Domestic violence charges stem from altercations with the people you have the most intimate and complex relationships with – a family member or a romantic partner. Often, police protocol requires that someone be arrested whenever a domestic complaint is filed, even when the alleged complainant does not want to press charges or no actual injury is sustained.
Law Offices of Michael V. Cibella, LLC, a New York City criminal defense firm, we provide a vigorous defense to those charged with domestic violence crimes understanding that most cases are not as simple or one-sided as the prosecution often suggests. We also work with complainants seeking to drop charges once a case has been brought in court by assisting their efforts to speak with the prosecutor in order to dismiss the case.
Full-Service Manhattan Domestic Assault Lawyer Available 24/7
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to safeguard your rights when you are contacted by the police and ensure that your right to remain silent is protected and the police do not obtain any statements from you to later be used against you. After your arrest, we will continue to fight on your behalf once you are brought to court and will help you gather and present relevant evidence to prosecutors to get the best possible result.
attorneys will walk you through every step of the process – and most importantly, keep you from saying anything that could be used against you. We will seek to get you released without bail and obtain the least restrictive order of protection possible at your arraignment. We can also appear with you in Family Court for any other domestic incident allegations. From start to finish, we give all of our clients the time and attention they need to feel confident as they move forward.
Practical Advice From A Manhattan Harassment Lawyer
Restraining orders and orders of protection are court orders that are not controlled by the person they are designed to protect. Often, individuals want to work on their relationships and believe that as two consenting adults, they can do that without consequences. However, only the Court can modify the terms of an order of protection. Our attorneys will advise you on how to navigate these orders, so that you do not face any unintended consequences for violating such court orders.
Most people also get themselves into further trouble by speaking to the police before they are arrested and thinking that they can talk their way out of something or explain what is “really going on”, with the misguided belief that the police will not arrest them. Unfortunately, in domestic violence cases the police have no such discretion and speaking with them will only hurt you as your case proceeds.
If you have been questioned about or charged with domestic violence, we can help you protect your rights. To schedule a free initial consultation with an NYC domestic violence lawyer,
contact us at 212-818-1880.