FAMILY OFFENSE PETITION
If you have been subject of a family offense petition brought against you for allegations of violating a family offense you would need a family offense attorney by your side. Family offense petitions are petitions generally brought in family court where a person accuses another of committing a family offense. Family Offenses are defined under Article 8 of New York’s Family Court Act and include offenses such as harassment, stalking, strangulation in the first or second degree, disorderly conduct, sexual misconduct, assault, menacing, etc.
If you have been served with a family offense petition you would need to defend your case in family court. There would also be a temporary order of protection issued with the petition limiting your acts towards the person seeking relief under the petition. You need to abide by the limitations stated under the order of protection. You will be given a date to appear in court and defend the case against you.
Speak with a family offense attorney as soon as possible to understand what are the consequences of the family offense petition and the order of protection brought against you. Call NYC family offense attorney Maryam Jahedi today to discuss your case and your options.