Protect Your Rights Against Domestic Violence Charges

Brooklyn Domestic Violence Lawyer

New York Domestic Violence Laws

If you have been charged with domestic violence, you may look to us for energetic defense of your rights. We are The Law Offices of David E. Levine, serving the Brooklyn area. Our goal is to help you defend against charges so you are not subjected to stiff fines or jail. We also seek to lift protective orders so you may resume normal living and rebuild damaged relationships. You are urged to contact a Brooklyn domestic violence attorney for immediate assistance.

Contact our Brooklyn domestic violence attorney today to discuss your defense.

What Are the Types of Domestic Violence Charges in NY?

These charges usually begin in two different ways. An aggrieved person makes a complaint against a spouse, partner, date or family member the day after a disturbance. With little or no other evidence, the police make the arrest and the prosecutor files charges including a protective order barring the accused from alleged victim's home. Where the accused is a spouse or domestic partner, this can mean moving out of one's home and being cut off from children and denied use of property.

The other way the charges occur is when police are called to a home in the middle of an argument. With little discussion, the police are likely to haul the accused off in handcuffs to be booked. You could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, based on the circumstances in the case.

How Does New York’s Orders of Protection Work?

A court may issue orders of protection in cases where there has been harassment or domestic violence. The order may be against a current or former spouse, party a person has had a child with, family member or person with whom one has had an intimate relationship.

Acts for which orders of protection may be issued include:

  • Stalking
  • Assault
  • Attempted assault
  • Menacing
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Disorderly conduct

The order may prohibit the other party from committing any of above crimes. The order may also require the party to move out of the house and to stay away from any of the places the complainant frequents such as job, gym or school. The judge may extend the order to include the children and require that any visitation be under supervision.

If you are under an order it is important to follow these rules faithfully. Even if your spouse relents and invites you back, you must get the order lifted before returning. Otherwise the police may arrest you.

At The Law Offices of David E. Levine, we vigorously defend clients charged with violation of orders of protection in NY. When our Brooklyn domestic violence lawyers are retained we make every effort to diffuse the situation. In court we raise defenses based on mistake and lack of criminal intent. We also contact the other party and seek modification of the order to allow our client rebuild the relationship.

Vigorous Defense in Your Time of Need

We understand you may be hurt and upset by the events that have occurred. We know that there are two sides to every story and we will make sure your side is heard. We will seek to remedy matters and guide you against pitfalls that may cause you more trouble. For instance if there is a protective order against you going to your home, you must not go even if your spouse or partner invites you back. The policemay arrest you for violating a protective order and your spouse's invitation will provide no defense. Your proper action is to get the protective order lifted before returning.

Our Brooklyn domestic violence lawyer offers a free initial consultation to discuss your charges. Contact us today.

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