New York Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Experienced Representation Against Domestic Abuse Charges

Some people think that because domestic assault is only categorized as a misdemeanor, being charged with this crime is nothing to worry about. This is not true. A conviction can negatively affect the rest of your life in very serious ways. You will no longer be allowed to carry a gun, which means the loss of your career if you are a law enforcement officer. It can also result in deportation if you are an immigrant to New York.

I am Wilson LaFaurie, a New York domestic violence defense lawyer who has extensive experience handling criminal cases as both a former state prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. Drawing upon the strategic legal knowledge and trial skills I gained as a prosecutor in Brooklyn's Felony Domestic Violence Court, I have been able to successfully represent numerous clients charged with a variety of crimes, including:

  • Aggravated harassment
  • Assault and attempted assault
  • Menacing
  • Violation of orders of protection

Restraining Orders/Orders of Protection in New York

In New York, orders of protection (also called restraining orders) are handled by the Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) courts. The IDV can issue an order of protection against an individual even before he or she has been convicted of any crime. Violating one of these orders can result in jail time, even if the restraining order was issued in response to false allegations.

Because the IDV courts' requirements and procedures are quite complicated, relatively inexperienced attorneys can find this civil-criminal hybrid system very frustrating. That is why it is wise to choose a lawyer who is deeply familiar with the IDV courts and can effectively advocate on your behalf. I have this kind of experience, and I have a strong track record of success.

Free Consultation With a New York City Domestic Violence Lawyer

Request a free initial consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer by calling the Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie at 917-817-4142, or fill out the contact form on this website. Credit cards are accepted. Hablamos Español.