There’s a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to terms like “misdemeanor” and “felony.” First, many people assume that misdemeanor always means a crime of little importance, with few to no consequences, like getting a ticket for jaywalking.
That’s not the case. Misdemeanor domestic violence charges can carry jail time, fines and restitution, payment for counseling and classes, and leave you with a permanent criminal record that employers will see for the rest of your life.
You can be barred from careers in law enforcement and the military, and your second amendment rights may be permanently abridged.
It can seem like fighting a charge against you is a losing battle, but that’s not the case.
Experienced counsel can not only defend you in court, but can negotiate productively with the prosecution to find alternatives to jail that may better reflect the interests of justice.
Call Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-599-1111 and get a free consultation with an experienced New York domestic violence defense attorney.