New Connecticut Law Provides Comfort Dogs to Testifying Witnesses
The Connecticut legislature enacted a new law on July 1, 2017 that protects the right for a testifying witness to have a comfort dog with them during testimony. This act came after the 2016 court case State of Connecticut vs. Devon.
A child in the case was testifying against her father in a sexual assault case and she had a comfort dog by her feet during official testimony. The law gives the judge discretion to allow a comfort or support dog for witnesses giving testimony in certain criminal cases.
If you question whether this right was afforded to you during testimony, contact our office. Our team of experienced attorneys will help protect your rights.