Harassment Temporary Restraining Orders in NJ
Domestic Violence Lawyers in Hackensack, New Jersey
Do you need to file a temporary restraining order in Bergen County? Do you need to fight false allegations of domestic violence that have been issued against you? We can help. Here is a real restraining order matter we successfully handled in Hackensack for one of our clients.
The Bergen County NJ restraining order lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm represented a client recently who was facing a temporary restraining order (TRO) at the Bergen County Superior Court (Family Division) in Hackensack, New Jersey. The client’s ex-girlfriend filed the restraining order against him alleging harassment under N.J.S.A. 2C;33-4. Our client is not a United States citizen so the issuance of a final restraining order (FRO) could seriously impact his ability to remain in this country. He is a business owner in Bergen County and his removal would be devastating to his life and the community. In addition, he would be fingerprinted, placed into a statewide database for domestic violence offenders, and prohibited from owning firearms.
In this case, the plaintiff filed the restraining order out of spite and revenge because our client ended the relationship. She then got rid of his stuff (donated some of it and threw some of it out). He reacted and knocked a glass on the ground and walked out of the coffee shop that they were meeting to discuss the return of his property. The Judge ruled that this was not harassment under the NJ criminal code and that there was no need for a restraining order in this case. The plaintiff was clearly not afraid of him. In fact, she suggested they meet in person that day and she asked him to watch a movie with her and her son two days before the alleged domestic violence incident. This is not the behavior of someone who has been abused or is in fear for their safety. The Judge agreed and completely dismissed the restraining order against our client.
This is why it is crucial you hire an experienced restraining order attorney to fight for you at trial. In this case, our client hired Travis Tormey who has literally handled hundreds of domestic violence hearings in Bergen County over the years with tremendous success. After an extensive meeting with Mr. Tormey to review the evidence which included emails, text messages, etc. it became clear to our lawyers what the defense strategy should be for trial. Mr. Tormey was able to convince the Judge that the plaintiff was not afraid of the defendant and had in fact initiated the meeting and was not behaving in the way a person would act who is in extreme fear of someone. Based on his extensive experience and knowledge of the facts in this case and New Jersey law, he was able to achieve the best possible outcome in court – a win at trial and a complete dismissal of the restraining order.
Fight a False Restraining Order in Bergen County NJ with the Tormey Law Firm
This was a tremendous result for our client and the Tormey Law Firm LLC. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a domestic violence matter in Bergen County NJ, contact our offices anytime at 254 state street in Hackensack. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge at (908)-336-5008.