Queens, NY asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for New York

Q: I’ve slapped my bf before. He has evidence. Then he attacked me twice very brutal attacks. Who gets into trouble?

I’ve slapped him 3 times in the past. But yesterday he brutally attacked me, choked me slapped me dragged me by my hair and threw a door on me. Who gets into trouble?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: Both parties may be subject to legal consequences for acts of violence. Your previous actions do not excuse his subsequent, more severe attacks against you. Each instance is evaluated on its own merits, and evidence plays a crucial role. If you've been the victim of a brutal attack, it's imperative to contact law enforcement immediately. The severity of his attacks could lead to significant legal repercussions for him. You should also consider seeking a protective order. It's advisable to consult with legal counsel to discuss your situation, the evidence, and the best course of action to protect yourself moving forward.

Ms. Norka M. Schell agrees with this answer

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