Penalties for Domestic Violence Crimes in New York

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Domestic violence is a criminal offense, and New York family courts impose strict penalties for domestic violence acts like menacing, assault, sexual abuse, stalking, threatening the victim etc. The victims of domestic violence can bring civil and criminal charges through family and civil courts against the defendant.

Penalties and sentences for domestic violence in New York

  1. If the defendant is convicted of committing a violent felony offense, like first-degree assault, then he should face jail time of about 5 to 25 years and pay a fine up to $5000.
  2. If the crime committed is a first-degree strangulation then the convicted could face 3.5 to 15 years of jail time and pay fines up to $ 5000.
  3. Offenses like third-degree assault, menacing, obstructing breathing and blood circulation etc… are class-A misdemeanors punishable by jail time for less than 1 year or a fine of up to $1000.

It is imperative for the defendant to retain a reliable criminal defense attorney, as the penalties of a domestic violence crime are very severe. A highly experienced criminal defense attorney can save you from these severe charges by developing a strong defense strategy for you.

If you are accused of domestic violence, then never try to fight the accusations yourself and put your life and employment at risk. Contact Mr. Paul D. Petrus Jr., NY’s experienced criminal defense attorney to deal with all the legal matters. Call at 212-564-2440 for free initial consultation with attorney.

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