Allegations of spousal abuse can be incredibly serious. Not only can they result in you not being able to see your child, but the mere mention of domestic violence can do irreparable damage to your reputation in the community and at work.
At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, we get to know our clients well and we understand that a mere accusation does not mean that the client is guilty. There are many cases in which the accused is the real victim. Our lawyers work tirelessly to make sure our clients’ rights are preserved every step of the way.
Why Are These Cases So Complicated?
Spousal abuse cases can get tricky because the accused often faces both criminal and civil proceedings. Civil charges can be brought by the accusing spouse, who may ask the court for a temporary restraining order (TRO). If successful, a TRO bars the accused from having contact with the accuser and his or her children, sometimes permanently, among other consequences.
If criminal charges are filed, that means you face allegations on two fronts. In addition to a TRO, you could face fines and time in jail, as well as the establishment of a criminal record.
Act Quickly To Protect Your Rights On Both Sides
Whether you are facing criminal charges, civil proceedings or both, it’s important to act quickly to defend yourself. Photographs, emails, text messages and witness testimony can all be a part of disproving the abuse ever took place.
Our firm offers a free initial consultation where you can speak with an attorney about your charges. Call us at or contact us via email any time of day to get started. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients who visit our Wayne, Hackensack or Bronx locations.
Do you have more questions? Visit our FAQ for domestic violence to learn more.