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What are Connecticut’s stalking laws?

A criminal charge can come as a surprise to some people who are accused of stalking. This can be a confusing area of law. You may be friendly with someone you work with even after she turned you down when you asked her out, only for her to misinterpret your friendliness as stalking. However, it is important for you and other Connecticut residents to understand what truly constitutes as stalking.

What should you know about domestic violence protection orders?

If you have been involved in a domestic violence incident in Connecticut, you may find yourself with a restraining order against you. Aimed at protecting alleged victims from threats or abuse, protective orders may significantly affect your life. Therefore, it is important for you to understand the types of domestic violence protective orders that may be issued in the state.

Domestic violence continues to claim more victims

CNN estimates that every day, at least three women are murdered in America by a boyfriend or husband. However, when you include how many children, law enforcement officers, family members, friends and innocent bystanders are killed in Connecticut and all across the country, that figure climbs even higher.

What is the Dominant Aggressor Law?

Domestic violence calls are one of the most difficult that law enforcement officers have to deal with. The high emotions and physical risks of such a call can often create a chaotic scene. Officers have to make quick decisions and sometimes the law makes that tough. Fortunately, for officers in Connecticut, changes in domestic violence laws have helped make it easier to help victims and ensure the decisions they make at a scene are the right ones.

Hopelessness over domestic violence allegations

If you have been accused of domestic violence, you may feel overwhelmed by the entire situation. You may be worried that your voice will not be heard and that an unfavorable outcome is inevitable. You could be concerned about being unable to spend time with your kids or the impact that these charges may have on your reputation and career. Unfortunately, many people find themselves in a position where they feel hopeless when they are facing domestic violence allegations (even if the claims are completely false). In Connecticut, it is pivotal for people to know what their rights are in this tough situation.

What are the consequences of domestic violence charges?

With trouble in your marriage, the last thing you would want in Connecticut would be to face domestic violence charges. Apart from the possibility of getting a persistent mark on your criminal record, there are some short-term consequences that could have serious impacts on other matters of the law.

Repairing your reputation after a domestic violence conviction

When you were initially convicted for domestic violence in Connecticut you were not the same person as you are now. After serving your time behind bars and making the effort to seek professional help to overcome your violent tendencies, you are nearing your release and you desire to have a new lease on life. At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Colarusso, we have helped defend many people who have been in similar situations to yours. 

What is a certificate of employability?

If you have been charged and convicted of domestic violence, you may have trouble passing a criminal background check to get a job. This can have far-reaching effects on your life as many employers require a clean criminal background before they will hire you. Luckily, in Connecticut, you have the option of getting a Certificate of Employability.

Domestic violence allegations and your career

When someone is facing accusations related to domestic violence, they may be worried about how the charges could affect their future. We have discussed how domestic violence allegations can have an adverse impact on a dispute over child custody and some of the other consequences related to these charges. However, it is essential to bear in mind that being accused of domestic violence can spell trouble for your career. In this post, we will briefly look into the different ways these charges could affect you now and in the future.

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