Family Offenses and Why You Need an Attorney
Family offenses in the State of New York can consist of a wide range of acts. These types of cases are brought when one family member accuses another family member of committing certain acts against him, her, or a third-person family member. Family members are defined as any one of the following under New York law:
- People who are related by blood or marriage
- People who were once married to each other
- People who are not married but have a common child
Types of Prohibited Acts
You will want to speak with a family lawyer from our office if you have been the victim of any of the following acts by a family member:
- Harassment or intimidation
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly conduct
Orders of Protection
Litigants residing together in the same house must be very careful of their spouse provoking incident in order to obtain exclusive occupancy of the house in a matrimonial action. When a person is charged with a family offense, he or she might also be the subject of a petition for an order of protection both in family court and/or criminal court. Litigants must be very careful before agreeing to an order of protection; even without any immediate arrest and a jail sentence for up to six months.
We’ll Advocate for You
The Garden City NY family attorneys at Fass & Greenberg recommend that you not go through emotionally burdensome family offense and order of protection process on your own. Even if an order of protection is entered into on your behalf, it’s only temporary. Another court date will be set for purposes of entering a final order. We can add any number of other terms and conditions to that final order.
You will serve yourself and your family well by contacting the Garden City NY family attorneys at Fass & Greenberg right away after you or a family member become the victim of a family offense. You have every right to have a qualified and respected New York family attorney at your side throughout any court proceedings. Contact our office today to begin building your defense.