Manhattan Domestic Violence Attorney
Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer Defending Those Facing Domestic Violence Charges
In its admirable effort to protect victims of domestic violence, the state of New York often compromises the rights of the accused.
Domestic violence defense lawyer Craig Trainor will stand up for your rights. Contact The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., online today to discuss your case. Our criminal defense law firm represents clients in domestic violence cases in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and beyond.
After a Domestic Violence Arrest
If you have been arrested for a domestic violence assault charge in New York, authorities assume that you are guilty until proven innocent.
- Police and prosecutors are required by law to treat acts of domestic violence as serious crimes.
- When police are called to the scene of a domestic complaint, police officers are often required to make an arrest —even if the alleged victim does not want an arrest to occur.
- Prosecutors will often file charges and keep prosecuting the case even when the alleged victim recants.
After a Domestic Violence Conviction
If you are convicted of a domestic violence-related charge, you may lose the right to:
- Enter your home
- See your children
- Own or possess a gun
- Be treated equally in child custody decisions
People with a domestic violence-related conviction on their record may also find it difficult to get a job or a place to live.
Don’t Make This Mistake
If you are facing any type of domestic violence charge in New York City, the biggest mistake you can make is to underestimate the seriousness of your situation. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side to protect your rights, your future, and your freedom.
Criminal defense attorney Craig Trainor is experienced in representing people charged with domestic violence and all related offenses, including:
- Attempted assault
- Attempted menacing
- Endangering the welfare of a child
- Criminal possession of a weapon
- Criminal mischief
You do not need to physically injury a member of your household to be convicted of a domestic violence-related charge. The threat of violence, verbal abuse, or putting another in fear of being harmed can all result in conviction.
Long-Term Consequences of an Arrest or Domestic Violence Related Charge
The consequences of an arrest on a domestic violence-related charge are severe, even if you are never found guilty.
In nearly all cases, an order of protection will be taken out against you. This means that until the case is resolved you must:
- Move out of your home
- Not see the other party or parties (including your children)
- Not communicate with the other party in person, or by phone, text, mail, social media, or any other medium
- Not have a gun
Violation of an order for protection can result in consequences more serious than the original charges.
If you have been arrested on a domestic violence-related charge, please call 212-300-6557 or contact our law firm as soon as possible. We offer you a free consultation. We defend clients charged with domestic violence crimes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County.