Representing victims of NJ domestic violence
Domestic violence continues to be a serious matter in New Jersey. Though the state does all it can to stop the spread of violence in the home, it plagues communities in every county. Domestic violence does not discriminate and anyone can be a victim or perpetrator. New Jersey is aggressive and proactive in combating this persistent problem. With laws intact to immediately help victims of domestic violence, the state offers both civil and criminal relief to help victims take control and, hopefully, move on to something better. Mental and physical abuse takes a terrible toll on a person and victims need passionate and dedicated legal support. Ross & Calandrillo, LLC is an effective and compassionate legal team with significant experience working with domestic violence victims throughout New Jersey and specifically through the Jersey Battered Women’s Service. If you are a victim of domestic violence, contact the authorities and get yourself the protection you need. Contact our firm as soon as possible to get the legal support you deserve. Contact Ross & Calandrillo, LLC.
New Jersey domestic violence laws
New Jersey addressed the growing and lasting problem of domestic violence through the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991. This Act provides the right of a victim to acquire both civil and criminal relief.
Restraining orders: civil relief
Regarding civil relief, a victim has the right to protect oneself through a temporary restraining order acquired at the local family court or police department. A restraining order can be acquired for a number of reasons, including assault, harassment, terroristic threats, and mental abuse. A restraining order functions to limit the actions of the accused. It can limit the proximity and the contact allowed between parties. In accordance with a proactive approach towards combatting domestic violence, a restraining order is rarely denied. A court will quickly hear these cases and decide if the temporary restraining order (TRO) should become permanent. It is important to note that there is no mediation or counseling available after a restraining order is in effect.
Pressing criminal charges: criminal relief
When civil relief is obtained, the victim may press criminal charges to further hold the abuser accountable for their actions. If you are a victim and you are ready to proceed, you may file a Criminal Complaint where you reside, where the other party lives, where the incident occurred, or in the municipality where you are being sheltered. Our firm is ready to represent you during these proceedings and help you get as much closure as possible.
New Jersey believes deeply in a “better safe than sorry” approach. This does expose some people to being falsely accused of domestic violence. When divorce is a reality and emotions run high, there are unfortunate instances where a party will exploit these laws to manipulate the outcome of the case in their favor, especially regarding child custody. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, our firm is here to help expose the fraudulent and egregious actions of the other party, protecting your family and future.
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Contact a Union County domestic violence attorney
Ross & Calandrillo, LLC fights for victims of domestic violence. Our firm is dedicated to your future and we will work tirelessly to help you move on to a better life. If you are a victim of domestic violence, call the authorities. After that, call us. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it is important to fight for your reputation and the future of your family. For quality legal support, contact Ross & Calandrillo, LLC.