New York Domestic Violence Lawyer
Protect Your Rights & Best Interests
In the state of New York, family and criminal courts hold concurrent jurisdiction over “family offenses” such as assault, sexual abuse, and stalking. This means that charges may be filed in either court and in some cases, both. It is possible for civil charges to be levied in family court while criminal charges are pursued in front of a criminal judge.
In domestic violence cases, it is not uncommon for victims to apply for orders of protection which are designed to limit or prevent defendants who have been charged from making contact with spouses or children who may reside at the location where the pending case occurred.
If you have any questions about a pending offense, contact our New York domestic violence attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, PLLC at (718) 878-3781.
The Scope of Domestic Violence Charges
There are many unique charges which can be encompassed within a domestic violence case. In the state of New York, domestic violence is a descriptive term rather than a specific crime carrying sentencing guidelines in and of itself. Domestic violence may be the result of an assault, sexual assault, menacing, stalking, strangulation, or other charge involving people engaged with a current or previous domestic relationship.
This term describes crimes which occur between:
- Individuals who are related or who share an affinity due to housing
- Individuals who are married or involved with a domestic partnership
- Individuals who were formerly married or involved with a domestic partnership
- Individuals who have had a child together
- Individuals who are presently involved in an intimate relationship together
- Individuals who were formerly involved with an intimate relationship together
In the state of New York, domestic violence charges are considered very serious offenses and it is essential to secure the legal representation of a knowledgeable New York criminal defense lawyer who will fight to protect your rights.