Lawrence NJ Domestic Violence Lawyer

Charged With Domestic Violence in Lawrence Township

Domestic violence is an issue that confronts every municipality including Lawrence New Jersey. Police throughout Mercer County are extremely sensitive to this subject and are quick to charge an individual who they believe has committed a simple assault, aggravated assault, harassment, terroristic threat or another act of domestic violence. If you were arrested for involvement in such an incident and/or served with a restraining order in Lawrence Township, you need to select the right lawyer to represent your interests. The attorneys at our firm include a team of former prosecutors with over 100 years of collective experience. We have the knowledge and skill to protect you against a criminal conviction and entry of a final restraining order. An attorney is available around the clock to assist you by contacting our Lawrence NJ Office. Lawyers can be reached at that location for a free consultation at 609–683–8102.

When Constitutes An Act Of Domestic Violence In Lawrence New Jersey?

Domestic violence is defined under N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19 as the commission against a person a person protected by the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of:

  • Simple Assault
  • Harassment
  • Terroristic Threat
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Stalking
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Burglary
  • Violation of a Restraining Order
  • Any other crime that poses a risk of death or serious bodily injury

Who Is A Victim of Domestic Violence?

Subsection d of 2C:25-19 defines a victim of domestic violence as someone subjected to an act of domestic violence by a current or former spouse (i.e. wife or husband), party to a dating relationship (i.e. boyfriend or girlfriend), household member (e.g. brother, sister, mother or father or individual who has a child in common.

What Is Required To Obtain A Temporary Restraining Order?

If there is probable cause to believe that an individual is a victim of domestic violence and that a restraining order is necessary to insure protection against further acts of this nature, a temporary restraining order may be issued. This relief bars any contact by the defendant with the victim until such time as a final restraining order hearing is concluded. This hearing is the opportunity to contest the allegations in the domestic violence complaint and, if he/she is successful, the restraints are dismissed. If the hearing results in a final restraining order, the defendant is permanently barred from residing or having any contact with the victim.

Can Someone Be Prosecuted for A Criminal Offense And Also Face A Temporary Restraining Order?

Yes. A defendant usually faces both a criminal offense in Lawrence Municipal Court or at the Criminal Division of the Mercer County Superior Court and a final restraining order hearing at the Family Division in Trenton.

Lawrence Township Restraining Order Defense Attorney

A restraining order or criminal charge stemming from an alleged incident of domestic violence can turn your life upside down. The situation gets all that more worse if you have already been accused of violating a temporary restraining order. Hiring the right defense attorney to defend you is your best option for overcoming issues such as these. Here at the Lawrenceville Firm of the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our lawyers have extensive experience spanning over a century combined to ensure that a comprehensive defense is presented on your behalf. To speak to a lawyer on our staff anytime of day or night, call 609–683–8102. Attorneys are waiting to assist you without obligation.

Related Lawrence New Jersey Legal Resources

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