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Man facing domestic violence charges after alleged break-in

Sometimes, individuals are wrongly accused of domestic violence in Connecticut. Many arrests are based solely on the allegations of the alleged victim. Unfortunately, some people make false claims to authorities out of anger, spite or other reasons. A man is facing domestic violence charges in Connecticut after his ex-girlfriend called police to report an alleged attack.

Police arrived at the woman's home shortly after 8:30 a.m. The woman claimed that her ex-boyfriend entered her home without her permission during the night. Afterward, he reportedly assaulted the woman, although details of the attack were not specified. Two minors are said to have witnessed the attack.

After the assault, the man allegedly remained in the house until the woman phoned the police. At that point in time, he purportedly ran for it, but police located and arrested him. Authorities reported that the man had a warrant out for his arrest after a previous incident of domestic violence with the same woman. His current charges include strangling, assault, home invasion, risk to a minor and disorderly conduct.

In order for a person in Connecticut to convicted of a domestic violence charge, the prosecution must be able to prove its case. This means that they must convince a judge or jury that the defendant committed the crime charged beyond a reasonable doubt. Those accused would likely benefit from ensuring their rights are fully protected under the law as they attempt to challenge the domestic violence charge and the evidence upon which it is based.

Source: wfsb.com, "Norwich police arrest man after domestic violence incident", Olivia Lank, May 4, 2014

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