NYC Domestic Violence Offense Sentencing Lawyers
Unfortunately, the domestic violence in New York City has reached unprecedented levels in recent years, and many high profile cases have even dominated the media. Law enforcement and law enforcement agencies have been under ever-increasing pressure to aggressively go after and prosecute the individuals responsible for domestic violence. Before we begin, you should understand how domestic violence acts as a blanket term to describe any crime that involves romantic relationships, people in the same family and those who live in the same house.
The Types of Domestic Violence
You have many different types of domestic violence that include:
These are only some of the crimes included. Victims of domestic violence could be a boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband. It could also include housemates, children or relatives of the family. Domestic violence is obviously a problem, but in the mob’s zeal to punish those responsible, prosecutors have unfortunately not always gotten it right. For example, you have cases where people have been wrongfully charged with domestic violence. If this has happened to you, we recommend that you call Spodek Law Group at 888-742-6939 for a free consultation. We will take actions that vigorously defend you from serious criminal charges.
The Definition of Domestic Violence
New York law defines domestic violence under a broad term. This basically means you can’t be arrested and charged with domestic violence because it’s a crime that happens with people who are related, or they have a social relationship like living together, dating or being married. For something to be classified as a domestic abuse crime, it means violence between family members or people who live in the same household. When a victim suffers a serious injury due to this crime, it normally happens with the male as the perpetrator, but there have been cases where the woman was the aggressor. Unfortunately, cases where the woman was responsible don’t always get reported, nor are they always taken seriously.
One of the most common domestic abuse charges that someone will face, disorderly conduct happens when another individual acts violent to someone else in a public setting. For example, maybe you had an argument with your girlfriend or wife in public. The argument grows louder and physical violence ensues. In this case, both or one of the individuals will be likely to face disorderly conduct charges. Under N.Y. Pen. Law § 240.20, disorderly conduct classifies as more of a violation than a law.
Aggravated Harassment and Harassment
Both of these classify as common charges that relate to domestic violence. It happens most often when harassing someone involves violent behavior toward the other person. It could also involve shoving, hitting, kicking or other violent physical contact that is unwarranted. Harassment turns into aggravated harassment when it has involved the use of written or an electronic form of communication like letters or the telephone. Sometimes defendents will face multiple charges like second-degree aggravated harassment for calling or texting, and letters to the person.
If you face charges for domestic violence, you need someone well versed in this field of law to defend you. Spodek Law Group has more than 40 years of experience, and they are available 24 hours a day to answer questions and schedule a free consultation. We understand the ins and outs of domestic violence cases, and we have the ability to help you get the case against you dismissed. When you work with us, you will work with one of our qualified senior attorneys.