Common Cases of Domestic Violence
If you’ve been charged with a domestic violence crime in New York State, the penalties and consequences on your life can be quite severe. You will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your freedoms. Here are some of the common cases of domestic violence our lawyers have successfully defended.
Common Cases of Domestic Violence | Assault
In New York, assault is commonly charged as a Class A misdemeanor. The charge of assault shows the intent to cause physical injury to another person or causing physical injury. Assault in the second degree is a Class D felony in New York State, and it is punishable by up to seven years in a state prison. Someone who commits an assault in the third degree has physically assaulted another person causing physical injury without that other person having given consent for the physical contact.
Common Cases of Domestic Violence | Menacing
A person charged with criminal menacing is intentionally putting a person in reasonable fear of imminent physical injury or death. The penalty is a Class B misdemeanor offense in New York. The use of a deadly weapon classifies the allegation as a Class A misdemeanor. If you have previously been convicted of menacing within ten years preceding this charge, the charge is then considered a Class E felony.
Common Cases of Domestic Violence | Harassment
Harassment is charged if a person intentionally harasses another person by following that person in or around a public place or by engaging in a course of conduct that places the person in reasonable fear for physical injury. It can also include threatening or alarming another person, communicating with the other person by telephone or communicating with the other person in a manner that is likely to cause annoyance or alarm, making phone calls without a legitimate purpose or striking, shoving, or kicking someone.
Common Cases of Domestic Violence | Stalking
A person charged with stalking has caused reasonable fear or material harm to the physical health, safety or property of another person or has caused material harm to the mental or emotional health of another person through telephoning or initiating communication or contact with that person. Stalking charges can vary from Class B misdemeanors to Class E felonies.
Buffalo domestic violence lawyer Arthur L. Pressman, Attorney at Law has more than 30 years experienced defending domestic violence cases in the New York area. We ensure that your rights are fully protected and that you receive fair treatment. Call today to get a free confidential consultation!