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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Passaic County Dismissed for Our Client

Published: January 28, 2020

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Client Served with Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Passaic County NJ

Case Dismissed with Civil Restraints Agreement in Paterson NJ Court

Restraining Order Lawyer Passaic County NJOur client was recently served with a temporary restraining order (TRO) arising out of Passaic County. He and his ex-girlfriend had been broken up for a few months but there were still some text messages and phone calls going back and forth which she deemed harassing. As a result, she filed a temporary restraining order against him and brought him to court. Luckily, he hired Travis Tormey to represent him at the court hearing.

Mr. Tormey reviewed the restraining order and it became very clear that there was not any violence alleged by the plaintiff. Many times when relationships end, people break up and say things they shouldn’t. However, that does not mean that a permanent restraining order should be issued in these cases. Experienced attorneys like Mr. Tormey and experienced judges who sit in the family division and hear domestic violence allegations everyday, understand this. Therefore, it became clear that a final restraining order should not be issued against our client in this case.

Mr. Tormey appeared in court and spoke to the plaintiff, the alleged victim. He discussed a possible dismissal of the restraining order and a civil restraints agreement being entered where the parties agree not to have any further contact with each other. This is not a restraining order and avoids the serious consequences of that which include fingerprinting and a database for domestic violence offenders. Essentially, this agreement makes it clear that both parties want to be left alone. If the defendant continues to contact, harass, bother the plaintiff after the case is dismissed, then she can point to this agreement and file a new restraining order. At that point, the Judge will see that the defendant clearly can’t stop contacting and harassing the plaintiff and a final restraining order could issue.

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The Plaintiff retained an attorney and Mr. Tormey was able to draft and negotiate the terms of the civil agreement with her lawyer. Then, both parties appeared in court and the Plaintiff dismissed the restraining order. This was the right result in this case and our client was extremely satisfied with the services provided by the Tormey Law Firm LLC.

Here is the review posted online by our very satisfied client James:

5.0 stars

Posted by anonymous

January 28, 2020

“Travis is amazing. Travis made him self available on the weekend to over my case. Travis also resolved it in a timely manner. I strongly recommend Mr. Tormey.”

Filed under: Case Study, Domestic Violence Case Issues

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Travis J. Tormey is a distinguished member of the legal community and a respected legal resource on domestic violence. He has been featured in a variety of prominent publications and media outlets, including CBS radio, Aol News, the Asbury Park Press,, and the Daily Record. Mr. Tormey has also been recognized as one of the the top criminal attorneys under 40 years of age by the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Whether representing victims or the wrongly accused, Travis remains passionately committed to protecting the rights of the innocent.

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