Criminal Defense Blog NYC

What Is Domestic Violence?

Posted on September 9, 2018

There is no single crime called "domestic violence" in New York. Domestic violence is a category of crimes, known as "family offenses", allegedly committed between “members of the same family or household”.

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No DAT for DV in NYC

Posted on August 3, 2018

If police arrest you for domestic violence ("DV") in New York City, you won't receive a desk appearance ticket ("DAT"). You'll go through a full-blown arrest.

The purpose of the no-DAT policy is to get you "arraigned" by a judge right away, so the judge can issue a temporary order of protection ("TOP") before you're released from custody.

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10 Ways to Get Caught Violating an Order of Protection

Posted on January 15, 2018


The judge couldn’t couldn’t have been clearer about the "no-contact" order of protection:

“Stay away from Jane Doe wherever she may be. Stay away from her home, her school, her place of business. Don’t communicate with Ms. Doe. Don’t contact her by telephone, text, email, carrier pigeon, smoke signal, ESP, through third parties, or by any other means.”

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Cross-Complaints in Domestic Violence Cases

Posted on December 26, 2017

If you’re accused in a case involving “cross-complaints”, there’s a good chance your case could get dismissed.

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Domestic Violence Complaints

Posted on December 16, 2017

Calling in domestic violence complaints to “teach someone a lesson” can have unintended consequences.

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