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NYC Domestic Violence Lawyer

Allegations of domestic violence are taken very seriously by prosecutors and judges. In many cases, a court will issue a restraining order or an order of protection for which an alleged offender can be arrested for violating. While the charges are pending the person accused of the crime might not be able to return to his home or even see his children. Many families suffer a serious financial setback during this time period. A criminal record can impact the entire family for many years to come.

While this crime certainly deserves the serious consideration it is given by law enforcement, there are occasions in which allegations may be false or deliberately exaggerated in households where couples are in the midst of a divorce or child custody dispute. Sometimes, police may be too eager to label a case as being “domestic violence” without conducting a proper investigation.

NYC Domestic Violence LawyerIf you have been charged with this type of crime in New York, you will want to immediately discuss your case with an experienced NYC Domestic Violence Lawyer. Greco Neyland, PC aggressively defends clients throughout New York City including Brooklyn and Manhattan against domestic violence offenses. We are familiar with the tactics used by officers with the New York Police Department (NYPD) in domestic violence cases.

Attorney Jeff Greco and Dustan Neyland are committed to conducting a relentlessly thorough investigation of every case in their effort to build the strongest possible defense. Call our firm (212) 951-1300 right now to receive a complete review of your case during a free, confidential consultation.


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Family or Household Members in New York City Domestic Violence Cases

A victim of domestic violence is defined under New York Social Services Law § 459-a as any person over the age of 16, any married person, or any parent accompanied by his or her minor child or children in situations in which such person or such person’s child is a victim of an act that constitutes domestic violence. This same section of the New York Social Services Law further defines a family or household member as being any of the following:

  • Persons related by consanguinity or affinity
  • Persons legally married to one another
  • Persons formerly married to one another regardless of whether they still reside in the same household
  • Persons who have a child in common regardless of whether such persons are married or have lived together at any time
  • Unrelated persons who are continually or at regular intervals living in the same household or who have in the past continually or at regular intervals lived in the same household
  • Persons who are not related by consanguinity or affinity and who are or have been in an intimate relationship regardless of whether such persons have lived together at any time. Factors that may be considered in determining whether a relationship is an “intimate relationship” include, but are not limited to: the nature or type of relationship, regardless of whether the relationship is sexual in nature; the frequency of interaction between the persons; and the duration of the relationship. Neither a casual acquaintance nor ordinary fraternization between two individuals in business or social contexts shall be deemed to constitute an “intimate relationship”
  • Any other category of individuals deemed to be a victim of domestic violence as defined by the office of children and family services in regulation

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Types of Domestic Violence Offenses in New York

There are several different crimes of this nature defined under New York Penal Law. Some examples include:

  • Aggravated Assault Upon a Person Less Than Eleven Years Old, New York Penal Law §120.12 — Class E Felony
  • Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree, New York Penal Law §240.30 — Class A Misdemeanor
  • Aggravated Harassment in the First Degree, New York Penal Law §240.31 — Class E Felony
  • Assault in the Second Degree, New York Penal Law §120.05 — Class D Felony
  • Assault in the First Degree, New York Penal Law §120.10 — Class B Felony
  • Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, New York Penal Law §145.00 — Class A Misdemeanor
  • Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, New York Penal Law §145.05 — Class E Felony
  • Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, New York Penal Law §145.10 — Class D Felony
  • Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, New York Penal Law §145.12 — Class B Felony
  • Strangulation in the First Degree, New York Penal Law §120.12  — Class C Felony
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child, New York Penal Law §260.10 — Class A Misdemeanor
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Elderly Person, or an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person in the First Degree, New York Penal Law §260.34 — Class D Felony
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Elderly Person, or an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person in the Second Degree, New York Penal Law §260.32 — Class E Felony
  • Forcible Touching, New York Penal Law §130.52 — Class A Misdemeanor
  • Harassment in the First Degree, New York Penal §240.25 — Class B Misdemeanor
  • Menacing in the Third Degree, New York Penal Law §120.15 — Class B Misdemeanor
  • Menacing in the Second Degree, New York Penal Law §120.14 — Class A Misdemeanor
  • Menacing in the First Degree, New York Penal Law §120.13 — Class E Felony
  • Reckless Assault of a Child, New York Penal Law §120.02 — Class D Felony
  • Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, New York Penal Law §120.20 — Class A Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, New York Penal Law §120.25 — Class D Felony
  • Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, New York Penal Law §130.55 — Class B Misdemeanor
  • Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, New York Penal Law §130.60 — Class A Misdemeanor
  • Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, New York Penal Law §130.65 — Class D Felony
  • Sexual Misconduct, New York Penal Law §130.20 — Class A Misdemeanor
  • Stalking in the Fourth Degree, New York Penal Law §120.45 — Class B Misdemeanor
  • Stalking in the Third Degree, New York Penal Law §120.50 — Class A Misdemeanor
  • Stalking in the Second Degree, New York Penal Law §120.55 — Class E Felony
  • Stalking in the First Degree, New York Penal Law §120.60 — Class D Felony
  • Unlawfully Dealing With a Child in the First Degree, New York Penal Law §260.20 — Class A Misdemeanor

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New York City Penalties for Domestic Violence

The consequences can be quite severe for a person who is convicted of this type of criminal offense. The length of imprisonment and the amount of possible fine depends on the classification of the crime that was allegedly committed:

  • Class B Misdemeanor — Up to three months in jail and up to $500 in fines
  • Class A Misdemeanor — Up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines
  • Class E Felony — Up to four years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
  • Class D Felony — Up to seven years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
  • Class C Felony — Up to 15 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
  • Class B Felony — Up to 25 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines

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New York Family Abuse Resources

Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence — This website contains statistics, press releases, and news relating to domestic violence services. There are also links to prevention and educational materials and campaigns.

New York City Family Justice Center
126-02 82nd Avenue
Queens, NY 11415
(718) 575-4500

New York State Domestic Violence Courts Program Fact Sheet — This page provides an overview of the purpose of domestic violence courts as well as their components, including judges, resource coordinators, and on-site victim advocates.

Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Courts — You can learn more about the mission and goals of these courts as well as the various locations on this website. There is also information about jurisdiction, judicial monitoring, domestic violence services, and technical assistance.

New York State Unified Court System
Office of Court Administration
Room 852
25 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004
1-800-COURTNY (1-800-268-7869)


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Domestic Violence Lawyer in Manhattan – Greco Neyland, PC

As former prosecutors, Jeff Greco and Dustan Neyland know what issues to look for in the cases against people accused of criminal offenses. If you have been arrested for domestic violence or child endangerment, our criminal defense attorneys will fully investigate the charges against you and work to get them reduced or completely dismissed.

We represent clients in a wide variety of criminal charges involving allegations of domestic violence. Although most of the time the person accused is a man, we are also experienced in representing women charged with domestic violence.

Greco Neyland, PC represents clients all over New York City against criminal offenses. We offer a free consultation to review your case when you call (212) 951-1300 today.

Contact Greco Neyland today at Greco Neyland, PC located at 535 5th Ave #2500, New York, NY 10017 or Call (212) 951-1300 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Ant V
19:04 17 Sep 17
I'm just going to start this review by saying Jeff Greco is amazing attorney. I have absolutely no complaints about the service he provided me. He was knowledgeable, available at all times and very understanding. I can tell Jeff Greco actually cared about me and the situation I was going through. He seemed well connected and respected in the court system community and got my case dropped from a DWI charge to a violation very swiftly. I was going through financial problems, he not once pressured me about payments. Again not only is he an Amazing attorney but also an AMAZING human being. I would recondmend Mr. Jeff Greco to anyone! -Anthony Vargas
Jose Cabrera
Jose Cabrera
01:19 08 May 17
2 years ago I was charged with a crime "cash smuggling " I made the mistake of not reporting the amount of cash I was taking out of the USA . Prior to that I've never committed a crime , not even a traffic ticket on my record. So you can imagine what I felt that day that I was arrested. I've never been in a trial before , I didn't know who to call, I didn't know any lawyers in this type of case. Thank God my sister in law worked in a attorneys office so she ask her boss (attorney) if she knew somebody GOOD In this type of cases. Her boss automatically said he needs somebody with power and with a good record -MR. Jeffery L. Greco (Jeff) . Having Jeff by my side was the Best decision I've made in my life. The level of professionalism and caring of this man is Amazing . I've always heard that lawyers are just interesting in the money , it wasn't the case with "Jeff " he wanted me free, he wanted me to keep my job and enjoyed the freedom with my family . He kept money to the side , he worked with me, with my situation , and he was never intimidated by the Judge. I can not stress enough how he treated me through out the entire case, so much respect . I don't know much lawyers, but He is the one you want to defend you. I didn't step a foot in jail, i was able to keep my job, and now I'm enjoying freedom. Jeff and I still text each other here and there , is like we're family , i consider him my friend. I owed my life to this man, best attorney ever. Jose L Cabrera .
Kelvin Camilo
Kelvin Camilo
18:33 16 Aug 17
first offense for me and i was super nervous. i called multiple attorneys and the first thing they would ask was if you knew my fee. From the moment i spoke to Jeff Greco he made me feel like we were friends and I made a mistake and not to worry he has my back. Jeff was available at all times and when ever I texted he was prompt, no matter how many questions I had, which happened to be a lot. He got my case dismissed and made sure I was comfortable the whole time I time he was defending me. I would definitely recommend Jeffrey Greco.
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salvador reyes
23:57 08 May 17
Very amazing people! Jeff Greco took my case, and made me feel confident from the very first time I met him looked me rite in the eyes and told me everything would be okay. Was with me every step of the way communication was always open was even given his personal cell phone and he was available night and day... Goes without saying that I am very pleased with the service Mr. Greco and his team gave me... Would recommend to anyone 100%... Thank you so much you helped me and my family!
Jose
Jose
03:56 04 Sep 17
I was facing 20 years to life for a federal conspiracy case. Jeff push for a speedy trail the goverment came down to ten years it being is one time deal offer then came down to three years and finally a week before trial try to change my trial date. Jeff wrote a letter apposing this adjourment which the judge apposed. Two weeks later jeff walk me out from jail with time served. Till this day i can text him and he will answer me jeff is like a friend that i owe my life to. From my experience being in federal jail most attorney wont fight for you because the federal govement is unbeatable the only thing he ask for was for the truth which i did tell him and he took it from there . Thank you jeff
Boris Pekhman
Boris Pekhman
14:49 20 Nov 17
Jeff Greco is a wonderful attorney! He took my case and worked it very hard, he also supported me so much, explaining to me the details. He did exactly what he promised. The case didn't go to trial. Thank you Jeff!!!I strongly recomend this highly professional, wonderful attorney!
Sofia Carbonera
Sofia Carbonera
19:32 08 Dec 17
Mr. Jeff Greco has complete understanding of law, high standard of ethics and honesty, and communication. I highly recommend GRECO NEYLAND!
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