Restraining Orders And Domestic Violence
Domestic violence or spousal abuse allegations often result from false accusations and exaggerations. This is especially true if divorce or child custody proceedings are ongoing. Unfortunately, these charges do more than interfere with ongoing family law matters; they cause serious criminal consequences.
At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, I understand the severe impact a domestic violence charge can have on your life. I am here to limit that impact.
For over 28 years, people throughout New Jersey and New York have turned to me, attorney Thomas Blauvelt, for help fighting domestic violence charges. They know I take their cases seriously and will do everything in my power to defeat their charges. I will also help you deal with any restraining orders that have been filed.
If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, call my office at 877-676-7729. I will fight for you.
What Is Domestic Violence?
For an offense to be considered domestic violence in New Jersey, it must occur between spouses or former spouses, roommates or anyone you have lived with in the past, boyfriends and girlfriends, or individuals having or who have a child together.
Penalties attached to a New Jersey domestic violence conviction include:
- Jail time
- Community service
- Inclusion in the National Domestic Violence Registry
As logic would have it, penalties go up for individuals who have a history of domestic violence issues or a criminal record that involves violence.
What To Do When Faced With A Restraining Order
One of the consequences of domestic violence is a restraining order. If a restraining order is issued against you, you will have to maintain distance from the other party and cease all forms of communication with them. You will also be required to forfeit all weapons for the duration of the order. If a final restraining order (FRO) is issued, you may never be able to own a gun again.
For many, dealing with the strict terms of a restraining order can cause a host of personal and professional issues such as having to move out of their home, interference with custody arrangements and loss of employment. There is also the danger that you may, even accidentally, violate the restraining order, which can result in another criminal charge.
I understand the unique challenges that restraining orders present for my clients and will fight tirelessly to prevent one from being issued against you.
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As a lawyer, I know that the legal system can be intimidating. I am here to guide you through.
If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, you are probably scared. You may be unsure of your rights, available defenses and the legal process in general. I am here to help you. When you meet with me in a free consultation, I will review the facts of your case and explain your rights and options.