Domestic Violence Attorney

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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 often practically presumed guilty, not only facing charges but also may be forced out of their own home.

Having a record of 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 attorney to guide and represent you. The law firm of Jason Bassett Criminal Attorney has devoted over twenty years to 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 offenses. Contact us today for a free consultation (631) 259-6060.

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What are Domestic Violence Cases?

Initially, to be considered domestic violence under New York, the act must be alleged to have been committed between people who have a particular type of relationship with 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 law.  Offenses often included under the term “domestic violence” include Stalking, Harassment, Menacing, Reckless Endangerment, Strangulation, Obstruction of Breathing, Disorderly Conduct, 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.  The team of domestic violence lawyers at the law offices of Jason Bassett has years of experience they can use to help you figure out the best options you can choose. To speak with top attorney Jason Bassett, contact us today at (631) 259-6060.

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Mandatory Arrest for Domestic Violence in New York

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 in New York, it is crucial that you get the immediate representation of an experienced domestic assault lawyer to guide you forward.  If you or someone you love has been arrested in Suffolk County, Nassau County, contact us at (631) 259-6060.

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Orders of Protection under New York Domestic Violence Laws

In addition to an arrest, the courts in Suffolk County, Nassau County, and anywhere on Long Island, NY 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 attorney Jason Bassett.

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What Are the Charges Included in Domestic Conflict Cases in Suffolk County and Nassau County?

In New York courts, Long Island domestic violence conflicts 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 offenses charged in domestic violence cases on Long Island include:

If you are accused of any of the things listed above, or if you have violated an order of protection, it is essential to get the representation of an experienced New York lawyer who understands the nuances of this area of law and knows what kind of protection you need against charges of domestic violence. At the Law Offices of Jason Bassett, you can talk to an experienced lawyer who can help you understand the choices you may have. For more information and to speak with highly-rated criminal attorney, contact Jason Bassett, Esq. today.  For a free consultation call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (631) 259-6060.

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Dealing with False Accusations of Domestic Conflict on Long Island

Unfortunately, false accusations happen for a variety of reasons with a broad number of motivations. Because domestic violence issues can carry such serious penalties, regardless of whether the accusations are false or not, you will need the skill and representation of a family law attorney 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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Hire an Experienced Long Island Domestic Violence Attorney to Represent You

Just because you have been charged with a domestic violence case in Suffolk County, Nassau County, or anywhere on Long Island doesn’t mean that you don’t still have important legal rights that need protection. Keep in mind that the quality of a lawyer 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 New York attorney who can advise and represent through every step of the process could not be more important.

As a skilled criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor, Jason Bassett, Esq. represents clients charged with domestic violence and fights against 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 Offices of Jason Bassett for a free consultation. Contact us at (631) 259-6060.