Domestic violence cases are often the most challenging and emotionally charged types of criminal cases to defend. Our experienced New York city and Westchester criminal defense attorneys,  have decades of experience in handling the defense of domestic violence cases in New York City, including the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Westchester, including White Plains, Yonkers, Scarsdale, Mount Kisco, Greenburgh, Elmsford, New Rochelle, Ossining, Mamaroneck, Rye and Port Chester.

Our Westchester and Manhattan domestic violence attorneys have decades of experience in representing men charged with domestic violence. We know that once a woman calls the police, they automatically take her side, and believe what ever she says. If you were arrested for domestic violence, you need a strong advocate on your side. Our domestic violence lawyers know that these types of charges are easy to make and hard to defend. We know that there is often exaggeration in the woman's account and that they are fraught with ulterior motives, such as getting an order of protection, so she can get you out of the house and get an upper hand in a pending divorce. Our domestic violence defense lawyers, will work to expose the allegations for what they are, often unfounded allegations. Even if you did act, in a moment of anger, and put your hands on her, often, it was because of provocation and the level of injuries are almost always exaggerated. Our attorneys have the experience to expose these fabrications and exaggerations, and make sure that you are treated fairly in the process. We can often get the charges reduced, even if you did put your hands on her.   

Our criminal defense attorneys recommend that you protect yourself at all times. If she starts acting erratically and is trying to bait you into an argument, record her with your cell phone, so our criminal defense lawyers can show the jury and prosecutor, how crazy she is and what she is capable of.  

Domestic violence cases usually involve underlying charges of Assault, which is causing an injury. Our domestic violence attorney thoroughly review evidence and can expose inconsistencies. For example, when a charge of assault is alleged, and there is no injury, there is no assault and at best, the only sustainable charge is a violation level harassment. If there is no hospital visit and no photographs showing an injury, there is a high likelihood that an assault case can not be proven against you. 

Menacing, which is threatening and aggravated harassment, which is threatening /harassing someone over the phone or email.  If you have been accused of domestic violence and abuse in White Plains, NY, or Westchester County, New York, you must contact a Westchester County Domestic violence attorney right away, at (914) 574-8330. If you were arrested in New York City for domestic violence, call our Manhattan domestic violence attorneys at (212) 858-0503. 


Domestic violence cases in New York have complex issues that require experienced criminal defense lawyers. Usually, when the police are called to a domestic incident, the man is arrested, regardless of what actually happened. In fact, in Westchester and in some of the New York City counties, the policy is that the police actually must make an arrest, if called, even if it is evident that the complaint is bogus. In many cases, after an argument women will make false allegations or exaggerate what happened out of anger. Additionally, there is often a secondary gain motive, where a couple is going through difficult times, to accuse the husband of domestic violence. Women know that once there is an allegation of domestic violence, there will be an order of protection, which prohibits the husband from going near the home. So with a bogus allegation of domestic violence in New York, the women gets the house because of the order of protection and the children by virtue of the order of protection which keeps the husband away from the home.

Another common charge involved in domestic violence cases is criminal contempt. The usual scenario is that an order of protection will be issued, then the wife will see the husband somewhere or lie about seeing him somewhere and call the police. 

Aggressive representation is necessary in these circumstances. Often, the local police departments will release the accused with a desk appearance ticket. The time period between the issuance of the desk appearance ticket and the first court appearance is essential. Once someone accused with a domestic violence charge appears at the first appearance in Court on a domestic violence charge, the Court will issue an order of protection. Between the desk appearance ticket and the first court appearance, we can get a statement with the real story, which will often contradict the allegations which were made.

If you are facing a domestic violence charge in New York City, including the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens or Westchester, including White Plains, Yonkers, Scarsdale, Mount Kisco, Greenburgh, Elmsford, New Rochelle, Ossining, Mamaroneck, Rye and Port Chester, call the New York and Westchester domestic violence lawyers. For over a decade our New York criminal defense attorneys have handled the criminal defense needs of the New York city and Westchester communities. Our White Plains Domestic violence lawyers have been representing victims of domestic violence in White Plains, NY, and Westchester County New York for decades. Call (914) 574-8330  or 212-858-0503 for a Free Consultation.


Our Manhattan and White Plains criminal defense and civil rights lawyers are  dedicated to defending men charged with domestic violence and can keep an accusation from ruining your life. 


The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC, has been helping injured victims recover compensation for their injuries for over a decade. Our attorneys are members of several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association

To request your free initial consultation with our team, call our New York City office at (212) 858-0503 or our White Plains office at (914) 574-8330. You can also request a case review online.

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