Fanwood Domestic Violence Attorneys
Criminal Lawyers Help Clients Contest Domestic Violence Charges in Fanwood, NJ
Fanwood is a cozy borough located in Union County, New Jersey, the population of which includes over 2,000 families. Just over 1 square mile in size, Fanwood is a tranquil town with a quality school system. Unfortunately, as in all towns, domestic violence is a reality in Fanwood. Being accused of domestic violence is a serious matter that can have lasting effects on your relationship with your significant other, your family, and your future.
Predicate Acts of Domestic Violence in Fanwood, New Jersey
A number of different actions can be considered domestic violence under New Jersey law, and both men and women can be accused and/or charged with domestic violence. The New Jersey Prevention of Violence Act includes the following acts in the definition of domestic violence: stalking, harassment, assault, sexual assault, terroristic threats, criminal restraint, false imprisonment, and several other acts. Additionally, the accused and the accuser must have had a special relationship in the present or past, such as: marriage, divorce, separation, living together in the same dwelling, currently dating or dated in the past, and have had a child in common or are expecting a child.
Severe Consequences of a Domestic Violence Allegation in Fanwood Include Restraining Orders
Accusations of domestic violence place your freedom and reputation in jeopardy and may result in the issuance of restraining orders or arrest. Under Court Rules, a judge shall issue a temporary restraining order when the applicant appears to be in danger of domestic violence. The order may be issued in the absence of and without notification to the alleged abuser when necessary to protect the life, health, or well-being of a victim on whose behalf the relief is sought. A final restraining order shall be issued on a specific finding of domestic violence or by stipulation to the commission of act(s) of domestic violence by the defendant. Additionally, under New Jersey law, law enforcement is required to arrest the accused if the accuser shows any signs of injury, and may still arrest the accused even without signs of physical injury to the accuser.
Restraining orders can have serious consequences, including be forced to leave your home, and being barred from contacting your accuser and/or children. Furthermore, restraining orders can affect later legal proceedings including divorce and child custody proceedings. The experienced trial attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC are ready to help you defend against domestic violence allegations. Offices are conveniently located in Scotch Plains, Florham Park and Newark.
The criminal defense attorneys at the law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC have many years of experience handling domestic violence and other criminal matters in Fanwood and throughout New Jersey. Casey Woodruff, Gary Grabas and Robert C. Rowbotham II are all former prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of experience. If you have been charged with any domestic violence related offense in Fanwood, New Jersey, you can contact us at any time at (908) 322-7000.
Free Consultations Available – Fanwood Domestic Violence Lawyers
If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys to discuss a domestic violence matter, you can reach us at 908.322.7000. We are available 24 hours a day.