NJ Restraining Order Expungement Lawyers
Domestic Violence Attorneys with offices in Morristown, New Jersey
Restraining Order Expungement: Need to expunge a permanent restraining order in NJ? You’ve come to the right place. An expungement is necessary to remove an arrest or a criminal record in New Jersey. Because a temporary or final restraining order is a civil matter and there is no arrest or criminal record related to same, there is no need for an expungement of these matters. But it’s not that simple. Continue reading below.
If you or a loved one needs assistance with a restraining order in NJ, the Tormey Law Firm LLC can help. Our attorneys have literally handled hundreds of restraining order cases in almost every county in the State of NJ including in Hudson County, Bergen County, Passaic County, and Morris County. Our lawyers know the process, the judges, and the system and will ensure everything is done to protect your rights. A final (or permanent) restraining order can have a lasting impact on your life and future including employment, travel restrictions, ability to own weapons, etc.
If you need an assistance with a restraining order matter in New Jersey including in Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, or Totowa, contact our offices anytime for immediate assistance at (908)-336-5008. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.
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Can I expunge a restraining order in NJ?
The short answer is “no”. However, it’s not so simple. First, if you had a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued against you and the case was dismissed (either voluntarily by the alleged victim or after a trial by the judge), then there is nothing to expunge. It’s a civil order that was issued temporarily and dismissed. There was no arrest and no record of this that can be expunged. Second, if the TRO was issued and then a final restraining order (FRO) was granted, then that can not be expunged. The decision to issue a permanent restraining order can be appealed within 45 days of the issuance of the decision. In addition, you can file a motion to vacate the restraining order to show that there has been a change in circumstances over time and the permanent restraining order is no longer necessary. However, expungement of a permanent restraining order is not an option. Finally, if you were arrested and charged with contempt for violation of a restraining order, that may be expunged depending on how the case was resolved. Contact our experienced restraining order attorneys for a free consultation and we can walk you through the potential expungement process.
Contact the Morris County Restraining Order Attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm LLC
For more information or if you have additional questions about a permanent restraining order in NJ and the potential expungement of same, contact our offices anytime for immediate assistance. We always provide a free initial consultation and are happy to speak with you about your case, (908)-336-5008.