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Category: Domestic Violence

8 Terms to Know When Facing Domestic Violence Charges

Getting arrested for domestic violence is stressful enough without having to decode complicated legal jargon. Although a criminal defense attorney can handle the logistics of your case, it may be possible to alleviate some of the stress you are experiencing by learning the terms you will likely encounter throughout the proceedings. Below we’ve defined some […]

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How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with a Domestic Violence Attorney

If you’re facing domestic violence-related charges, you’re probably under a lot of stress. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s natural to feel utterly powerless—and unbearably alone—in such a scenario.It’s important to remember that you’re not actually powerless, though, nor are you alone. By hiring a strategic criminal defense attorney, you will have a legal advocate to […]

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3 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid If Facing Domestic Violence Charges

It goes without saying that facing charges for a domestic violence-related crime is a stressful experience. With so much at stake, you may be tempted to post about your case on social media, perhaps to draw support or advice from close friends and family. Unfortunately, social media content is usually admissible as evidence in court, […]

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What to Do (and Not Do) When Facing Domestic Violence Charges

If you’ve been charged with a domestic violence-related crime, your reputation is not the only thing that’s on the line. Depending on the charges in question and the potential penalties they carry, your very freedom, relationships, career, and financial future may all be at stake. Fortunately, just because you’ve been charged with a crime doesn’t […]

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Domestic Violence Definition & Penalties in New York

In the state of New York, domestic violence encompasses a broad range of offenses involving at least two members of the same family or household. Such offenses include assault, sexual misconduct or abuse, stalking, menacing, and strangulation. Domestic violence may involve people who: Are related by blood or marriage; Are legally married; Were once married; […]

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