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Domestic violence victims have resources in Connecticut

Relationships can prove to be difficult at times, but most Connecticut couples are able to work through the disagreements and move on. Some have a hard time controlling their emotions and let their anger get the best of them. When situations such as these arise, those involved can find the argument escalating from a simple clash of view points to a case of domestic violence without a way to escape the aggressor.

A 35-year-old man in another state is facing two felony domestic battery charges and a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance after an altercation with his wife. Reports indicate that the man grabbed his wife by her throat during an argument. The incident was allegedly committed in a manner to provoke or insult the victim.

According to police records, the alleged aggressor was convicted for domestic battery a few years ago. The previous incident left him with a misdemeanor charge on his record. The most recent event landed the husband behind bars, and he appeared before a local judge who set his trial for October. He is not permitted to visit his wife's residence.

Being caught in an abusive relationship can leave those involved feeling as if there is no way out. Many resources are available in the state of Connecticut to help victims and their children, if present, to work toward finding a place of safety. A family law attorney can help those who find themselves victims of domestic violence obtain a restraining order and guide them through divorce proceedings, should a divorce be desired.

Source: Joliet, IL Patch, "Convicted Domestic Abuser Facing New Felony Domestic Violence Charges", John Ferak, July 21, 2017

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