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Livingston County Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic Violence Charges in New York

Under New York criminal law, when one personal abuses another individual that they live with and have a personal relationship with, they can be found guilty of domestic violence. This crime is in regards to any type of abuse, whether it is physical, sexual, financial, emotional or verbal. Domestic violence is generally committed towards a spouse, child or roommate. These types of allegations can carry stiff penalties in a court of law, depending on the violent nature of the crime. Here at Van Allen & Hoffmann, LLP we have experience defending against these allegations and we understand how to challenge their validity. If you have been accused of domestic violence, speak with a Livingston County attorney from our firm without delay. Time is of the essence, so be sure to get a lawyer involved early on in your case.

Have you been falsely accused of domestic abuse?

The domestic violence field of law is notorious for false accusations, which leads to innocent people being wrongfully charged and convicted for something they didn't do. False allegations of domestic abuse are especially common in divorce cases because one parent is looking to gain full custody and visitation rights of the children. People who make these false statements are undermining the real victims of domestic abuse. This is manipulating the system that was designed to protect you and making false accusations could constitute perjury charges. Many times innocent people are arrested convicted on testimony alone and the justice system fails to see defendants as innocent until proven guilty. There should be a burden of proof to show solid evidence before someone is convicted of such a serious crime.

When these accusations are made, the defendant is then presumed to be guilty, which is why you must obtain a hard-hitting criminal defense lawyer to prove your innocence in court. Our firm can help you discredit the allegations made against you and dismantle the credibility of your accuser. In cases of false abuse accusations, we encourage our clients to retaliate with a mutual domestic violence injunction, as well as a claim for deformation of character. This civil claim is in regards to the mental, social, emotional and physical repercussions that a claim like this can have on a person. If a restraining order has been filed against you, it is vital that you strictly abide by it to avoid any further consequences. The other party may try to be clever and ask you to visit or speak with them in person, but it is important that you stand your ground and stay away from them until the legal matter is resolved.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Rochester & all of Livingston County

At Van Allen & Hoffmann, LLP we are highly adept in defending against violent and abusive allegations. Our firm defends against a wide range of domestic violence charges including:

  • Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Endangerment
  • Kidnapping
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Domestic Battery
  • Rape
  • Spousal Abuse

The above charges could be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felony charges, depending on the injuries the victim sustained. If you were to be convicted of domestic violence, you could be stripped of certain rights including the right to possess a firearm. If the abuse accusations were of a sexual nature, then you could also be required to register as a sex offender. When facing domestic abuse charges, it is essential that you retain immediate legal assistance to clear your name in court. Our attorneys have more than 30 years of collective legal experience and we stand ready to take on your case. We can help you build a winning defense strategy and plead your case in court.

Contact our firm to speak with a Livingston County criminal defense lawyer today to schedule a case evaluation!

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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