Were you or someone close to you arrested for domestic assault, spousal abuse or family violence? These crimes include offenses committed against a current or former spouse, significant other, family member or someone you currently live with or are involved with in a relationship.
These charges may include:
- Physical assault
- Sexual abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Endangerment of a child
Domestic charges are serious and the repercussions of a guilty plea or verdict can be severe, impacting your ability to keep a job, obtain a new job, hold a professional license and get custody of a child. Courts will usually issue an order of protection or a restraining order as well.
Charges can range from a misdemeanor to a violent felony offense. Misdemeanors—such as third-degree assault, second-degree menacing and stalking—are punishable with imprisonment up to one year or a fine of up to $1,000. Violent felony offenses—such as first-degree assault, strangulation and rape—will result in longer imprisonment or higher fines. Last year, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a measure that established a new felony for repeat low-level domestic violence offenses that raises the penalty to one to four years in prison.
Get Legal Help
It is important if you or someone close to you is accused of any of these charges, that you seek legal help as soon as possible. A lawyer will discuss the charges against you and fully ensure you understand the different legal options and the ramifications of pleading guilty. Too many people without legal help feel hopeless and plead guilty despite having a very good case.
How Goldstein and Bashner Can Help You
Our defense lawyers will stand by your side aggressively fighting for your best interests. Whether you were wrongly accused, made a mistake you regret or feel you were acting in self-defense, we will help ensure you get the best possible outcome.
How We Will Help You
Our lawyers will thoroughly investigate the charges, examine each state in the arrest and look for mistakes that can work in your defense.
- Was protocol followed throughout every step in the process?
- In the alleged victim’s story convincing?
- Was the assault an act of self-defense?
- Is there sufficient evidence?
- Was evidence gathered correctly?
- Are there witnesses?
At Goldstein and Bashner, our Long Island criminal defense lawyer has more than 25 years of experience defending clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties against domestic assault charges. He understands your situation and will help you get the best outcome possible to move on with your life.
Contact Us Today to discuss your case.