Domestic Violence

Bohemia Domestic Violence Attorney

Representing Suffolk County clients through domestic violence matters

New York State is proactive and aggressive towards the subject of domestic violence. Over the years, almost every state has revisited domestic violence laws to protect the rights of the victim and help them get the help they need. New York is no exception. With the employment of The Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act of 1994, New York revolutionized the way the state handles the issue by providing more aggressive law enforcement and criminal justice intervention, protecting more victims and giving them the ability to take control of their lives. Now, victims of domestic abuse can immediately protect themselves and take legal action to hold perpetrators responsible. On the other side of the coin, because New York is so proactive in its protection, there are many people out there who exploit these aggressive laws, accusing innocent people of terrible acts to impact court decisions, like child custody. If you are the victim of domestic violence, our firm is here to help you. If you have been accused of domestic violence, call our firm to fight for your rights and future. For an experienced law firm contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C.

What is domestic violence?

Unfortunately, domestic violence is still a major problem in the United States. Though there are laws in place to protect victims, the issue still stands. Domestic violence is not limited to any ethnicity, age, sex, religion, or socioeconomic status. It does not discriminate; anyone can be a victim or an abuser. Domestic violence is not just physical abuse and does not always have physical signs. Domestic violence can be demeaning, controlling actions through coercion. It can include sexual, economic, and emotional abuse. Isolation, emotional persecution, terrorization, sexual exploitation and other situations can be considered domestic violence. Though it can be more readily identified through physical signs, domestic violence goes far beyond physical abuse and can be equally harmful.

Protection

One can protect themselves immediately through an Order of Protection. If you need protection, you can request an Order of Protection with the local family or criminal court or as an addition to a divorce case. The purpose of an Order of Protection is to keep the abuser at bay, bar said person from the home, force the party to adhere to the child custody and support arrangement, and/or force them to relinquish firearms. If you need help, call the authorities immediately. Contact our firm soon after.

Wrongly accused?

New York is aptly aggressive towards domestic violence. One of the downsides is how easy a person can exploit these laws for one’s own gain. Anyone can request administrative intervention. If you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence, contact our firm to fight for your future. A domestic violence charge can significantly affect your future. If you are accused of domestic violence in a divorce case, child custody, child support, and other matrimonial matters can be deeply impacted. It is important that you contact our firm to discuss this legal matter.

Contact a Suffolk County domestic violence attorney

The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has over 20 years of experience helping clients through tough times. Our compassionate attorneys understand that your future is at stake and we will fight to protect your rights and guide you towards a brighter future. If you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence, it is critical that you retain the services of an effective law firm like ours. For a consultation, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C.