Assault & Harassment

Buffalo NY Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Aggravated harassment and assault charges are serious and can carry devastating effects. If convicted of either charge, you could face expensive fines, costly counseling, time in jail and a possible prison sentence.

The Law Offices of John J. Carney understands you are in a difficult position. These criminal charges can place your career, family life and future happiness in jeopardy. Our New York attorneys can evaluate your case and determine defense strategies that could produce the best possible outcome.

Severe Penalties

Harassment, assault and domestic violence charges are serious. They carry extreme penalties. We can protect your rights and advise you with all aspects of your case including:

  • Anger management courses
  • Counseling
  • Probation
  • Orders of protection from seeing your children or spouse
  • Child custody and visitation rights
Defining Aggravated Harassment

The misdemeanor charge of aggravated harassment involves unwelcome comments or physical conduct based on sex, race, disability, religion or sexual orientation. You can be charged with aggravated harassment through all social media, including the mail, phone and computer.

Defining Assault And Domestic Violence

Assault charges basically cover any physical brawl or fight. Typically the parties do not know one another. Scenarios can include fights in bars, house parties, sporting venues, or other public places.

Domestic violence is any assault charge — physical, sexual or imprisonment — among domestic members, such as spouses, former spouses, relatives and children. To qualify for domestic violence, the assault can also be implied, meaning you threatened the domestic member with assault.

Understanding Your Charges

Our lawyers understand that these charges frequently involve false accusations and slanted testimony. For instance, police sometimes tell women what to say in order to charge a boyfriend or husband with assault. Or friends of the person involved in your bar fight could lie and say you threw the first punch to protect their friend.

Investigation Is Key

Because these cases can involve exaggerated or false testimony, we build a solid investigation into your case. We can find out the history between all involved parties. We can try to determine if witnesses are being honest or forthright. We can also look at your accuser's criminal history to see if they are habitual offenders and more likely at fault.

Free Consultation

To discuss how we can help you with your charges, please call us at 855-237-1931 for a free consultation, or send us an e-mail.

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