25 May Can a Brooklyn Domestic Violence Lawyer Help You?
If someone has accused you of domestic violence, it’s probably a good idea to call an attorney as soon as possible.
Do You Need a Brooklyn Domestic Violence Lawyer?
Before you can be convicted in a domestic violence case in Brooklyn courts, police will conduct an investigation. They may take statements from the alleged victim, from you and from any witnesses. They’ll probably want to question you, as well, which you should never submit to without speaking to your attorney first.
New York law is very clear when it comes to domestic violence: offenders are punished.
It’s unfortunate, but in some cases, false allegations of domestic violence and spousal abuse can lead to convictions. That means innocent people can be punished for things they’ve never actually done.
Domestic Violence: What it Means for People Who Are Convicted
If a judge finds you guilty of domestic violence charges, the consequences are pretty severe. They can include:
- Mandatory counseling
- Anger management classes
- Substance abuse treatment
- Orders of protection
None of these are things you want to gamble with. You could be put in jail, lose your job and be forced to attend counseling sessions – even if the counseling sessions aren’t the right answer for you.
If alcohol or drugs were involved, you could end up in a substance abuse program. Worse, you could be subject to an order that prevents you from going to your own home; that means you won’t be able to see your children or even grab a change of clothes. If you violate a restraining order, you’ll be arrested, no questions asked.
What Your Attorney Will Do
Your attorney will help prevent you from providing police with answers that could be used against you in court. In many cases, the things you say – even if you proclaim your innocence – can be twisted to make you look guilty.
Remember, the police have one job: it’s to get the “bad guy.” If they think you’re the bad guy, they’ll do whatever they can to find holes in your story or to get you to admit guilt.
That’s why it’s important to have your lawyer by your side as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you steer clear of illegal or misleading questions, and he’ll be able to go to court with you to preserve your rights.
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