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New Providence NJ Domestic Violence Lawyer

Restraining Order Defense Attorney in New Providence NJ 

There were 61,659 domestic violence offenses reported in New Jersey last year and so it only makes sense that New Provident Police are quick to apprehend those accused of such a violation. Prosecutors also tend to be very aggressive in prosecuting those who commit criminal offenses against victims protected by the Domestic Violence Act. If you have been charged in New Provident New Jersey with simple assault, aggravated assault, harassment or terroristic threats, or have been served with a restraining order, it is important that you speak to an accomplished defense lawyer without delay. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have decades of experience in defense of individuals arrested for domestic violence  and/or subjected to a temporary restraining order in New Providence and other locations in Union County. Our attorneys provide zealous defense and compassionate representation for clients accused of domestic assault or another criminal offense associated with a temporary or final restraining order. Contact our Union NJ Office at 908-272-1700 for a free consultation with an attorney at our firm.

New Provident Domestic Violence Charge

Domestic violence is not a specific type of offense in itself but it is a term that references a range of charges committed against a girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, ex-spouse, sibling, party in a dating relationship, or others who reside in the same household. When domestic violence occurs, both a criminal charge and a restraining order typically arise. The related criminal proceedings are heard in either the New Providence Municipal Court or at the Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth. An entirely separate Family Court hearing is conduct in the event that a temporary restraining order is issued.  A person can secure this protection under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act if they are a victim of any of the following offenses:

• Aggravated Assault
• Homicide
• Simple Assault
• Criminal Restraint
• Kidnapping
• Criminal Sexual Contact
• False Imprisonment
• Terroristic Threats
• Criminal Trespass
• Sexual Assault
• Stalking
• Criminal Mischief
• Lewdness
• Burglary
• Harassment

New Providence Domestic Violence & Temporary Restraining Order

Under New Jersey statue N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19, a judge can issue a temporary restraining order and final restraining order when the victim in a case is related to the accused in one of the following ways:

• Spouse
• Former spouse
• Child
• Parent
• Domestic partner
• An individual in a past or current dating relationship
• An individual the victim had a child with, even if they never shared the same residence

The purpose of a restraining order is to prevent the accused from having contact of any kind with the victim. This could mean you do not have access to your home, if you reside with the victim. If the accuser calls the police and says that you are in violation of a restraining order, you are subject to arrest. The victim can tell police they saw you drive by their residence or attempted to make contact in some way, and that could lead to your arrest.

Although there is no opportunity to make a defense when a temporary restraining order is issued, you can have a defense attorney representing you at a hearing for consideration of a final or permanent restraining order.

New Providence Domestic Violence Attorney

There are many potential complications associated with being accused of domestic violence and having a restraining order filed against you. The best way to mitigate the risks associated with these circumstances is to hire a skilled attorney to defend you. The lawyers at the Marshall Firm know how to present the right arguments so that you have the chance you are looking for to avoid a criminal conviction and a final restraining order. Our highly qualified attorneys are available to discuss your case 24/7. Contact us today at 908-272-1700 for help with a restraining order or a criminal charge related to domestic violence in New Providence NJ. The first consultation with a lawyer is free.