Wisselman & Associates Articles New Legislation Puts Pressure on Potential Domestic Violence Repeat Offenders

New Legislation Puts Pressure on Potential Domestic Violence Repeat Offenders

By Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C.  Jun. 12, 2012 11:15a

New York Governor Cuomo recently announced new legislation that would greatly increase the penalties repeat offenders of domestic violence could be facing. If the bill goes through, an individual with a prior misdemeanor on his or her criminal record would receive harsh felony charges. The potential law is an effort to help protect families from harm or further harm and includes other aspects in regard to protection for victims of domestic abuse or violence. The law would specify that an individual that had been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge within five years of a second incident would then be charged with a felony. Penalties for felony domestic violence include up to four years imprisonment. If you or a loved one has been the victim of domestic violence in the county of Queens, Nassau, or Suffolk or the surrounding communities then talk to a Long Island divorce attorney that is knowledgeable in handling such cases. Help is available!

Domestic Violence Lawyer in Long Island

A Long Island domestic violence lawyer on the team at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. is driven to protecting our clients that have been the victims of abuse or violence in the home. Whether you have been attacked by a spouse, former spouse or other family member, having a skilled attorney in your corner can help ensure that your rights and safety are protected. We have successfully represented clients in these difficult cases in helping them with a contested divorce, child custody, child support, marital property, spousal support and other issues that can arise in a domestic violence case. We have the vast legal knowledge and resources required to effectively help victims and ensure the attacker / abuser is held accountable for their actions.

Victims of domestic violence should have someone they can turn to so they can get the legal protection they have a right to. Our firm was established on Long Island in 1976 with the goal to provide the best in family law representation. We continue that tradition to this day putting over 150 years of combined experience to work on our client's behalf. Contact our firm now to discuss your case and see what protection we may be able to offer to you. Domestic violence is a serious issue that can destroy lives and families—you don't need to take on the legal battles in regard to this alone. We may be able to help!

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