New York Domestic Violence Attorney
Accused of Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence has gained a lot of notoriety in the media in recent
years, and New York state officials have taken notice. Domestic violence
offenses are treated very seriously in New York. If you are facing charges
of domestic violence, call
Goldberger & Dubin, P.C. immediately for valuable information relating to your defense.
As former prosecutors, our domestic violence attorneys have an edge in
the courtroom. Not only do they understand how prosecution approaches
certain charges, they also know how to build a strong defense. Innovative
and reliable, our New York domestic violence defense lawyers are fully
devoted to obtaining the best possible outcome on the behalf of our clients.
With over 75 years of collective experience, the firm can handle a variety
of criminal defense cases and has established a track record of success.
Don't leave your future and reputation to chance. Be proactive and call
(646) 681-5997 to speak with an experienced domestic violence attorney
in New York in a free case evaluation!
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence refers to any of a number of physically, psychologically,
or emotionally harmful actions which can occur between family members.
- Domestic violence can cover any of a number of criminal acts, such as:
- Making threats
- Criminal neglect
Domestic Violence Penalties in New York
Because the term domestic violence covers such a wide array of crimes,
the penalties for domestic violence related convictions vary widely as well.
- Some examples include:
First Degree Assault: This is a felony carrying a maximum penalty of 5 to 25 years in prison
and a fine of up to $5,000.
Third Degree Assault: This misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of up to one year in prison
and a fine of up to $1,000.
Domestic Violence Defense Strategies
While it may feel like you are being treated unfairly and that your reputation
is at stake, there are many possible routes for defense. With our capable
team of attorneys, you can trust that your rights will be upheld.
- There are a number of valid defenses against a charge of domestic violence,
Self-defense: This type of defense would be used by a person who committed an act of
violence in defense of himself or another person.
Justification: This type of defense may be used when the violence can be justified, for
example by a parent who has been arrested for spanking his or her child.
The defense argues that the spanking was not violence, but corrective action.
Mental defect or disease: This type of defense may be used by a person who is diagnosed as having
particular mental defects or brain abnormalities which may have caused
him or her to be unable to control his or her actions.
How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?
In child custody cases the judge will generally try to rule in the best
interest of the child. In New York, there is not a set of specific criteria
that a judge must consider in child custody cases. Domestic violence is
just one of the many factors that the court will consider when attempting
to decipher what is in the child's best interest.
Free Case Evaluations with our New York Domestic Violence Lawyers
If you are facing a domestic violence court case, call us today to speak
with our firm. We can ensure that you receive qualified guidance and experienced
legal advice from our attorneys.
With decades of experience on our side, we can handle whatever charges
you face. As an established criminal defense firm in New York, we have
the time, resources, and experience necessary to pursue justice on your behalf.
Contact us at (646) 681-5997 to speak with a domestic violence lawyer in New York today!