What You Need to Know About Domestic Violence Charges in New York

A domestic violence offense can impact you forever. Do not wait to reach out to a and experienced and competent Rockland County domestic violence attorney today to discuss your case and your options.

What is domestic violence in New York?

The state of New York has a broad definition of relationships that qualify under the category of “domestic.” Some relationships that are in this category include, and are not limited to the following:

  • Those who are legally married
  • Those who were once married but have separated or divorced
  • Those who have a child together
  • Those who have been involved in a romantic relationship
  • Those who are related by blood or marriage

Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to learn more about how our dedicated legal team can help you in whatever domestic violence matter you are facing.

Does New York have a mandatory arrest for domestic violence cases?

A mandatory arrest is put in place in specific circumstances, however, New York will always aim to protect victims of abuse by holding offenders accountable for their actions from the start. In other words, if a felony was committed and an order of protection was violated, a mandatory arrest may apply.

To learn more about this, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today. A dedicated Rockland County domestic violence attorney is here for you no matter what.

What is a temporary order of protection?

In the event that an accusation of domestic violence is made in New York, the victim may be allowed a Temporary Order of Protection. After the arrest, an arraignment occurs and the District Attorney asks the Temporary Order of Protection for the victim. The judge will then make arrangements about the rules that the abuser must follow and the time that the order is in effect. The judge also has responsibility on whether the protection order is needed. A typical Temporary Order of Protection will serve 1 year and can apply through other states too.

If you are in this situation and have received a Temporary Order of Protection, do not wait to reach out to our firm at The Law Office of Carl Spector today. We are just one call away.

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.