Long Island Domestic Violence Lawyer
Grounds for Domestic Violence in New York
Domestic violence is not the name of a specific crime in New York, but
is an umbrella term for violence that takes place between those related
by blood or some social arrangement such as marriage or dating. For a
crime to be termed
domestic violence, it can refer to people involved in a romantic relationship or previous
such relationship or those between family members or sharing the same
household. If you have been harmed by someone with whom you have a past
or current relationship with, speak with a Long Island family law attorney
for legal help right away.
The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. focusing exclusively on
family law and serving those in need of legal help for their situation including
divorce, custody, grandparent's rights, and many other matters. Founding
partner John Virdone, Esq. was awarded the Long Island Child and Family
Development Services, Inc. Certificate of Appreciation in 2006 and has
a Superb rating from Avvo thanks to his professional conduct and the positive
outcomes he has obtained for his clients.
What exactly are domestic violence charges?
As mentioned above, domestic violence can include different crimes involving
abuse by those related to you by blood or with whom you have or have had
a romantic attachment or even those you are choosing to live with.
Crimes included in domestic violence:
Disorderly conduct—acting violently towards another person in public
(Aggravated) harassment—annoying or violent behavior such as striking, shoving, or kicking
Sexual misconduct—sexual contact without the other person's consent
Rape—sexual intercourse with the other person's consent
Assault—threatening or causing physical harm to another person
Reckless endangerment—engaging in conduct which creates a significant risk of causing injury
Stalking—following or communicating with someone in a way which makes them
These listed charges are what would be filed against someone accused of
domestic violence and the punishment they face will depend on the specific
charge. Disorderly conduct, for example, is one of the least severe domestic
Speak with a Qualified Nassau County Family Law Attorney
If you have been abused or mistreated, a Long Island family attorney can
ask for an order of protection requiring your abuser from harassing or
assaulting you under penalty of arrest. You even have the option of asking
a Family Court for an order of protection which is a civil court and will
not result in a criminal record for the abuser.
Call The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. today to set up your