This post serves to conclude and recap my series on the handling of domestic violence charges in Long Island and other New York areas. I felt it was necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, many individuals are unsure as to how they should proceed after they have been arrested. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to more fully understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a criminal defense attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. The issues which I have analyzed included:
- Dealing with false domestic violence charges
- Search & seizure issues in domestic violence cases
- Self-defense claims in domestic violence cases
- Taking a domestic violence case to trial
- New York’s penalties for a domestic violence conviction
There are several reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, there may be no other criminal charge which is as likely to be based on false allegations as is domestic violence. This is due to the fact that, sadly, many people file false claims in an effort to gain leverage in a child custody proceeding. It is still crucial, however, that such claims be taken seriously. Second, statements taken in violation of one’s Miranda rights may possibly be excluded from trial. Third, it is not uncommon for police to arrest a party who was actually defending themselves from another’s aggression. Fourth, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that things go smoothly. Finally, understanding the penalties that one is facing is important to decisions regarding how they wish to proceed.
One point I stressed throughout each of these articles is that one should immediately contact a criminal defense attorney if they have been arrested. Counsel will take immediate steps to protect your interests. These steps can include filing any necessary Motions with the Court and, if possible, viewing the scene of the alleged incident. A conviction can have a devastating impact on one’s future. It is strongly suggested that you speak with counsel. Contact my office today to speak with a Long Island attorney. My office also serves Kings County residents in Brooklyn, residents of Queens, those in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as people in other New York areas.