Poughkeepsie Assault Lawyers
If you are facing serious assault and domestic violence charges, there is a real possibility of jail or prison time. If you are accused of domestic assault, jail time may be the least of your worries.
At the law offices of Stenger, Diamond and Glass, LLP, we understand what is at stake if you were arrested on charges of assault and domestic violence. We will vigorously confront the allegations or work to minimize the criminal and collateral consequences.
Wappingers Falls and Poughkeepsie Assault Attorneys
Practicing in state and federal courts of the Hudson Valley, our criminal defense lawyers have defended clients accused of every level of misdemeanor assault and felony assault charges:
- Domestic assault (spouse/partner/family member)
- Assault in the third degree (minor injury)
- Assault with a deadly weapon (aggravated assault)
- First-degree or second-degree assault (serious bodily harm)
- Gang assault (three or more people acting together)
- Vehicular assault
No matter what the charges or what the circumstances, it is critical to talk to a lawyer before making any statements to police or prosecutors. We explore all of your defenses and mitigating factors such as self-defense or the victim’s intoxication or mental health issues. We make every effort to avoid formal prosecution or downgrade the charges.
Domestic Assault and Protective Order Defense
The stakes are high if you are accused of criminal conduct – a domestic assault or violation of a protective order. You may be facing jail or prison time, a misdemeanor or felony criminal record, and collateral consequences for employment, the right to possess firearms and other facets of life.
A protective order may keep you from reconciling with the victim or seeing your kids outside of a supervised visitation. It can also have an adverse impact on divorce and custody proceedings. We know that domestic abuse allegations are sometimes fabricated or exaggerated for these reasons and we will fight to show the court that you did not and do not pose a threat.
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it is frequently done by someone who is abusing the system to prevent you from seeing your children, getting you out of a house you own or other strategic advantages. It is important that you defend yourself and get back the rights you may have lost.