Domestic Violence Victims in Suffolk County, NY
Our Huntington & Long Island Family Attorneys Can Help
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 & Its Effects
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
divorce attorney in Long Island as soon as possible to help prevent another incident.
Enlisting the assistance of our experienced team at
The Meyers Law Group, P.C. 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!