In New York State, you can be charged with domestic violence if you’re a spouse, a boyfriend/girlfriend, or a family member that makes threats of violence or engage in violent behavior. It’s treated very seriously by the police departments. They will file a charge with very little investigation. The police are required to take a charge.
Similarly, the district attorney’s office in each of the counties will have a domestic violence unit run by specialized prosecutors that will treat and prosecute the cases just in that unit. Many of the courts have a domestic violence court for domestic violent offenders. Courts are hostile towards offenders.
It’s very important if you’re charged with domestic violence crime that you immediately seek the advice of an attorney. These cases are treated much more seriously than they would have been in the past.
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