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Family Offense Lawyer Resolving Domestic Offenses in Southern Adirondacks, Saratoga, Capitol Region, and North Country

Violent acts within the family or against an intimate significant other can be heart-wrenching for everyone involved. Our family offense lawyer at Wood, Seward, & McGuire LLP is dedicated to reviewing your case and providing you with the best legal representation whether you’re the victim or the accused. When you contact us, your rights become our priority.

What Is a Family Offense?

A family offense is what most people refer to as a domestic crime. In other words, it’s a crime committed against a family member or someone you share or once shared an intimate relationship with. Common forms of family offenses include stalking, harassment, physical assault, and disorderly conduct. It’s not unusual for a family offense to occur while involved parties are in the middle of a divorce, custody battle, or family business dispute.

What Are My Options?

If you’re the victim of a family offense and have called the police and filed a report, you have several options on how to proceed. Usually, cases are resolved through a settlement. If an agreement can’t be made, then the case goes to a family court where the victim (the petitioner) may file for either a full Order of Protection or Limited Order of Protection. Under Full Order of Protection, the offender is prohibited from any physical contact with you, nor is he/she allowed to communicate with you by phone, email, text, etc. Under a Limited Order of Protection, contact and communication is allowed but the offender is prohibited from engaging in any unlawful behavior in your presence.

How Can We Help?

If you’re the petitioner, our family offense lawyer will help you through a settlement to avoid the case going to a trial. If an agreement can’t e reached, then we’ll diligently present your case to the court and fight ardently on your behalf to be granted a Full or Limited Order of Protection. If you’re the accused, we’ll use our expertise in criminal defense to present your case and clear your name of unlawful wrongdoing. In any case, since these are family matters, we strive for an outcome with a peaceful resolution for all members involved.

Get Legal Help Today from Our Family Offense Lawyer in Saratoga County

With over a century of practice in family law and representing both sides, we know and understand the difficult situation that accompanies a family offense case. Whether the process ends in settlement or goes to trial, our family offense lawyer will listen to your side of the story and build a case with the greatest probability of a favorable outcome.

Family Offense Lawyer with Dedication and Commitment in Southern Adirondacks

Representing clients in Albany, Capitol Region, Essex County, Fulton County, Greene County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, North Country, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Southern Adirondacks, Warren County, Washington County.