Camden County Temporary Restraining Order Lawyer
Fighting to Protect Your Rights & Prevent a FRO
New Jersey law enforcement tends to err on the side of protecting alleged victims of domestic violence, which is why a person accused of domestic assault, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking, or some other form of domestic violence is likely to be subject to a temporary restraining order (TRO). Although it is relatively easy for an alleged victim to obtain a TRO, there are still strategies that an experienced criminal defense lawyer can use to help you fight the issuance of a final restraining order (FRO) and save you from the embarrassment and adverse legal consequences of having a restraining order issued against you.
At The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, we represent individuals who have been subject to temporary restraining orders in Camden County and throughout Camden County. Additionally, we can build a strong defense for your final restraining order hearing, which will determine whether a permanent restraining order will be issued.
Keep in mind that domestic violence cases in New Jersey can involve both criminal proceedings and a restraining order hearing. Attorney Jill Cohen knows how to fight to protect your rights and ensure that you stay out of jail and avoid a restraining order. A final restraining order can have devastating consequences in your everyday life. Consult with our firm as soon as possible.
Temporary Restraining Orders in New Jersey
The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, codified in N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17, allows victims of domestic violence to seek a protective order to prevent their alleged abuser from contacting them. When there is an allegation of certain violent acts – called “predicate acts of domestic violence” – the victim may be able to obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the alleged offender.
State lawmakers recognized that some victims of domestic violence are not always able to take the steps needed to protect themselves. That’s why the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act gives police officers the option to file a restraining order even when the alleged victim does not wish to get a restraining order. When this happens, a TRO will likely be issued to prevent the alleged abuser from coming near the victim.
Only certain types of relationships are protected by the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. The main requirement for getting a TRO in New Jersey is establishing standing under the NJ domestic violence statute.
This means that the victim must prove at least one of the following to show that the parties have a relationship that qualifies for protection:
- The victim and the alleged abuser live or lived together
- The victim and the alleged abuser had a dating relationship or were married
- The victim and the alleged abuser have a child in common or are expecting a child
- The victim fears for his or her life
Once a TRO is in place, you will have to appear at a final restraining order hearing within 10 days. At that hearing, a judge in the Superior Court’s Family Division will determine whether a permanent restraining order should be issued against you.
Turn to The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen
Vigorous defense strategies are essential to avoid the consequences of a final restraining order. You need a domestic violence lawyer with strong negotiation skills. Camden County final restraining order attorney Jill Cohen has longstanding relationships with family court judges and has over 30 years of experience handling these kinds of cases.
Discuss your situation with our firm today. Call us at (856) 351-5115.
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