Queens Domestic Violence Lawyers
Jail is the last place you thought you end up the last time you stepped into your home. But that is what has happened. You have been arrested and are being charged with domestic violence. This has thrown your whole world into chaos, you feel a great deal of confusion and uncertainty, which means you are vulnerable to saying something that may make your legal situation quite bad.
Couples argue. Everyone who is in a marriage or domestic living relationship of any kind knows that disagreement and conflict are an inevitable part of such an arrangement. Sometimes things go too far, sometimes the passion and verbal heat of the moment leads to a physical explosion.
Things may have gotten out of hand between you and your partner, but that does not mean that you engaged in any abusive, violent, or forceful act against her. This is the legal standard of domestic violence, and it is the one that the state has to prove your actions meet.
After your arrest and the subsequent attempts to elicit a statement from you, it will seem that you did do what you are accused of. The prosecutorial system is designed to fit up the person they think is most likely to have committed the crime. Prosecutors are not really interested in hearing your side of the story. Their main aim is to get you to turn in evidence against yourself. In complete violation of the Fifth Amendment, which gives you the right not to do so, they will pressure you into self-incrimination.
You need a lawyer. Not just any lawyer, but a lawyer who specializes in domestic assault cases. Such a professional will possess the knowledge, skill, ability, and experience to guide you through what is a most difficult situation.
Competent legal counsel is the right of every individual in this country. You should make no statement without the advice of your lawyer. It is important to keep things in perspective. You were only arrested and charged. The state has yet to prove anything. And domestic violence is not at all easy to prove, despite what they may want you to believe. There is a mass of evidence to sort out. Your attorney will review, analyze, and come to conclusions about it. These will differ from the state’s evaluations and conclusions. This will open up room for doubt, which is the best means of getting an outcome that is favorable to you.
It is not always necessary to actually go to trial. These can be messy and expensive affairs, and they are best avoided if possible. Before things go any further you may want to make a direct approach to your accuser. Heated exchanges can lead to words and actions that both parties regret. Now that her temper has cooled and things have settled down a bit she may no longer be interested in pursuing the domestic assault case. This is more likely to be her attitude if the two of you have children.
You can work through your attorney to broker a solution in which your partner drops her assault charges. This can be a very delicate matter, so you want the person who does it to have the right expertise, sensitivity, and experience.
No matter what direction the case ultimately takes, you should have access to a lawyer who knows how to get results, who knows the law and know how to employ it in your favor. Domestic assault is not the kind of mark you want on your record. It is important to do what is necessary to prevent a conviction.
Mar 31, 2020
May 17, 2018
Spodek Law is a great firm. They are super pragmatic