Have you been arrested and charged with aggravated assault or attempted murder in Mercer County? Do you need a lawyer to fight for you in court? Contact us now. Here is a recent case in Trenton NJ that made the news.
A Trenton, NJ man accused of stabbing his roommate in Mercer County, NJ has been released pending trial. In this domestic violence case, the suspect allegedly stabbed his roommate in the stomach after the two argued about an incorrect food order. According to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the two lived together in the apartment where the argument and stabbing occurred. After getting a report of the stabbing, Trenton police responded to the apartment and then took the victim to the hospital for emergency surgery for a punctured liver. As part of the suspect’s pre-trial release, he was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to find a new place to live. The available information did not indicate whether the victim also sought the protections of a domestic violence restraining order.
In this case, the victim could have applied for a restraining order because of the “household member” status of the relationship between the victim and alleged aggressor. In fact, according to N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19(d), “victim of domestic violence” means a person protected under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act and shall include any person who is 18 years of age or older or who is an emancipated minor and who has been subjected to domestic violence by a spouse, former spouse, or any other person who is a present household member or was at any time a household member. “Victim of domestic violence” also includes any person, regardless of age, who has been subjected to domestic violence by a person with whom the victim has a child in common, or with whom the victim anticipates having a child in common, if one of the parties is pregnant. “Victim of domestic violence” also includes any person who has been subjected to domestic violence by a person with whom the victim has had a dating relationship. Thus, because the two parties were living together in this case, they were present household members falling under the purview of New Jersey’s domestic violence laws.
Stabbing, Aggravated Assault Charges in Trenton NJ
If you are currently involved in a domestic violence situation in New Jersey, the restraining order attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm are ready to help. The domestic violence attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm have successfully handled restraining order cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. In other words, we know what it takes to prevail in the courtroom when it comes to domestic violence matters. Thus, if you are a victim of domestic violence or if you have been accused of domestic violence, you shouldn’t hesitate to call the experienced New Jersey domestic violence lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm. We are available 24/7 to help you with your restraining order needs.