One of the most abused and impactful tools used in family law cases are domestic violence charges. Often these allegations are hurled without any substantial evidence. My law firm can help defend you against these charges and protect your rights.
At the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell, I am a Queens domestic violence defense attorney who is experienced in handling domestic abuse cases. Located in Queens, New York, my law firm handles cases throughout the five boroughs and Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties.
If you need skilled representation from a Queens domestic violence defense attorney, contact me online or by calling 888-399-7934 to schedule a free initial consultation. Time is of the essence in these matters, since orders can be put in place to prevent you from seeing your children if you are accused of family violence.
Who Can Bring Domestic Violence Charges?
In New York, individuals need to have certain relationships to bring domestic violence charges. Individuals need to be married or formerly married, have a child in common, or be a family member by blood or marriage, or have shared an intimate relationship.
Potential Consequences of Domestic Abuse
Judges take spousal abuse and domestic abuse very seriously. As such, the consequences imposed for domestic violence offenses are severe and immediate. When an order of protection is issued, it can order the individual who has been accused of abuse:
- Not to harass or assault the affected party
- To be removed from his or her home
- Not to contact the victim at home, job or other places
- Not to contact the victim by letter, e-mail, text or third party
- To issue temporary suspension of custody rights
- To issue supervised visitation
- To pay temporary child support
What Can We Do for You?
In addition to the immediate impact of an order for protection, there are additional concerns. Orders of protection not only affect where you can go, they can also affect your employment. Often the prosecution may urge you to accept a plea bargain in order to move past this issue. However, accepting a plea bargain still leaves you with a criminal charge that can negatively impact your record and life. even if it is merely a violation. The type of violation, whether disorderly conduct or harassment, can have significant consequences in the future.
I will work hard to help you avoid criminal charges, preserve your reputation and help the court understand the situation. I understand what is at stake. I will vigorously pursue options that are in your best interests and minimize the consequences you may be facing.
Contact a New York City Domestic Abuse Defense Attorney Who Knows How to Protect Your Interests
If there are allegations of domestic abuse against you, you should consult a lawyer as soon as you can. Contact my office for a free initial consultation. I am accessible online by filling out the contact form, or by calling 888-399-7934 to schedule a free initial consultation today.