate frequent trips back and forth from Connecticut to other states. In Rhode Island the Governor recently signed into law a new piece of legislation relating to domestic violence.

Man held on $2 million bond in alleged homicide

The circumstances surrounding a criminal arrest in Connecticut can vary greatly. When people find themselves facing serious charges such as those for murder or homicide, it can be very important to understand not only the potential penalties associated with the charge but what may have led prosecutors to make such a charge.

Understanding a protective order

If you have recently had a protective or restraining order placed against you in Connecticut, you may be confused about what rights you have and what actions could be punishable by the law. We at The Law Offices of Joseph J. Colarusso can help you understand the charges that are being placed against you and can ensure that you are fairly treated in a legal case.

State to increase sex trafficking penalties

Anyone who is arrested for and charged with any type of crime will want to learn about the laws that pertain to that offense. Part of that learning naturally includes getting an understanding of the types of penalties that a person may face if they are ultimately convicted of an offense.

Changes to restraining order laws in Connecticut

Have you been charged with domestic violence in Connecticut? Perhaps your spouse or partner has talked about seeking a restraining order against you for alleged domestic violence. If you are in such a situation, you may well be looking to understand the laws surrounding these types of charges in Connecticut.

Types of restraining and protective orders

If you are confused about the different types of restraining and protective orders in domestic violence cases in Connecticut, you are not alone. There are different types but with similar names. Understanding how they are unique is important for anyone who may be the subject of one of these orders.

State sees jump in calls regarding domestic abuse

Even the act of being accused of a crime in Connecticut can be very scary and unsettling. When a person is subsequently arrested and charged officially with a specific offense, things can become even more challenging. This is something that more people may need to watch for when it comes to domestic violence charges in the state.

Domestic violence basics

Like most people in Connecticut, you have probably heard the term "domestic violence" before. But, how well do you know exactly what the law means by this? It is actually very important to understand this especially if you are accused of perpetrating some act of domestic abuse or violence.

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