Domestic Violence Attorneys
Domestic Violence cases are some of the most common cases found in the criminal justice system in New York. But arrests that are deemed a domestic violence case does not always mean someone was assaulted or injured in any way. Another misconception is that these cases involve only spouses – again not true – they can happen with ex-spouses, partners who live together and individuals with children in common. Domestic violence cases can range from simple criminal violations to felony charges. Someone being accused or arrested on domestic violence charges should contact the former prosecutors and domestic violence defense attorneys at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn.
The range of Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic Violence Charges can range from:
- Criminal Mischief
- Criminal Contempt aka Violating a Court Order of Protection
- Disorderly Conduct
The Aftermath of Domestic Violence Cases
The stigma and labels attached to Domestic Violence cases is something no person wants to deal with. And handling these types of cases takes attorneys who are familiar with ways to avoid criminal convictions and seek alternative sentences to jail or probation such as counseling and anger management. The Long Island criminal defense attorneys at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn vigorously fight for their clients charged with domestic violence charges because the outcome of the case not only affects one’s potential criminal background but these cases can also affect potential custody or visitation involving children or potential divorce proceedings.
The attorneys at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn also assist the victims of domestic violence to navigate the court system and act as advocates for them in court proceedings. Whether it is assisting an individual in obtaining an order of protection in Family Court or assisting them in getting services through the court system. Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn are sensitive to the fact that these types of cases affect members of a person’s entire family and not only the accused would want to consult with an attorney as the court process is very intimidating.