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Perth Amboy Domestic Violence Lawyer

Defense of Domestic Violence Criminal Charges & Restraining Orders in Perth Amboy

Prosecution of those who are accused of domestic violence has become very aggressive in Perth Amboy Municipal Court, as well as at the Middlesex County Superior Court. Prosecutors have little tolerance for those who they genuinely believe are abusers. The approach taken by judges in the Family Division when ruling on restraining orders isn’t much different. For these reasons, it is very important that you retain a skilled lawyer if you have been charged with a domestic violence criminal charge in Perth Amboy or have been served with a temporary restraining order.

The Law Offices Of Jonathan F. Marshall has a team of veteran criminal attorneys, most of whom are former prosecutors, that have the ability to effectively defend your simple assault, aggravated assault, terroristic threat or harassment charges. They are also savvy restraining order defense lawyers who know what it takes to secure a dismissal of a temporary or final restraining order. To speak to an attorney with the tools to help you successfully battle a Perth Amboy domestic violence case, contact our Woodbridge Office at 732-634-0700 for a free consultation.

Domestic Violence Charges in Perth Amboy

There is a laundry list of criminal charges that fall under the umbrella of domestic violence when they are committed against someone falling under New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. The following offenses are specifically set forth under this law:

Simple AssaultAggravated AssaultHarassment
Terroristic ThreatStalkingCriminal Restraint
False ImprisonmentCriminal MischiefBurglary
Sexual AssaultLewdnessTrespass


A conviction for any of these criminal offenses results in not only the penalties that apply under the law but also a record that will follow you for years. Another consequences of a guilty finding is that the conduct is considered an act of domestic violence for purposes of entry of a restraining order.  It is therefore pivotal that you hire an attorney to aggressively fight charges such as these or you will be impacted on two separate fronts (e.g. entry of a restraining order and a criminal conviction).

The Consequences of a Domestic Violence Charge in Perth Amboy, NJ

It is not uncommon for individuals accused of domestic violence to be prosecuted more aggressively than individuals charged with other types of offenses. Often the prosecutor will seek a conviction in a domestic violence case even when the alleged victim makes it perfectly clear that they are not interested in seeing their loved one or ex prosecuted and that they only wish to handle the matter within the family.

It is also not uncommon for people who have been convicted of a domestic violence offense, even those with no criminal history, to be required to serve mandatory probation, to complete dozens and dozens of hours of counseling, possibly even serve jail time and lose their right to own or possess a firearm.

Finally, it is not uncommon for a person charged with a domestic violence offense to have a restraining order issued against them that prohibits them from returning home or having any contact with the alleged victim or any children they have together.

Defending a Domestic Violence Charge in Perth Amboy, NJ

When facing a domestic violence charge, it is important to have an attorney who will conduct a thorough investigation, interview witnesses, review, 911 tapes, and obtain all available police reports to determine the strength of the evidence against you. If that investigation determines that it is in your best interest to proceed to trial, our defense lawyers will fight vigorously on your behalf and seek a not guilty verdict.

If on the other hand, it is apparent that it is in your best interest to seek a negotiated disposition with the prosecutor, we will make sure that all mitigating and advantageous information that sheds a favorable light on you is presented to the court and the prosecutor so that we can obtain for you the best possible resolution.

Perth Amboy NJ Restraining Order Attorney

At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our lawyers have a track record of success in both Perth Amboy and at the Superior Court level that spans decades. We frequently obtain a dismissal of restraining orders and complete acquittal on domestic violence charges for simple assault and other criminal offenses. This speaks to one of our skilled attorneys in a free consultation to discuss your charge, a temporary restraining order that is in place or allegations of a restraining order violation, contact our office anytime 24/7. An attorney who is fully equipped to help you is just a telephone call away. Call 732-246-7126 for a free consultation in a lawyer now.

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