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Criminal Defense - Domestic Violence

Legal Assistance from a Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyer

A domestic violence charge has strict penalties and potentially life-altering consequences. If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges, you need a proactive and experienced defense lawyer. Dolan Law Firm firm is always equipped to help you.

If you have been required to vacate your house because of false allegations, then our Hamden-based criminal defense team is prepared to help you defend your case. When it appears as if your world has been turned upside down and you need a reliable place to turn, our firm is prepared to work with you, starting with a free case evaluation.

Domestic violence may involve one or more of the following acts, committed by one household member onto another:

  • Physical act of force
  • Verbal threats
  • Other types of harassment

A domestic violence charge is more likely to be considered a felony if it involves one of the following factors:

  • violence that results in serious bodily injury or death
  • harassment towards a minor
  • use of a deadly weapon or threats of such use
  • sexual assault
  • previous convictions of domestic violence

Misdemeanor domestic violence is punishable by relatively small fines and up to a year in jail. In contrast, a felony domestic violence conviction may result in several thousand dollars worth of fines, a longer incarceration in a state or federal prison, mandatory rehab programs, and lengthy probation after being released. A conviction may result in revoked gun ownership privileges, loss of custody or visitation rights, and inability to secure employment and housing. At Dolan Law Firm, we want to help you avoid these scenarios at all costs.

If you have been accused of domestic violence in any capacity, it is critical to team up with a defense attorney as soon as possible. Don’t wait! Contact Attorney Dolan to get started on your case today.