Domestic violence charges, also referred to as family offenses, often involve emotions running high. The desire to protect potential victims means that police officers are quick to make arrests after accusations have been made, and a person accused of domestic violence will face negative consequences that impact their life and their career even before they’ve faced a legal trial.
This type of charge can be litigated in either family court or a criminal court in New York. In some cases, civil charges could be brought in family court while criminal charges are also pursued. That means it’s critical to choose a domestic violence attorney with expertise in both systems here in the Bronx, NY.
Attorney Michael Dailey has successfully represented clients in family and criminal courts for over 25 years. He has the legal expertise and knowledge to help those who’ve been falsely accused of domestic violence fight the charges against them.
Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence charges include a broad category of crimes committed against people with whom you have a current or previous domestic relationship. Domestic relationships cover those individuals who are related, those who live together, those who are married or have a domestic partnership (or those who were married or engaged in a partnership), those who have a child together, and those who have been involved in some kind of intimate relationship with each other.
Domestic violence crimes can include:
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
Each of these offenses is taken very seriously in the state of New York. Conviction could result in heavy fines, the loss of driving privileges or professional licenses, and prison time. If you’re facing a domestic violence charge, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side could make all of the difference when it comes to protecting your rights.
Domestic Violence Defense
The first thing you should do after being arrested for a domestic violence charge is consult with an experienced attorney. Do not attempt to contact the person who has made accusations against you. Doing so might lead to you being served with an order of protection (AKA a stay-away or restraining order) or receiving additional charges of harassment.
Your criminal defense attorney will evaluate your case and help you build a strong defense strategy. Showing a lack of sufficient proof, having a viable alibi, or proving self-defense are all viable defense strategies that have been successful at trial.
Unfortunately, it’s not unheard of for a former partner to make a false accusation in order to secure more money or custody of children during a separation. Attorney Michael Dailey has experience in uncovering holes and contradictions in accusations of domestic violence.
Michael Dailey – Domestic Violence Defense Expert In The Bronx, NY
Michael Dailey and the Law Office of Michael F. Dailey have been ranked amongst the best domestic violence lawyers and law firms. We offer aggressive and dedicated legal representation to those who have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence in the Bronx, NY.
The best way to secure a positive outcome after a domestic violence accusation is to hire experienced representation as soon as possible. Let the Law Office of Michael F. Dailey help you protect your rights and your freedom.
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