Yes, if you are convicted of a domestic violence charge, your landlord can terminate your tenancy, even if you and your spouse are both on the lease.
This is known as “bifurcation” and may be instituted by either the landlord or the court.
New York also allows victims of domestic violence the right of early termination of a lease, so you may find that after a domestic violence conviction, you not only lose the right to live in your home, but your alleged victim may no longer live there either.
Pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge is a very perilous act, and should not be undertaken without fully understanding the implications, as well as getting an honest assessment of your options.
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-599-1111 to learn how a domestic violence conviction can affect you – forever – and what you can do about it.