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New York Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Domestic Violence Defense in New York City

Have you been accused of domestic violence in New York? We recommend that you consult with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights and personal freedom. Our New York City domestic violence defense lawyers have successfully helped many individuals who have faced the same challenges you are. In addition to the severe legal penalties you could be facing, domestic violence accusations also carry harsh societal consequences.

At Cohen Forman Baron, we know the sense of helplessness that can come with a criminal charge. Our compassionate team is committed to providing clients with compassionate and personal service, taking the time to listen to and answer all of your questions and concerns. We will advise you on your options and help you to make informed decisions about how you would like to proceed.

If you are facing domestic violence allegations in New York, it is important that seek the advice from an aggressive defense attorney. Schedule your consultation today!

Domestic Violence Charges in New York City

Domestic violence defense cases often involve false allegations or exaggerated claims. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. You can be charged with domestic violence in New York if you have threatened physical, financial or emotional abuse over you spouse, partner or significant other. Physical contact does not need to occur for a charge or allegation to be made.

Common types of domestic violence include:

  • Verbal abuse
  • Unwanted communication
  • Threatening behavior
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Social abuse
  • Spiritual abuse
  • Financial abuse

Whatever charges you face in a domestic situation, you need experienced and reliable advocacy from a qualified attorney for the best possible outcome for your situation.

Domestic Violence Penalties in New York

There are many different forms of domestic violence and each offense may have a varied penalty. Family offenses, such as first-degree assault may result in 5-25 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 in fines. First-degree strangulation is a violent felony offense and may result in 3.5-15 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 in fines. Examples of Class A Misdemeanor offenses include third-degree assault, second-degree menacing and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and may result in less than 1 year in jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines.

New York Domestic Violence Defense

Each domestic violence case is different and requires a qualified attorney who is skilled in handling a variety of unique situations. Our experienced lawyers can help you seek a positive outcome. When you are represented by Cohen Forman Baron, you can rest assured that you are in the capable care of those who have defended someone else under the exact same or similar circumstances.

Reach out to our New York City domestic violence defense lawyers at (212) 577-9314 for help with your domestic abuse case. Put our knowledge and experience to work for you.



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