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Hackensack NJ Restraining Order Dismissed

NJ Restraining Order Lawyers with offices in Hackensack, NJ

Bergen County NJ Superior Court

Bergen County NJ Superior Court

Here is an example where a Hackensack NJ restraining order dismissed thanks to the Tormey Law Firm LLC. Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client at a final restraining order hearing (FRO) at the Bergen County Superior Court located in Hackensack, New Jersey. Our client was a married father of two with no prior criminal record. He suffered from depression issues, and the basis for the restraining order was that he had allegedly threatened to commit suicide with a knife in his own home. His wife wrestled the knife away from him, and he was subsequently hospitalized.

Mr. Tormey was able to successfully argue to the judge that there was no domestic violence committed here. Our client’s wife testified that he did not hit her on this occasion or at any other time, and that she was clearly not afraid of our client as she wrestled a knife away from him so that he could not hurt himself. A restraining order was not necessary to protect the wife from the husband. The fact that she was afraid he would kill himself did not mean she was afraid of him or needed protection from him.

Multiple elements required to obtain a permanent restraining order were not met. First, there was no predicate act of domestic violence. Second, there was not a showing of any prior history of domestic violence. Third, and already discussed above, the restraining order was not necessary to protect the alleged victim and it was not reasonable for the alleged victim to be in fear of the defendant.

The judge agreed and dismissed the temporary restraining order (TRO). This was a great result for our client and the law firm.

Bergen County NJ Restraining Order Defense

If you or a loved one needs assistance with a permanent restraining order in Bergen County NJ, contact the Tormey Law Firm for help. Our attorneys are available immediately to assist you at 201-556-1570 and the initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

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With offices in Hackensack, Morristown, Newark, Middletown, and Collingswood, our lawyers can represent you anywhere in New Jersey and are available immediately to assist you at 201-556-1570

Hackensack / Bergen County

254 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

  • 201-556-1570
  • 201-556-1572
Hackensack Office

Morristown / Morris County

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400,
Morristown, NJ 07960

  • 908-336-5008
  • 201-556-1572
Morristown Office

Newark / Essex County

1 Gateway Center Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

  • 888-668-1940
  • 201-556-1572
Newark Office

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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, NJ.com, 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.

Areas we serve

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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