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Milltown NJ Domestic Violence Attorney

Charged With A Domestic Violence Criminal Offense or Restraining Order in Milltown New Jersey

Former Middlesex County Prosecutors Who Are Highly Experienced In Defending Temporary Restraining Orders, Simple Assault, Harassment, Terroristic Threats & Other Charges

The State of New Jersey has established harsh consequences for those who commit domestic violence in Milltown and other towns. An individual is not only exposed to a criminal offense like simple assault, harassment, terroristic threat or aggravated assault, but also a temporary restraining order.  The resulting legal proceedings can lead to imprisonment, fines and dramatic changes in your life by virtue of a restraining order.  Hiring the best attorney you can find will protect you from the potentially life changing ramifications of a domestic violence offense.

At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team of seasoned defense attorneys and former municipal and county prosecutors have more than 100 years of collective experience defending people against domestic violence offenses in Milltown Municipal Court and in both the Family and Criminal Division of the Middlesex County Superior Court.  A lawyer who has defended countless charges of domestic violence is available 24/7 for free consultation. Attorneys on our staff are ready at 732-246-7126 to assist you.

Domestic Violence and Temporary Restraining Orders in Milltown NJ

The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19, makes commission of one or more of the following criminal offenses the basis for commencement of a domestic violence case:

  •   Homicide N.J.S.A.2C:11-1

  •   Assault N.J.S.A.2C:12-1

  •   Terroristic threats N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3

  •   Kidnapping N.J.S.A.2C:13-1

  •   Criminal restraint N.J.S.A.2C:13-2

  •   False imprisonment N.J.S.A.2C:13-3

  •   Sexual assault N.J.S.A.2C:14-2

  •   Criminal trespass N.J.S.2C:18-3

The victim of the criminal offense must be an individual protected by the domestic violence act. N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19 identifies protect individuals as the following:

  •  Spouses and former spouses
  •   Children

  •   Domestic partners

  •   Parents

  •   Individuals in a dating relationship

  •   Someone with whom you had a child

Essentially, anyone with whom you reside or formerly resided with in the same household could be included as a member of a protected class for purposes of a domestic violence offense.

Penalties and Consequences of Milltown NJ Domestic Violence Cases

If you are convicted of the underlying criminal offense upon which a domestic violence charge was based, you could be sentenced to fines, imprisonment and other penalties as allowed by state law. Disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons offenses and indictable offenses are the equivalent of misdemeanors and felonies, which means a conviction leaves you with a permanent criminal record.

In addition to the sentence imposed in the criminal case, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act gives superior court judges the power to issue a permanent restraining order that might could include the following restrictions:

  •   Prohibiting you from having contact with the other party

  •   Granting the victim exclusive rights to the residence you might have shared

  •   Taking custody away from you and limiting your right to visit with your children

  •   Ordering you to undergo psychological evaluations and requiring attendance at treatment

    programs, including anger management and counseling sessions

  •   Prohibiting you from owning a firearm and revoking any permits already issued to you allowing you to carry and possess a firearm

Restraining orders can lead to your arrest and incarceration. Violation of a restraining order is a criminal offense. Criminal contempt is an indictable offense of the fourth degree, the equivalent of a felony, and you could go to prison for 18 months and be ordered to pay up to $10,000 in fines.

Milltown NJ Restraining Order Defense Lawyer

The consequences of Milltown domestic violence allegations can be devastating to your personal life and to your career. Your name could end up in a national database of domestic violence offenders that is accessible online to the general public. The  lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have a proven track record of successfully defending final restraining order hearings and criminal charges of domestic violence in Middlesex County. This is an important consideration when you are deciding who to hire as your defense lawyer in your domestic violence case. We invite you to contact our office for an immediate free consultation with an attorney on our team. Attorneys are available now at 732-246-7126 to review the facts of your case and to discuss your options in defending your charges.

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