New York Domestic Violence Lawyers

Our dedicated attorneys provide unwavering support and protection to domestic violence survivors. With compassionate expertise, we guide victims through legal processes, ensuring their rights are upheld. Trust us for relentless advocacy, securing safety, and seeking justice for survivors.

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Representation for Those Experiencing Domestic Violence

In recent years, the issues surrounding men, women, and children living in domestic violence situations have gained national attention. Images of professional athletes committing acts of violence against their intimate partners have permeated the media and raised awareness of the existence of this blight on our society. In response, the nation has rallied together in support of the victimized and are now encouraged to become survivors.

Picarello & Saciolo, PLLC. is committed to protecting the rights of the abused. Through partnerships and collaborative efforts with local domestic violence agencies and law enforcement, Picarello & Saciolo, PLLC. provides our clients with unparalleled access to resources and information to allow for the safe transition into a life free from fear, power, and control.

Once you decide that enough is enough and you are in a safe location, call Picarello & Saciolo, PLLC. at (631) 392-4949.

Information for Victims of Domestic Violence

Brian A. Picarello, Esq. has dedicated hundreds of hours of his time as a pro bono attorney for The Safe Center LI, a comprehensive agency serving the residents of Nassau County who have been affected by domestic violence. Mr. Picarello has been recognized and honored by The Safe Center LI each year since 2013 for his work and dedication to families impacted by domestic abuse. If you or someone you know is in an abusive intimate or familial relationship, call The Safe Center LI at (516) 465-4700.

Domestic Violence Is a Factor in Equitable Distribution

Effective May 3, 2020, and applicable to actions commenced on or after that date, domestic violence is now a specifically enumerated factor in equitable distribution, with the addition of new DRL §236(B)(5)(d)(14), which requires a court to consider:

“(14) whether either party has committed an act or acts of domestic violence, as described in subdivision one of section four hundred fifty-nine-a of the social services law, against the other party and the nature, extent, duration and impact of such act or acts”  

Laws of 2020 Ch.55, Part PP (S.7505b/A.9505b), signed April 3, 2020

It is worth noting that the above equitable distribution factor is not the same as the temporary or post-divorce maintenance factor that references domestic violence, DRL §236(B)(5-a)(h)(1)(g) and DRL §236(B)(6)(e)(1)(g), respectively, which requires a court to consider:

“(g) acts by one party against another that have inhibited or continue to inhibit a party’s earning capacity or ability to obtain meaningful employment. Such acts include but are not limited to acts of domestic violence as provided in section four hundred fifty-nine-a of the social services law”

DRL §236(B)(5-a)(h)(1)(g)

Criminal Defense and Additional Services

Picarello & Saciolo, PLLC. represents clients in criminal cases throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We possess the knowledge, experience, and skill to aggressively defend the accused. A criminal charge is just an accusation: you are innocent until you admit guilt or are proven guilty.

When charged with a criminal offense, no matter how minor it may seem, hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial to resolving the matter in a fast and fair way. Hiring an inexperienced attorney may result in higher fines, jail time, and a permanent criminal record that makes it difficult to obtain or maintain gainful employment or even a driver’s license.

Both our Partner Jessica C. Tirino, Esq., and our “Of Counsel” attorney LaToya R.A. James, Esq., are former assistant district attorneys with the experience needed to defend any criminal charge. Being represented by a former prosecutor is advantageous for many reasons, not the least of which is having an advocate who is familiar with the strategies of the opposition. We know how the other side thinks and are able to anticipate the prosecution’s theory and stay one step ahead.

Call Picarello & Saciolo, PLLC. at (631) 392-4949​ today to discuss your legal needs.

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