Three Connecticut residents recently found themselves facing charges related to domestic violence after getting into unrelated altercations with others. The three separate incidents took place in late March, and arrests were carried out by police officials from Greenwich. Domestic violence charges can lead to potentially serious consequences, which may make it necessary for individuals to consider whether they wish to vigorously fight the charges or seek a plea deal with prosecutors.
The first incident of alleged domestic violence happened on March 22 when a mother and son got into a heated argument with each other. The son was a 15-year-old boy who became physical with his mother, wrapping an arm around her neck in a headlock and even hitting her in the facial area. The son was ultimately the one to be charged in connection with this dispute.
The second incident took place on March 28, leading to the arrest of a 44-year-old man on disorderly conduct and risk of injury to others charges. While reports indicate that an incident happened at that man's home, remaining details are few. In the third altercation, a couple apparently got into an argument on March 30 over a remote control. The dispute became physical in nature and a 40-year-old woman was taken into police custody for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Domestic violence charges like the ones being alleged in these three cases may lead to jail time, not to mention financial fines. Connecticut individuals who find themselves accused of such actions may benefit from fully researching the charges and potential sentences they face. This can help as they try to decide whether to negotiate with officials to reach a more favorable outcome, or to mount a valid and relevant criminal defense against the allegations.
Source: Greenwich, CT Patch, "3 Face Domestic Violence Charges," Barbara Heins, April 2, 2013