Domestic Violence Lawyer in Hudson County, NJ
Criminal Defense Attorneys Help Clients Charged with Domestic Violence in Hudson County, New Jersey
Hudson County takes its name from the Hudson River, which creates part of its eastern border. The county seat is Jersey City. Part of the New York metropolitan area, it is the smallest county in the state of New Jersey and one of the most densely populated in the nation. Despite being small is area, Hudson County has a rather substantial population. Therefore, Hudson County has its fair share of criminal activity. Some of the more common offenses that may arise in this area are charges of domestic violence and related offenses.
The crimes related to domestic violence in New Jersey are very serious. The consequences can be severe and may have a substantial impact upon your life and your family. These consequences can range from the initial shame and embarrassment of being charged with a domestic violence related offense to child custody issues, fines and possibly jail. That is why it is important to speak with a Hudson County domestic violence lawyer if you are charged with a domestic violence related offense. Hudson County domestic violence offenses, as with all New Jersey domestic violence offenses, are governed by The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991.
The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17 et seq.
In 1991, the New Jersey Legislature found and declared that domestic violence is a serious crime against society. It found that thousands of persons in this State were regularly beaten, tortured and in some cases killed by their spouses or cohabitants; that a significant number of women were assaulted while pregnant; that victims of domestic violence came from all social and economic backgrounds; that there is a positive correlation between spousal abuse and child abuse and, that children, even if they are not themselves physically assaulted, suffer deep and lasting emotional effects from exposure to domestic violence. The Legislature further found that some of its most vulnerable citizens, the elderly and disabled, are victims of domestic violence as well.
The Legislature also determined that although many of the existing criminal statutes were applicable to acts of domestic violence, societal attitudes concerning domestic violence have affected the response of the law enforcement and judicial systems resulting that these acts received different treatment from similar crimes when they occur in a domestic violence context. Therefore, the Legislature identified the training needs of police and judicial personnel in the procedure and enforcement of this act.
The New Jersey Domestic Violence Act provides for two forms of relief to a victim of domestic violence: Civil relief, which is in the form of obtaining a restraining order, and criminal relief, which allows a victim to file criminal complaints against the batterer.
Additionally, the Act sets forth specific crimes that may be considered an act of domestic violence under the appropriate circumstances. Some of these offenses include:
- Sexual Assault
Bramnick Law Defends Individuals Against Domestic Violence Charges in Hudson County, New Jersey
At the law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our domestic violence attorneys regularly represent clients charged with domestic violence offenses. We are experienced in handling domestic violence matters in Hudson County and throughout New Jersey. We will investigate and review your case to uncover any and all available defenses to any domestic violence charges you are facing in Hudson County.
Domestic violence charges are often very fact sensitive in nature and require a thorough review and analysis by a Hudson County domestic violence lawyer. This is important in order to protect your rights and obtain the best possible outcome. Casey J. Woodruff, Gary Grabas and Robert C. Rowbotham, II are all former prosecutors. Jon M. Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years experience. Our experienced Hudson County domestic violence attorneys are available to discuss your matter with you.
Free Consultations Available – Hudson County Domestic Violence Attorneys
Should you wish to speak with a Hudson County domestic violence lawyer, we can be reached at 908.322.7000. We are available 24 hours a day.