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South Brunswick Domestic Violence Attorney
Being accused of domestic violence is a serious matter that can cause an array of impeding and life changing consequences. The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991 exposes those who have been convicted of domestic violence offenses to be barred from their homes, prevented from seeing their children, and forced to forfeit their firearm privileges. In addition, you will have a criminal record and could face jail time. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is the only way to ensure that your liberties are protected. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have over 100 years of combined experience defending domestic violence accusations arising in South Brunswick. If you have been accused of domestic violence and are unsure what to do next, contact our office to speak to a knowledgeable defense lawyer. An attorney is available to speak to you at 732–246–7126 free of charge.
South Brunswick Domestic Violence Charges
The term “domestic violence” does not identify a specific criminal offense or charge contained in the New Jersey Criminal Code. Domestic violence is a category of conduct can actually encompass no criminal act or one of several offenses that can provide a basis for issuance of a restraining order. The same individual can also be subject to a criminal charge in South Brunswick Municipal Court or at the Middlesex County Superior Court for commission of the criminal act that forms the basis for a temporary restraining order. Conduct that is considered an act of domestic violence includes:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Terroristic threats
- Criminal restraint
- False imprisonment
- Sexual assault
- Criminal sexual contact
- Criminal mischief
- Criminal trespass
Victims of domestic violence include any person over the age of 18 or otherwise an emancipated minor who has suffered abuse by a spouse, former spouse, or any other person who is a present or former household member. An emancipated minor is someone less than 18 years of age, who has been married, entered military service, has children or is pregnant. Additionally, victims of domestic violence can include anyone who has suffered domestic violence by a person with whom the victim has a child in common or has been in a dating relationship.
South Brunswick Domestic Violence Lawyer
If you have been accused of domestic violence a restraining order may be filed against you which can result in the permanent loss of your firearm privileges, custody of children and pets, and you can also be barred from your home. In addition to a restraining order the accuser or law enforcement agency can file a criminal complaint against you. Depending on the seriousness of the allegations you may be subjected to severe criminal penalties. In either circumstance it is essential that you retain a skilled criminal defense attorney to handle the accusations made against you. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are prepared to defend you against any allegation of domestic violence and have shielded countless clients from all types of accusations. To speak to a South Brunswick domestic violence about the accusation against you, please contact one of our offices anytime of day or night. Attorneys are ready to assist you now at 732–246–7126.