Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Fairfield County
Domestic Violence Charges in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Although this practice page and the following information focuses predominantly on defending the party charged with domestic violence, attorney Capodilupo recognizes that a domestic violence charge affects multiple parties. As a skilled and thoroughly knowledgeable criminal law attorney, he can represent either party in a dispute, advocating for the party raising a claim of domestic violence or defending the party seeking to defeat the charge.
Defending Against Domestic Violence
Conviction on a domestic violence charge can carry very serious penalties, including heavy fines and jail time - even on a first offense.
If you have been arrested on a domestic violence or assault charge, you need a defense attorney who will protect your rights and work with you to resolve the matter without a criminal conviction or jail time.
The Law Office of Giustino Capodilupo Ridgefield, Connecticut 1-866-463-5144 ∙ E-Mail
Connecticut's laws treat domestic violence very seriously. Police must arrest someone if they respond to a domestic violence call and see that anyone is hurt or has violated a standing restraining order.
As your defense lawyer, I will carefully examine any and all evidence against you, including any witness statements. If possible, I will negotiate with the prosecutor's office to:
- Get the charges dropped
- Plea bargain for a guilty plea to a lesser offense that carries lower penalties
- Argue for you to receive a suspended sentence, which may be removed from your criminal record if you stay out of trouble with the law for a certain period of time and successfully complete a program for domestic violence offenders
The Connection Between Domestic Violence and Divorce Cases
Sometimes, the root cause of an alleged incident of domestic violence can be found in a conflict regarding a divorce in progress or a disagreement about child custody, child support, or visitation rights.
As an experienced divorce and family law attorney, Mr. Capodilupo can take a deeper look at the causes behind a spousal abuse charge. We may be able to recommend steps you can take in your divorce proceedings to create a calmer family environment.
Consultations Jail Visits Flexible Scheduling Options
The Law Office of Giustino Capodilupo would like to meet you for a consultation, either by telephone, in our offices or at the jail if necessary.
We are always available to answer your legal questions and provide effective and strong criminal defense services. Call toll-free 1-866-463-5144 or send us an e-mail.