Suffolk County Domestic Violence Attorney
Representing New York clients through domestic violence matters
Domestic violence continues to plague the state of New York. Law enforcement is proactive about combatting the problem and courts have implemented laws that practically revolutionized the way the state handles the issue. The Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act of 1994 provides more aggressive law enforcement and criminal justice interventions and protections for victims of domestic violence. Unfortunately, not all cases of domestic violence are substantiated and some people exploit these laws to purposefully get a leg up on a divorce case or ruin someone’s life. If you have been affected by domestic violence, New York State laws will protect you. If you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence, you need to consult with an experienced attorney. Whatever your legal issue, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc.
Domestic violence is not just physical
Domestic violence does not discriminate. It has no limitation to ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, or socioeconomic status. Anyone can be affected by domestic violence and laws are in place to support them. Domestic violence is not only physical abuse. Domestic violence can go far beyond. This violence can include demeaning remarks, incessant name calling, and controlling behavior. Domestic violence is also defined as maintaining control through coercive tactics, including psychological, sexual, economic, and emotional abuse. Situations like isolation, terrorization, emotional persecution, and sexual exploitation can constitute a case for domestic violence. Though domestic violence is more easily identified by physical signs, psychological violence can be equally damaging.
Orders of protection
New York provides the abused with immediate relief from violence through an Order of Protection. An Order of Protection instantly limits the behavior of the accused and can be requested in family or criminal court. It can also be a part of a divorce case. An Order of Protection can:
- Keep the abuser away
- Bar them from the home
- Force the abuser to follow child custody and support orders
- Relinquish firearms
Wrongly accused of domestic violence?
New York’s domestic violence laws are there to protect people who need them. Unfortunately, others are quick to exploit these laws for their own gain. Anyone can request an Order of Protection. If you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence, you need to consult with an attorney immediately. Your reputation and future are at stake. If you are accused of domestic violence with a divorce case, child custody, child support, and other divorce matters could be seriously impacted. If you are convicted of domestic violence, you could be charged with a crime and pay damages. It is imperative that you fight these charges and clear your name.
Contact a Long Island Domestic Violence Attorney
Our firm has nearly a decade of experience fighting for the futures of our clients. If you are being abused, call the authorities and request an Order of Protection and contact an attorney. We can help. If you are wrongly accused of domestic violence, you need to fight these charges. For quality legal support, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. for a consultation.