L.T. Lawrence Taylor and Domestic Violence in New Jersey

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EVEN WHEN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM DOES NOT WANT TO PRESS CHARGES, THE STATE MAY DO SO IN NEW JERSEY

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Practicing domestic violence and criminal defense in Jersey City/Hudson County opens your eyes. While he does not live in Hudson County, we see similar men go through domestic disputes. Lawrence Taylor, the great, a victim of domestic violence? No way! Yes, men are victims of domestic abuse, regardless of how strong or big they are.  Practicing domestic violence defense in New Jersey has taught me not to judge a book by its cover, you never know who can commit domestic violence or who can be a victim. But that is not what this article is about. While I represent victims and defendants in restraining order cases and domestic violence criminal proceedings, men are often too proud to move forward and press charges or seek a restraining order. Others, feel that it was a single incident and maybe they helped cause the incident itself (this happens for both men and women at times). However, this article is more about the fact that in criminal court concerning: simple assault, harassment, criminal mischief and other domestic violence related charges that even if the victim does not want to press charges, the State of New Jersey may move forward with the complaint and if there are physical signs of abuse, an arrest. For that reason, even if the other side does not want to go forward with the criminal charge, it is very important to hire a domestic violence defense attorney to protect you and your rights. We have successfully represented individuals in domestic violence and restraining order conflicts in Bergen County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County, Union County and beyond.

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Some people wonder why the State would stick its nose into someone’s business but if you think about it, it does make sense at times. Sometimes victims have been victims for so long that the abuse cycle and fear has overtaken their ability to think clearly or logically in the sense of when someone has crossed the line. Again, there are times when couples simply have a nasty argument and there are times when an argument has gone too far and physical abuse takes place, which should never happen. With that said, even when there is physical abuse, we need to discover how we got there, who instigated, who started the fight, who hit who first. An experience attorney can help bring that out in a case to mitigate the charges against someone in a domestic violence case in New Jersey.

My team and I are experienced New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyers.
We represent people in every court in New Jersey and are well skilled in defense litigation whether you are Lawrence Taylor’s wife or just another person who was involved in a domestic dispute with their spouse or other person you may be involved with. If you have a case in Hudson, Essex, Bergen or other county in New Jersey for simple assault, a restraining order, violating a restraining order or other criminal or family related case, contact us on 201-706-7910.

New Jersey Domestic Violence- Spotlight on Criminal Mischief

A recent published case by the New Jersey Appellate Division,  N.T.B. v. D.D.B., the court spent considerable time on if someone who destroys his own property or better yet, marital property is considered criminal mischief with regard to domestic violence. One could argue, how could I be arrested for destroying something that is mine? However, in a divorce or in a relationship, people acquire things  together and just because a marriage is against the ropes or someone is angry does not permit that party to destroy potential marital property. The Defendant argued that he could not be found guilty of committing criminal mischief because it was joint property and not the property of another. The appellate court disagreed with this reasoning. Imagine the breadwinner of the house destroying all of the marital property that is needed to sleep, that is valuable and so forth because the bread winner could simply replace them with his or her money while the party who is dependent could not, that would not be just. During the divorce process, the tension can mount and things could get out of control quickly. It is important to keep the big picture in mind and to know when to walk away from a potentially serious situation that can affect your liberty and custody rights.