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Rochester Domestic Violence Attorney

Actively Defending Your Rights

New York law does not formally recognize domestic violence as a crime. Instead, courts handle it as a family offense and may pursue criminal charges against those who commit domestic violence acts. Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship, according to the state of New York.

Tactics used to control or terrify a victim, according to the state, include:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Economic abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Threats


If you are facing charges for domestic violence in Rochester, New York, turn to me for the defense you deserve today!


What is a “Family Offense”?

Under New York law, there are multiple crimes that are considered “family offenses” if they occur between a child and parent, current or former spouses, family members, or household members.

Examples of “family offenses”:

  • Forcible touching
  • Second and third degree assault or attempted assault
  • First and second degree harassment
  • Second degree aggravated harassment
  • First, second, third and fourth degree stalking
  • Third degree sexual abuse
  • Second degree sexual abuse (if the victim cannot consent and is above the age of 17)
  • Criminal mischief
  • First and second degree strangulation
  • Second and third degree menacing
  • Criminal obstruction of blood circulation or breathing
  • Disorderly conduct

Attorney Rodeman Can Fight Your Domestic Violence Charge

With these behaviors in mind, it can be confusing to differentiate a fight or retaliation from domestic violence abuse. Further,domestic violence is not directly identified as a crime. I can use this fine line to your advantage by developing a powerful, logical case that could alleviate or dismiss your domestic violence charges altogether. Since domestic violence isn’t considered a crime in New York, I am highly confident in my ability to champion your case and dedicate my resources to achieving a favorable outcome.

I can employ various defense methods, such as:

  • Insufficient evidence
  • Faulty police investigation and report
  • Fabricated story by the alleged victim
  • Self-defense
  • Accident
  • Consent
  • No proof beyond reasonable doubt

Domestic Violence Defense in Rochester, NY

If you’re facing a domestic violence accusation, it is essential that you contact a respected, knowledgeable Rochester domestic violence lawyer to ensure your future and freedom aren’t at stake. I obtain two decades of experience representing complex cases utilizing strategic counteractions, which has resulted in hundreds of favorable outcomes.

When you choose my firm to defend your domestic violence accusation, I will:

  • Explore every detail of your case, starting from before the police investigation
  • Provide guided legal counsel to ensure you’re prepared for court
  • Offer 24/7 availability for you to contact me
  • Create a customized case backed by hard-hitting evidence
  • Defend your future both in and out of the courtroom

Facing domestic violence charges? I am ready to fight for you. Call (585) 928-4193 today for your free consultation!


Why You Should Hire Us

Experience the Christopher K. Rodeman Difference
  • Free Initial Consultations

    You will receive one-on-one assistance, knowledgeable counsel, and even 24/7 emergency availability.

  • Payment Plans for Clients

    We can offer affordable solutions to accommodate any obstacle, in and out of the courtroom.

  • Flat-Rate Fees for DWI Cases

    The moment you are arrested or charged with a DWI offense, it is imperative that you immediately retain the assistance of a dedicated attorney.

  • 20 Years of Experience

    Mr. Rodeman is a former Special Assistant District Attorney and Supervisor for the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.