Accused of Domestic Violence in NY? Here’s What You Need to Know.

There are few charges that are more damaging to someone’s reputation and life than those of domestic violence. While of course, many of these charges are legitimate, the unfortunate reality is that in many situations, domestic violence charges are entirely unfounded, and sometimes even outright lies. Being wrongly charged with domestic violence is an incredibly frightening experience, and you may feel as though nobody will believe that you are, in fact, innocent. That’s where we come in. Our seasoned New York criminal defense attorney has been helping those wrongly accused of domestic violence fight their charges and clear their good name for years, and he is ready to do the same for you. Please continue reading to learn more about domestic violence charges in New York State and how our firm can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How are domestic relationships defined in New York State?

There are various relationships that are categorized as “domestic” under New York State law. That being said, if you are accused of committing an act of violence, or threatening to commit an act of violence against anyone with whom you have a domestic relationship, there is a very good chance you are looking at serious legal consequences. The following relationships are considered domestic relationships in NY:

  • Someone with whom you are legally married, or someone you were once married to.
  • Someone with whom you have a child
  • Someone with whom you are related by blood or marriage
  • Someone with whom you are in a romantic relationship

What happens if I am accused of domestic violence?

If the police are called to your house due to an alleged act of domestic violence, you will most likely get arrested and have a Temporary Restraining Order placed against you. You will then have to attend a hearing where the court will determine if the TRO should be made permanent, in which case it may drastically affect your life, including your child custody agreement if you have a child with the person you allegedly committed the act against. NY law also allows victims of abuse to hold their abuser criminally and civilly liable, and as a result, you may also go to jail for several years. Our firm is here to protect you. All you have to do is give us a call.

Contact our experienced Rockland County firm

Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong Rockland County defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Fortunately, our firm is ready to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. Call today or contact The Law Office of Carl Spector online to schedule a free confidential consultation. We are ready to help you go on living life positively, happily, and free from the burdens of a criminal conviction–all you have to do is ask.