What You Should Know About Domestic Violence in New Jersey

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Domestic violence is a serious crime in the state of New Jersey. If you believe you were wrongfully accused, you will need to reach out to our firm today and speak with one of our experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyers. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you and your future are protected. Contact us today.

How does New Jersey define domestic violence?

The state of New Jersey recognizes various forms of domestic violence which can also be seen in many different types of relationships. Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence is not always physical violence. In fact, there are several other types of behavior that qualify as domestic violence, including:

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

To learn more about domestic violence in New Jersey, do not wait to reach out to our experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyers today. Our legal team is here to help you. We are just one call away.

What can 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. Furthermore, if the police are called, the accused abuser is also likely to be arrested. A Temporary Restraining Order will prohibit the abuser from seeing the victim, as well as any involved children between the two parties. In most cases, 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 finds the abuser guilty, they will likely be faced with a Final Restraining Order and will likely encounter criminal and civil penalties. In this case, the abuser may spend time in jail and will be banned from seeing the victim or any of the children.

What are my options if I am falsely accused of domestic violence?

In most cases, domestic violence accusations are true. But, in rare instances, 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, do not wait to reach out to our skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorneys. At The Vigilante Law Firm, our legal team will work tirelessly to ensure that your future is 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 so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.

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