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Domestic Violence

If you have been falsely arrested for domestic violence charges, this can greatly affect not just you but your family. If the police are called, the procedure is to place someone under arrest. Often times, law enforcement only listens to one side and don’t get the full story. Contact Jeffrey Cohen, an attorney who practices Domestic Violence in Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Call and speak to Mr. Cohen personally at (718) 275-5900

As former prosecutor, he understands the allegations, listens to his client’s position, and is proactive in contacting the prosecutor and aggressively seeks to protect his client’s rights. Mr. Cohen has represented both men and women in New York, Queens, Bronx, Nassau and Suffolk.

Types of cases:

If you have been arrested the charges can be very serious. Mr. Cohen has represented clients, including professionals, such as doctors, nurses, lawyers, educators, members of the military and law enforcement officers. An allegation comes with the threat of jail time and a conviction. This could affect a person’s career and good name.

The firm works on all types of domestic violence allegations, including spousal abuse, both physical and mental assault and child endangerment. Due to this, having a knowledgeable attorney at your side is critical in finding solutions to this difficult to defend charge.

Domestic violence is any physical, sexual, or psychological abuse that people use against a former or current intimate partner. It refers to a number of criminal behaviors: assault and battery; sexual assault; stalking; harassment; violation of a civil restraining order; homicide; and other offenses that occur in the course of a domestic violence incident, such as arson, robbery, malicious destruction of property, and endangering a minor.

In New York State Domestic Violence cases result in many types of crimes which include the following:

ChargePenal Law
Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree240.30
Assault in the Second Degree120.05
Assault in the Third Degree120.00
Attempted Assault§110.00/120.00 or §110/120.05
Criminal Mischief145.12
Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree145.10
Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree145.05
Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree145.00
Disorderly Conduct240.20
Forcible Touching130.52
Harassment in the First Degree240.25
Harassment in the Second Degree240.26
Menacing in Second Degree120.14
Menacing in the Third Degree120.15
Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree120.25
Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree120.20
Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree130.60 (1)
Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree130.55
Sexual Misconduct130.20
Stalking in the First Degree120.60
Stalking in the Second Degree120.55
Stalking in the Third Degree120.50
Stalking in the Fourth Degree120.45
Endangering the Welfare of a Child260.10
Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree260.20
Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the Second Degree260.21

Mr. Cohen represents those accused of elderly assault or endangerment which often involves statements that are fabricated and weak in evidence. The Law Offices of Jeffrey Cohen also handles areas such as stalking, criminal contempt and cyber-stalking. This makes the defense of such a charge a fragile process that requires a criminal defense attorney who can refute the allegations in an effective manner.

Many arrests arise out of false allegations of abuse is that the accused is forced to leave the residence with a full stay-away Order of Protection is issued; often leaving his/her children behind. Frequently, the alleged “victim” does not want her loved one arrested, and did not intend this result. However, once the spouse, partner or family member is arrested, they are forced to leave the home with that full Order of Protection.

It is the District Attorney’s job to prosecute the accused. It is very important that you have an attorney who is skilled and dedicated to his client’s rights; not just hiring a lawyer who would simply believe the “victim,” and generally will not conduct an independent investigation into the allegations.

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If you have a case in Criminal Court for criminal charges or Family Court for a domestic violence petition, contact Mr. Jeffrey Cohen at 718-275-5900 for a free consultation.