Domestic violence charges are quite serious charges. They can apply to anyone that is violent towards another person they are related to or live in the same dwelling with regardless of age, gender, economic status, religion, ethnicity, education level, immigration status, race, or sexual orientation. It does not matter where they live or what type of dwelling it is. If they defendant and victim are related by blood, marriage, or roommates, they can be charged with domestic violence. Connecticut laws define family as a present or former spouse, parents and their kids, people related by blood or marriage, current or former roommates, people who have a child in common regardless of if they have lived together or were or were not married and two people currently dating.
Domestic charges can be brought against someone that has done one or more of the following: assault, battery, sexual assault, intimidation and even homicide. A restraining order, or order of protection, will be granted for the victim against the defendant. This is done to protect the victim from further danger or harm from the defendant. The victim must report any contact with the defendant. If there is contact that the victim did not initiate, the defendant can be rearrested and charged with violating the protective or restraining order in place by the judge. When you violate the protective or restraining order, you will most likely go back to jail and the bail bond for the domestic violence charge will be forfeited.
In Connecticut, there are many laws in place in regard to domestic violence. If the defendant is guilty or not, there are consequences that come with this charge. The only thing that the judge needs to know is if there was probable cause. If there is a violent situation between two people that live in the same house and one accuses the other of harm, someone will be arrested and charged with domestic violence. If both parties involved have visible injuries, chances are both parties involved will be arrested. Domestic violence is a serious charge and will not be tolerated by law enforcement. The judge will then sort out the facts during your court appearance. The more severe the actions were, the more severe the charge will be. The number of injuries to the victim also play a significant role in determining the charge severity.
Domestic violence charges can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. There are many charges that fall under domestic violence charges. Basic domestic violence charges are usually classified as a misdemeanor charge. First degree assault charges involved in domestic violence are classified as Class B felonies. If the violence was towards a pregnant woman that caused the termination of her pregnancy, that is a Class A felony. Second degree assault charges are Class D felonies and third-degree assault charges are Class A misdemeanors. Threatening in the first degree is a Class D felony and threatening in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor. Stalking in the first degree is a Class D felony. Stalking in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor and stalking in the third degree is a Class B misdemeanor. Strangulation in the first degree is a Class C felony. Strangulation in the second degree is a Class D felony. Strangulation in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor. Sexual assault in the first degree is a Class B or A felony. Sexual assault in spousal or cohabitating relationship is a Class B felony. Sexual assault in the second degree is a Class C or B felony and sexual assault in the third degree is a Class D or C felony.
If you have been charged with domestic violence that led to the death, or homicide, of your victim then bail bond will usually not be issued for you. There might be certain situations where a judge will grant you a bail bond but that depends on the situation and factors involved in the crime. If you have been charged with domestic violence, there are many factors that are considered before the judge will agree to your release. If you have a history of violence, previous arrests, and jail time due to violence, ties to the community, employment and flight risks are all things the judge will take into consideration when you are sentenced. In some cases, a bail bond will be issued. In some basic cases of domestic violence, the bail bond could be $500 to get out of jail with stipulations that must be followed. This is usually the case for first time offenders or if the victim is not severely injured. The defendant will not be allowed to have any contact with the victim. The stipulations will vary case to case and person to person. If the defendant severely harmed or injured the victim, the bail bond can go as high as $50,000. When the stipulations of the release are not followed, the bail bond can go even higher than that. If you have been granted a bail bond, contact Atomic Bail Bonds at (860) 982-4661. Our agents will assist you with your bail bond and get you out of jail. We realize that domestic violence is a serious charge. It may have happened after you had too many drinks. It may have happened due to a miscommunication between you and your spouse. No matter what the situation is, our agents will not pass judgment on you. That is not our job. Our job is to get you out of jail and assist you on your path to correcting a wrong that happened.
If you are granted a bail bond from the judge and you were to violate the protective order that is in place to protect your victim, you will be rearrested and go back to jail. Some things you can be charged with if you violate the order are criminal violation of a protective order which is a Class D felony, criminal violation of a standing criminal protective order which is a Class D felony, criminal violation of a restraining order and is a Class D felony, violation of conditions of release in the first degree and violation of conditions of release in the second degree.
If you, a friend or loved one has been arrested and charged with domestic violence charges, contact Atomic Bail Bonds now. Our number is (860) 982-4661. Our agents are in the office and on standby waiting for your call. We will pass no judgment onto you, your friend or your loved one based on these charges. We are only here to help.