Domestic Violence

Experienced New York Attorney Defends Clients Against Domestic Violence Accusations

Skilled lawyer represents individuals in the Poughkeepsie area

Accusations of domestic violence can be life-altering, resulting in serious criminal penalties and social isolation. My goal is to help people in the Poughkeepsie area and throughout New York achieve the best possible outcomes for their cases. At the Law Firm of Marco Caviglia, I am prepared to provide a strong legal response to the criminal charges brought against you. As a client-focused advocate, I will work to ensure that your rights are respected and that you are afforded the protections owed to you under the law. To build your defense, I will examine police reports and may also conduct independent investigations into the circumstances surrounding your arrest.

Dedicated New York counselor handles all types of domestic violence charges

Domestic violence charges may be brought for an act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused had an intimate relationship. This means that spouses, domestic partners, parents, step-parents, roommates or anyone living in the same household may be accused of domestic violence crimes.

The following acts can be considered domestic violence:

  • Actual or threatened physical harm
  • Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Statutory rape

At the Law Firm of Marco Caviglia, I defend clients facing these serious accusations. I work to make sure that your side of the story is told and understood.

Knowledgeable lawyer asserts your rights and legal protections

When charges are filed against you, I can guide you through the steps to protect yourself and keep your situation from getting worse. My strategy is aimed to help you avoid the most serious consequences that can follow a domestic violence charge, which may include:

  • Prison sentence
  • Permanent restraining order
  • Inability to return to your house
  • Inability to see your children
  • Difficulty finding or keeping a job
  • Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
  • Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
  • Inability to possess firearms
  • If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges

If you are handed a restraining order, the Law Firm of Marco Caviglia can help you contest it in court. However, it is crucial that you follow all aspects of the order until a judge allows you to do otherwise.

Contact an established New York criminal defense lawyer for your domestic violence charge

When you have been accused of domestic violence, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication necessary to make a difference. At the Law Firm of Marco Caviglia, in Poughkeepsie, I stand prepared to take on even the most challenging cases. Call 845-471-0044 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.