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Manhattan Domestic Violence Attorney

Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer Defending Those Facing Domestic Violence Charges

In its admirable effort to protect victims of domestic violence, the state of New York often compromises the rights of the accused.

Domestic violence defense lawyer Craig Trainor will stand up for your rights. Contact The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., online today to discuss your case. Our criminal defense law firm represents clients in domestic violence cases in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and beyond.

After a Domestic Violence Arrest

If you have been arrested for a domestic violence assault charge in New York, authorities assume that you are guilty until proven innocent.

  • Police and prosecutors are required by law to treat acts of domestic violence as serious crimes.
  • When police are called to the scene of a domestic complaint, police officers are often required to make an arrest —even if the alleged victim does not want an arrest to occur.
  • Prosecutors will often file charges and keep prosecuting the case even when the alleged victim recants.

After a Domestic Violence Conviction

If you are convicted of a domestic violence-related charge, you may lose the right to:

  • Enter your home
  • See your children
  • Own or possess a gun
  • Be treated equally in child custody decisions

People with a domestic violence-related conviction on their record may also find it difficult to get a job or a place to live.

Don’t Make This Mistake

If you are facing any type of domestic violence charge in New York City, the biggest mistake you can make is to underestimate the seriousness of your situation. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side to protect your rights, your future, and your freedom.

Criminal defense attorney Craig Trainor is experienced in representing people charged with domestic violence and all related offenses, including:

  • Assault
  • Attempted assault
  • Harassment
  • Menacing
  • Attempted menacing
  • Burglary
  • Endangering the welfare of a child
  • Coercion
  • Criminal possession of a weapon
  • Stalking
  • Criminal mischief
  • Strangulation

You do not need to physically injury a member of your household to be convicted of a domestic violence-related charge. The threat of violence, verbal abuse, or putting another in fear of being harmed can all result in conviction.

Long-Term Consequences of an Arrest or Domestic Violence Related Charge

The consequences of an arrest on a domestic violence-related charge are severe, even if you are never found guilty.

In nearly all cases, an order of protection will be taken out against you. This means that until the case is resolved you must:

  • Move out of your home
  • Not see the other party or parties (including your children)
  • Not communicate with the other party in person, or by phone, text, mail, social media, or any other medium
  • Not have a gun

Violation of an order for protection can result in consequences more serious than the original charges.

If you have been arrested on a domestic violence-related charge, please call 212-300-6557 or contact our law firm as soon as possible. We offer you a free consultation.  We defend clients charged with domestic violence crimes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County.

Mr. Trainor has a unique set of skills and experience that position him
for success in your case


    Attorneys understand that a federal judge clerkship is a highly sought-after position. Mr. Trainor has used this experience to inform his work on behalf of those accused of crimes or harmed by police brutality and misconduct. The federal clerkship gave Mr. Trainor a keen understanding of how to build a winning case in federal court. He understands court procedures inside out and knows what types of arguments and evidence are persuasive.


    Mr. Trainor prosecuted hundreds of cases against people accused of crimes ranging from assault to identity theft to shoplifting to drug dealing. His criminal defense clients benefit from the insider’s perspective he gained in this position.

  • Federal and State Investigations

    Mr. Trainor spent three years focusing exclusively on defense of sophisticated white collar crimes, from public corruption to securities fraud. White collar criminal cases are highly complex and technically challenging. All of Mr. Trainor’s clients benefit from the depth of knowledge he has in financial crimes, investigation, and the use of experts in case development.

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