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Woodbridge Domestic Violence Charges

Attorneys Handling Criminal Charges and Restraining Orders in Woodbridge, NJ

NJ Domestic Violence Assault Attorneys

NJ Restraining Order Lawyers

Have you been arrested and charged with assault in Middlesex County? Do you need a lawyer to fight a false restraining order that has been issued against you? We can help.

Our domestic violence defense lawyers represented a client recently who was facing a temporary restraining order (TRO) arising out of Woodbridge, NJ in Middlesex County. As a result, this final restraining order (FRO) matter was scheduled in the Family Division of the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick, NJ. In addition, our client was charged with a disorderly persons criminal offense for simple assault. This case was prosecuted in the Woodbridge Municipal Court. It is important to understand that these are two completely separate and unrelated matters. The restraining order is a civil matter handled in Superior Court with a different standard of proof than the criminal case. The defendant can win the restraining order case and lose the criminal case or vice versa. He can also win both cases or lose both cases.

In this case, we were able to convince the plaintiff not to proceed with the final restraining order trial. She chose to voluntarily dismiss the restraining order case when we appeared in court. However, this did not take care of the criminal case. We appeared in Woodbridge Municipal Court several times to handle the simple assault matter. The alleged victim failed to appear in court every time and we asked the judge to dismiss the charges. He refused the first two times we appeared in court but on our third appearance he had no other choice but to dismiss the case for lack of prosecution. The prosecutor could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt when the victim refused to appear in court and testify.

Fight False Allegations Restraining Order Lawyers New Jersey

Our client has no criminal record from this, but there is a record of the arrest for the disorderly persons criminal charge of simple assault. He is now in the process of expunging that arrest from his record as well. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a domestic violence case in Middlesex County NJ, contact our offices anytime for immediate assistance at (908)-336-5008. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

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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
  • 201-556-1572
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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