False Allegations of Domestic Violence in Sussex County NJ
“In this case, we handled a restraining order trial for a client in Sussex County Court in Newton NJ with great success. The judge found no acts of domestic violence and no need for a restraining order and dismissed the case completely.”
Do you want to get a restraining order in Sussex County NJ? Was a restraining order filed against you with false allegations which you want to get dismissed? Here is an example of a real restraining order case we handled for a client with great success in Sussex County, New Jersey.
The restraining order lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC represented a client who was facing a final restraining order (FRO) in the Sussex County Superior Court, Family Division located in Newton, New Jersey. Our client’s ex-girlfriend filed a TRO against him alleging harassment as the predicate act of domestic violence. The harassment was for excessive unwanted communication including text messages, Facebook, etc. If a final restraining order is issued in NJ, it is permanent and never expires. The defendant must be fingerprinted and placed into a NJ database for registered domestic violence offenders. There are other collateral consequences which can effect professional licenses and immigration status in the United States. Finally, the defendant is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.
In this case, the plaintiff had a very weak case to obtain a permanent restraining order. The case proceeded to trial before a Family Court Judge in Newton, NJ. The plaintiff has the burden of proof to show that a predicate act of domestic violence occurred (in this case harassment), a prior history of domestic violence, and that she needs the restraining order to protect her safety and well being. The Judge found that there was no harassment in this case and that she was clearly not afraid of the defendant because she was constantly interacting with him and responding to his messages.
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This was a tremendous result for our client and the law firm. Now that the case has been dismissed, there is no record of it and he will have nothing effecting his job or his future. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a domestic violence restraining order in Sussex County NJ, contact the Tormey Law Firm LLC for immediate assistance at (908)-336-5008.