While assault, battery and threats of violence are already illegal in New Haven County, Connecticut, the penalties and collateral consequences are more serious when the crime occurs between two people related by blood or marriage or who were previously in a romantic relationship.
The designation of a domestic relationship is usually defined to include a boyfriend and girlfriend, a husband and wife, gay or lesbian couples, a mother and father who have a child in common, or family members closely related by blood or marriage (particularly parents, children and siblings).
Many domestic violence cases also involve filing for a petition for protection (often called a "restraining order" or "injunction") against domestic violence.
Criminal charges can follow an allegation of a violation of an injunction for domestic violence. Related charges include stalking, cyberstalking and harassment.
Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
The CCDLA supports and educates criminal defense lawyers while working to improve the criminal justice system by insuring that the rights of the accused are applied fairly and equally.
New Haven County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service - The Lawyer Referral Service sponsored by the New Haven County Bar Association helps individuals and businesses find a qualified private attorney throughout the New Haven, Waterbury, Valley and Shoreline areas of Connecticut. The service is designed for individuals who can afford to hire a private attorney but need help finding the best attorney for their particular case. When you call this community based service in New Haven, CT, a trained staff person will determine which type of attorney might be best suited for your case. If a referral is appropriate, the service charges a nominal processing fee. Attorneys that participate in the service must carry malpractice insurance and are pre-screened for their experience and good standing with the Connecticut State Bar.