New Jersey is one of the most proactive states when it comes to combating the effects of domestic violence. Domestic violence can be related to both physical and emotional abuse. While there are times when violence plays a part, many instances relate to control, harassment, threats, and other forms of mental abuse. New Jersey provides two forms of relief for victims of domestic violence. One is civil relief, namely the employment of restraining orders to limit the contact and proximity of the parties. The other form is criminal relief to answer for criminal acts endured by a victim of domestic violence.
Our firm takes a hard stance against abuse in the home, providing effective legal service for victims. In addition, our firm is dedicated to clients falsely accused of domestic violence, ready to hold those who exploit New Jersey’s proactive approach to help victims for personal gain. If you are a victim of domestic violence, call the authorities. If you need effective and compassionate legal representation, contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC to discuss your legal matter and get the legal support you deserve.
New Jersey Domestic Violence Laws
Regarding domestic violence laws, New Jersey is quite advanced compared to the rest of the country. In 1991, New Jersey enacted the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, a first of many actions to address the growing and impactful problem of domestic violence. This Act functions to provide criminal and civil relief to victims of domestic violence.
Restraining orders (civil relief)
A restraining order limits the contact and proximity of parties involved in a domestic violence case. Immediately upon reporting domestic violence, a victim can protect themselves with a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). This can be acquired at the local family court or police station. There are grounds to request a TRO, including assault, harassment, terroristic threat, and/or stalking. Once a TRO is in place, courts should schedule a Final Restraining Order hearing to determine whether the Temporary order should become permanent.
Understandably so, New Jersey follows a better safe than sorry proactivity to domestic violence. Unfortunately, there are instances where a person exploits these aggressive laws for personal gain. These people victimize the innocent for numerous reasons, including impacting child custody cases, other divorce matters, and more. When this is the case, we represent the accused, fighting zealously to clear their name and hold the other accountable for their unlawful actions.
Contact our firm
If you are the victim of domestic violence, immediately call the authorities. You need to protect yourself and others impacted by the situation. Once you have done so, contact our firm to represent you. The Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC provides tenacious representation to clients victimized by domestic violence and those falsely accused. We will explore all legal means to hold the other party accountable for their actions. We recognize how serious this matter is and take the responsibility seriously when retained. Contact The Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC.