Is domestic violence classified as a felony in New York?

New York does not have a specific offense that is charged as domestic violence. A person can face misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the type of domestic violence offense they are accused of committing. 

Some examples of domestic violence offenses that can lead to felony charges include rape, murder, stalking in which a weapon is displayed, sexual assault, violence inflicted on a minor, assault using a deadly weapon or assault that causes serious physical injury to the victim. In contrast, crimes like stalking without a weapon or assault that does not result in physical injury to the victim may be charged as misdemeanors.

If you are facing domestic violence allegations, contact Brill Legal Group immediately. Our New York criminal defense lawyers are experienced in representing clients in all types of domestic violence cases. We will do everything we can to protect your rights and your freedom.

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