Domestic Violence in New Jersey | What to Know

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Domestic violence is a serious offense. To learn more about it, or if you and your family have been affected by this charge, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss your legal options with our experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyers. We are on your side.

What is domestic violence in the state of New Jersey?

In New Jersey, there are several different behaviors and acts that can be recognized as domestic violence. It is also important to note that this behavior can be seen in many different types of relationships. Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence is not always physical violence. In particular, there are many other kinds of behavior that qualify as domestic violence, including the following:

  • Physical, psychological, emotional, and sexual abuse
  • Controlling behavior
  • Terroristic threats
  • Harassment
  • Stalking Homicide

If you would like to learn more about domestic violence in New Jersey, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled New Jersey criminal defense lawyers today. Our legal team is on your side no matter what you are facing.

What will happen if I am charged with domestic violence?

If you have been charged with a first offense of domestic violence, you will likely end up with a Temporary Restraining Order issued against you. Also, if the police are called, the accused abuser is also likely to be arrested. A Temporary Restraining Order will restrict the abuser from seeing the victim, in addition to any involved children between the two parties. In most circumstances, the accused abuser will attend a court hearing within 10 days where the court will decide whether the Temporary Restraining Order should become permanent or not. If the court sees the abuser guilty, they will likely be faced with a Final Restraining Order and will likely encounter criminal and civil penalties. In this instance, the abuser may spend time in jail and will be banned from seeing the victim or any of the children.

What should I do if I am falsely accused of domestic violence?

The majority of the time, domestic violence accusations are correct. However, in rare cases, individuals may try to take advantage of the system by trying to harm the other person by falsely accusing them of domestic violence. If you believe you were falsely accused of domestic violence, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorneys. At The Vigilante Law Firm, our legal team will do whatever is necessary to ensure you and your future are protected.

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The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you protect your future when so much is on the line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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