Restraining Orders – Temporary, Final And Violations
Domestic violence, stalking and harassment are three common reasons a New Jersey court will issue a restraining order against an individual. One of the unique aspects of a restraining order is that you can have one issued against you without a criminal conviction for the allegations within the restraining order.
Not to be taken lightly, a restraining order limits where and who you can contact for a given period of time. As logic would have it, the more serious the offense, the stricter the restraining order. Orders to stay away from an individual or a location and to refrain from any form of contact are the most common types of orders listed within a restraining order. As you probably guessed by now, staying away from a certain place can include your own home or place of employment and the judge in your case will not be overly sympathetic to the financial impact something like this will likely have on you.
If you are dealing with a New Jersey restraining order or have recently been charged with violating a restraining order, working with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney can help you limit or eliminate the impact a restraining order will have on your personal and professional life.
While restraining orders are certainly a necessary protection in many instances, I have seen many clients who have been wrongly accused of things within a restraining order application. Additionally, I have helped many clients accused of violating restraining orders present what really happened to the judge and avoid the serious penalties attached to restraining orders. In most instances, a violation of a New Jersey restraining order will result in a criminal contempt charge (fourth-degree crime) — something you do not want on your record! A violation of a restraining order can be something as simple as responding to a text message when you are required to avoid all contact with an individual.
If you are dealing with a restraining order or you have been accused of violating one, get in touch with the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, today to discuss your case further. Time is of the essence so pick up the phone today!
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At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, I understand that dealing with a restraining order can be an incredibly emotional and frustrating experience. I have over 25 years of experience helping people just like you. If you are dealing with a restraining order in New Jersey, do not hesitate to give me a call today. During your first initial consultation, I am here to answer all your questions and explain the entire criminal process to you in plain English. I am here to help, so give me a call today. I look forward to speaking with you!