Avvo Rating
Empire State Counsel
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Above the Bar Awards
All-Star Lawyers

Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic Violence Charges

Our Westchester County criminal attorneys have experience defending individuals charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence is an assault or other form of violence committed against a spouse, child or other immediate family member; boyfriends or girlfriends; "exes" and a parent with a child in common; and anyone else an individual lives with or once lived with. Also, it may be considered domestic violence if the people involved have ever gotten or been the subject of a protective order. Both men and women can be charged.

Our firm represents clients who have been charged with:

  •     Assault, including aggravated assault against a child
  •     Abandonment or endangering the welfare of a child
  •     Menacing
  •     Reckless endangerment
  •     Stalking
  •     Destruction of property (criminal mischief)
  •     Violating a protective order (criminal contempt)
  •     Disorderly conduct and harassment
  •     Homicide

Law enforcement officers can legally arrest one partner for domestic violence, even if the "victim" doesn't want them to.

In family court, an assault or stalking can be declared a "family offense," which can negatively affect the outcome of divorce or child custody matters. Even an unproven allegation can negatively affect an individual at work and in any child custody or divorce matters.

Client Reviews
“I was extremely pleased with the friendly yet professional service that I received in resolving my legal issue.” Karen K.
“Joseph Villanueva and staff made the whole process so easy and gave me the peace of mind that I didn't receive points against my license. Well worth the money!” Linda P.
“Best attorney I’ve worked with. Stayed in contact throughout the whole process. Gave me frequent updates and always replied back to me within an hour. Definitely recommend.” Nikki C.