Domestic violence does not discriminate. It is a societal problem and it transcends all different economic groups, from the very rich to the very poor. On August 7, 2014, approximately 3:30 a.m., Greg Oden, an NBA player, was arrested for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face. The incident is alleged to have happened in Indianapolis. You can read all about it in the link below.
Every District Attorney's Office, in every county, in every state, including, the District Attorney's Office in Queens County, Kew Gardens, New York have made DOMESTIC VIOLENCE a top priority for prosecution. Any large city Prosecutor's office has their own Domestic Violence Bureau, consisting of Assistant District Attorneys, who are specially trained for prosecution of these types of cases. Additionally, it may be more difficult as a Criminal Defense Attorney to negotiate a plea bargain deal with DOMESTIC VIOLENCE cases.
Anyone who has been arrested for Domestic Violence knows how devastating the consequences can be with respect to family life, employment, and keeping your record clean from a Criminal conviction. Domestic violence cases are prosecuted more vigorously than if the case has occurred between two strangers.
With the right legal advice and representation from a Criminal Lawyer who practices regularly in the county in which the crime has occurred can minimize the harsh consequences of a Domestic Violence case, especially when there is minimal or no injury to the person alleging the Domestic Violence.
I am a Criminal Lawyer representing persons arrested for Domestic Violence and other crimes in Queens County, Kew Gardens, New York, as well as in Brooklyn (Kings County), New York County, Bronx County, and both Nassau and Suffolk County. See my Homepage on my website for further details of my Criminal Attorney background experience.