Criminal Obstruction of Breathing Or Blood Circulation In Violation of Penal Law 121.11A
A person is guilty of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation when, with intent to impede the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of another person, he or she applies pressure on the throat or neck of such person.
In Suffolk County such cases are also categorized as a domestic violence charge and are handled in certain criminal court rooms.This is a common charge in Suffolk County lately involving husband and wife as well as boyfriend and girlfriend criminal charges that are brought against such individuals in Suffolk County, Central Islip Criminal Court. Typically with these type of charges the district attorney will plea bargain these type of cases. Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation is a misdemeanor. One can expect a plea bargain that would involve domestic violence counseling. If there are no statements made to the police by the defendant at the time of the arrest there is also the option of potentially having the case dismissed if the complaintant (the person that called the police) does not want to come to court. If that is the case then we announce readiness a trial. The district attorney will subpoena the complaintant to come to court. If the complaintant does not come to court after 90 days and being subpoenaed a number of times to come to court then the charges will be dismissed as well as the order of protection as long as there are no other witnesses that the district attorney can bring forth as a witness to the alleged incident.
Domestic violence is both a family law matter and a criminal defense matter. Victims of domestic violence can seek an Order of Protection, which in essence is a restraining order that orders the perpetrator to stay away from the victim.
At the Law Offices of Shawn R. Kassman, attorney Shawn Kassman has experience in both family law and criminal law. His experience and background is especially helpful in cases involving family violence because often time cases will involve family law and criminal law.
Mr. Kassman has extensive experience representing men and women in family violence cases, including hearings for Orders of Protection, as well as criminal contempt for violating an order of protection.
Our goal is to provide you with the knowledgeable information and experienced advice you need to make informed decisions, and to ensure your interests and rights are protected in family law matters as well as criminal proceedings. We utilize more than 10 years of experience in tailoring our representation to meet your unique set of circumstances.
Call us today at 631-232-9479 (locally) or 888-545-2944 (toll free) to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced Suffolk County divorce lawyer and criminal law attorney to discuss your situation.
We have extensive experience in family violence cases, including representing either party in the following matters:
Whether you are accused of domestic violence or a victim of domestic violence, you should engage an attorney who is ethical and professional and has the knowledge and experience to provide you with excellent representation.
We offer an experienced advice and knowledgeable information from an attorney with extensive experience handling matters involving family violence. For information about domestic violence laws or the criminal or family law process, or to discuss your family violence matter with an experienced Islip attorney, please call the Law Office of Shawn R. Kassman, Esq. at 631-232-9479 (toll-free 888-545-2944) or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and represent clients located in Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location), Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead and throughout both Suffolk and Nassau counties.
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