What types of offenses are considered domestic violence in New York?

Many different crimes can be considered domestic violence. Rather than being a specific offense itself, “domestic violence” is a broad term that covers a variety of threatening crimes. The following are common domestic violence crimes in New York:

• Harassment
• Menacing
• Disorderly conduct
Sexual abuse

New York courts refer to domestic violence charges as family offenses. Domestic violence is defined as crimes committed against a family member, romantic partner or other people who live together. This includes spouses, children, roommates and others of the same household.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need a skilled New York criminal defense attorney in your corner. Domestic violence allegations can be extremely damaging. Brill Legal Group is experienced in handling all types of domestic violence cases, ranging from order of protection violations to more serious crimes.

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