Domestic violence is a very serious matter. If you were falsely accused, you will need a skilled Bergen County criminal defense attorney on your side. Give us a call today to get started. Here are some questions you may have:
HOW DOES NEW JERSEY DEFINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
It is important to recognize that instances of domestic violence can be seen in a variety of different cases that is regardless of gender, social status, age, or sexual orientation. Note that signs of domestic violence may not always be violent. Examples of this can include the following:
- Controlling behavior
- Simple assault
- Terrorist threats
- Physical, psychological, emotional, and sexual abuse
If you are facing the effects of domestic violence, do not hesitate to reach out to our legal team today to discuss your situation and your options.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF I AM CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
If you were charged with domestic violence, you can anticipate many things to happen instantly after you are reported. If the police are called and come to your house, it is very likely that you will be arrested at the scene. After that, it is likely that there will be a Temporary Restraining Order made against you, which will impede you from going near the person that accused you of abuse, and your child if you have a child with that individual. Within the next few days, you will have to attend a court hearing to decide whether the restraining order should be lifted or remain permanent. If you are found guilty, you will be issued a Final Restraining Order and you will likely face both criminal and civil penalties.
If you were charged with domestic violence, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm to have a skilled and reliable criminal defense attorney on your team.
WHAT OPTIONS DO VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HAVE?
Domestic violence in New Jersey is very serious. Victims of domestic abuse are supplied with two different kinds of relief as a result, including:
- Civil Relief: This supplies quick comfort to victims. This is usually issued as a temporary restraining order and prohibits the alleged abuser from going near the victim’s home, children, or work. Furthermore, this restraining order prevents alleged abusers from obtaining a gun. This order can only be lifted by the court when the court decides whether or not a permanent restraining order is needed.
- Criminal Relief: This allows victims to press criminal charges against the alleged abuser. It is possible that jail time is one of those outcomes.
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