If you have been charged with a felony charge in a domestic violence case, the chances of jail time are very real. The DA may charge you with a felony is they feel that the evidence gives them a chance of getting a conviction. Usually this comes in the form of significant physical injuries to the alleged victim. The more the alleged victim is claiming they have been injured, the more chances there are for the defendant to be charged with a felony.

Felony jail time can range from 1 year to life in jail. The process is more involved because the DA must present the case to a Grand Jury and vote an indictment. This also gives the defendant to the right to testify in front of the Grand Jury. This is a very big difference than in misdemeanor cases. It gives you the chance of testifying before the case actually goes to trial.

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 have been accused of a felony domestic violence charge in Brooklyn, contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC at 917-519-8417 and let us help you.