Poughkeepsie Domestic Violence Lawyer

Criminal Defense

People accused of domestic violence in New York will typically find themselves in Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) court. This is where criminal defense and family law intersect. However, few criminal defense lawyers practice in this court and the family law lawyers who do practice there may have limited knowledge of the criminal aspects of these cases. Ideally, you want to choose a lawyer who is well-versed in both of these areas of law. You can find that lawyer at The Law Office of Kelley M. Enderley, PC.

Navigating Complex Cases

Domestic violence is a broad term that can be applied to crimes like assault, harassment and burglary that occur within a domestic relationship. If you are charged with one of these crimes, you need to understand that the challenges you face will go beyond the realm of criminal law.

In addition to criminal charges, you will likely also be the target of an order of protection. This will begin as a temporary order of protection. There will be a hearing to determine whether this will become a permanent order of protection.

It is not uncommon for these charges to arise in the context of a divorce or a dispute over child custody and visitation, so there will be an impact in the family law realm as well.

Protecting Your Rights In Integrated Domestic Violence Court

When you go to IDV court, you may find that there are not just one, but two or three attorneys working against you. There is the prosecutor, and there may also be an attorney for the victim and an attorney for the child. The Poughkeepsie domestic violence attorney you choose must have the strength and experience to take on all of these opponents and know how to present your case in front of the IDV court judge. We know how to tell your side of the story, addressing issues of addiction, relationship issues and more in pursuit of a positive outcome. We will get you through this.

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