While assault, battery and threats of violence are already illegal in Suffolk County, New York, the penalties and collateral consequences are more serious when the crime occurs between two people related by blood or marriage or who were previously in a romantic relationship.
The designation of a domestic relationship is usually defined to include a boyfriend and girlfriend, a husband and wife, gay or lesbian couples, a mother and father who have a child in common, or family members closely related by blood or marriage (particularly parents, children and siblings).
Many domestic violence cases also involve filing for a petition for protection (often called a "restraining order" or "injunction") against domestic violence.
Criminal charges can follow an allegation of a violation of an injunction for domestic violence. Related charges include stalking, cyberstalking and harassment.
Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
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Lawyer Referral Service in Suffolk County, NY - The Suffolk County Bar Association sponsors a Lawyer Referral Services from its office in Hauppauge, New York. The service helps individuals and businesses in Hauppauge and Suffolk County find a qualified attorney in their community. Local attorneys that participate in the Lawyer Referral Service are listed in different subject matter panels depending on their experience and qualifications.