Avoid The Stigma And Legal Consequences Of Domestic Violence Charges
Family disputes happen; we all know that. Sometimes, extreme emotions that we share with those we love most can turn into pretty severe disputes. The police have to make an arrest on every domestic violence call. The arrest and possible criminal charges that ensue could seriously hinder your life and your career, even if the charges are based on a simple spousal argument that got a little too loud. You need to defend against these charges aggressively.
At the Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq., I can help you. I am a criminal defense attorney serving clients throughout New York and Long Island in a wide range of criminal defense matters. I will fight aggressively to protect you against the charges you are facing, and I will help you through the legal process to protect your career, your family and your future.
Take These Charges Seriously
When police respond to domestic disputes, they’re trained to make arrests on the allegations of just one individual, often when that individual does not even want their partner arrested. If you or a loved one has been arrested as a result of a domestic dispute, it’s important to know that the district attorney can still prosecute even if the complainant does not wish to press charges.
It’s also important to understand that often in these cases, a full order of protection is issued. This prevents the accused from speaking with the complainant completely. This also prevents the accused from returning to their home if it is shared with the complainant. In those situations, your attorney can request what’s called an access order, which allows you to enter the home with a police escort to retrieve a few personal belongings. Failing to obey the order of protection can lead to additional criminal charges being filed against you.
If you believe that you or a loved one may be a suspect in a domestic violence matter, it is imperative that you contact a skilled attorney as soon as possible. Having an attorney representing you during questioning by police can often make a large difference in the strength of your case.