New Brunswick Restraining Order Attorneys – Case Dismissed
Restraining Order Lawyers in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Need a lawyer for a domestic violence restraining order trial in Middlesex County? We can help.
The domestic violence attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm recently helped a client avoid having a final restraining order entered against her in Middlesex County. After ending a long-term relationship with her partner, our client allegedly was in a scuffle with her ex-partner and caused physical injuries. But, the restraining order attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm reviewed the case, met with the plaintiff at the court house and ultimately were able to negotiate a Consent Order for Civil Restraints in which the plaintiff agreed to dismiss the temporary restraining order against the defendant. If you are currently dealing with a restraining order matter, contact the experienced domestic violence attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm to discuss your case and the option of civil restraints.
This case was an example of two people who broke up and needed to move on with their lives, but a final restraining order was not necessary to achieve what both parties wanted: to be left alone and move on in peace. After meeting with our client and reviewing police reports, text messages and photographs, it was apparent that the case was not the strongest; however, our client agreed that she did not want to have any more contact with the plaintiff. But at the same time, she did not want to have a final restraining order entered against her because of the requirements to be fingerprinted and entered on the domestic violence database. Thus, rather than deciding to fight the restraining order at a final restraining order trial, we opened a dialogue with the plaintiff to see if we could negotiate a Consent Order for Civil Restraints.
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As with all negotiations, there was some initial back-and-forth between the parties as to the specific terms, but eventually we reached a meeting of the minds and the parties signed the Consent Order for Civil Restraints. Then, the family court judge took testimony from both parties that they knowingly and voluntarily wanted to enter the civil restraints agreement. But, most importantly, the plaintiff dropped the temporary restraining order as part of the civil restraints agreement. If you are currently dealing with a restraining order matter and you want to explore civil restraints, contact the experienced restraining order attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm today. We provide free consultations at (908)-336-5008.
Why is Civil Restraints a good option?
Civil restraints is usually a good option for a defendant when trying to resolve a restraining order case. There are several reasons for this. First, the temporary restraining order is dismissed and you can avoid having a trial. With a trial, there is always a chance, even if it’s a small chance, that the evidence does not support your case and you lose. If that happens, you end up with a permanent restraining order on your record. With civil restraints, you can guarantee that this doesn’t happen. Also, if the plaintiff alleges that you violate the civil restraints agreement (which is essentially a contract), they can’t have you arrested (like they can with a temporary or final restraining order). They have to bring you back to court to try and impose sanctions with the Judge.
As you can see, civil restraints is usually a good idea when attempting to settle a domestic violence restraining order case in New Jersey.