The financial implications of domestic violence prosecutions can be devastating for families, and district attorneys around New York have a reputation for rigorous enforcement of the rules in domestic violence cases.
If the prosecution’s stance is creating a significant financial hardship for you and your family, you need to hire experienced help to represent you in this matter.
An attorney can advise you of all your options, and can try to negotiate a different arrangement with the district attorney.
For instance, a conditional plea might be one option available to you, where you enter a guilty plea to the charge against you and agree to the 12 weeks of counseling.
In exchange, the DA will agree to modify your Order of Protection so you can be at home and afford to pay for the counseling.
There are likely more options available, but your first step is hiring an attorney to protect your rights and fight for you. The criminal defense team at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help. Call us today at 718-599-1111.