DO YOU HAVE A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE AND NEED A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTORNEY IN JERSEY CITY? WE CAN HELP.
Regardless of the circumstances, if you are a victim or a defendant in a domestic violence restraining order/criminal case in Jersey City, call us, we will access the situation and help you, today.
Believe it or not, a domestic violence incident or accusation can happen to anyone. You can become a victim after a long night of drinking, a long night of work and a lack of sleep, you can become aggressive to the point where your wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend are scared of you because of a single incident or a pattern of incidents. Because of this, laws have been created to protect some and punish others by way of restraining orders and domestic violence laws in New Jersey. We know because we have represented victims and defendants in restraining order cases throughout Jersey City, Hackensack, Newark and throughout New Jersey. We can help you if you have a domestic situation through our domestic violence and restraining order representation. Working with experienced and skilled Jersey City Domestic Violence Lawyers and Criminal Lawyers is a smart step in preparing for your case. Jersey City Lawyer Santo Artusa and his team represent victims of NJ-domestic violence offenses and defendants accused of domestic violence crimes in NJ-restraining order cases, criminal law cases and divorces in New Jersey.
Depending on the Domestic Violence Judge, it can be hard to obtain a final restraining order against someone in New Jersey. You must present a clear and organized case in the family court so that the Judge will believe your client’s testimony and evidence. This is critical. You must have your facts straight about the incidents you are testifying about in family court or you risk having the NJ-restraining order dismissed. Don’t risk it, hire experienced New Jersey domestic violence attorneys to help you. The Artusa Law Firm can help you in restraining order and domestic violence cases throughout New Jersey. Contact us on 201-706-7910. We represent people in NJ-Domestic Violence cases in every county in New Jersey, including but not limited to: Jersey City, Hudson County Restraining Order/Domestic Violence Cases, Criminal Law Defense in Hudson County, Elizabeth-Union County Domestic Violence Cases, Hackensack-Bergen County Restraining Order Defense and Victim Representation, Middlesex County Domestic Violence Defense, Somerset County, Newark-Essex County, Paterson-Passaic County, and beyond. If you have been served with a restraining order in New Jersey, visit: I have been served with a restraining order, what should I do?
INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS ABOUT NJ- RESTRAINING ORDERS BY JERSEY CITY LAWYER SANTO ARTUSA
HOW CAN SOMEONE OBTAIN A NJ-TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER?
A person who is a victim of a crime covered by the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act and who is covered under the Statute can apply for a NJ-Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) at the local family courthouse during business hours and at the local police station after hours (If a Judge agrees that you need a TRO). If a TRO is obtained, a date will be scheduled for a final restraining order hearing in the New Jersey Family Court. For example, in Jersey City, the domestic violence unit is located in Jersey City/Hudson Family Court-595 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey. To find out more click here: obtaining a restraining order in New Jersey.
IS THERE ANYTHING BESIDES A RESTRAINING ORDER THAT CAN PROTECT ME OR THAT I CAN AGREE TO BECAUSE A FINAL ORDER CAN AFFECT MY JOB OR JOB PROSPECTS?
Yes. The parties can enter into civil restraints which can limit or prevent the parties from being in contact for any reason or for limited reasons. Civil restraints will not affect your job.
MY HUSBAND HIT ME IN FRONT OF THE KIDS AND LEFT, WHAT CAN I DO? DO I HAVE TO LET HIM BACK IN? IF HE LEAVES, WHO WILL SUPPORT US FINANCIALLY?
People who are victims can obtain a Temporary Restraining Order in New Jersey 24 hours a day (business hours in family court, after hours at the local police station). When an order is issued the defendant cannot come back to the same location or he or she will be arrested. If you obtain a TRO in New Jersey, when you go to court you can seek financial help by way of a court order, ordering the Defendant to pay the household bills and so forth and/or child support. A Judge may do that when you go to court or may do so after you win the case for a final restraining order, it really depends on the specific case circumstances.
MY WIFE ATTACKED ME AND THEN CALLED THE POLICE AND THEY MADE ME LEAVE, WHAT CAN I DO?
The police only know what people tell them unless they actually witnessed an act. Only a Judge can make a determination as to who to believe and to weigh the evidence and testimony given in the final hearing for a restraining order in New Jersey. A police officer can testify as to what he or she saw when they arrived at the home (injuries, state of mind, bruises, property damage).
WHO TESTIFIES OR GOES FIRST IN A RESTRAINING ORDER HEARING IN NEW JERSEY?
The victim’s case is the case that is presented first. The victim and any witnesses that need to be called will go first. Each witness can be cross-examined if need be by the defense attorney who may try to slip you up and show your testimony is not credible because you may have stumbled on the details of which time the incident occurred, where you were injured, details about past acts of domestic violence and beyond. After that the defendant can present his or her case to the Judge and call witnesses as well. Then the victim and/or through his or her attorney can cross-examine the defendant and the witnesses presented.
IS A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE CIVIL OR CRIMINAL IN NEW JERSEY?
A victim of domestic violence in New Jersey can file both civil charges (a temporary restraining order) and criminal charges. The cases are heard by different courts/judges and have a different standard of proof to prevail. The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act covers crimes such as: harassment, stalking, simple assault, threats, criminal mischief, sexual assault, burglary, and criminal restraint. It is important to know that even if it is proven that an act covered by the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act was committed, that does not automatically mean a final restraining order will be given to the victim. The victim needs to show that the NJ-final restraining order is in fact needed for his or her safety to self and/or property. The victim needs to convince the Judge as these cases are not heard by Juries but by Judges.
If you are seeking domestic violence attorneys in Jersey City, Hackensack, Newark or beyond for your NJ-restraining order case and are a victim or defendant, contact the Artusa Law Firm on 201-706-7910 to discuss your case, Or fill out our contact form below: