New York City Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic violence, often commonly referred to as domestic abuse, refers to the violent actions that are carried out between people whom share a personal relationship. This can mean between spouses, a parent abusing a child, violence between housemates and even between people who are casually dating. While this is a serious social issue (the Centers for Disease Control describe it as a "serious, preventable public health problem"), it does not mean that every domestic violence charge is made out of good faith. In fact, there are many who are suffering from the consequences of wrongful accusations.
Explanation of Domestic Abuse Criminal Charges
Commonly, it is the man who is accused of committing domestic violence and many classify domestic violence as a crime against women. It, however, is important to realize that domestic abuse does not just victimize the women within the relationship. In fact, it is reported that almost three million men a year become the victims of assault from their female partners. While this is less than the almost five million women who are victimized, it is not an ignorable number.
Unfortunately, these statistics can lead to a bias in the criminal system. Many people are quick to blame the man within the relationship. What if the accusation was completely fabricated? This is not an impossible situation. All too often, false accusations will fly in the heat of the moment. A heated argument, a bitter family law case or even a disgruntled teenager looking to get a parental figure out of the household could all lead to a criminal charge of this nature being made. In some situations, these accusations could later be recanted; however, it is almost impossible to get charges of domestic abuse dropped. Once they have been made, the prosecutor will be taking the lead and it will be up to them (not the alleged victim) whether or not the criminal case is pursued.
Contact a NYC domestic violence attorney!
Have you been accused of domestic abuse? No matter whether this is in regards to physical, sexual, emotional, verbal or even fiscal abuse, it is important to realize that once the accusation has been made, you do not have time to lose. In these cases, it is not unheard of for the alleged victim to seek a restraining order. This is a complex legal situation and deserves to be treated as such. At Musa-Obregon & Associates, they know how difficult it can be to deal with criminal cases of this nature and they are fully prepared to go the distance in their efforts to protect the rights of their clients. You can be confident knowing that should you choose to work with a talented lawyer from the firm that they will go the distance in their efforts to help you defend your legal rights and best interests.