These charges usually result in the immediate issuance of an order of protection. Many people fail to understand the conditions imposed by the court and thereafter inadvertently violate these terms and find themselves charged with additional crimes, including contempt of court. There are many defenses to these types of charges and a competent and qualified attorney can defend your rights. If you or a loved one are subject to being prosecuted under these types of proceedings you must protect your interests. It is important to note that New York State does not have an expungement statute. Convictions will stay with you for life. You must defend your interests before a court of law and hold the people to their burden of proof which is beyond any reasonable doubt. Moreover, if self-defense is raised it is the people's obligation to disprove the claim of self-defense. These defenses must be interposed early on in the matter and the law is unforgiving if your counsel fails to defend you properly.
Consultations are free and you have nothing to lose by making an appointment and coming in and speaking with Mr. Young or a member of his very qualified staff on a matter of this type. Below are links to the N.Y.S. Penal Laws for your review of any crimes of this nature charged against your or a loved one.