Facing allegations of violence and abuse can be a stressful and daunting process. Those accused of similar crimes may find it beneficial to prepare for legal proceedings by focusing on their defense. A 61-year-old man in New York has recently lost his job after he was arrested and accused of domestic violence for the second time in the past 10 months.
Authorities claim the incident occurred on a recent Sunday, and involved a female acquaintance of the man in question. The woman was allegedly injured in the process, and the man was taken into custody on misdemeanor domestic violence charges before being released. According to reports, he was also accused of a similar offense 10 months prior, where he allegedly choked another individual and held her against her will.
It is unclear if he was convicted on the previous charges, but he was suspended from work for a short period after being arrested. Following the charges recently brought against him, he has reportedly lost his job within the correctional facility. If convicted, he would face severe penalties that could affect his life in various ways, and he may also have trouble obtaining employment within a similar field in the future.
Those accused of domestic violence may find the subsequent process to be intimidating, and seeking guidance early on could be advisable. By speaking with an attorney, a client in New York could obtain advice on making informed decisions throughout the process. An attorney can thoroughly examine the situation and assist a client in forming a strong defense for use during court proceedings.
Source: timesunion.com, "Second domestic violence arrest for state prison union VP", Aug. 28, 2017