Navigating Family Offenses And Protective Orders

New York courts take allegations of domestic violence and abuse very seriously. In fact, when a person commits a violent or threatening act against another family member ― also known as a family offense under New York law ― he or she may be subject to an order of protection and face possible jail time if that order of protection is violated. In addition, family offenses can impact child custody and visitation arrangements.

Given what is at stake following alleged domestic violence, you need an experienced and dedicated lawyer on your side defending your rights. Whether you are seeking an order of protection to safeguard you and your family or, conversely, you have been accused of committing a family offense, The Rand Law Firm, P.C., can help.

As both a family law and criminal defense attorney, Peter L. Rand is a domestic violence lawyer who can assist you in both family and criminal court here in Suffolk and Nassau County as well as Queens ― meaning there is no need to speak to two different lawyers. With more than 25 years of legal experience, he can help guide you through the often complex legal process and explain your options in terms you can understand.

Family Offenses In New York

At The Rand Law Firm, P.C., we have experience dealing with a wide range of family offenses, including:

  • Aggravated harassment in the second degree
  • Assault
  • Attempted assault
  • Coercion in the second degree
  • Criminal contempt (including aggravated criminal contempt)
  • Criminal mischief
  • Criminal obstruction of breathing
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Forcible touching
  • Grand larceny in the third or fourth degree
  • Harassment in the second degree
  • Harassment in the first degree (including stalking)
  • Identity theft in the first, second or third degree
  • Menacing in the third degree
  • Menacing in the second degree (including stalking)
  • Reckless endangerment in the first or second degree
  • Sexual abuse in the second or third degree
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Stalking
  • Strangulation

Do Not Delay ― Contact Us To Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you need to speak to an experienced family offense lawyer, contact The Rand Law Firm, P.C., today. We offer personalized, effective legal guidance in obtaining protective orders or restraining orders. To schedule you free initial consultation, email us online or call us at 631-693-4574. From our office in East Islip, we serve clients from Long Island and the surrounding areas.