Have You Been Accused of Domestic Violence?
If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side to protect your legal rights. Failing to respond or to adequately respond will lead to an FRO being issued against you. An FRO can have lasting effects on your personal and professional life. If an FRO is issued, you will be required to submit your fingerprints, and you will also be listed in the Administrative Office of the Courts registry for domestic violence offenders with restraining orders. Additionally, you will be required to forfeit your rights to own a firearm and may be required to surrender other weapons in your possession. Most importantly, you can be required to vacate your home, and you may face significant restrictions that limit your rights to and contact with your children.
Domestic violence is a unique area of family law, in which you may be required to defend yourself against accusations with very limited time to prepare. If a TRO has been issued against you, an FRO hearing must be held in Superior Court within 10 days of the issuance of the TRO. It is vital to obtain experienced representation for such a hearing. Without proper preparation and representation, you subject yourself to a greater risk of the severe and permanent restrictions of an FRO.
For experienced assistance with domestic violence issues, contact your New Jersey domestic violence attorneys for an initial consultation. The Mark Law Firm provides legal services to all of Ocean and Monmouth Counties in central New Jersey and to Somerset, Essex, Hunterdon, Union, and Middlesex Counties.