Recognize that in New Jersey, the law does not take instances of domestic violence lightly. Because of this, if you were wrongfully accused of domestic violence or assault and battery in New Jersey, you can expect to face serious penalties that can have long-lasting effects on you and your family. Our New Jersey criminal defense attorney has experience and knowledge in criminal law for over 30 years and has well-versed knowledge of the various elements of domestic violence cases. Carl Spector has handled cases supporting both the victim and the defendant’s side, which has provided him with key techniques for opposing arguments. If you are facing this situation, it is in your best interest to contact one of our skilled Bergen County domestic violence attorneys as soon as possible. We are on your side.
What is New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act?
It is important to note that the state of New Jersey enacted the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act in 1991 to support and protect victims of domestic abuse. This provides victims with the support and guidance they need to seek both civil and criminal relief from their abuser. Criminal relief allows the accuser to press criminal charges. Civil relief permits the accuser to ask for a Temporary Restraining Order from the court. A Temporary Restraining Order typically bans the accused from the victim’s home and workplace. In the event that there are children involved, child custody arrangements will be impacted as well. If the court finds the Temporary Restraining Order required, then the restraining order will likely become permanent, which is known as a Final Restraining Order. A violation of a restraining order can result in further criminal charges.
If you have any questions or concerns about domestic violence or these charges as a whole, do not hesitate to reach out to our legal team today.
What might occur after a domestic violence dispute in New Jersey?
In many circumstances, domestic violence happens between spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, or other significant relationships. If an individual calls the police during an incident, the police will try to evaluate and decipher the details of the situation before they take further action. New Jersey laws have executed a near-zero tolerance policy when it comes to domestic violence, which means that if the police are called, the person will likely be arrested. Being accused of domestic violence can impact an individual’s life in many ways, as it can result in a criminal record.
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