New York Domestic Violence Attorney
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is different than other violent crimes in that it is abuse which takes place between family members, loved ones, or members of the same household. If you have been charged with this crime, reach out to Lebedin Kofman LLP for effective and individualized representation. With years of experience under our belts, our New York domestic violence lawyers have successfully helped thousands of clients resolve their problems. We can assist you, too.
Types of Domestic Violence Offenses
Some acts that may be considered domestic violence include the following, and more:
- Threats of violence
- Verbal or physical abuse
- Imprisonment or physical restraint
The state of New York takes allegations of domestic violence very seriously, and a conviction for this type of crime can have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences. In many cases, filing domestic violence charges automatically results in a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the defendant. The TRO, among other things, may prevent the defendant from entering the shared premises, as well as from being near the accuser and other family members.
Call Lebedin Kofman LLP today at (646) 663-4430 or contact us online to learn more about our domestic violence attorneys in New York and how we can help you.
What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence?
Being convicted of domestic violence may result in exorbitant fines, probation, lost firearm privileges, and even years in jail or prison. In the state of New York, domestic violence can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. If you are facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge than you could be looking between 15 day and one year in jail and fines up to $1,000. However, if you are facing a felony domestic violence charge the penalties become much more severe and you be looking at anywhere from 4-25 years in jail and fines that are upwards of $30,000.
No Contact Orders
Furthermore, a conviction will likely result in an order of protection being filed against you, thereby preventing you from visiting your children or loved ones. This is why it is vitally important to retain skilled advocacy as soon as you are charged.
Protecting Your Rights & Fighting for Your Best Interests
At Lebedin Kofman LLP, our team can help you make sound choices about your future and family as we navigate you through each stage of the criminal process. We genuinely care about our clients’ success and wellbeing, which is why we are available to them 24/7. As your representative, we will fight relentlessly to get your charges reduced or dismissed.
Domestic violence-related charges include:
- Aggravated harassment in the second degree
- Obstruction of breathing or blood circulation
- Strangulation in the second degree
- Endangering the welfare of a child
- Menacing in the second degree
- Aggravated criminal contempt
- Menacing in the third degree
- Stalking in the second degree
- Stalking in the fourth degree
- Stalking in the third degree
- Second-degree assault
- Third-degree assault
- First-degree assault
- Criminal contempt
Call (646) 663-4430 to Get Started on Your Case
Reach out to Lebedin Kofman LLP today and schedule a free consultation if you want to learn more about your situation and how we can help you. Our attorneys can discuss your case with you and help you figure out your best course of action. We speak Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.
Contact us online or call (646) 663-4430 and set up your complimentary initial consultation with our domestic violence attorneys in New York.
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