Bergen County Domestic Violence Attorneys
Domestic Violence Lawyers Help You Contest Criminal Charges in Bergen County, NJ
Domestic violence offenses arising out of Bergen County may be handled in Bergen County Superior Court or municipal court. Many acts of domestic violence are considered disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offenses. These types of offenses will most likely be charged under a summons. A summons is a document ordering an individual to appear in court. A summons may be issued for disorderly person, petty disorderly person, and municipal ordinance violations.
In New Jersey, common disorderly person violations in domestic violence incidents include: Harassment (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4), Criminal Mischief (N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3), and violations of restraining orders (Contempt N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9) when the individual has not also committed either a disorderly person, or indictable offense. Generally, these domestic violence offenses are handled in municipal court. If an individual, however, commits a disorderly person offense or an indictable offense along with being in violation of a restraining order, a contempt charge pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9 will become a 4th degree indictable offense.
An individual may be arrested for an indictable offense stemming from a domestic violence incident and charged using a warrant. A warrant is a document ordering an individual to be arrested and detained. New Jersey indictable offenses are the most serious of charges. Indictable offenses are charged in degrees. Common indictable offenses that are charged as a result of incidents of domestic violence are: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4), Terroristic Threats (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3), and Aggravated Assault (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)).
Domestic Violence Criminal Charges Heard in Bergen County Superior Court
If you have been charged with any of the above indictable offenses, you case will be handled in Bergen County Superior Court. Bergen County Superior Court is located at 10 Main Street in Hackensack, New Jersey.
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents those charged with domestic violence offenses in Bergen County and throughout New Jersey. Our criminal defense attorneys have many years of experience handling domestic violence and other criminal matters. Robert Rowbotham, II is a former Essex County prosecutor. Casey Woodruff is a former Union County prosecutor. Gary Grabas was a prosecutor for Morris and Middlesex Counties. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience. If you have been charged with any domestic violence related offense arising out of Bergen County, our criminal defense attorneys may be able to assist you.
Free Consultations Available – Bergen County Domestic Violence Lawyer
We offer free initial consultations. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, you can reach us at 908.322.7000. Our criminal defense attorneys are available to assist you 24 hours a day.