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Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Dismissed in Warren County After Trial

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Local Restraining Order Lawyers in Warren County NJ

Need an attorney for a restraining order trial in Warren County? We can help. Here is a case we handled with great success for a client there in a similar situation.

The Warren County restraining order defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm achieved another dismissal of a temporary restraining order in family court. Our client was accused of harassment by his former lover, but the allegations simply did not meet the statutory definitions required by law and, after trial, the judge dismissed the case and our client walked out of court with a clean slate. The allegations in this case revolved around a series of text messages that occurred during a break-up but the fact of the matter was that the messages were not aggressive or threatening in any manner – they simply were the product of an emotional end to a tumultuous relationship. Fortunately, the trial court agreed with our position that there was no harassment in this case, that there was no need for the protections of a final restraining order and that the case should be dismissed.

A restraining order trial is the plaintiff’s opportunity to present evidence that proves by a preponderance of the evidence that an act of domestic violence occurred and that a final restraining order is necessary for protection from the defendant. Likewise, during a final restraining order trial, the defendant can cross-examine the plaintiff and then present their own evidence that undermines the plaintiff’s case. In our recent case, the allegation was one of harassment. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4, harassment occurs if, with purpose to harass another, a person makes, or causes to be made, a communication or communications anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in offensively coarse language, or any other manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; subjects another to striking, kicking, shoving, or other offensive touching, or threatens to do so; or engages in any other course of alarming conduct or of repeatedly committed acts with purpose to alarm or seriously annoy such other person.

Fight a Restraining Order with Local Warren County Domestic Violence Lawyers

If you have been accused of domestic violence and served with a temporary restraining order in New Jersey, you will be required to appear in family court for a final restraining order trial. Technically, restraining order matters are considered civil matters in New Jersey and defendants are not entitled to a public defender. However, the consequences of a final restraining order require finger printing and entry on the domestic violence registry, resulting in an impact to the ability to obtain employment, possess firearms, and travel internationally. Thus, it is extremely important to consult with an experienced domestic violence defense attorney at the Tormey Law Firm if you have been named as a defendant on a restraining order. Our team of New Jersey domestic violence lawyers have successfully handled countless restraining order cases and we are ready to help you today.

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With offices in Hackensack, Morristown, Newark, Middletown, and New Brunswick, our lawyers can represent you anywhere in New Jersey and are available immediately to assist you at (908)-336-5008

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254 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Hackensack Office

Morristown / Morris County

60 Washington St Suite 200A,
Morristown, NJ 07960

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Morristown Office

Newark / Essex County

1 Gateway Center Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

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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,, 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.

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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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