Highly Skilled Former Prosecutors Are Ready To Defend Your Asbury Park Domestic Violence Criminal Charge or Restraining Order
An incident of domestic violence can arise in Asbury Park many ways and result in a variety of criminal charges, as well as a restraining order. It is possible that you were charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, aggravated assault, harassment or several other criminal offenses in your Asbury Park domestic violence case. It is possible that you also were served with a temporary restraining order if the “victim” qualifies under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. The must powerful tool at your disposal in avoiding the consequences of a criminal offense or restraining order for domestic violence in Asbury Park is to a skilled criminal defense lawyer.
Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have assembled a team of attorneys with over 100 years of combined experience defending charges in Asbury Park Municipal Court and at the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold. Most of the lawyers are also former prosecutors who have the benefit of learning how the system works from the other side. You can contact our Asbury Park Office at 732-481-2303 for a free consultation. An attorney is available around the clock to take your call so that you can learn what can be done to help you avoid a conviction or final restraining order for purported domestic violence in Asbury Park New Jersey.
When Is An Incident Deemed Domestic Violence?
When one of fourteen (14) criminal offenses is committed against a victim who is related to the defendant as his or her spouse, former spouse, current or former household member, someone they dated or share a child in common, New Jersey Law deems the incident as “domestic violence”. The criminal charges that constitute a predicate act of domestic violence include:
- Assault (i.e. Simple Assault or Aggravated Assault)
- Terroristic Threat
- Criminal Restraint
- False Imprisonment
- Sexual Assault
- Criminal Sexual Contact
- Criminal Mischief
- Criminal Trespass
What Are The Consequences Of Domestic Violence?
You can face a criminal offense and all of the penalties that apply for the related violation. The consequences always includes a record, fines and the possibly of jail or prison. A final restraining order may also be issued if you lose your restraining order hearing. This means that you can never share a household or even communicate with the victim. Anyone subject to a final or temporary restraining order is barred from owning or possessing a weapon, including a firearm.
How Can Our Attorneys Help You In An Asbury Park Domestic Violence Case?
There are many ways that our attorneys can help you avoid the ramifications of an Asbury Park conviction for simple assault, harassment, aggravated assault, terroristic threat or another form of domestic violence. The biggest defense is that the accuser is not credible and/or unable to satisfy his/her burden of proving guilt beyond reasonable doubt. It may also be possible for use, even assuming you are guilty, to secure a downgrade to an Asbury Park municipal ordinance that avoids a criminal record or even obtain an outright dismissal of the charge. Many of these strategies also apply in the case of a restraining order issued in Asbury Park.
Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys in Asbury Park New Jersey
Perhaps you and your lover had a disagreement that turned physical or resulted in some strong communication and then the police were called. It is also possible that any number other scenarios caused you to be charged in Asbury Park with a domestic violence criminal offense (e.g. terroristic threat, harassment, assault, etc.). Irrespective of why you are the subject of a charge or temporary restraining order, hiring the best attorneys to defend you is probably the most important move you can make. Our staff includes a team of defense lawyers with over a century of experience representing individuals accused of domestic violence in Monmouth County, including municipalities like Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Ocean Township and Bradley Beach. An attorney with the knowledge and skill to protect your future is available 24/7 to speak to you. Call 732-481-2303 to speak to a lawyer now.
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