Are You the Victim of Domestic Violence?
Long Island Family Lawyer
Today, all states have laws that allow an officer to make an arrest if someone is suspected of domestic violence or spousal abuse. Further, New York is one of the few states with mandatory arrest policies. This policy requires that an officer investigating a domestic violence situation must make an arrest if there is probable cause that domestic abuse was committed, if there is evidence of abuse or violence and there is reasonable cause that the suspect will continue to commit acts of domestic violence, etc.
Types of Domestic Violence and the Effects upon Victims
Domestic violence typically revolves around one person seeking to intimidate, harm, or humiliate their partner, child, or another relative, and can include such situations as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, threats, stalking or cyberstalking, and financial abuse.
The impact upon victims is devastating, and they can experience:
- Constant fear
- Trouble sleeping
- Feelings of abandonment
- Anxiety attacks
- Poor mental and physical health
- Difficulty holding a job
- Emotional detachment
- Low self-esteem
- Substance abuse as a way to cope with the abuse
- Severe physical injuries
- Inability to trust others
- Damaged relationships with their children and other family members
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones
Victims of domestic violence can ask for an order of protection (such as a restraining order) to gain protection from the abuser. Our team will guide you through the process and provide powerful advocacy to help you pursue an order. No matter the circumstances of your abuse, you should retain the representation of a skilled and knowledgeable
Long Island divorce attorney as soon as possible to help prevent another incident. Enlisting the assistance of our experienced team may help you and the people you love get immediate protection so further abuse or violence is not committed. There is no reason to remain in the dark about your rights and legal options when it comes to domestic violence. Call our team today to receive the powerful legal voice you deserve!