In New Jersey, domestic violence laws are strict. Police are required by state statute to make an arrest if they see signs of physical injuries, even if the victim is unwilling or refusing to file criminal charges. In fact, law enforcement officers can make an arrest without the presence of independent witnesses or evidence of physical injuries. If you fear for your safety or the safety of your children, you need to act quickly and use the legal protections available to you.
Attorney Philip E. Miller has nearly 35 years of experience representing clients in municipal courts throughout New Jersey. When you need direct answers and an honest assessment of your legal options, schedule a free consultation at the firm.
Temporary Restraining Orders In New Jersey
Domestic disputes can quickly become heated. If you are in fear of physical violence, it is wise to contact a lawyer. The court provides protection in the form of a temporary restraining order (TRO). These court proceedings are handled more informally and can be completed “ex parte,” meaning that the case takes place without notice to the accused.
Domestic violence (DV) can refer to acts of physical abuse between families, roommates or couples involved in an intimate relationship. Whether you have been physically abused or you fear the threat of imminent violence, contact a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible.
The issuance of a final restraining order or charges of restraining order violation are handled at the Superior Court level in the county in which the alleged offense occurred.