Domestic violence is a serious issue that unfortunately exists in our society. In New Jersey, domestic restraining orders are a serious issue that are not to be taken lightly. Whether you are a victim of domestic violence, or whether you have been accused of committing domestic violence but feel that you have been falsely accused, we are here to help.
In New Jersey, a Judge can grant a Temporary Restraining Order without even having a hearing to determine what took place or for you to hear your side of the story. A hearing is then listed to determine whether the Temporary Restraining Order should be dismissed or be made a Final Restraining Order. Consequences of restraining orders (including the violation of same) are severe and can include but are not limited to: removal from the home, a permanent ban on possessing guns or other weapons, prevention of obtaining certain public employment, as well as other court penalties including fines, probation, or even jail time.
Whether you are the victim or the accused, restraining Orders also have serious immigration consequences that must be addressed by an attorney. It is important to contact an attorney if you are the victim or the accused in a domestic violence matter because Final Restraining Orders are permanent and can affect you for the rest of your life.