Edison NJ Domestic Violence Restraining Order
A domestic violence complaint resulting in issuance of a restraining order is something that can turn a person’s life upside down in Edison. With a snap of a finger, so many things that were a fundamental part of your life are lost. You cannot return to the residence you shared with the complainant/victim nor can you have any contact with that person. The same is true for any children of the relationship. If you want this to change, your only opportunity to make it happen is at the final restraining order hearing that is scheduled at the Family Division of the Middlesex County Superior Court located on New Street in New Brunswick. You must succeed in have the restraining order dismissed otherwise all of the restraints will become permanent and final. And if you disobey the directive not to communicate or have contact, you will be find yourself being charged with criminal contempt, a violation which can land you in jail.
Restraining Order Defense Lawyers in Edison Township
Our law firm is one of the largest of its kind in both Middlesex County and the state. The knowledge and resources that a team of 8 criminal lawyers like ours can offer is an extremely rare commodity. Qualifications that include several former prosecutors on staff and over a century of combined experience further distinguish our criminal defense firm. If you have been charged with domestic violence and need representation, our attorneys are formidable aids to insure that you win hearing so that the restraining order you are facing is dismissed and lifted. To go over the facts of your domestic violence case with an experience restraining order defense lawyer, call us at 732-248-7675 for a free initial consultation.
Criminal Charge Arising Out Of A Domestic Violence Case
In order to an individual to secure a temporary restraining order, he/she must convince the judge reviewing the application that domestic violence occurred. This circumstance exists when the plaintiff has been the victim of one of several criminal offenses perpetrated by someone with whom they have had a relationship. The charges that can constitute domestic violence include:
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Criminal Mischief
- Terroristic Threats
It is almost always the case for a domestic violence defendant to have one of these criminal charges signed against them on top of a temporary restraining order. What this means for the accused is that he/she will have to face two separate domestic violence proceedings in defense. The will first have to defend a restraining order hearing in Family Court and then fight a criminal offense in Edison Municipal Court if they have been charged with a disorderly persons offense like harassment or simple assault, or at the Middlesex County Superior Court if they have been charged with an indictable felony like aggravated assault, terroristic threats or stalking.
Edison NJ Restraining Order Attorney
We cannot stress enough the importance of winning your final restraining order hearing. This proceeding is a make it or break it opportunity the results of which can affect your life like no other. If you lose, the life as you know it will basically be lost. Your residence will have been lost along with your ability to communicate with your life/husband, boyfriend/girlfriend and even children. It is therefore crucially imperative that you prepare and present your very best case at this proceeding. An attorney with experience defending Edison restraining order cases like those at our firm is an absolute necessity. You are therefore encouraged to call our office for immediate assistance with your domestic violence case.