Domestic Violence/Family

Lets be honest, having domestic violence charge is never a good look

If you or a family member has been charged with domestic violence, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights.

In New York, domestic violence is an extremely sensitive charge. It covers attacks, or the threat of an attack, against spouses and family members. Most of the time, domestic charges carry with them an order of protection. These orders are a nuisance and can limit your ability to travel or your right to possess a firearm.

What’s a DV case?

The Penal Law in New York does not set out a list of crimes called “domestic violence.”  Instead, the DA will treat certain violent crimes as “DV” cases when the relationship between the defendant and the complainant or victim shows a family or quasi-familial relationship.

For instance, if the victim is your husband, or your former girlfriend, or your child, the DA may assign the matter to the DV bureau for special handling.

Have a former NY Prosecutor defend your rights.  Call Cozzo Law - 631-234-2070.

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