Camden County NJ Restraining Order Lawyer
Domestic Violence Attorney with Offices in Haddonfield, New Jersey
The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leonard D. Biddison represent clients charged with domestic violence offenses, including simple assault, terroristic threats, and stalking. We’ve helped clients avoid the most severe penalties for domestic violence offenses in Camden County, including Gloucester City, Winslow Township, and Cherry Hill. We also handle restraining order matters, which are typically held in the Family Division of the Superior Court in the county in which the temporary restraining order has been issued.
Our team of criminal defense lawyers has been handling these types of cases for almost forty years. We are ready and able to walk you through the process, develop a comprehensive defense strategy to combat your charges, and take the case to trial if necessary. One of our attorneys is a former domestic violence prosecutor who has handled cases as serious as attempted murder and aggravated assault. Contact our offices anytime for a free initial consultation at 866-721-9510.
Restraining Order Lawyer in Cherry Hill NJ
Our criminal defense lawyers handle restraining orders in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties regularly. Here are some additional pages that will provide you with essential information if you are dealing with a domestic violence case in New Jersey:
- Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO)
- Final Restraining Orders (FRO)
- Civil Restraints
- Contempt of Court
- Violation of a Restraining Order
- Restraining Order v. Criminal Charges
New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act: N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17
In 1991, the New Jersey legislature passed the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, which governs the rules and procedures for restraining orders in the state. The statute stipulates who has standing as a victim of domestic violence, what acts are considered crimes of domestic violence, and the procedures by which both temporary and final restraining orders may be issued.
First, a victim of domestic violence must be considered a victim under the Domestic Violence Act, which requires the parties to:
- Have previously resided together;
- Have had a dating or marriage relationship; and
- Have a child together or will have a child together.
Next, a domestic violence charge must be connected to one of the following criminal offenses: Homicide, Assault, Harassment, Stalking, Terroristic Threats, Kidnapping, Criminal Restraint, False Imprisonment, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, Lewdness, Criminal Mischief, Criminal Trespass.
When an alleged victim files for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), the case will be scheduled for a Final Restraining Order (FRO) hearing. This hearing usually occurs within 10 days, and it takes place at the Superior Court, Family Part. At the FRO hearing, a Superior Court judge will determine whether a final restraining order should be issued in your case.
Call Our Gloucester NJ Restraining Order Attorney for a Free Consultation
Our criminal defense team is available immediately to assist you with your domestic violence case. Contact our offices anytime at 866-721-9510 for a free consultation.