Domestic Violence Charges

Turn to a Fairfield County Domestic Violence Attorney

When people are accused of abusing or threatening to abuse family members or household members, they can end facing domestic violence charges. Domestic violence charges can also apply if the victim is someone who is in a dating relationship with the offender. Under Connecticut law (Connecticut General Statutes §46b-38a), domestic violence—also known as "family violence")—is an act of abuse that causes a family member or household member physical harm or bodily injury. It can also be an act that threatens violence and causes the victim to fear imminent physical harm or injury. The latter may take the form of stalking or a pattern of threats.

At Bayer & Black, P.C., our criminal defense team can help you fight to clear your name, or at least minimize your penalties, when you are accused of domestic violence. Our Fairfield County criminal defense lawyers know that there are two sides to each story, and they are here to protect your best interests!

Who is a domestic violence victim under CT law?

Here are some examples of some of the family or household relationships that apply in domestic violence offenses, according to Connecticut law:

  • Spouses or ex-spouses
  • Parents and children
  • Blood-relatives
  • In-laws
  • People who have children together
  • People who are or were in a dating relationships together

If you are accused of committing domestic violence, there is a good chance that you are facing criminal penalties such as probation, incarceration and fines. In addition to suffering from these penalties and having a conviction on your record, you could also end up with a restraining order or a protective order, as well as being prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm.

Take immediate action after you are arrested for an alleged domestic violence offense. Contact Bayer & Black, P.C. so you can have a dedicated and experienced legal professional advocating on your behalf!