You’d like to think so, but the truth is that in New York City, it’s unlikely that a judge will simply ignore a prosecutor’s concerns when it comes to Domestic Violence prosecutions.
The entire criminal justice system in New York is committed to preventing what is known as ‘intimate partner homicides,’ and the deck is stacked strongly against you if you’ve been charged in a domestic violence crime, or a spouse or intimate partner has made a complaint against you.
That said, your situation may still be salvageable. Your best course of action is to retain a skilled criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in domestic violence cases.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you understand the specifics of the case against you, and can work with you and your family to negotiate a better path forward with the prosecution.
There are many options on the table, but be warned that once you’re on the books for domestic violence in New York, you’re at risk for long-term problems well beyond the scope of a single incident.
It’s very important that you approach this situation with care and a strong defense team at your side.
Call our criminal defense attorneys today at 718-599-1111 and learn how to protect your family from overzealous prosecution.