Restraining Orders or Orders of protection are temporary court orders keeping a certain person or persons away from you in every way possible. This means they cannot be near you, stalk you, text you, email you, call you, etc. They must stay away from you or risk being arrested for violating a restraining order. In New Jersey, Restraining Orders are initially temporary but if the allegations are proven, the restraining orders become permanent (final restraining orders). Being accused of domestic violence which led to the restraining order is a serious accusation that requires the most professional and aggressive defense you can obtain.
If someone is harassing you, has hit you, is stalking you, cannot take no for an answer or any other means to harass/commit domestic violence, call the police and obtain a temporary restraining order. You can obtain a restraining order in Hudson County Family Court for example from 830am to 430pm but I suggest going at least 1 or 2 hours before the court closes to make sure a Judge can see you. If you miss that time, you can go to the local police station and obtain a restraining order after court business hours. Once you have done that, if you seek professional independent counsel, contact a lawyer immediately to help build your case and look over your initial restraining order to see if any mistakes have been made and if the order should be amended before the final restraining order hearing. You will need to prepare for the final hearing and it is suggested to have a domestic violence attorney with you to do so and be in court with you along the way. You do not want to risk losing a restraining order and the alleged abuser is allowed to re-enter the home/apartment.
If you have been accused of a restraining order, contact an experienced restraining order attorney immediately to begin working on defending these claims against you. Many liberties that we have in America will be stripped away from you if you lose the restraining order case at the final restraining order hearing. Do not risk it by going alone, your career and lifestyle will be on the line. We represent both the accused and victims of domestic violence. We have a specific phone system in place for those involved in restraining orders. We have the right to decline representation at any time as we are a private law firm based in Jersey City. You can contact us 24 hours a day on 973-337-9643.
While we cannot undo a temporary restraining order immediately at say 4am, we can fight it immediately once the courts are open. However, speaking with our legal team can help you in that you know you have legal eagles on your side ready to fight for your case in Jersey City-Hudson County-NJ. Our non-emergency number is 973-337-9643 and our office is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. We practice in the counties of Hudson, Essex, Bergen, Union, and Passaic.
In short, restraining orders are serious business. You need to be ready in order to achieve your goal in the case or you will not win. Contact the Artusa Law Firm-Santo Artusa, Jr., Esq. today to discuss your case.