Domestic violence in New York may be charged in several different ways. Assault, sexual abuse and strangulation are just a few crimes that can be involved in domestic violence.
Second degree assault occurs when a person intends to cause physical injury to a domestic partner and ends up hurting the person, either with or without a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
Sometimes one person in a domestic relationship may sexually assault or rape his or her partner. Sexual abuse is subjecting a person to sexual conduct without their consent. First degree rape occurs when one person forces his or her domestic partner to have intercourse without their consent. Rape may be charged even when you’re married to the victim.
Strangulation is a class C felony that may come into play during a domestic violence episode. Restricting someone’s breathing and causing serious physical injury is first degree strangulation.
Remember that there are times when you may make a mistake and commit an unexpected act such as domestic violence. Make the right move and contact Lisa J. Pelosi if you’ve been charged with domestic violence. Lisa is an experienced New York criminal defense attorney who will listen to your side of the story and represent you with vigor.
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