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Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in New York

Have you been accused of domestic violence? As a Brooklyn domestic violence attorney at The Mirvis Law Firm, P.C., I can help you fight such charges. With over 15 years of legal and trial experience in the field of criminal defense, I have perfected aggressive defensive strategies that can help you share your side of the story and stand up for your rights. I will do everything I can to reduce the charges and penalties against you as much as possible to protect you now and in the future.

If domestic violence has been committed or is suspected, the case can quickly escalate and get much worse than most people expect. Cases that deal with parental custody and divorces also present substantial challenges for the defendants. Reach out to me now to find out what I can do for you.

Are you facing charges of domestic violence in New York? Call The Mirvis Law Firm, P.C., today at (718) 550-6773 or contact me online to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn domestic violence attorney.

Domestic Violence in New York

In the state of New York, the term “domestic violence” doesn’t represent a specific crime carrying sentencing guidelines on its own. Instead, domestic violence (sometimes called “DV”) is more of an umbrella term that may include assault, sexual assault, stalking, or other charges involving violence and/or abuse among those in a “domestic relationship.”

Domestic violence applies to crimes that occur between members of the same family or household, including people who are (or have been):

  • Related
  • Legally married
  • Parents of the same child
  • In an intimate relationship, even if not living together

What are the Penalties For Domestic Violence in New York?

Domestic violence charges are serious offenses in New York State that can come with heavy penalties such as large fines, lengthy prison sentences, and even restraining orders. It is, therefore, imperative to secure the legal representation of a knowledgeable Brooklyn domestic violence defense attorney who will fight to protect your rights as soon as possible.

Defense Strategies Against a Domestic Violence Charge

When you come to my firm, we will discuss the specifics of your case in detail to come up with the defense that works best for you and your situation.

Below are examples of some common defensive strategies against a domestic violence charge. These defenses are far from exhaustive but can help you understand how I will fight for you:

  • Lack of Proof: If there’s no concrete proof tying you to the crime, there isn’t much the prosecution can do. This is because defendants cannot be convicted of crimes if the prosecution is unable to reach the required “burden of proof” (or evidence) in a DV case. I have dealt with more than enough cases to understand how to uncover holes in the prosecutor’s argument and argue there isn’t enough evidence tying you to the crime in question.
  • Intentional False Accusation: There are many reasons a defendant such as yourself may be falsely accused. Perhaps it was a simple misunderstanding, a case of mistaken identity, or to fulfill some personal vendetta. While I always take DV accusations seriously, I understand that this is a contentious subject and that there are multiple sides to every story. If you believe you have been falsely accused due to custody, alimony, another relationship issue, or otherwise, I will do whatever it takes to help you prove as much.
  • Self-Defense: I may be able to prove your actions were done out of self-protection if you were in fear of your safety and were forced to fight back.
  • Wrong Suspect: Occasionally, people are wrongfully accused of crimes due to a simple case of mistaken identity. If you can demonstrate that you aren’t the person who has committed the offense, your charges may be dropped. Proving as much will likely require an alibi which may include witness testimony and procuring other evidence that you were not in the vicinity of the crime when it occurred.

Contact Our Brooklyn Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Today

The severity of a domestic violence charge should not be taken lightly. During your free consultation with me, we will discuss the facts of your case, what evidence the prosecution may have against you, and how to best fight it. No matter how innocent or guilty you may feel, everyone deserves the right to have their side of the story heard. I will ensure your needs and desired outcome are taken to account when I argue on your behalf and will work closely with you to ensure I am working within your budget and comfort zone.

Contact the Mirvis Law Firm, P.C., today to get started on your defense with a skilled domestic violence lawyer in Brooklyn.

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