Domestic Violence: Protecting Your Rights
At Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, we understand that often heated arguments can get out of control. We help individuals in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and throughout the surrounding areas defend their rights against domestic violence charges, restraining orders and protective orders. Drawing on more than 50 years of trial experience, we seek to defend your rights, your family and your reputation.
If you are charged with domestic violence what you do next could have lasting consequences on the outcome of your case. Call us at 203-371-1000 to understand your options.
Establishing A Strong Defense
Many people do not understand their legal rights when facing domestic violence charges. We explain your options upfront in clear terms so you know what to expect. We will listen to your side of the story carefully and investigate:
- The history of your relationship
- Stress factors that could have caused the incident such as money troubles or divorce
- Evidence of drug or alcohol abuse
We are not afraid to challenge police reports or possible witness statements, and explore every option, including alternatives to incarceration or special programs. Whatever your circumstances, our goal is to minimize the charges against you to prevent the stigma of a domestic violence conviction.
Understanding Protective Orders
If your case results in a protective order being put in place, it is imperative that you understand what you can and cannot do. Even simply calling or texting your spouse or partner can be considered a violation of this order, as well as a form of stalking, threatening or harassment. We will help you understand your rights while we work efficiently to resolve your case.
Can My Spouse Or Partner Drop The Charges?
Once a domestic violence complaint is filed, the State of Connecticut is responsible for the prosecution, not the individual who filed the complaint. Our Bridgeport domestic violence defense lawyers are always available to discuss concerns with you and your family, and work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome.
Contact Our Law Firm For A Free Consultation
As experienced trial attorneys, we do what it takes to protect your rights. If you have been accused of domestic abuse, contact us online or by calling 203-371-1000 to discuss your situation in a free initial consultation.