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Middlesex County Restraining Order Lawyers

Handling Final Restraining Order Hearings in New Brunswick, NJ

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Restraining Order Trial

Have you been served with a temporary restraining order (TRO) in Middlesex County and you have a final restraining order (FRO) hearing scheduled at the Superior Court, Family Division in New Brunswick? We can help. Contact our New Brunswick offices now for immediate assistance and a free initial consultation.

We recently represented a defendant who was facing a permanent restraining order in Middlesex County. In New Jersey, restraining orders stay with you forever and never expire. That’s why it is essential that you hire an attorney to fight to have your restraining order dismissed in court. If it is entered, the defendant will be fingerprinted and placed into a NJ statewide database for domestic violence offenders. It could effect their employment, professional licenses, immigration status, and traveling in and out of the United States. They are prohibited from owning or possessing firearms and from having any contact with the Plaintiff. They will also be prohibited from their home, place of employment, and from contacting any other parties listed on the final restraining order.

In this case, the plaintiff and his girlfriend had an argument. She filed the TRO based on several predicate acts of domestic violence including assault, terroristic threats, and harassment. A plaintiff must prove each element of the restraining order on a civil standard which is “by a preponderance of the evidence”. This basically means “more likely than not” that this happened. If she can prove that any of these acts of domestic violence occurred, then that is sufficient. So, if the judge finds harassment but not assault or terroristic threats, then that is enough.

She must also show a prior history of domestic violence (in most cases). If the defendant committed an egregious act of domestic violence, such as stabbing her or breaking her jaw, then no prior history of violence is required.

Finally, the plaintiff must show that she is in fear and a reasonable person in her position would be in fear for her safety based on the defendant’s actions. If this fear is warranted, then she needs the protection of the court and a final restraining order should issue.

Here, after hearing all of the evidence from both sides, the Judge dismissed the restraining order. He found no predicate acts of violence and he found that there was no need for a restraining order in this case because the plaintiff was not in fear. In fact, she continued to return to the residence and instigate the argument.

Restraining Order Trial Lawyer Needed New Brunswick, NJ

This was a great result for our client and our law firm. If you or a loved one needs assistance with an order of protection in Middlesex County NJ, contact our New Brunswick office now for a free consult with one of our experienced domestic violence attorneys.

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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

Hackensack / Bergen County

254 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

  • 201-556-1570
  • 201-556-1572
Hackensack Office

Morristown / Morris County

60 Washington St Suite 200A,
Morristown, NJ 07960

  • 908-336-5008
  • 201-556-1572
Morristown Office

Newark / Essex County

1 Gateway Center Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

  • 201-654-3464
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Newark Office

for a free initial consultation Contact the Tormey Law Firm

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, NJ.com, 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.

Areas we serve

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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