New York Domestic Violence Lawyer
Protecting Good People Against Domestic Violence Allegations For Over 30 Years
Experienced New York Domestic Violence Lawyer Carl Spector has handled many situations that take place among some New York families where an individual might be charged and arrested with assault in the third degree. Domestic Violence involves a fight between individuals who are related or between individuals who are not related but share a common living area. Attorney Carl Spector offers free consultations to New York residents who have been arrested or charged with Domestic Violence.
Assault in the Third Degree
Domestic Violence is assault in the third degree. It is a Class A misdemeanor. It requires the person to be convicted and show an intent to cause physical injury or recklessly caused physical injury with criminal negligence. The defendant must have caused physical injury to another by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. New York Domestic Violence Lawyer Carl Spector has defended countless assault charges throughout the decades and successfully represented people on these charges.
Dedicated New York Domestic Violence Lawyer
New York Domestic Violence Lawyer Carl Spector offers people a free consultation to discuss the charges, and the options for defending those charges. Carl Spector also advises clients about Orders of Protection and what they entail.
Attorney Carl Spector wants people to understand what their rights and obligations are. This is especially true if they live in the same household and that one person has been excluded from the household because of Domestic Violence.
Cleaning Your Criminal Record
Even if you’ve paid your fines, served your jail time, finished your community service, and satisfied all the court’s conditions, your legal troubles might not be “over.” A conviction can follow you for years, or even a lifetime, affecting your personal life and career.
There was a time when New York allowed convicted individuals to have records “sealed,” inaccessible to all but law enforcement officials and select others, but this isn’t the case anymore. Now, in New York State, there are only two ways to keep charges off your record.
- Dismissal of Charges
If the court dismisses your charges, this is the same as expungement. You would not have to file any additional paperwork to “clean” your record, because in the eyes of the New York State courts, your record was never marked.
Depending on the charges against you and your previous criminal record, your attorney may be able to meet with the judge hearing your case and the district attorney prosecuting and negotiate an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, or ACD. This is like a “diversion.” You will not be convicted, but you will have to stay out of any further trouble, and possibly face non-criminal penalties, including fines and/or community service. After a certain period of time, if you don’t run into any further trouble, the charges will be, essentially, dismissed. You will not have a criminal record.
Outside these two scenarios, there is no way to expunge a record in New York State. Neither does the law does allow for any retroactive action to “seal” a valid conviction.
If you have been arrested or charged with domestic violence and need the dedication of an experienced Criminal Attorney, contact experienced New York Domestic Violence Lawyer Carl Spector for a free confidential consultation. Let his 30+ years of experience work for you.