Brooklyn Domestic Violence Attorney
Decades of Criminal Defense Experience on Your Side
While domestic assault is often charged as a misdemeanor, it can have immediate life-changing consequences. A conviction can mean 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. At The Law Offices of Wilson Antonio LaFaurie, we have experience handling criminal cases from the perspective of both a former state prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. Let our Brooklyn domestic violence attorney fight for you.
The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer
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. Drawing upon the strategic legal knowledge and trial skills gained as a prosecutor in Brooklyn's Felony Domestic Violence Court, Attorney Wilson LaFaurie has successfully represented numerous clients charged with a variety of crimes.
- Aggravated harassment
- Assault and attempted assault
- Violation of orders of protection
Protecting Your Rights & Your Future
One of the first courts established to deal with family violence was the Felony Domestic Violence Court in Brooklyn in 1996. Attorney Wilson LaFaurie was the prosecutor in that domestic violence court. Since that time, he has successfully defended more than 1,200 individuals 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 a criminal defense attorney who knows how to protect your rights and your future is essential.
If you are convicted of domestic violence, you could face:
- Up to a year in jail
- A fine of up to $1,000
- Increased punishments if other crimes were committed at the time of your arrest
The good news is that there are defenses against the allegations. You are not a criminal just because someone else says you are. In the meantime, do not make any statements to police without a lawyer present. While you may feel like clarifying your position to police, their job is to obtain evidence that will convict you.
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.
IDV courts' requirements and procedures can be complicated, and relatively inexperienced attorneys often 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.
Do not let domestic abuse charges ruin your life. Call (718) 215-9182 now to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Se habla español.
I can honestly say if I had hired any another attorney I would not have had the same results.- Satchel
Wilson LaFaurie is especially knowledgable in DUI & DWI offenses- Attorney Izabel Garcia
His appearance in every way is wonderful in front of the jury.- Attorney Lisa Pelosi
His reassurance helped ease my anxiety.- Donna
He met and exceeded our expectations.- Felix
Not Guilty Driving While Intoxicated
Hung Jury; No Conviction Homicide/Murder Case
Straight Probation Robbery/Assault Case
No Charges Filed Perjury By Victim
Not Guilty Verdict On All Charges Driving While Intoxicated For The 3rd Time
Reduced to 1 Misdemeanor Charge Credit Card Fraud, Previously Convicted In Outside State
Dismissed Sexual Assault Charge
License Reinstated DWI Refusal Hearing
Full Driving Privileges Restored DWI Refusal Hearings
Dismissed DWI/DUI - Six Arrests