Domestic Violence Lawyer in Montclair, NJ
Montclair Domestic Violence Attorney Defends Clients Against Criminal Charges & Restraining Orders
The crimes related to domestic violence in New Jersey are very serious. The consequences may be severe and can have a huge impact upon your life and that of 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 even jail time. That is why it is necessary to speak with a Montclair domestic violence lawyer if you are charged with a domestic violence related offense. Montclair 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 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 found 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. The Legislature additionally identified the training needs of police and judicial personnel in the procedure and enforcement of this act.
Montclair Domestic Violence Charges and Restraining Orders
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
- Many more…
At the law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our Montclair domestic violence attorneys are available to discuss your case with you. We are experienced in handling domestic violence matters in Montclair and throughout New Jersey. We will investigate and review your case to uncover any and all available defenses to the domestic violence charges in Montclair.
Domestic violence charges are often very fact sensitive in nature and require a thorough review and analysis by a Montclair 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 attorney with over 30 years experience. Our experienced Montclair domestic violence attorneys are available to discuss your matter with you.
Free Consultations Available – Montclair Domestic Violence Lawyers
Should you wish to speak with a Montclair domestic violence lawyer, we can be reached at 973.322.0023