Domestic violence is a very serious issue that affects many people. The state of New York has a long lasting commitment towards ending domestic violence and works hard to protect its victims. The state’s zero tolerance policy led it to create the New York State Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act in 1994. This act serves to protect any victims of domestic violence and supply them with the protection they need while they fight to hold their abuser responsible. If you are a victim of any form of domestic abuse, it is important to contact an attorney to help you fight for yourself.

What is Domestic Violence?

Unfortunately, domestic abuse can happen to anyone. A victim of abuse may be of any sex, social status, or sexual orientation. Although domestic abuse is widely associated with solely physical abuse, there are many different forms of domestic violence. This may include:

  • Controlling behavior
  • Terrorizing
  • Isolation
  • Psychological abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse

Orders of Protection

The state of New York works hard to help abuse victims gain protection from their abusers. One way in which they do so is through Orders of Protection. This order holds the abuser to a set of rules that they must follow when it comes to the victim, otherwise, they will face certain consequences. An individual can obtain an Order of Protection through a family or criminal court. The rules of an Order of Protection may require some of the following:

  • Leave the home
  • Give up any firearms
  • Have no communication, contact, or visits with the victim and their children
  • Following other court orders (child custody, child support, etc.)

False Accusations

Sadly, there are some individuals who take advantage of the strict laws against domestic violence in the state of New York. In some cases, individuals use the threat of domestic violence and make false accusations in order to have power over another in a legal matter, such as divorce. These accusations have the potential to seriously impact a person’s reputation and future. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it is crucial to seek an experienced attorney to clear your name.

Contact Our Firm

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, or have been falsely accused of domestic violence, contact the Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC. today.

The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC is an experienced divorce and family law firm located in New City, NY. It is essential to retain effective legal guidance during such pivotal times in life. Contact our firm today to discuss your legal matter and get the quality legal representation you deserve.