The penalty for Criminal Contempt in the First Degree in Queens, NY., is up to four years in a New York State prison.
This is a Class E Felony that carries very significant risk for you.
Prosecutors will charge Criminal Contempt in the First Degree when you violate an order of protection by continuing to threaten, harass, or menace the person who holds the order of protection.
Frightening the person with threats of injury or death, continuing harassing communications by telephone, email, or social media, or physical altercations with the person put you in big jeopardy under this statute.
If you’ve been charged with Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, get help fast. Call the Queens defense attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-599-1111.