Domestic Violence or charges of
abuse are serious allegations that the local police and the District Attorney's
office aggressively pursue and prosecute. In most New York counties, Westchester
County for example, have entire divisions of Assistant District Attorneys
investigating and prosecuting these cases. In addition there are private
domestic violence advocates who assist individuals who are the victims
of domestic violence.
Those who complain to the police or family court are almost always issued
an "ex parte" temporary
order of protection that will order an individual out of their home, to stay away from the
complainant, their children or even refrain from any communication with
the protected party.
If you are charged or might be charged with a domestic violence offense
you must contact a
top domestic violence attorney immediately to protect your rights.
False Allegations of Abuse
Court orders of protection can be used both as a sword and a shield. It
is the intention of the courts for the individual to use the order of
protection as a shield against future violence but all too often the order
of protection is used as a sword against another person.
Unfortunately, there are people who abuse the court system and abuse the
orders of protection to gain leverage in another matter such as a
custody case. Sometimes individuals obtain an order of protection and bait or
trap the other party into violating the order of protection to have that
person arrested for criminal contempt that can be a
felony criminal charge.
If you are falsely accused of domestic violence or have an order of protection
in place against you it will negatively impact your divorce or custody
case and can have a negative impact on your employment, time with your
children and your right to carry or possess a firearm.
The Defense of False Allegations
Ourcriminal andfamily law attorneys immediately work to defend all allegations of domestic violence
or abuse. We will conduct extensive interviews of all witnesses, contact
the District Attorney's Office and move into court immediately, to
amend or vacate the order of protection. We also fight the allegations
that are the basis for the order of protection. Importantly, we determine
the motive for the individual seeking the order of protection and what
leverage they are seeking in another matter. We then use any suspicious
motive to destroy that person's credibility.
Our attorneys provide an aggressive defense and will keep you informed
about the status of your case at all times. We can take your case over
from the public defender or another attorney at any time. When you freedom,
family, employment and reputation are all on the line you need to have
attorneys experienced with domestic violence and abuse in both the criminal
court and the divorce or family court. Our attorneys have represented
countless clients in the criminal, divorce and family court. We understand
the interplay between those courts and the various claims and defenses
to help our clients. We are also experience in dealing with false allegations
of abuse and understand the stress it puts on our clients.
What to do next?
If you are the victim of false claims or if you have recently been served
with a domestic violence order of protection it is important you call
one of our
experienced attorneys to represent you. We represent clients in Westchester, Orange and all
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