Brooklyn Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Domestic assault is treated as a misdemeanor, but it can have life-changing consequences. 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 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

Protecting Your Rights and Your Future

The state of New York takes domestic abuse cases seriously. If police are called to your home and find evidence of abuse, somebody is going to jail that night, usually the man.

One of the first courts established to deal with family violence was the Felony Domestic Violence Court in Brooklyn in 1996. I was the prosecutor in that domestic violence court. Using my experience as a prosecutor, I have gone on to successfully defend more than 1,200 individuals who have been charged with offenses such as aggravated harassment, menacing, assault, violations of restraining orders and attempted assaults.

A domestic abuse conviction will result in a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. That is why getting experienced representation from an attorney who knows how to protect your rights and your future is essential.

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.

Have you been falsely accused of domestic violence? You should immediately talk to a criminal defense lawyer who can protect your rights and help clear your name.

Free Consultation With an NYC Domestic Abuse Defense Attorney

Do not let domestic abuse charges ruin your life. Contact me, a Brooklyn domestic violence defense lawyer, online or call 917-817-4142 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Se habla español.