Long Branch Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence criminal charges and restraining orders are a fairly common occurrence in Long Branch. This certainly is not shocking given that the City of Long Branch is the sixth most populated municipality in Monmouth County. Our team of highly experienced domestic violence defense lawyers has over a century of experience defending domestic offenses, including:

Attorneys at our firm also have extensive knowledge in the defense of a restraining order (i.e. temporary restraining order, final restraining order or violation of a restraining order) at the Monmouth County Superior Court. To learn how an attorney, including one of our several former prosecutors, can help you overcome a domestic violence offense, contact our office anytime 24/7. A lawyer is ready to take your call immediately at 732-450-8300.

Defending A Temporary Restraining in Long Branch

A temporary restraining order bars any contact between the accused and alleged victim pending the outcome of a final restraining order hearing. The problem is that a temporary restraining order is typically issued without any presentation of the defendant’s version of the facts. As long as the accused presents enough for the Long Branch Police to conclude there is a reasonable basis to believe that an act of domestic violence has occurred, a temporary order is issued over the telephone by a judge. An act of domestic violence means that there is probable cause to believe that the accused committed simple assault, aggravated assault, harassment, stalking, terroristic threats, criminal mischief, burglary or one of several other charges. The final restraining order hearing is the forum where the defendant has his/her chance to present evidence and contest the allegations made by the victim. Our lawyers are adept in defending clients at these hearings so that they have every chance of escaping a final restraining order.

Long Branch Domestic Violence Criminal Offense

There are a slew of criminal offenses that are considered domestic violence when they are committed against someone in a dating relationship, current or past marriage, a relatives or someone the accused has resided with at some point in time. The severity of the criminal charge hinges on the degree of offense. A disorderly persons offense such as harassment or simple assault is heard in Long Branch Municipal Court whereas a crime of the second degree, third degree or fourth degree is indictable and can only be heard at the Monmouth County Superior Court. A municipal court offense for domestic violence typically carries up to 6 months in jail whereas a fourth degree, third degree or second degree crime results in up to 18 months, up to 5 years and 5-10 years in prison, respectively. If you need assistance defending a criminal charge that was allegedly committed in a domestic setting, an attorney at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is ready to discuss the circumstances of your case and how you can avoid a conviction.

Restraining Order Defense Attorney in Long Branch

Whether its a restraining order, criminal charge or both that you are facing, a savvy defense attorney is exactly what you need to minimize your exposure to life altering consequences. A lawyer who is skilled in these areas of law possesses the know-how to present your strongest defenses so that you have every chance of averting penalties. To take advantage of a free consultation with one of the lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall and learn how we can serve you well, call 732-450-8300. Initial consultations with our attorneys are free.