When an altercation in the home is sent to domestic violence prosecutors, you really only have one option: Hire an experienced lawyer and hope for the best.
New York State and Queens both prioritize the prosecution of domestic violence crimes, and prosecutors are often unwilling to reduce a charge without tacking on a lot of conditions that you’ll have to meet.
The process isn’t fair and in many cases doesn’t even make sense, but domestic violence is considered such a public problem that our justice system doesn’t take a lot of chances with it.
The issue in your case is that the altercation was in the home with a person who lives with you, and the law allows that to be prosecuted as domestic violence.
You need legal help from Queens attorneys who know the players in the prosecutors office and on the bench.
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-599-1111 and talk to a lawyer for free.