Rockland County Domestic Violence Attorney
Representing clients facing matters of domestic violence
New York State works hard to protect victims of domestic violence. The battle against domestic abuse is taken very seriously throughout the state. In 1994, New York State passed the Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act, with the purpose of providing victims of domestic violence the protection they need while issuing punishment for the abuser. Despite the strengths of this act, domestic abuse is still a very prevalent issue. Although law enforcement aims to assist victims with protection against their abusers, there are some unfortunate instances when innocent people are falsely accused of domestic violence. If you are the victim of physical, emotional, or psychological domestic abuse, contact our firm. If you have been falsely accused, it is important to fight and clear your name. Contact The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC.
Domestic Abuse in New York State
Though domestic violence is most often associated with physical abuse, this is not the only form of abuse a victim of domestic violence. Victims of domestic violence may also be subjected to abuse in other forms, such as:
- Emotional abuse
- Controlling behavior
- Sexual abuse
- Psychological abuse
Additionally, domestic violence does not discriminate. Any sex, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation can be affected. Anyone can be a victim and anyone can be a perpetrator. If you are the victim of any form of domestic violence, it is important to retain help immediately. Contact law enforcement as soon as possible.
Orders of Protection in New York State
One way in which New York State assists victims of domestic abuse is through Orders of Protection. An individual can obtain an Order of Protection either through family court or criminal court. Such an order may also be granted during your divorce through the New York Supreme Court. An Order of Protection requires the abuser to abide by the following provisions:
- Have no communication or visits with the victim and the children
- Leave the home
- Surrender any firearms
- Follow other court orders including child support and custody
False Accusations of Domestic Violence in New York
New York is well known for having strict laws against those who commit acts of domestic violence. Unfortunately, some take advantage of this and exploit the state’s proactive approach in an attempt to gain an advantage in divorce proceedings or other legal matter. False accusations can have serious negative impacts on one’s future. Not only is a person’s reputation at stake, the chances at a fair custody and parenting time arrangement can also be compromised.
Contact an experienced domestic violence attorney
Victims of domestic violence and those who have been wrongfully accused of such abuse should retain the services of an experienced law firm to help them find the protection they need. If you are in a dangerous situation, call the authorities and then contact our firm to discuss your legal options. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, contact our firm. The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC understands the various complexities of domestic violence matters and is ready to take on your case. To schedule a consultation with an experienced legal team, contact The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC.