In some cases, the accused in Queens is charged witha felony domestic violence charge. This exposes the accused to much harsher punishments and very long prison times. The main difference between a felony and a misdemeanor domestic violence charge is the alleged injury to the allaged victim. Also, if a weapon is alleged to have been used in the assault, this can bring a felony charge also. One of the issues in a felony case is that often, the accused is given the opportunity to testify before a Grand Jury.

These cases can be very complex. Especially if there is a history of abuse between the parties. Often the injuries are not as severe as the prosecutor is portraying them and there may not even be any medical evidence to support this type of charge. Being convicted of a felony in New York state stays on a person's record for life. There are very limited ways to have it removed.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony domestic violence charge in Queens, contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC at 917-519-8417 and let us put our experience to work for you.