One Domestic Assault Allegation Can Ruin Your Reputation

One Domestic Assault Allegation Can Ruin Your Reputation

Consult a domestic violence lawyer in New York, NY

False allegations of domestic violence or sexual wrongdoing can negatively affect many parts of your life. These types of accusations can have an immediate impact on your employment status, home and personal life. What most people do not know is that arrests are typically made when these types of accusations are launched whether there is proof or not. Fighting against them in this day and age can be a major, although winnable, battle. Having Deborah J. Blum, Esq. by your side to attempt to minimize collateral consequences and put out fires along the way, while trying to clear your name and secure a dismissal, makes all of the difference. Attorney Blum is an outspoken and zealous advocate for those who find themselves in this paralyzing position.

Understanding New York domestic violence charges

You should always know what to expect when you're building your criminal defense. If you've been charged with domestic violence, here are three important things to keep in mind:

  1. New York City implemented a "mandatory arrest" law for domestic violence charges. This means that if the police respond to a domestic violence call and they have probable cause, they're legally required to arrest you.
  2. Penalties for domestic assault conviction include up to $5,000 in fines and up to 25 years in jail. Sentencing depends on a variety of factors, such as previous convictions and the severity of the current charges.
  3. Domestic violence cases could be heard in family court or criminal court, depending on the situation. While in court, a judge will decide to set bail or release you on your own recognizance.

Get in touch with Deborah J. Blum, Esq. in New York, NY today to discuss the specifics of your case. Attorney Blum can help you build the strongest defense possible against domestic violence charges.