Domestic Violence Charges in New York | What to Know

If you are facing domestic violence charges, it is important to understand the consequences you may face. If you require assistance with your charges, our Bergen County criminal attorney is prepared to explore all avenues of defense on your behalf. To learn more about our firm can assist you by fighting your charges, reach out to our team today to schedule your initial consultation. Here are some questions you may have regarding domestic violence charges:

How are domestic relationships defined in New York?

To understand domestic violence charges, it is first important to learn how New York defines domestic relationships. There is a variety of circumstances and individuals that may qualify as a domestic relationship. If you are accused of acting violently towards an individual who qualifies as having a domestic relationship with you, you will likely face a domestic violence charge. The following are domestic relationships:

  • Someone you are romantically involved with
  • Someone you are related by blood or marriage to
  • Someone you are legally married to
  • Someone you were once married to, though you are now separated or divorced
  • Someone you have a child with

What are the consequences of a domestic violence charge in New York State?

The first step that may occur after being charged with domestic violence in New York is that the police will likely come to your home to arrest you. Next, the police will grant the alleged victims of domestic abuse a Temporary Restraining Order against you. This will prevent you from seeing this individual until the Final Restraining Order hearing.

If you are found guilty of domestic violence, you will likely face severe consequences. You will be barred from seeing the individual you allegedly abused if you receive a Final Restraining Order. You will also be prohibited from seeing your child if you have a child with that person. Being charged with domestic violence can affect your child custody agreement. You may also go to jail and face high fines for the incident.

Domestic violence charges can impact your life drastically for years to come. This is why you require the assistance of a Bergen County criminal attorney who will defend you against those charges. To learn more about our firm and how we can assist you, do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our team.

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