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    Evidence in Weston Domestic Violence Claims

    Constructing a plausible and effective defense when you are facing domestic violence charges revolves heavily around the evidence and details of your unique situation. A dedicated domestic violence attorney can assist with collecting this evidence as part of your personalized defense strategy. For help standing up against the allegations that have been launched against you in Weston, get in touch with the Law Offices of Mark Sherman today.

    Key Evidence in Domestic Violence Claims

    Evidence is vital in Weston domestic violence claims in terms of convictions, acquittals, or plea agreements. However, proof can come in a variety of forms. The following can serve as key pieces of evidence in a domestic violence case:

    • Photos;
    • Police reports;
    • Medical records;
    • Audio recordings;
    • Video footage (including surveillance camera footage); and/or
    • Testimony/personal statements from witnesses, the accused, or the alleged victim(s).

    Our team is seasoned in handling domestic violence charges and can work diligently to uncover all evidence that may prove vital in the defense strategy for the accused. We can also analyze evidence that does not meet the standards for admissibility to make sure it is identified and handled accordingly.

    Understanding Domestic Violence Charges

    Domestic violence refers to acts or threats of violence that occur between family members or individuals living in the same household together. Acts such as Strangulation, Sexual Assault, Assault, Stalking, or Threatening are all crimes in the state of Connecticut that may be charged in the context of an alleged domestic violence situation.

    A conviction for a domestic violence charge can have far more wide-reaching penalties than fines and jail time. For example, Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) § 53a-181d categorizes Stalking in the Second Degree as a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to 12 months in jail plus $2,000 in fines. Stalking in the Third Degree is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months of incarceration and a maximum financial penalty of $1,000 in fines.

    However, as stated in C.G.S. § 53a-181c, if someone is convicted of Stalking in the First Degree, this is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in jail, as well as a potential financial penalty of up to $5,000 in fines. A person can be convicted of Stalking in the First Degree in a number of circumstances, including if they have previously been convicted of Stalking in the Second Degree or if they violate a court order at the time of the alleged offense.

    These are just a few examples of the charges that can be levied in Weston domestic violence cases based on the evidence and details of the incident. Beyond fines and prison time, a person convicted of a domestic violence offense could face probation, the loss of certain professional licenses, difficulties obtaining certain forms of employment, a permanent criminal record, and other serious consequences.

    Speak With an Attorney About Evidence in Weston Domestic Violence Cases

    Has the court imposed a protective order against you? Are you currently facing criminal charges related to allegations of domestic violence? Now is the time to start building your defense and ensure you have strong legal representation on your side. Our attorneys will work hard to uncover all usable evidence in your domestic violence case and build a defense tailored to your case in Weston.

    Never leave your future up to chance. Contact Mark Sherman Law today to schedule your confidential case consultation and review what our previous clients have said about working with us by clicking here.