If you are charged with a domestic violence crime in Fairfield or New Haven counties, it is no minor matter. You may be removed from your home and ordered to stay away from your children. Getting the advice of an experienced criminal defense lawyer is imperative to protect your rights and ensure you have proper representation. The Lebedevitch Law Firm has the experience you need on your side to defend against these allegations.
One of the unique aspects of being charged with a domestic violence offense in Connecticut, is that you are required to appear in court the very next business day for your arraignment and protective order hearing. At this initial court appearance, you will be required to meet with a member of family services and asked to make statements about what happened. Anything that you say during this interview can be used against you, which is why having an experienced domestic violence attorney by your side is important. Whether you make a statement, or not will depend on the specific facts of your case, and Attorney Lebedevitch can advise you what is in your best interest.
In domestic violence cases, it is likely that there will be orders entered by the court protecting the alleged victim. These orders can prevent you from entering your home or being a parent to your children. You need an experienced lawyer to help you understand and potentially amend these orders. It is imperative that you follow the orders set by the court, as it is a separate serious offense if you violate the protective order.
At times like this you need a knowledgeable and experienced domestic violence attorney. At The Lebedevitch Law Firm, we know the laws, what the court and the State’s Attorney is looking for to potentially amend the protective order, and ultimately what it is going to take to ensure the best possible outcome in your case. Learn more about protective orders in Connecticut in our latest blog post >
If you are charged with a domestic violence crime in Fairfield or New Haven County, contact The Lebedevitch Law Firm for your free consultation.