Temporary Restraining Order Dismissed after hearing in Bergen County, NJ
Final Restraining Order Defense Lawyers handling cases from Elmwood Park, NJ
Do you need a lawyer to fight a restraining order case in Elmwood Park, New Jersey? You’ve come to the right place. Depending on the particular issues involved in your domestic violence case, a temporary restraining order served in Elmwood Park can spell long-term implications for you, your job, your reputation, and your civil liberties. Facing domestic violence accusations such as harassment, stalking, or sexual assault can lead to the issuance of a protective order against you, in addition to criminal charges with adverse consequences such as a criminal record, heavy fines, and a jail sentence. Below is a case we handled very successfully for a client in a similar situation. To discuss your unique restraining order with an experienced Elmwood Park domestic violence lawyer who knows the laws, procedures, and strategies that can be used to effectively resolve your case in the best manner possible, contact The Tormey Law Firm now at 908-336-5008. A member of our team is available immediately to provide you with answers in a free consultation.
Travis J. Tormey of the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a client facing a permanent restraining order arising out of Elwood Park, in Bergen County, New Jersey. The final hearing was held in the Family Division of the Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack, before a Superior Court Judge. The client was a young professional with a career to worry about and he was also a lawful firearms owner so, if the final restraining order was issued, he would be forced to forfeit his weapon as well as his firearms ID card.
The client and his girlfriend had been dating for several years and lived together for the last year. The relationship was deteriorating and there were a number of verbal arguments that led to a break up. However, the plaintiff was very clear that there was never any physical violence but she said she was afraid because she knows that he owns a gun. She had also been physically abused by her ex-husband which caused her to be very fearful and sensitive to these issues (even if there was no logical basis for that fear). In addition, after the verbal argument that led to the break up, both parties remained in the apartment together and slept in the same bed before she filed the restraining order against him the next day.
After hearing the testimony of both parties, the Judge dismissed the final restraining order finding that there was no domestic violence here based on their verbal arguments and that there was no need issue a restraining order to protective her safety and well being. Although this plaintiff was actually scared based on her prior history with her ex-husband, this was not reasonable and the standard is an objective reasonable person standard under the law. Thus, even though she may be afraid, the Judge found that a reasonable person in her shoes in this relationship (not considering the prior history with her ex-husband) would not be afraid and need the protection of the courts. This was the correct result and a satisfying one for our client. We are now in the process of trying to get his firearm and his gun permit returned to him from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office.
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If you are seeking assistance with a domestic violence restraining order case in Elmwood Park, the highly skilled lawyers at our firm in Bergen County, New Jersey are here for you. We represent victims of domestic violence who need restraining orders and those falsely accused of domestic violence and at risk of permanent restraining order being issued against them throughout the state of New Jersey. Let us put everything we know to work for you today and call us for a free initial consultation at 908-336-5008. You can also request an appointment by contacting us online and we will get in touch with you shortly.