Experienced and Compassionate Domestic Abuse Attorneys in White Plains

Domestic abuse is widespread and harmful, but with the help of the legal team at Tully Rinckey, you can be assured that swift legal action will take place to prevent further harm to you and your family. Criminal conduct in the home is considered a family offense in New York State. Examples of family offenses include harassment, assault, sexual abuse, disorderly conduct, threatening, stalking, endangerment, and criminal contempt. It is important to remember that the individual accused of a family offense does not have to be married or even related to the victim.

Domestic abuse can affect both married and unmarried couples (with or without children), people in loving relationships, or people who live together. Because family and criminal courts have concurrent jurisdiction, these actions can result in significant penalties and jail time.

Being a victim of domestic abuse of any kind is an incredibly stressful time. Having an advocate on your side to champion for your safety and the safety of your family will make a world of difference. Our experienced family attorneys in White Plains will be with you every step of the way to protect your rights, and measures are being taken to ensure your safety.

Family Offense Petitions

To file a Family Offense Petition, an individual must include the offender’s name as well as key facts concerning the alleged mistreatment. Family Offense Petitions are deemed urgent concerns, and the petitioner may be allowed to appear in court right away. The offender is usually not present in court at these emergency hearings. There are different protections that may be requested based on the nature of the allegations. For example, if the offender threatened violence, the petitioner may seek an injunction barring the offender from entering his or her home. A judge will determine whether a temporary order of protection should be issued and then establish a hearing date.

It is during this hearing that the offender will have the opportunity to present their side of the story and defend themselves against the allegations. Following the hearing, the judge will decide if a permanent injunction is warranted. Having knowledgeable New York State domestic abuse representation will be a great help in ensuring you have the correct information in your petition and that your rights are not overlooked during the proceedings.

Court Response to Family Offenses

If the claims are not substantiated, the case will be dismissed, and the interim injunction will be revoked. If the allegations are substantiated, the court may issue a final order of protection that includes a wide range of remedies according to the specific incidents of the case. The respondent may be required by the conditions in these protective orders to:

  • Stay away from the individual as well as any shared children.
  • Stay away from the individual’s school, house, or workplace.
  • Move out and remove dangerous items from the house (i.e., firearms).
  • Reimburse for any medical bills or property damage.

Why Choose Tully Rinckey?

If you or your children have been victims of domestic abuse or have been accused of any type of action, it is crucial to act fast, for both your family’s sake and your own.

Our team of attorneys has assisted many families with their specific family law matters; so, you can rest assured that we have seen cases similar to yours and can give you the guidance needed to realize your goals.

Our attorneys have practiced in many of Westchester County’s Family Courts, representing families and individuals in White Plains, Yonkers, Eastchester, New Rochelle, Port Chester, and more. With a team of attorneys located across New York State and access to online consultations and bookings, we can assist you at any time and bill at lower rates than competing firms.

Our White Plains Family Offense Attorneys are Available to Assist you Today

No matter your situation, the respectful, knowledgeable, and experienced attorneys at Tully Rinckey handle your legal representation with sensitivity and care. We protect your rights and fight to help you achieve the legal outcomes you desire. Let us represent you today.

Our family offense attorneys routinely assist parents and families throughout Westchester County, including: White Plains, Yonkers, Eastchester, New Rochelle, Port Chester, and more.

To schedule an initial consultation with a member of our experienced team, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 8885294543 or info@tullylegal.com. You can also book your consultation online via the link below.

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