The Family Violence Education Program, or “FVEP,” is a program designed for first time domestic violence offenders. In order to have FVEP granted, a judge must find that the defendant has not been previously convicted of a domestic violence offense; has not previously used FVEP; and is not charged with certain disqualifying offenses.
If FVEP is granted, the defendant will be required to abide by any court-ordered conditions and complete a number of family violence education classes. If the defendant completes all of the requirements of the Family Violence Education Program, the charges will be dismissed.
FVEP is not guaranteed. If a judge denies an FVEP application, the State’s Attorney will likely prosecute the defendant. If the program is denied there is a greater chance that the defendant will be incarcerated and convicted of a crime.
A Connecticut criminal defense attorney can offer skill and guidance to any defendant who may be eligible for the Family Violence Education Program. A lawyer will walk you through the FVEP application process, negotiate with the State’s Attorney on your behalf, and argue your case before a Judge of the Superior Court. An experienced attorney can help you make an effective presentation to the court, and increase your chances of having the program granted.
Attorney Michael Riley has fought hard over the years to have his clients admitted into the Family Violence Education Program. Attorney Riley has experience dealing with domestic violence cases in Connecticut, the applicable law, and the relevant court policies and procedures. If you are charged with a crime, and think you may be eligible for FVEP, don’t go it alone. Contact Attorney Riley today to schedule a free consultation.
Attorney Michael Riley handles cases from Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, Trumbull, Fairfield, Stratford, Easton, Monroe, Westport, Weston, Wilton, Darien, New Canaan, Greenwich, and other towns throughout New Haven County and Fairfield County.
FAMILY VIOLENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM – C.G.S. § 46b-38c(h)