Newton NJ Restraining Order Lawyers
Domestic Violence Attorneys in Sussex and Warren County, New Jersey
If you have been accused of a domestic violence crime or served with a temporary restraining order issued by the Sussex or Warren County Family Court, you probably have a lot of questions about how to manage the situation and what you can do to defend yourself against the allegations. First and foremost, it is important to know that restraining order matters are taken very seriously by the judicial system and if a final restraining order is entered against you, you will be fingerprinted, entered on the state’s domestic violence registry, ordered to forfeit any firearms in your possession, and potentially ordered to pay compensatory damages. Additionally, if there are also criminal charges as a result of the alleged domestic violence incident, you could be convicted of a criminal offense and be fined or sentenced to jail.
The domestic violence defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm are well-versed in matters related to temporary restraining orders, final restraining orders, contempt charges for violating a restraining order, and criminal charges related to alleged domestic violence incidents. We fight tirelessly on behalf of clients in Frankford, Sparta, Phillipsburg, Hackettstown, and throughout Sussex and Warren County. Contact us today at 973-755-1695 to discuss your case with one of our highly knowledgeable NJ restraining order lawyers, who will answer your questions and outline your legal options with a cost-free consultation.
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Restraining Orders in Warren and Sussex County NJ
The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (“PDVA”) sets forth requirements that must be satisfied in order for a court to enter a restraining order in New Jersey. First, there must be a sufficient relationship between the parties such as former household members, a former romantic relationship, or a child in common. Next, there must have been a predicate act of domestic violence as defined by the PDVA: homicide, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1; assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1; harassment, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4; stalking, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10; terroristic threats, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3; kidnapping, N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1; criminal restraint, N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2; false imprisonment, N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3; sexual assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2; aggravated criminal sexual contact, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3; lewdness, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4; criminal mischief, N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3; criminal trespass, N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3; criminal coercion, N.J.S.A. 2C:13-5; and cyber-harassment, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4.1. Finally, the court must find that there is an ongoing need to protect the plaintiff from the defendant.
Many clients are often surprised to learn that restraining order matters and any criminal case regarding the underlying alleged incident will be handled in separate courts. That is, there is a difference between the restraining order case that takes place in family court and the criminal case that will take place in either municipal court or superior court. For example, if you are accused of simple assault by your girlfriend, she can file for a restraining order in family court and you will be summoned to appear in municipal court to answer to the allegations of simple assault.
Be that as it may, the experienced domestic violence and restraining order defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm have handled countless domestic violence cases for clients in both the family and criminal courts who are served with temporary restraining orders and accused of the crimes of domestic violence. And we are always available for you if you have been accused of a crime of domestic violence or served with a temporary restraining order.
Contact Phillipsburg NJ Restraining Order Attorneys for a Free Consultation
If you are involved in a restraining order proceeding, are facing domestic violence criminal charges, or are the victim of domestic violence, reach out to the experienced Sussex and Warren County restraining order lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm today. The answers you need are just a phone call away.