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Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help with Domestic Violence Cases in New York?

Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help with Domestic Violence Cases in New York?

Domestic violence cases in New York can be incredibly complex and emotionally charged. If you’re facing domestic violence charges, you may be feeling overwhelmed, scared, and unsure of where to turn. That’s where we come in. At Spodek Law Group, our experienced criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience handling domestic violence cases throughout New York. We understand the nuances of these sensitive cases and can provide the skilled legal representation you need during this difficult time.

How Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help with Your Domestic Violence Case

When it comes to domestic violence charges in New York, having a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney on your side can make all the difference. Here are some of the key ways our lawyers at Spodek Law Group can assist with your case:

Protecting Your Rights Throughout the Legal Process

One of the most important things we do is ensure that your constitutional rights are protected at every stage of the legal process. From the moment you’re arrested or charged, we’ll be there to:

  • Advise you of your rights and explain the charges against you
  • Ensure law enforcement follows proper procedures
  • Prevent any coerced statements or illegal searches
  • File motions to suppress evidence obtained unlawfully
  • Advocate for reasonable bail terms if you’re held in custody

Our attorneys know the ins and outs of New York’s domestic violence laws. We’ll make sure you understand your rights and options so you can make informed decisions about your case.

Investigating the Allegations and Building a Strong Defense

A thorough investigation is crucial in domestic violence cases. Our legal team will:

  • Gather and analyze all available evidence
  • Interview witnesses
  • Review police reports and medical records
  • Consult with experts if needed
  • Look for inconsistencies in the accuser’s story
  • Identify any potential motives for false accusations

We leave no stone unturned when building your defense. Our goal is to uncover any evidence that supports your innocence or casts doubt on the prosecution’s case.

Negotiating with Prosecutors for Reduced Charges or Dismissal

In many cases, we’re able to negotiate with prosecutors to have charges reduced or dismissed before trial. Our respected attorneys have strong relationships with local prosecutors and know how to effectively advocate on your behalf. We may be able to:

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  • Get charges dropped due to lack of evidence
  • Negotiate a plea deal for lesser charges
  • Arrange for alternative sentencing options like counseling or anger management classes
  • Have the case dismissed if the accuser recants

We’ll explore every possible avenue to resolve your case favorably without the need for a trial.

Providing Aggressive Representation at Trial if Needed

If your case does go to trial, you can count on our seasoned litigators to provide aggressive courtroom representation. We have extensive trial experience and know how to:

  • Present compelling opening and closing arguments
  • Cross-examine witnesses effectively
  • Challenge the prosecution’s evidence
  • Introduce evidence supporting your defense
  • Craft jury instructions favorable to your case

Our trial attorneys have a proven track record of success in domestic violence cases. We’ll fight tirelessly to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome.

Assisting with Orders of Protection and Family Court Matters

Domestic violence cases often involve related family court proceedings like orders of protection. We can help you navigate these complex legal issues by:

  • Contesting unfair orders of protection
  • Modifying existing orders
  • Representing you in family court hearings
  • Addressing child custody and visitation issues
  • Protecting your parental rights

We understand how domestic violence allegations can impact all aspects of your life. Our comprehensive approach ensures all your legal needs are met.

Why Choose Spodek Law Group for Your Domestic Violence Defense?

When facing serious domestic violence charges in New York, you need a law firm with the experience, resources, and dedication to achieve the best possible results. Here’s why Spodek Law Group should be your first choice:

  • Decades of Experience: Our attorneys have been handling domestic violence cases in New York for over 50 years. We’ve seen it all and know how to navigate even the most complex cases.
  • Proven Track Record: We have a long history of successfully defending clients against domestic violence charges, including numerous dismissals and acquittals.
  • Comprehensive Approach: We address all aspects of your case, from criminal charges to family court matters to immigration consequences.
  • Available 24/7: We know legal issues don’t just happen during business hours. That’s why we’re available around the clock to assist you.
  • Personalized Attention: You’re not just a case number to us. We take the time to understand your unique situation and tailor our approach accordingly.
  • Aggressive Advocacy: We’re not afraid to stand up to prosecutors and fight for your rights, in and out of the courtroom.

Don’t face domestic violence charges alone. Contact Spodek Law Group today at 212-300-5196 for a free consultation. Let us put our experience and dedication to work for you.

Understanding Domestic Violence Charges in New York

Domestic violence cases in New York can involve a wide range of criminal charges. Some of the most common include:

Charge Description Potential Penalties
Assault Intentionally causing physical injury Up to 1 year in jail (misdemeanor) or 7 years in prison (felony)
Menacing Intentionally placing someone in fear of injury Up to 1 year in jail
Stalking Engaging in a course of conduct that causes fear Up to 1 year in jail (misdemeanor) or 4 years in prison (felony)
Criminal Mischief Damaging another’s property Up to 1 year in jail (misdemeanor) or 7 years in prison (felony)
Strangulation Impeding breathing or blood circulation Up to 7 years in prison

It’s important to note that domestic violence charges can be elevated to felonies if there’s a history of abuse or if serious injury occurs. That’s why having an experienced attorney is so crucial – we can work to prevent charge enhancements and minimize potential penalties.

Collateral Consequences of Domestic Violence Convictions

Beyond the immediate legal penalties, a domestic violence conviction can have far-reaching consequences on many aspects of your life:

  • Loss of gun ownership rights
  • Difficulty finding employment
  • Housing discrimination
  • Loss of professional licenses
  • Immigration consequences for non-citizens
  • Negative impact on child custody arrangements

At Spodek Law Group, we understand the high stakes involved in domestic violence cases. That’s why we fight so hard to avoid convictions and protect our clients’ futures.

How We Approach Domestic Violence Cases

Every domestic violence case is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to each client’s defense. Here’s an overview of how we typically handle these cases:

  1. Free Initial Consultation: We’ll meet with you to discuss the charges, gather information about your situation, and explain your legal options.
  2. Case Evaluation: Our team will thoroughly review all evidence and identify potential defense strategies.
  3. Investigation: We’ll conduct our own investigation, interviewing witnesses and gathering additional evidence to support your defense.
  4. Negotiation: In many cases, we can negotiate with prosecutors for reduced charges or alternative sentencing options.
  5. Pre-Trial Motions: We’ll file any necessary motions to suppress evidence or dismiss charges based on legal grounds.
  6. Trial Preparation: If your case goes to trial, we’ll meticulously prepare your defense strategy, including witness preparation and evidence presentation.
  7. Courtroom Representation: Our skilled litigators will aggressively advocate for you in court, challenging the prosecution’s case and presenting your defense.
  8. Post-Trial Matters: If necessary, we can assist with appeals, expungements, or modifications of orders of protection.

Throughout the entire process, we’ll keep you informed and involved in all decisions regarding your case. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome while minimizing the impact on your life.

Don’t Face Domestic Violence Charges Alone – Contact Us Today

If you’re facing domestic violence charges in New York, time is of the essence. The sooner you have an experienced attorney on your side, the better your chances of a favorable outcome. At Spodek Law Group, we’re ready to put our knowledge, resources, and dedication to work for you.Don’t let domestic violence charges derail your life. Contact us today at 212-300-5196 for a free, confidential consultation. We’ll review your case, explain your options, and develop a strategic defense plan tailored to your unique situation.Remember, an accusation is not the same as a conviction. With Spodek Law Group on your side, you’ll have a powerful ally fighting to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future. Call us now – we’re available 24/7 to assist you.

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