Defense Against Domestic Violence and Abuse Allegations Requires Experience
More than 25 years of experience gives you tried-and-true defense strategies for your case
At the Law Office of Gordon B. Fine, we defend our clients against allegations of domestic violence and abuse throughout Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties, including the towns of Yorktown Heights, White Plains, Peekskill and Carmel and the surrounding communities. A conviction has serious consequences and we take our commitment to our clients’ defense just as seriously.
In New York State, domestic charges arise when one intimate partner or family member is accused of assaulting or harassing another. This may lead to serious consequences such as jail, and/or removal from your home.
To build your defense, we listen to your side of the story and examine any evidence against you. Our goal is to advocate for your rights. We always give you the straight facts, so you will have realistic expectations along the way. Gordon B. Fine’s service as an Assistant District Attorney for Bronx County combined with his more than 25 years as a criminal defense attorney gives his clients the experience necessary.
Your partner can seek an order of protection against you
If your partner alleged domestic violence and abuse, he or she can ask the court for an order of protection. In general, the purpose of an order of protection is to control the behavior of someone who harmed or threatened to harm another person. An order of protection could mandate that you stay away from your partner and your children, move out of your home or prohibit you from possessing a weapon.
An order of protection can be requested by a District Attorney in criminal proceedings. The judge decides whether to issue the order and if so, determines its terms and conditions. The order could be one of the following:
- Family court order of protection — The Family Court can order this to protect individuals against domestic violence within a family or within an intimate relationship.
- Criminal court order of protection — The District Attorney prosecuting a criminal case can request this type of protection against the defendant. The order of protection is issued as a condition of the defendant’s release or bail.
- Supreme Court order of protection — The New York Supreme Court can order this protection as part of a divorce proceeding.
Violations of orders of protection can yield serious consequences, including jail time and a criminal record that stays with you permanently. The New York State Order of Protection Registry keeps track of the order of protection, even if it expires, and any violations.
If you’ve been charged with domestic violence and abuse, get help from a Westchester County criminal defense attorney today
The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine, located in Yorktown Heights, has helped those charged with domestic violence and abuse throughout Westchester communities since 1993. Call us today at 914-245-6250 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We offer MasterCard and Visa payment plans for the convenience of our clients. If you have an emergency, call us anytime.