Final Restraining Order Defense Attorney in Westmont
We Can Represent You at Your FRO Hearing
Domestic violence accusations can cause serious problems in your life. If a New Jersey court imposes a final restraining order (FRO) against you, your freedom could be restricted. You may be legally barred from contacting the person who requested the restraining order. You will also be fingerprinted and your personal information will be put in a database for domestic violence offenders. This could negatively affect your ability to rent or buy a home, your employment opportunities, your immigration status, your marital rights, and your child custody rights.
Beyond that, you could find yourself behind bars if you ever violate the FRO because New Jersey prosecutors take contempt charges very seriously and will often seek maximum penalties when a defendant violates the terms of a restraining order.
Do not jeopardize your future. If you are scheduled to appear at a FRO hearing in Camden County, you need to speak with an experienced Westmont final restraining order lawyer as soon as possible. Attorney Jill Cohen is a highly respected criminal defense lawyer who handles domestic violence cases throughout South Jersey.
Reach out to The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen at (856) 351-5115 for a free consultation.
Final Restraining Order Hearings in New Jersey
The restraining order process in New Jersey begins with the alleged victim obtaining a temporary restraining order (TRO). Once a TRO is in place, a final restraining order hearing will be scheduled within 10 days at the Superior Court’s Family Division in the county in which either you or the alleged victim resides. At this hearing, a judge will determine whether a permanent restraining order should be put into effect. You will be required to show up for the FRO hearing – and you will want qualified legal representation on your side.
Since you are only going to have a few days to prepare for the FRO hearing, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced attorney immediately. There are several complicated legal issues and facts that will need to be examined in advance of your hearing. For instance, the alleged victim will have to prove that an act of domestic violence occurred to obtain a FRO against you.
Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, there are a total of 19 predicate acts of domestic violence that qualify for protection, including:
- Terroristic threats
- Criminal restraint
- False imprisonment
- Sexual assault
- Criminal sexual contact
- Criminal mischief
- Criminal trespass
- Criminal coercion
- Contempt of a domestic violence order
- Any crime involving risk of death or serious bodily injury
- Cyber harassment
If there was no predicate act of domestic violence, then the judge in your case should not issue a final restraining order.
Seek Representation from The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen
If you are set to appear at a final restraining order hearing, you need to act quickly. We encourage you to speak with our experienced Westmont final restraining order lawyer who understands the nuances of New Jersey domestic violence law and who is prepared to represent you at your FRO hearing.
Discuss your case with us today by calling (856) 351-5115.
Aggravated Assault Not Guilty
Aggravated Manslaughter Appeal Granted
Aggravated Sexual Assault Dismissed
First Degree Aggravated Sexual Not Guilty
Restraining Orders Dismissed
Sexual Assault Dismissed