Bergen County Domestic Violence Attorneys
Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers in Hackensack, NJ.
Being arrested for domestic violence can be devastating. New Jersey is proactive in its battle against domestic violence and just the accusation alone can constitute the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO). Once the state hears the case, the court will decide whether a permanent restraining order should be applied. If you are a person involved in a domestic violence case, it is imperative that you retain the services of an experienced legal professional with the skill needed to effectively represent your legal needs and protect your future. Besides facing jail time and a criminal record, you could be banned from the home, kept from your children, and barred from keeping your firearms. For an effective legal team ready to fight you, contact Rem Katcher Law Group.
New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991
In 1991, New Jersey enacted the Domestic Violence Act to protect people who were victims of violence in relationships considered “domestic”. These relationships can include:
- Married parties
- Separated parties
- Divorced parties
- Those who live together
- Those who date
- Those who share a child or children
Domestic violence offenses can include the following:
- Simple assault
- Terroristic threats
- Sexual assault
Under the act, the court provides two methods of relief; civil and criminal. Under civil relief, a person can request a court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order until the court decides on the matter. Under criminal relief, the accuser may press charges for the criminal offense related to the domestic violence.
Consequences of domestic violence charges
When the accuser requests intervention, he or she will most likely acquire the TRO. This can bar the accused from important facets of life, including the home, possessions, and his or her family. The court will quickly hear the case and decide if the temporary restraining order should be permanent. During this time, there is no method of resolving the case outside of court. If the accused were to violate the TRO, he or she could face further criminal charges. If the accused were to be found guilty, he or she could be subject to jail time and a criminal record. Criminal charges stemming from a domestic violence case could expose a party to greater consequences than the crime itself poses.
For many, the accusations against them have been brought up falsely. In many of these situations, a party egregiously uses the court system to devastate the other’s life. With such a proactive approach, New Jersey often does not often assess the validity of the case before issuing a TRO, ensnaring many innocent people in a legal battle for no reason. When falsely accused of domestic violence, one may be able to hold that party accountable for their illegal actions.
Contact a domestic violence defense attorney
Rem Katcher Law Group provides New Jersey clients with effective legal representation in a variety of legal matters, including domestic violence defense. Being accused of domestic violence can be devastating. Our firm has the knowledge and skill to fight for your rights in court. If you have been falsely accused, we will not stop at clearing your name. We will make sure the egregious use of state resources is addressed. For a consultation with an experienced legal team, contact Rem Katcher Law Group today.