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Domestic altercation results in death of dog and criminal charges

Some might think that allegations of physical assault are required in order for an individual in the Bronx to be charged with domestic violence. While assault of a family member, spouse, partner or former partner will yield such charges, that is not the only offense that is similarly punishable as domestic violence. An individual can find themselves face-to-face with serious domestic violence charges for stalking, harassment, endangering the welfare of an individual and much more. The consequences of a domestic violence conviction are serious and can have lasting effects that most would like to avoid.

A Bronx resident is currently facing a slew of charges for the allegations leveled against him in relation to a domestic dispute. It appears that the 27-year-old defendant had an altercation with his girlfriend. Exactly what happen remains unknown, but the girlfriend's dog fell six stories from her apartment window.

The defendant and his girlfriend maintain the man did not throw the animal from the window in anger, but witnesses allege that the man killed the dog during the argument in addition to striking his girlfriend.

At present, the man is facing serious charges that include harassment, criminal mischief, assault and aggravated cruelty to animals. The outcome of this charged man's case and any consequent penalties remain to be seen. In similar instances of charges stemming from domestic violence, convicted individuals have seen jail time, lost access to their children, incurred fines and been ordered to attend anger management classes.

It is imperative to defend against all allegations of domestic violence in the Bronx. Whenever there is some altercation in the home and police are called, someone is usually charged. However, charges do not necessarily mean a crime was committed. It is imperative to seek a skilled attorney that will fight for the best outcome for the charged individual.

Source: Daily News, "Bronx man charged with tossing girlfriend's dachshund out window," Kerry Burke and Shayna Jacobs, April 30, 2013

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