Your situation is relatively common, but unfortunately the solution is complicated.
First, you’ll need to ask a Family Court judge to authorize visitation for you.
A history of domestic violence, or even just allegations of a history of domestic violence, can have an extremely negative impact on the judge’s decision.
Second, you’ll need the Criminal Court to grant you an exception to the order of protection so that you can spend time with your child, if visitation is approved.
Again, depending on the circumstances, the judge may or may not initially agree to give your order of protection this exception.
The best thing you can do is contact the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino for a free consultation at 718-599-1111.
By knowing more about your case, we can protect your rights as the father of your child.