Under New York law, accusations of domestic violence can result in serious charges. Because of the highly emotional nature of domestic violence allegations, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judges will often rush to judgment resulting in a quick arrest and the issuance of an Order of Protection. The accused is practically presumed guilty, not only facing criminal charges but also forced out of their own home
Having a criminal record for domestic violence in New York can harm both your reputation and your future. If you have been charged with acts of domestic violence, it is critical to have an experienced domestic violence lawyer to guide and represent you. The law firm of Jason Bassett Criminal Attorney has devoted over twenty years to criminal defense and protecting the legal rights of individuals in Suffolk County, Nassau County, and anywhere on Long Island who have been charged with domestic violence and other crimes. Contact us today for a free consultation (631) 259-6060.
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Initially, to be considered domestic violence under New York, the alleged criminal act must be alleged to have been committed between people who have a particular type of relationship to one another, such as:
Domestic violence itself can be difficult to define exactly as there is no crime actually called “domestic violence” in New York criminal law. Crimes often included under the term “domestic violence” include Assault, Stalking, Harassment, Menacing, Reckless Endangerment, Strangulation, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Mischief, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Misconduct, and Forcible Touching. If you have been charged with domestic violence, you will need a skilled domestic violence attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected. To speak with top Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Bassett, call us today (631) 259-6060.
It’s important to note that once a domestic violence call is placed on Long Island or elsewhere in New York, even if things have calmed down by the time the police arrive the officers have little discretion whether or not to make an arrest because of “Mandatory Arrest” laws.
New York law requires the immediate arrest of anyone accused of domestic violence if the police find probable cause, even if the alleged victim asks that no arrest be made and tells the police that they don’t want to press charges. When you have been arrested for domestic violence, it is crucial that you get the immediate representation of an experienced domestic violence lawyer to guide you forward. If you or someone you love has been arrested in Suffolk County, Nassau County, please call us now (631) 259-6060.
In addition to an arrest, the courts in Suffolk County, Nassau County, and anywhere on Long Island will also typically issue an Order of Protection against the accused in favor of the alleged victim. The Order of Protection can require the accused to stay away from the alleged victim as well as their home (even if they live together) as well as any school or place of employment. The Order of Protection will order the person accused of domestic violence to refrain from any communication with the protected party, including by mail, telephone, e-mail, voicemail, or another form of electronic communication. An Order of Protection also requires the surrender of all handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and other firearms owned or possessed to the nearest police precinct. An allegation of violating an Order of Protection can lead to new charges of Criminal Contempt. For a free consultation and to learn more about Orders of Protection and New York domestic violence laws, contact Criminal Attorney Jason Bassett.
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In domestic violence cases in New York courts, there are allegations of criminal acts committed by individuals who have or have had some form of domestic relationship and/or intimate relationship with the victim. The crimes can range in severity from violations to misdemeanors and even felonies. Some of the most common crimes charged in domestic violence cases on Long Island include:
If you are accused of any of the crimes listed above, it is essential to get the representation of an experienced New York domestic violence attorney who understands the nuances of this area of law and how to defend against charges of domestic violence. For more information and to speak with an experienced domestic violence lawyers contact Jason Bassett, Esq. today. For a free consultation call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (631) 259-6060.
Unfortunately, false accusations happen for a variety of reasons with a broad number of motivations. Because domestic violence cases can carry such serious penalties, regardless of whether the accusations are false or not, you will need the skill and representation of a domestic violence lawyer with a track record of success in exposing these types of false allegations and successfully defending people accused of domestic violence.
As a talented Suffolk County domestic violence attorney, Jason Bassett, Esq. has the experience it takes to uncover any contradictions and inconsistencies in the alleged victim’s story to prove that they have made a false accusation against you and to help give you your life back.
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Just because you have been charged with domestic violence in Suffolk County, Nassau County, or anywhere on Long Island doesn’t mean that you don’t still have important legal rights that need protecting. Keep in mind that the quality of your defense can have a profound effect on securing the best possible outcome of your case.
When you are facing charges of domestic violence, you want representation that can protect you and your reputation. Because of the serious and emotional nature of these situations, having a highly experienced domestic violence attorney who can advise and represent through every step of the process could not be more important.
As a skilled criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, Jason Bassett, Esq. represents clients charged with domestic violence as well as criminal contempt for violations of Orders of Protection in Suffolk County, Nassau County, and anywhere on Long Island. He brings a combination of understanding, experience, and aggressive representation to those who have been accused of domestic violence. If you have been charged with domestic violence, contact the law firm of Jason Bassett Criminal Attorney for a free consultation. Call now (631) 259-6060.