Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys in Queens, NY
Experienced In Family Law & Criminal Defense, We Understand Domestic Violence Cases
Each year, the NYPD responds to nearly a quarter million domestic violence calls, about 600 every day. Officers are thrust into intense, emotionally charged, and often dangerous situations that they’ve learned from experience can escalate unpredictably. For these reasons, police respond to alleged domestic violence calls with a “must arrest” procedure – even if they suspect that the claims are unfounded. If police have been called to your home and an allegation made, you’ve seen it play out first hand.
We know how damaging charges of Domestic Violence can be to an individual and to a family. At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, P.C., we have years of experience in family law and divorce cases, and that makes us ideal Criminal Defense Attorneys when fighting domestic violence charges because we’ve literally seen it all. We know that many domestic violence claims are fabricated or exaggerated as a way of creating leverage in divorce or custody proceedings, and that the unintended consequences often take all the parties by surprise.
When a domestic violence complaint is made, the accused will be forced to leave the premises – the home – by means of an Order of Protection. This can have crushing financial implications for both parties, and when there are children, the situation just becomes devastating. Often, the accuser didn’t intend for things to be blown that far out of proportion, but once the Order of Protection is in place, it’s a legal matter and the courts are involved.
And aside from the extremely difficult personal and family effects, careers can be ruined just by the allegation of domestic violence. Friendships are lost, business contacts fade away, and your whole life can shrink rapidly, whether or not you’re ever convicted, or even go to court.
If you’re facing Domestic Violence charges in Queens, you need sound advice and a staunch defender. The District Attorney’s Office is highly motivated to respond harshly to domestic violence claims, and you need attorneys who are just as motivated to protect your rights, defend your freedom, and work to produce the best outcome for you and your family.
The prosecution can’t move its case forward without a Corroborating Affidavit from the accuser, and in high stakes cases, sometimes that means that prosecutors will threaten, coerce, or trick a person into signing it. Our practice is committed to making sure that all parties in a Domestic Violence situation understand the ramifications of every action they may take.
If you’ve been charged with domestic violence in Queens, you need smart, tough attorneys at your side to aggressively defend your rights and fight hard for a full dismissal of charges – if we can’t shut the case down before it ever goes to court. Call Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, P.C., at 718-599-1111 for a free, confidential consultation with an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who knows the intricacies of family and divorce law. We’re committed to protecting you, and we want to help.