Syracuse Domestic Violence Lawyers

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In the State of New York, domestic violence is considered a "family offense." Both criminal courts and family courts have jurisdiction over these matters and, often, the accused themselves facing challenges in both courts. There's no one legal definition or statute for domestic violence in New York's criminal code, but any individual accused of a family offense should seek legal counsel as soon as possible.

At Team Green Lawyers, we are aware of the consequences the accused face in these cases and the ramifications of a guilty verdict. As former prosecutors, we have an intimate understanding of how these cases are processed in our court system and what can be done to ensure that the rights and interests of the accused are properly asserted before the law.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a family offense, the time to act is now. Call our Syracuse domestic violence attorneys at (315) 215-0517. We are available 24/7 for a free case analysis.

Understanding Family Offenses in Central New York

While "domestic violence" is often thought of as an offense that occurs between romantic partners, the definition of family offense takes a broader stance in the State of New York. "Family offense" is a class of crime in which it is believed that a perpetrator has committed an offense against someone in their household or someone they have a current or former romantic relationship with.

A family offense can be charged if the victim is believed to be:

  • Married to the defendant
  • A co-parent with the defendant
  • An ex-spouse of the defendant
  • A romantic partner to the defendant
  • Related to the defendant by "consanguinity or affinity"

Various offenses can be considered family offenses, including assault, stalking, strangulation, and menacing. The severity and possible penalties for these charges vary. Family offenses also often result in Orders of Protection (restraining orders). For more information the details of your case and what our firm can to assist you during this critical time, call us at Team Green Lawyers today.

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