Howell Domestic Violence Lawyer

Charged With A Domestic Violence Criminal Offense Like Simple Assault, Harassment, Aggravated Assault or Terroristic Threat or Issued a Restraining Order in Howell New Jersey

Call The Former Prosecutor Of Howell For The Sound Representation Defending Your Howell Domestic Violence Offense

Domestic violence offenses are extremely serious, even if they are filed as misdemeanors. The consequences can last long after the case ends, is dismissed, or expunged.

When charged with a domestic violence offense, you may be facing:

  • The breakup of a marriage
  • The loss of a professional license in medicine, law, insurance, real estate, etc.
  • A restraining order issued against you
  • Various criminal penalties, including incarceration, probation, fines, community services, and others.

This is why it is very important that when you or someone in your family is facing a domestic violence offense to hire a lawyer who can immediately and aggressively begin your defense. The domestic violence lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall do just that.

We also realize that domestic violence charges are extremely complicated because of the relationship between the parties involved. Our experienced domestic violence defense attorneys include former prosecutors who have successfully defended many false allegations of domestic violence and can especially assist with the following:

  • Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
  • Final Restraining Order (FRO)
  • Violation of a Restraining Order

  • Dismissing a Final Restraining Order (FRO)
  • Securing Pretrial Release in a Domestic Violence Case (i.e. Detention Hearing)
  • Weapons/Firearm Forfeiture

Call The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall at 732-450-8300 for a free consultation with one of our skillful and experienced criminal lawyers, including the former prosecutor of Howell, Matthew Dorry.

Domestic Violence Charges in Howell, NJ

A domestic violence offense in New Jersey is one or more of a list of specific crimes perpetrated against a protected class of people as outlined in New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA), including:

  • Homicide
  • Simple Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal Restraint
  • False Imprisonment
  • Sexual Assault

  • Criminal Sexual Contact
  • Lewdness
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Harassment
  • Stalking

Those who are protected under the PDVA include:

  1. Spouses and former spouses
  2. Household members and former household members
  3. Roommates and former roommates
  4. Parents, grandparents, siblings, children, etc.
  5. Persons with whom you have a child in common, or with whom you are expecting a child
  6. Anyone one with whom you have a close or intimate relationship

Defending a Domestic Violence Offense or Restraining Order Issued in Howell, New Jersey

Domestic violence offenses are complicated and can carry serious long-term consequences. If you are charged with a domestic violence offense, either a misdemeanor or felony, it is important to contact an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer immediately.

Often the police and or prosecutor will only hear one side of the story, and that is usually not yours. You don’t know what the alleged victim is telling the prosecutor. That is why it is very important that the state’s attorney hear both sides before they file the formal charges.

An experienced domestic violence defense lawyer can provide you with the opportunity to present your side, so that the prosecutor can make an informed decision as to whether or not a criminal charge should be filed. Remember the old adage, “it’s hard to un-ring a bell”. Once the prosecutor has filed the formal charges, it is much more difficult to get them to withdraw it.

Sometimes in domestic violence cases, the victim does not want to prosecute. But, it’s not up to the victim. The decision rests solely with the prosecutor. Victims do not file or drop domestic violence charges, only the prosecutor files or drops a domestic violence charge. However, if we intervene on your behalf early on, we can influence the prosecutor’s decision as to whether or not a criminal charge will be filed.

Contact The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall: Howell NJ Restraining Order Defense Lawyers

If you have been arrested or charged with a domestic violence offense in Howell, New Jersey, it is very important that you speak to an attorney who is highly skilled in the defense of these types of criminal charges, as well as restraining orders. The defense lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall possess the tools that you are looking for and are available to help you 24/7 at (732) 450-8300. We are here to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with more information. A lawyer is ready to assist you immediately.

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