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Our Manhattan criminal defense lawyers handle domestic violence cases in Manhattan, and throughout the five boroughs. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling domestic violence cases, and cases where an individual is charged with contempt of court for violating an order of protection.
Domestic violence charges are very common throughout Manhattan and the five boroughs and carry serious penalties including jail time, probation, community service and fines. A domestic violence case begins when a spouse or significant other contacts the police to report an assault. Police officers take these allegations very seriously and usually will arrest the alleged perpetrator on the scene. At the arraignment, a judge will issue a temporary order of protection. An order of protection is an order issued by a court which directs the accused to stay away from the complaining witness (and sometimes the complaining witnesses’ family). Violating an order of protection is a serious crime in and of itself, and carries up to one year in jail.
If you or a loved one have been charged with domestic violence or contempt of court you should contacted a skilled and experienced domestic violence lawyer without delay to ensure that your rights are protected. Our Manhattan Criminal Defense Lawyers offer free consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.