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  • Unpacking Domestic Violence Laws in New Jersey: A Detailed Guide

    Jan 11, 2024

    When it comes to facing criminal charges, few areas are as complex and emotionally charged as The Importance of Understanding Domestic Violence Laws Domestic violence cases are often complex and fraught with emotion, making it essential to understand the laws that govern them. A simple disagreement can escalate into a legal battle with far-reaching consequences. An intimate understanding of New Jersey's domestic violence laws can provide you with the necessary perspective to navigate thes...
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  • What every domestic violence victim needs to know about restraining orders

    Mar 9, 2022

    Sadly, many relationships turn violent. Anyone suffering at the hands of a loved one needs the situation to stop. One step that people experiencing abuse should take is obtaining a Filing for a restraining order Putting a protective measure into motion requires filling out and mailing a Enforcing a restraining order Once your restraining order is secure, it is in effect no matter where you go within the country. Even if you mov...
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  • What is the process of expunging a criminal record?

    Mar 7, 2022

    The problem with having a criminal conviction is that some employers will not hire you for a job and a landlord might not let you rent an apartment if they discover your criminal past. This is why some New Jersey residents petition for an expungement. This is the process of clearing your criminal record so that it does not turn up in background searches. There are certain requirements for expungement. The good news is that...
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  • How Do Temporary Restraining Orders Work?

    Feb 10, 2022

    Restraining orders often get thrown around in media, used egregiously to help bolster fictional narratives or used in smear campaigns against important figures. This creates a lot of confusion about their actual purpose and how they work in real life. How does a temporary restraining order in particular function? What happens if one individual decides to file one against another? Defining domestic violence The New Jersey State Police site includes Not only that, bu...
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  • Parents Of College Students And Prescription Drug Defense

    Jan 19, 2022

    Prescription drug laws in New Jersey are severe. Merely possessing five doses carries the charge of up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. However, reaching a guilty verdict is not that simple. If you have a child attending college, the temptation to distribute prescription drugs illegally is very high, unfortunately. However, a guilty verdict for your child is not a foregone conclusion. See below for common defense tactics use...
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  • What is stalking?

    Nov 26, 2021

    Anytime any other person makes you feel uneasy or does something that would intimidate you, it could be illegal. One situation where such actions might occur that are against the law is stalking. According to the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New Jersey Revised Statutes include stalking as a Definition Stalking occurs when someone repeatedly follows someone else. If someone is consistently in the same place as you for n...
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  • Does A Victim Get A Say In Dropping Of Domestic Violence Charges?

    Mar 5, 2021

    When police are called to the scene of a domestic dispute, the alleged abuser in the dispute may be arrested even if the victim opposes the arrest. Prosecutors will then decide whether to file As domestic violence disputes generally occur between two people who have a romantic or familial relationship, the alleged victim may decide they do not want to press charges against the alleged abuser. However, alleged victims have no control over whethe...
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  • What are the effects of a temporary restraining order?

    Feb 12, 2021

    When arguments between two people in New Jersey who live together become heated, it may not be long before one person calls the police, accusing the other person of committing an act of domestic violence. When that happens, the accuser may seek a Who can be the victim of domestic violence? People may think that domestic violence can only occur between spouses. This is not true. Domestic violence can occur between spouses, former spouse...
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  • What can you do after receiving a temporary restraining order?

    Sep 14, 2020

    Most people fight with their spouse or partner on occasion. Usually these disputes are verbal and resolve as quick as they started. Yet, your spouse or partner may have accused you of harming them during a disagreement. And in the aftermath, they may have filed and received a temporary restraining order against you. Whether you committed the act in question or not, it’s important to understand the impact their order could have. The function o...
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