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Domestic Violence Trial in Jersey City NJ Results in Dismissal of Temporary Restraining Order

Published: March 27, 2018

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Hudson County NJ Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers

Handling Restraining Orders in Jersey City, New Jersey

Hudson County NJ Restraining Order Lawyers

Hudson County NJ Restraining Order Lawyers

Our restraining order defense lawyers represented a client on Friday in the Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City, NJ who was facing a final restraining order (FRO). Although a restraining order is a civil matter in NJ, it is still a serious issue. If a final restraining order is granted, it is permanent in NJ and never expires. The defendant will be fingerprinted, placed in a statewide database for domestic violence offenders, and is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms. This permanent restraining order could effect any professional licenses the defendant has, could impact their ability to travel in and out of the US, and will create immigration issues if the defendant is not a United States citizen.

In this case, the plaintiff and defendant dated for a short period (a year or so). They do have a child together. It appears that there were some disagreements about the child which caused the plaintiff to file a temporary restraining order. She alleged harassment and assault as the predicate acts of domestic violence. However, she also alleged no prior history of domestic violence and did not appear to be in fear for her safety. As a result, the Judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence for the plaintiff to obtain a final restraining order in New Jersey.

The case is dismissed and there is nothing to expunge from the defendant’s record. This was a great result for our client and the Tormey Law Firm LLC. For more information, contact our offices anytime for a free initial consultation at (908)-336-5008.

Filed under: Assault Offenses, Threat Crimes

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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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The Tormey Law Firm LLC handles restraining order cases in Bergen County (Hackensack), Morris County (Morristown), Passaic County (Paterson), Union County (Elizabeth), Hudson County (Jersey City), Middlesex County (New Brunswick), Somerset County (Somerville), Sussex County (Newton), Essex County (Newark), Hunterdon County (Flemington), Mercer County (Trenton), Monmouth County (Freehold), Warren County (Belvidere), Ocean County (Toms River), Burlington County (Mount Holly), and throughout NJ.

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