Domestic violence isn’t a specific charge in New York, but rather a category of crimes whose victim is a person who is intimate to the perpetrator.
Those crimes, which may include harassment, stalking, assault, and a variety of other offenses, cover the spectrum of New York’s criminal offenses, and the statute of limitations on a particular act is defined by whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony.
For misdemeanors, New York has two years to file against an alleged perpetrator.
For felony charges, the state has five years in which they can pursue charges against someone accused of a felony crime.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino protect clients in Queens from domestic violence charges.
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