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Morris County NJ Restraining Order Dismissed After Trial

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NJ Restraining Order

Restraining Order Dismissed in Morrisown NJ: Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client at a Final Restraining Order (FRO) hearing at the Morris County Superior Court located in Morristown, New Jersey. The basis of the temporary restraining order (TRO) were three alleged predicate acts of domestic violence: assault, terroristic threats, and harassment. If a permanent restraining order issued, the client would be fingerprinted, placed in a statewide database for domestic violence offenders, would be prevented from going near the plaintiff, her work or her residence, and would be prevented from owning firearms. He also would be detained when traveling at the airport to ensure that he was not traveling with the plaintiff or in her vicinity.

After reviewing the initial temporary restraining order (TRO) and the amended temporary restraining order (TRO), which the plaintiff conveniently amended after being represented by an attorney, our restraining order defense attorneys attempted to settle the case by way of civil restraints. This consent agreement would limit the contact between the parties and allow them to divide any property they had in a civil and non-litigious manner. Unfortunately, the plaintiff rejected an offer of civil restraints and wanted to proceed with the trial.

The facts of the case are as follows: the parties were in a relationship for 8 years, 7 of those 8 years they resided together. There was never a single domestic violence call to their residence, nor any criminal charges or restraining orders ever filed previously. The parties broke up when the defendant discovered that the plaintiff had been having an affair with a co-worker. There was a verbal argument that the plaintiff claimed was physical. However, she did not call the police, she remained in the home, and she did not receive any medical treatment for these alleged injuries. In addition, the next morning she drove the defendant to pick up his new car: not the behavior of someone who had just been attacked and assaulted. The parties were then very civil with their texting and communication over the next several weeks in an attempt to divide their property and resolve issues such as lease agreements, car insurance, cell phone plans, etc. The plaintiff moved out of the home and was staying with friends. They made arrangements for the plaintiff to return to the home and retrieve her belongings when the defendant wasn’t home. This happened and when the defendant returned home he found one of his cats dead on the basement floor of the home. The cat was not ill and the defendant assumed some wrongdoing on the part of the plaintiff. He called and texted her yelling about the cat and “what had she done” to the animal and that she would “pay for this”. These were the alleged terroristic threats named in the restraining order.

The judge found that there was no domestic violence in this case. He found no grounds for assault, terroristic threats, or harassment based on the events enumerated above. He also found that there was no need for a restraining order to protect the plaintiff’s safety and well being. This was the correct result in this case and the client was extremely satisfied with the outcome.

Morristown NJ Final Restraining Order Hearing Defense

If you or a loved one needs assistance with a permanent restraining order in Morris County NJ, contact the Tormey Law Firm for help. Our attorneys are available immediately to assist you at 201-556-1570 and the initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

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With offices in Hackensack, Morristown, Newark, Middletown, and Collingswood, our lawyers can represent you anywhere in New Jersey and are available immediately to assist you at 201-556-1570

Hackensack / Bergen County

254 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Morristown / Morris County

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400,
Morristown, NJ 07960

  • 908-336-5008
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Morristown Office

Newark / Essex County

1 Gateway Center Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

  • 888-668-1940
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Newark Office

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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, 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.

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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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