Monmouth County Restraining Order Defense Lawyers
If you are the subject of a restraining order in Monmouth County, our attorneys can help you obtain relief. As the largest team of criminal defense attorneys in the area, our Freehold NJ criminal defense firm is well aware of the effect that a temporary or final restraining order, as well as related criminal charges, can have on someone’s life. We have been assisting individuals just like you fight restraining orders filed in towns like Middletown, Wall, Tinton Falls, Aberdeen, Howell, Marlboro and others in the county. The lawyers at the Law Offices of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, including our former prosecutors, know their way around the court system, especially the Superior Court in Freehold, where we have been appearing for decades. For immediate assist from an experienced restraining order defense lawyer, call our firm 24/7 at 732-450-8300 for a free consultation.
How The Restraining Order Process Works In Freehold
The State of New Jersey has adopted stiff laws to prevent or deter the commission of simple assault offense, harassment, terroristic threats or any other abuse within a domestic relationship. The law that addresses this subject is referred to as the Domestic Violence Act (“the Act”). The Act establishes a process whereby a victim (a.k.a. plaintiff) of domestic violence can obtain a temporary order that bars the defendant from having any contact with the plaintiff. This relief is referred to as a Temporary Restraining Order. If the temporary order is not dismissed by the plaintiff and the defendant disputes the relief, the case must be decided in a proceeding termed a Final Restraining Order Hearing. If the plaintiff is unable to prove his or her case at that hearing, the restraints are lifted as if the temporary restraining order had never been issued. If, however, the plaintiff sustains his or her burden at the hearing, then a Final Restraining Order is entered. This Order permanently prevents the defendant from having any contact with the plaintiff. If this Order is violated, the defendant may be arrested and/or charged with a Restraining Order Violation.
The aforesaid is a summary of the process under which restraining orders and violations are issued in the County of Passaic. We have compiled detailed information on this subject that is organized and accessible through the following titles:
- Temporary Restraining Orders
- Final Restraining Orders
- Violation of a Restraining Order
- Penalties for a Restraining Order Contempt Violation
- Who May Obtain a Restraining Order
- Requirement to Obtain a Restraining Order
- NJ Restraining Order Rule
- Criminal Proceedings Relating to a Restraining Order
- Defendant’s Rights Pending Final Restraining Order Hearing
Freehold NJ Restraining Order Attorneys
The lawyers at our firm have over 100 years of collective experience handling all aspects of domestic violence and restraining orders. We handle cases arising in this context throughout the region including Manalapan, Red Bank, Freehold Township, Ocean Township, Neptune and Eatontown. If you are involved in restraining order proceedings in Monmouth County, you should know that our legal time has decades of experience handling these types of matters. Feel free to give us a call anytime 24/7 and one of our lawyers would be more than happy to review the facts of your case and tell you how we can help.