Brooklyn and Queens Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers

The criminal justice and family court systems take domestic violence very seriously. People convicted of domestic violence crimes can face more than jail sentences. They could lose custody and visitation rights and be barred from possessing a licensed weapon. There is much at stake, making it important to have an experienced lawyer to defend against charges of domestic violence.

At our Brooklyn law firm, Schwartz & Krysinski, L.L.P., attorneys Howard A. Schwartz and Nicole L. Krysinski defend clients against all types of domestic violence charges. We also represent clients at hearings to contest orders of protection (also known as restraining orders). We appear in Brooklyn’s Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) courts when domestic violence charges intersect with family law matters such as divorce, child custody and support. When the stakes are high, contact our Brooklyn defense attorneys to learn how we can protect your rights at all costs.

Experienced and Caring Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our lawyer, Howard A. Schwartz, established his private practice in 1990 and was previously a public defender. His extensive criminal defense experience is a great advantage to clients facing domestic violence charges or seeking to defend against orders of protection. He and our associate attorney, Nicole L. Krysinski, understand the stress associated with family law matters and know how that stress may show itself in domestic violence charges. Our goal is to guide clients through the legal process while preserving their rights and protecting their families.

Examples of Our Domestic Violence Cases

Our lawyers defend clients against domestic violence charges such as:

  • Violating orders of protection
  • Assault and aggravated assault
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Aggravated harassment
  • Menacing
  • Sexual assault
  • Spousal abuse
  • Excessive corporal punishment

In addition, offenses such as homicide, rape and other violent crimes can be charged as domestic violence crimes.

Treatment, Not Punishment

In many instances, domestic violence charges arise from unbearable family stress. They may also stem from anger problems or other mental health issues. Our firm’s goal in many cases is to seek treatment for clients, helping them obtain admission to anger management classes, alcohol and drug counseling or parenting courses. We have found that successful completion of treatment programs can help families stay together and allow our clients to stay out of jail.

Contact Our law Firm

To schedule to discuss any matter related to domestic violence charges, contact our Brooklyn law firm online or call Schwartz & Krysinski, L.L.P., at 718-643-9333. We can be reached 24 hours a day at 718-208-6094.