There are few things more damaging to an individual and his or her reputation than being charged with domestic violence. If you are someone being accused of domestic violence, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to learn more about the consequences of domestic violence offenses and how our firm can help you if you are facing domestic violence charges. Here are some of the questions you may have about domestic violence accusations in New Jersey:
What is a domestic relationship?
New Jersey law defines a domestic relationship as any relationship that involves individuals who are either related by blood or marriage or those who are involved in romantic relationships. This means that if you are someone who is accused of committing an act of violence against anyone with whom you are either related to or are in a relationship, you will most likely be charged with domestic violence.
What happens if I am charged with domestic violence in New Jersey?
If the police come to your house on a call regarding an incident of domestic violence, you will most likely be arrested. From here, there is a very good chance that there will be a Temporary Restraining Order placed against you, which will restrict you from seeing the individual who you are accused of abusing, as well as your child, if you have a child with that person. Next, generally within 10 days, you will have to attend a hearing wherein the court will determine whether your restraining order should be made permanent. If they find you guilty of domestic violence, you will be issued a Final Restraining Order and you will most likely face criminal, as well as civil penalties.
This means that you will be prohibited from seeing the individual who accused you of domestic violence, as well as your children, and, additionally, you will most likely also spend several years in jail. Of course, this is a nightmare to anyone accused of domestic violence, which is why we are here to protect you. If you are facing domestic violence charges and need an attorney who can fight for your rights, look no further. We are here to help.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Thomas DeMarco & Associates, LLC is an experienced Camden County criminal defense law firm located in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. We understand how potentially damaging a criminal can be, which is why we pride ourselves in our willingness to fight for our client’s rights. Our firm handles all criminal matters and is ready to provide you with our knowledgeable legal counsel. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your legal situation.