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Edison NJ Domestic Violence Attorney
Criminal Offense or Retraining Order for Domestic Violence in Edison Township
A Former Edison Prosecutor At Our Firm Is Available to Defend Your Charge
There are many ways that an incident of domestic violence can arise in Edison New Jersey. Whether the involvement of police is the result of a disagreement with a spouse (e.g. current or prior husband or wife), an altercation with an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend or some other scenario where domestic violence is alleged, the situation has a tendency to unravel quickly. An arrest for simple assault, aggravated assault, harassment or terroristic threat is a much more common result than most expect. The situation is even worse when a temporary restraining order arises out of the encounter.
The lawyers at the Edison Office of the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are skilled criminal litigators that can help you avoid the negative consequences of an Edison domestic violence charge. Our team of attorneys includes several former prosecutors, including one who has served in Edison Municipal Court and another in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. If you were charged with domestic violence in Edison, an attorney is ready to discuss your criminal offense or any other issue you may be facing, including
- Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
- Final Restraining Order (FRO)
- Violation of a Restraining Order
- Dismissing a Final Restraining Order (FRO)
- Setting Bail in a Domestic Violence Case
Call 732-227-1200 to speak to a lawyer at the firm anytime 24/7.
Domestic Violence Charge in Edison New Jersey
The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (N.J.S.A.2C:25-17 et seq.) defines domestic violence as any one of 14 enumerated criminal offenses perpetrated by an adult or emancipated minor upon a current or former spouse, household member, dating partner or co-parent (including a future co-parent in the event that one party is pregnant). When an individual falls under one of these categories and is the victim of “domestic violence”, they have the opportunity to secure a temporary restraining order that precludes any contact between the plaintiff, defendant and any third parties identified in the domestic violence complaint. An incident of domestic violence is one that involves:
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Terroristic Threat
- Criminal Restraint
The consequences of being convicted of a domestic violence offense can be very serious. If charged with a felony offense, you potentially face years in prison. Even for a misdemeanor conviction involves up to 6 months in the county jail and results in a criminal record.
As previously stated, you can also face a restraining order that prevents you from having any contact with the “victim” or others named in the domestic violence complaint. If you and the alleged victim live together, this means that you will have to leave your home for an extended period of time and possibly be unable to see your children during that period.
Aside from the criminal penalties, perhaps the most serious consequence of this type of case is the collateral consequence of a record for domestic violence. It can can make a potential employer reluctant to hire you, cause you to lose a professional license, render you ineligible to work in certain fields, cause you to lose your legal immigration status, and other unfortunate consequences. An attorney who is accomplished in representing clients charged with domestic violence in Edison is going to provide you with the tools to avoid these ramifications.
Edison NJ Domestic Violence Lawyers
As lawyers that have been defending allegations of domestic violence for decades in Middlesex County, we realize that innocent people can easily become entangled in criminal charges and even a restraining order of this nature. Hiring the right domestic violence defense attorney can make a huge difference when this occurs. The veteran criminal attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have a rich history of success stories in defending domestic assault and other charges, as well as restraining orders arising in Edison. We offer a no cost, no obligation free consultation. Call our Office in Edison for a free consultation with a lawyer anytime of day or night for immediate assistance.