If you’ve been served an arrest warrant, you might have questions on the process and even wonder if the way you were served was legal. What is the actual process for serving arrest warrants in Stamford? At Joseph J. Colarusso, Attorney at Law, we have an extensive knowledge in each step of the warrant and arrest process. We know that if certain procedures are not done correctly, your arrest might be faulty. We are prepared to examine the circumstances surrounding your arrest to be sure your rights have been upheld.
When the topic of domestic violence comes up, many people will think of someone who deliberately harms family members. A lesser-known incident, but one that still occurs in Connecticut and other parts of the country, is elder abuse. There are certainly those who purposefully take advantage of vulnerable older people; however, there are also people who might find themselves charged with domestic violence against an elderly relative despite having no malicious intent.
No matter the severity of the accusations against them, every individual that is apprehended by law enforcement in Connecticut has the right to a reasonable degree of safety. In fact, it’s the responsibility of law enforcement and prison guards to provide prisoners with a clean and safe environment. If it is suspected that law enforcement officers are neglecting and/or exploiting their position of authority over inmates in any way, they themselves may face serious charges. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently investigating allegations that police deputies in California may have abused some prisoners, raising concerns over assault and coercion.
People charged with domestic violence, domestic battery, sexual assault or similar crimes can sometimes face discrimination with the public focus being on protecting the victims. While defense attorneys and other legal professionals in Connecticut and beyond do not support family violence or other such actions, they also understand that sometimes criminal charges do not reflect the full circumstances and that individuals charged with such crimes deserve fair representation.