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With 100 years of combined experience, Raiser & Kenniff, is the place to turn when you or a loved one are accused of a crime. When the media needs professional and accurate legal insight on criminal cases in the national spotlight they turn to Raiser & Kenniff.


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Our founding partners are both former new york prosecutors who understand how to handle a criminal case from every angle and therefore, they can provide you with the strongest defense.

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Regardless of whether you are in New York City, Nassau County, or Suffolk County, we offer a risk-free consultation. No strings attached. Speak to one of our lawyers and see what your options.

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We offer a risk free evaluation of your case, and are here to help you understand your legal options, and how our lawyers can help you. We are available 24/7, day or night, to help you.


Domestic Violence Lawyer

  • Assault
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Criminal Trespass
  • False imprisonment
  • Sexual assault
  • If none of the following occurred, then the judge will likely throw out the domestic violence charge. Why You Should Contact a Domestic Violence Lawyer It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you have been accused of domestic violence. Domestic violence can have long-term consequences including jail time, fines and community service. You may also be ordered to take anger management classes. Furthermore, a domestic violence charge can ruin your reputation. People who have a domestic violence charge on their record are often thought of as hurtful, angry people. You could lose your rights that you are entitled to as an American citizen if you have a domestic violence charge. For example, you may not be able to own a gun. You may also lose your right to vote. Additionally, if you have a domestic violence charge on your record, then it will be harder for you to get a job. If you are going through a divorce, a domestic violence charge can have even more consequences. You could be forced to leave your home. Domestic violence can also affect child custody, child support and alimony. If you have an attorney, then you will be much more likely to get your charges dropped. An attorney may be able to get your charges reduced if they are not dropped. Domestic Violence Defenses Wrong Suspect A defendant can establish their innocence by saying that they were mistaken for someone else. There are several ways that they can prove this. For example, they can present evidence to prove that they were not at the scene during the time. Deliberately False Allegations In many cases, a person will lie about being hurt by their partner. They do this because they want to hurt their partner. This often happens when a couple is going through a nasty divorce or child custody battle. The main thing that domestic violence defense attorneys do is look for inconsistencies in a person’s story. They may also compare the person’s story to the witness accounts and police reports. The attorney compares the different accounts in order to see whether they match. Self-defense Even if a person was physically violent towards their partner, they may be able to get off by saying that they used self-defense. This defense may work if the defendant can prove that the other person was an imminent threat to them or the children. It may also work if they can prove that they were not the one who started the fight. Consent If a person can prove that their partner consented to the act of violence, then they may be able to get off. However, it is rare for a person to be able to successfully use this defense in court. Lack of Proof This is one of the strongest defenses that a defendant can use. The allegation has to meet the burden of proof prerequisite. Burden of proof is the responsibility of providing a sufficient amount of evidence to prove that the alleged incident really happened. Many people are able to get off because there is no proof that the domestic violence incident really happened.]]>

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