Protecting Against Domestic Abuse
Issues surrounding domestic violence should always be taken seriously. Whether you are a victim or believe you have been falsely accused, the consequences of domestic violence can be severe and long-lasting. If you or someone you know has been involved in a domestic dispute, seeking legal representation should be a top priority.
As a former prosecutor with the Administration for Children’s Services, attorney David Bliven has experience both prosecuting and defending allegations and legitimate occurrences of child abuse, neglect and other domestic violence claims. This gives him an invaluable edge as he goes up against opposing counsel in a domestic violence case.
A Comprehensive Range Of Legal Services In Westchester County
Many people are not aware that domestic violence is not limited to disputes among married persons. Domestic violence can also occur between family members, roommates or intimate partners. In our more than 20 years of experience, we have handled numerous disputes for our domestic violence clients, including issues involving:
- Child abuse allegations
- Child neglect
- Orders of protection
- Restraining orders
If you are a victim, you should take immediate legal action. You do not have to suffer at the abusive hands of your spouse, family member or significant other. Through protection or restraining orders, we will do whatever it takes to help you feel safe.
What is the Basis for an Order of Protection in New York?
Many people are unaware that domestic violence is NOT limited to disputes among married persons. Domestic violence can also occur between family members or intimate partners. In New York, the allegations may include (this is a non-exhaustive list): Assault, Harassment, Stalking & Disorderly Conduct.
New York law was recently amended to allow for restraining orders or orders of protection to anyone who is involved in an intimate relationship (generally termed “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” relationships). This change affords victims extra security when it comes to domestic violence. If you feel you may have been a victim of domestic violence, it is generally advised (at the least) that you consult with a Domestic Violence attorney in your area. Depending on the circumstances, you may also wish to call the police or contact an agency which handles domestic violence matters.
Safeguarding Your Future
If convicted, your domestic violence charge can result in serious consequences for your future, as well as the relationships that you have with your friends and family. Not only could you be facing jail or probation time, but your employment opportunities, loan applications and even the custody of your children can also be negatively affected by a domestic violence conviction. Don’t let your fate be left to chance. Let us help you to protect your rights and your good name.