Morristown Restraining Order Lawyers
Domestic Violence Attorney Near Me with offices in Morristown, New Jersey
If you or a loved one has a restraining order case in New Jersey and are in need of legal assistance, the Tormey Law Firm LLC can help. Our experienced restraining order attorneys have handled these types of cases in practically every county in the State of NJ and will provide you the best defense based on the facts of your case. As a result, our lawyers are ready and able to assist you with your restraining order case immediately including in Madison, Florham Park, Budd Lake, and Mendham. Contact our offices anytime for a free initial consultation at (908)-336-5008.
Travis J. Tormey has been cited in numerous publications including the Star Ledger, Daily Record, Bergen Record, Asbury Park Press and AOL News. He has also appeared as a legal expert on CBS radio with regards to domestic violence in New Jersey. Mr. Tormey has received numerous awards from the American Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He also received the clients choice awards from Avvo.com in ’13, ’14’, ’15, and ’16 and is a 10.0 rating.
Here is a review from one of the many satisfied restraining order clients of the Tormey Law Firm:
Posted by Maria
“My brother had actually consulted and hired Mr Travis Tormey in regards to a TRO against him. Things got a bit more complicated whereas I needed to contact the law office several times and spoke with Joanne, who was extremely helpful, patient and totally understanding. When I had to speak to Travis I would text him and he would communicate with me in a timely fashion considering he was busy in court or had to wait to hear from his partners, who were also involved in the case. Overall the professionalism and expertise in their field was exceptional. In court they defended my brother with such compassion and dedication to their client. At the conclusion, case was dismissed thanks to both Travis and Tom. They demonstrated their strong capabilities and passion that I feel merit them a five star review. I would definitely recommend this law firm to anyone in need of legal advice or defense.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in New Jersey Restraining Order Cases
Here are the most commonly asked questions from our clients and prospective clients regarding their New Jersey restraining order cases:
- Does the court have jurisdiction in my case?
- The short answer is yes if you have ever dated the other party, lived with them or you have a child together. If none of those apply to you, then the court may not have jurisdiction in your case.
- Is a restraining order in New Jersey permanent?
- Yes, unlike other states, a final restraining order (FRO) in New Jersey is permanent and will never expire.
- Am I entitled to a lawyer in a restraining order case?
- No, since a restraining order is civil and not criminal in nature, you are not entitled to a court appointed attorney. You can represent yourself or hire private counsel.
- Will the court give me more time to obtain a lawyer?
- Typically, yes. The court will grant either party one postponement (known as an adjournment) to obtain legal counsel.
- Will there be a jury in my restraining order case?
- No, restraining orders are tried before a Superior Court judge.
- They took my guns. Can I get them back?
- Yes, if the restraining order is dropped. If the restraining order is made permanent, it is illegal for you to possess firearms.
- Is a restraining order criminal?
- No, it is civil in nature. However, if a permanent restraining order is issued against you then you will be fingerprinted and placed in a statewide database for domestic violence offenders.
- Will a restraining order show up in a background check?
- It could. Although it is civil in nature, the fact that you are fingerprinted and placed in a domestic violence database means there is a record of it which could be accessed by prospective employers.
- I’m not a US citizen. If a restraining order is placed on me, could this effect my immigration status?
- Yes. You need to seek specialized advice from an immigration attorney on this issue.
- If I violate the temporary or final restraining order, what happens?
- You will be arrested and charged with contempt of court.
- How long after the temporary restraining order is issued until we actually go to court?
- The final restraining order hearing is usually scheduled within 10 days.
- Will the restraining order effect custody or pick up and drop off of my children?
- Yes, it could. Usually the judge will indicate in the TRO and FRO any special conditions regarding custody, visitation, and pick up and drop off of minor children.
- My restraining order was dropped. Can I get my guns back now?
- Yes, but it’s not automatic. The county prosecutor’s office may still try and keep them. You should hire an attorney to assist you with this.
- Can my restraining order be expunged?
- No, because it is civil and not criminal in nature it is not eligible for expungement. In addition, NJ restraining orders are permanent and never expire so you wouldn’t be able to expunge it anyway.
- Will a restraining order effect my professional licenses?
- It could. You most likely need to disclose it to the governing authority.
- I have a 10 year old restraining order I want to get lifted. Is that possible?
- Yes. You need to file a motion to vacate the restraining order showing a change in circumstances and good cause.
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For more information, contact Travis J. Tormey directly at (908)-336-5008.