Getting charged with domestic violence is terrifying. You may see your future flash before your eyes. We have been representing accused clients for many years. Please keep reading to learn about domestic abuse charges and how we may be able to help you avoid severe penalties. Then give our office a call right away to set up a consultation with our Nassau County lawyer.
What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic violence or abuse can be categorized by the law in a few ways. It can be a felony or a misdemeanor charge. You can be charged with domestic violence if you are accused of causing harm to someone who lives with you. That can be a family member or a partner. We have seen cases against a partner, parent, spouse, sibling, etc. There are varying levels of these charges. Regardless of whether you are accused of felony or misdemeanor domestic violence, you should reach out to our lawyer right away.
What Penalties Am I Facing?
We can go over your specific charges during your first consultation with our lawyer. There are several degrees of penalties that you may be facing. If this is a misdemeanor charge, you will likely be facing some time in jail with fines. The higher degree of felony, the higher your jail time and fines will be. In the worst of charges, life in prison is a possibility.
If your charges are of sexual nature, you may be faced with becoming a registered sex offender.
You may also have an order of protection placed against you. That means you cannot go near whoever is included in that order without further criminal penalties.
Options for My Defense
There are several options for your defense against your domestic abuse charges. The first one is that you did not commit the crime that you are accused of. We would work to gather evidence to support this claim that you are not guilty.
We can try to gather evidence to prove that the accuser is lying about domestic violence. This would mean that your charges should be dropped if we can prove that the accuser is not telling the truth.
Another common defense is that the violent act was an accident. If there is evidence showing that you did not mean to hurt the accuser, this can be a valid defense.
These are just some of the possible defenses we can use to reduce or drop your charge.
Call Our Nassau County Lawyer Today
If you have been charged with domestic abuse in Nassau County, please do not hesitate to give our office a call. We can help you determine the defense that would be best for your case to help you get your charges reduced or dropped.