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.