Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Connecticut

Q: CT code Sec. 53a-96.

Would this be classified as domestic violence charge if alleged victim is a gf and they have a kid together?

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Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman
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A: The classification of a crime as domestic violence depends on two factors - 1. the relationship between the accused and the victim. A dating relationship would fall within the scope of the domestic violence statutes. 2. the nature of the crime is one of violence - unlawful restraint is a crime of violence. Thus in this situation the relationship between the parties and the nature of the crime charged make it a domestic violence offense. Get a consultation with an experienced domestic violence defense attorney who offers free consultations

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