Restraining Order vs. No Contact Order in NJ

Restraining Order Defense Lawyers with offices in Hackensack, Morristown, Newark NJ

nj-restraining-order-attorney-300x200If you or a loved one needs assistance with a restraining order in NJ, you have come to the right place. The restraining order defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC represent clients on a daily basis charged with restraining orders in almost every county in NJ. In fact, Mr. Tormey has been recognized as a legal resource with regards to domestic violence and has been cited in several NJ newspapers and appeared on CBS Radio regarding same. As a result, our lawyers are extremely knowledgeable and seasoned with regards to restraining order cases and are able to assist you immediately at 201-556-1570. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

Here is a five star review from one of our many satisfied restraining order clients:

“Great law firm. I emailed them on a Saturday night and Travis got back to me Sunday morning. He explained everything and put my mind at ease. One of his Associates Tom Ercolano was my lawyer. He did a great job and got a settlement with the other party” – Rose

Restraining Order v. No Contact Order in NJ: What does it mean?

A restraining order is different from a “no contact order” in New Jersey. A restraining order is a civil order that is filed in the Family Court by the alleged victim of domestic violence. As a result, a temporary restraining order (TRO) is issued preventing any contact between the plaintiff and the defendant. If the defendant contacts the plaintiff, he or she will be arrested and charged with contempt of court. A final restraining order (FRO) hearing will be held to determine if the restraining order should be permanent or should be dismissed.

A “no contact order” on the other hand is related to criminal charges and is typically a condition of bail. For example, if you are arrested in a domestic violence incident and are charged with simple assault, one of the conditions of your release on bail with be “no contact with the victim”. This “no contact order” is completely separate and distinct from any civil restraining order that may or may not have been filed. In addition, if you violate the “no contact order”, your bail can be forfeited and you can also be held in contempt of court.

Restraining Order and No Contact Order Union County NJ: The Tormey Law Firm LLC can help

As you can see, the domestic violence system and charges in NJ can be very complex. Therefore, it is imperative that you have a seasoned restraining order defense lawyer by your side to navigate these complex cases and protect your rights in court. For additional information and a free initial consultation, contact our offices anytime at 201-556-1570.