What Is Domestic Violence?

Accusations of domestic abuse can lead to convictions and severe sentencing. Even when a person is falsely accused of this crime, their life may be ruined. An allegation of abuse can affect your reputation, your family life, and your ability to find work. Don’t take accusations of domestic violence lightly, fight back! Schedule a free consultation with our dedicated Long Island domestic violence attorneys today and let our 25 years of experience work to protect you.


In New York, domestic violence charges are brought any time there is a crime committed by an individual against either a spouse or a family member or someone that they have a child in common with.

Law enforcement officers are often quick to make arrests following domestic violence allegations. Many times, judges are quick to grant restraining orders or orders of protection to those making allegations. If you have been accused of domestic violence, such an order may prohibit you from residing in your own home.

An experienced domestic violence lawyer will discuss all of the potential legal ramifications of your case with you. They can help you to determine the best course of action, given the circumstances.

Beyond general guidance, an attorney will fight hard on your behalf. Experienced criminal defense lawyers can sometimes negotiate deals with prosecutors that result in a more advantageous situation for the accused.

If you are facing allegations of domestic abuse, do not wait. Contact the qualified attorneys at the Matera Law Firm. Our former prosecutors have years of experience protecting the rights of those who are accused of domestic violence.

If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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