Domestic Violence

Dutchess County Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Defense for Domestic Violence Charges in NY

People accused of domestic violence will be in a whirlwind of unknowns. What criminal penalties can be used against them if they are convicted? How will their reputation in the community withstand the accusations even if they are never charged with a crime? Are their parental rights at risk as well? There will be many questions and not many clear answers at first.

Get the clarification, guidance, and representation you need from the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC. Our Dutchess County domestic violence defense lawyers take pride in defending the wrongfully accused and ensuring the criminal justice system stays honest. You can depend on us for honest and effective advocacy, as well as comforting moral support through such a difficult time.

You can dial (845) 605-4330 to request a consultation with our law firm to get started.

Possible Defenses to Accusations of Domestic Violence

In addition to being renowned criminal defenders, our team of attorneys are also the trusted name in family law disputes throughout New York. This legal insight proves extremely useful when managing a domestic violence defense case since many false accusations originate from jilted people who want to unjustly penalize their ex-spouses, or soon-to-be ex-spouses. Even an unfounded accusation of domestic violence or child abuse can cause a court judge to strip parental or property rights from the accused spouse, completely turning a divorce or family law case upside-down and out of their favor.

When working on your domestic violence defense case, we will want to consider:

  • Misunderstandings: Many accusations of domestic violence not rooted in trying to gain an advantage in a divorce actually stem from misunderstandings. Imagine a scenario in which someone talks to their best friend who has a suspicious-looking bruise. A report of domestic violence could originate from not knowing the true cause of the harm.
  • Exaggerations: Heated arguments are not necessarily a form of domestic violence, but they are often the reason why such accusations are filed with police. In the middle of a familial conflict, it is easy for people to lose track of what actually happened and inadvertently exaggerate the situation to others.
  • Self-defense: Everyone has the right to defend themselves or a loved one from harm through physical force. As many incidents of domestic violence are tied to heated arguments, it is possible you had to defend yourself from violence on part of your accuser before being able to remove yourself from the situation.
  • False accusations: As discussed previously, intentional fabrications can play a significant role in domestic violence cases. People who want to hurt someone’s reputation, finances, and freedom can report abuse caused by a family member, loved one, or housemate in an unusual form of revenge.

The aforementioned defense strategies are only four possibilities. One or none of them may be applicable to your case. We work closely with you to get total comprehension of the events leading to the accusation so the defense we do build for you is personalized and as effective as can be.

When Convicted of Domestic Violence

New York considers domestic violence a form of assault against a family or household member. As such, it can be categorized as a high level misdemeanor or felony with imprisonment and steep fines used as criminal penalties upon conviction. Domestic violence cases can also be brought to family law or civil courts. The result of losing those cases can be the removal of your rights as a parent or a member of your household, such as forced relocation.

Uphold the Truth With Our Legal Defenders – (845) 605-4330

Getting to the truth is imperative for your domestic violence defense case. Using our decades of total legal experience in both criminal defense and family law, our Dutchess County domestic violence defense attorneys are well-equipped to shield you from an unjust outcome and consequences. We would like to hear from you as soon as you need our help. Contact us at your first opportunity to begin the defense of your good name and future well-being.


Read What Past Clients Had to Say

    “The outcome of the case was perfect and the case settled without any issues. I had no chance to stress!” - Rosa Gonzalez
    “Very professional, yet compassionate.” - Rebecca T.
  • Our Team Knows How to Negotiate Aggressively for Clients
  • Our Attorneys Have Substantial Trial Experience
  • Our Firm Treats Every Client With the Respect They Deserve
  • Our Team Has the Knowledge, Experience, and Resources to Successfully Try a Case
  • We have the Ability to Know Which Cases Need to Be Tried and Which Cases Can Be Settled
  • We Focus on Compassion, Communication & Effectiveness
Our firm can help

Why choose us?


Contact Our Firm

Ready to get started? Fill out the form below, or if you prefer,
 give us a call at (845) 605-4330. Someone from our office will get back to you shortly.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy