Brooklyn Domestic Violence Lawyer
Experienced Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence is a serious charge that can have life-altering consequences. If you are facing domestic violence charges, you need a Brooklyn Domestic Violence Lawyer who will fight for you. At Townsend, Mottola & Uris Law, our domestic violence defense attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience. We thoroughly understand the New York State domestic violence laws and can help you navigate the legal process.
Are you facing a domestic violence charge in New York? Call Townsend, Mottola & Uris Law today at (718) 550-3318 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our domestic violence attorney in Brooklyn!
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a crime that can involve physical, sexual, emotional, or economic abuse. In New York, domestic violence is the criminal offense of one family or household member against another. Family or household members include spouses, former spouses, co-parents, parents, children, siblings, and current or former romantic partners. The state of New York recognizes four types of domestic violence:
- Acts of physical domestic violence, which involves the use of physical force that causes or attempts to cause physical injury to a family or household member
- Sexual, domestic violence, which involves sexual acts without consent
- Physical domestic violence against an elderly person or a person with a disability, which involves physical force that causes physical injury to an elderly person or a person with a disability
- Stalking domestic violence, which consists of a pattern of harassing, threatening, or intimidating behavior that causes fear to a family or household member
What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in New York?
The penalties for domestic violence depend on the type of abuse and the severity of the injuries. Generally, the penalties for domestic violence include the following:
- A first-time offense is typically a misdemeanor, leading to up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
- A second offense within five years of the first offense is classified as a felony, resulting in up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Penalties may be enhanced if the victim suffered severe physical injury, the offender used a weapon, or there were prior convictions for domestic violence. Domestic violence charges can also lead to a restraining order, loss of custody of children, and difficulty finding employment or housing.
Domestic Violence Cases We Handle
Our firm represents clients accused of everything from simple assault to aggravated assault. We have handled thousands of cases and know how to defend clients from domestic violence charges. We can help you understand your rights and options if you are facing domestic violence charges. We can explain the legal process, walk you through the steps, and help you obtain a favorable outcome.
Our domestic violence lawyers in Brooklyn can help you if you are facing any of the following charges:
- Assault in the third degree
- Assault in the second degree
- Aggravated assault in the second degree
- Assault with intent to cause serious physical injury in the second degree
- Criminal violation of a temporary restraining order
- Criminal violation of a protective order
- Criminal violation of an order of protection
- Child endangerment
- Criminal violation of a child support ordinance
- Criminal violation of a civil no-contact order
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual conduct against a child
- Unlawful imprisonment
Contact Our Brooklyn Domestic Violence Attorney Today
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need to speak with a domestic violence lawyer in Brooklyn as soon as possible. At Townsend, Mottola & Uris Law, we have the experience and dedication to help you. We understand how stressful this situation can be and will work to ensure that you are fully informed at all times.
Contact Townsend, Mottola & Uris Law today to schedule a FREE consultation with our domestic violence lawyer in Brooklyn!